Howzat! North Sydney teams win both local cricket carnivals
NORTHERN Districts had an emphatic 123-run win against Manly in the final of the Lismore under-12 cricket carnival at Oakes Oval.
Manly were dismissed for 87 after Norths finished on a massive 6-200 which included some big efforts in the top order.
Ryan Swain and Spencer White both retired on 50 while Oliver Sheekey claimed four wickets and Zane Watson took three as Manly were bowled out in 26.1 overs.
“This is our first time in Lismore so the boys have done particularly well,” coach Mark Reicher said.
“Our top order was fantastic and we were able to get a big score in the end.
“Tom Reicher came in and hit 32 off as many balls. That helped keep us going.
“We were here to have a good time and this is a good little team.”
In other games, both Far North Coast teams finished with wins on the final day.
FNC Green beat South East Queensland juniors at Sam Trimble Oval, Bexhill.
Opening batsman Flynn Gibbs scored 29 runs while Cooper Mulcahy, James Hunt and Ethan Walker took two wickets each.
Elsewhere, FNC Gold had a 10-run win against Newcastle Presidents X1 at Davidson Oval.
All-rounder Keshava Raju completed a standout week, scoring 27 in the middle-order.
Meanwhile, North Shore were dominant when they beat Hawkesbury by 116 runs in the final of the LJ Hooker Under-13 Carnival at Fripp Oval, Ballina.
Nikhil Ahluwalia (41), Mitchell Crayn (40 not out) and Jayllen Naganayagam (31) all contributed with the bat.
Adam Cavenor was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets as they dismissed Hawkesbury for 59.
In other games, Ballina finished the carnival with a 31-run win against Metropolitan South West at Chickiba Park.
Will Nash was unbeaten on 50 while Darby Freer scored 30 in the middle order.
There was 20 teams at the Lismore carnival while 16 turned out at Ballina.
See The Northern Star next week for more photos from the carnivals.