Great Scott to lead way
AT just 16, Ballina under-19 representative cricketer Nathanael Scott is sure to plunder many runs for his district.
He already has so far in the Far North Coast Cricket LJ Hooker League with two 50s to his name this summer.
He is one of the youngest in his side after making his under-19 debut last season at 15. But with good form going into tomorrow's 10am interdistrict game against Tweed at Fripp Oval, Ballina, expect Scott to lead from the front.
"I'm one of the youngest in this team but I've got a big role to play," he said.
"I got a few runs for Ballina last season so it's exciting to know I've still got a few years left at this level.
"In future years I can get a lot more runs."
Scott said Tweed is always a difficult opponent with Ballina narrowly beating it last summer.
The other match will see Lismore take on Casino at Oakes Oval, Lismore.
Lismore is the heavyweight and is expected to win the tournament yet again this season.
"Our batting is our strength with Nick De Giusti and Sam Reading - they have been in junior NSW camps," coach Tony Cowin said.
"We've given Casino some touch-ups in recent years but we don't take any game for granted."
Casino coach Greg Mason said his troops will have a lot of fun win, lose or draw.
"We've got a kid called Aditya Sunil who'll bring a lot of excitement to the team and Stephen Murchie's been on the phone to me twice a day all week," he said.
"Lismore's a good team but we'll certainly give it 100 per cent."