Cricket: Marist Brothers score win against Tintenbar
MARIST Brothers bounced back from a first-round loss to score a convincing win while Cudgen top-order batsman Alec Williams made his first century in the round of one-day games in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket.
It was the first ton for Williams after five seasons in the competition with Cudgen looking ominous after two rounds along with ladder leaders Lennox Head.
Brothers beat Tintenbar-East Ballina by 67 runs after finishing with 6-222 at Oakes Oval, Lismore.
Openers Brad Cleaver (50) and Ashley Simes (49) set the tone then Kaleb Auld was unbeaten in the middle order on 50.
Auld also did his part with the ball, taking 3-9 from four overs.
Tintenbar-East Balling captain Nathan Hoey again top-scored for his team with 58 before they were dismissed for 155.
Lennox Head had a hard-fought 25-run win over Ballina Bears at Fripp Oval, Ballina.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Lewin Maladay top-scored for Lennox Head with 85.
Maladay has already scored 141 runs this season while Daniel Emms made 72 not out as the Pirates posted a total of 5-258.
Lennox captain Andrew Lindsay scored 51 and took 2-47.
Bears were determined to make a game of it with opening bat Jonny Phelps grinding out 53.
But they needed more from the middle-order after captain Justin Moore was dismissed for 37.
Elsewhere, part-timer Kristiaan Ezzy took four wickets as Alstonville beat the Casino Cavaliers at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino.
Ezzy has bowled only a handful of over in the past three seasons but managed to take 4-17.
He claimed big wickets in top-order batsmen Sam Irvine and Toby Hordern along the way as the Cavaliers were dismissed for 170.
Terry Murphy continues to prove his worth as an all-rounder, top-scoring with 34, while Tom Parsons was unbeaten on 33 as Alstonville finished on 191.
And Cudgen thumped Pottsville by 109 runs in the Tweed derby at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff.
Along with Williams' 101 not out, Caleb Ziebell made 82, Jesse Harrington 58 and Doug Potter 55.
Pottsville started well enough with opening bat Adam Rogers making 45 and Jayden Hoare 59.
However, the need for quick runs took its toll on the middle-order and Williams completed a brilliant all-round display for Cudgen by snaring four wickets to accompany his unbeaten century.