Locals fall short despite effort
DESPITE some good bowling by North Coast, the local team fell to Polding when batting in yesterday’s match in the final round of the PSSA cricket carnival in Lismore.
The game at Richards Field saw Polding bat first, and they were cruising at 2-121 before North Coast’s bowlers – led by Mitchell Tearce and Josh Cormick – skittled through the middle-order, claiming six wickets for 34 runs to have their opponents at 8-155 by the end of their innings.
Mitchell had 2-14 while Josh chipped in with 2-31.
Polding’s best batters were Mitchell Kroehnert, with 49 runs, and Sebastian Fahey, who scored 35.
Josh and Mitchell Dickson tried valiantly for North Coast with the bat, scoring 23 and 17 runs each but Polding’s bowlers restricted the team’s output, having North Coast 9-124 at close of innings.
Polding’s Jacob McNaught 3-12 and Jeremy Judge took 2-18.
In other matches yesterday, Sydney South West (4-174) beat Western (9-100), South Coast (83) lost to Mackillop (6-142), and highest run-scorers CIS (6-232) were victorious over North West (94).
Sydney North (1-35) demolished Riverina (33), Sydney West (8-144) beat Barrier (70) and Sydney East (4-165) triumphed over Hunter (135).