Juniors feeling the heat in summer cricket carnivals
FAR North Coast Gold bowler Keshava Raju led the way for his team on the second day of the Lismore Under-12 Cricket Carnival.
Raju took 4-7 off four overs when FNC Gold beat Newcastle by seven wickets at Adam Gilchrist Oval.
The day finished with a local derby against the FNC Green team.
In other games, Hawkesbury chased down 83 runs against Parramatta at Arthur Park.
Top-order batsman Kobey McGuire retired on 32 while opener Brock Fitton scored 26.
Elsewhere, South East New South Wales batsmen dominated in a 95-run win against South East Queensland.
Opener Josh Durkin and Orlando Janschek both contributed with 30 while Gabriel Quoyle scored 31.
Meanwhile, Ballina was beaten on the third day of the LJ Hooker Under-13 Carnival at Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina.
Thomas Quinn top-scored in the middle-order with 16 as Ballina set a target of 71 against Brisbane North.
Brisbane won by seven wickets, chasing down the total in 21 overs.
In other games, Manly batsman Sam Greenland scored 32 not out in a seven wicket win against Mid North Coast.
Elsewhere, Newcastle opener Taj Annan scored 40 when his side had a five-wicket win against Tamworth.
Annan also took two wickets while Jeremy Nunan scored 34 in the middle-order
Semi-finals of both carnivals start today with the final of each tomorrow.