BATTING BEAR: Ballina Bears batsman George Fleming plays a ball to the leg side on the first day of the game against Alstonville at Hill Park Oval, Wollongbar.
BATTING BEAR: Ballina Bears batsman George Fleming plays a ball to the leg side on the first day of the game against Alstonville at Hill Park Oval, Wollongbar. Marc Stapelberg

Cudgen chasing big total against ’Bar

COMPETITION leaders Cudgen will need to show their mettle on the second day of the latest round of matches in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket today.

A solid batting effort, led by Phil Dalli's 103, helped Tintenbar-East Ballina reach 7-251 at stumps on the first day.

With Luke Shay's side needing the points to boost its hopes of making the semi-finals, an exciting second day is in prospect at Kingsford Smith South, Ballina.

A similarly close battle could be on the cards when Alstonville and Ballina Bears resume at Hill Park Oval, Wollongbar.

Brad Robertson's 99 helped Bears rack up a commanding 265.

Both sides are in the top four but need the points to keep semi-final rivals at bay.

First innings spoils are up for grabs at Seabreeze Oval where Pottsville resumes against Casino Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers' hopes looked sunk after they were dismissed for just 140.

Pottsville found batting tough as well, though, slumping to 4-46 in response.

Shell-shocked Marist Brothers will need to recover quickly to get anything out of their clash with Byron Bay.

The game at Oakes Oval was in the balance after the visitors made 230 in their first innings.

Tobyn Burvill shone with the bat for Byron Bay, making 57.

Marist Brothers' response got off to a disastrous start, though, with the hosts slumping to 2-3.

Terranora's batsmen will have to produce a stirring effort at Bilambil today.

Rameesh Kassim's 85 helped Lennox Head rack up a strong 282 on the first day.

Both sides are off the top four pace and need a win to maintain any semi-final hopes.

Murwillumbah has the bye.



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