Lismore Workers’ Ben Cooper is 21 not out in the Brethren’s innings.
Lismore Workers’ Ben Cooper is 21 not out in the Brethren’s innings. David Nielsen

No rest for the restless

AFTER a tough two days of cricket last weekend, most LJ Hooker League players have this weekend off.

But they won’t be putting their cricketing skills to the test by scoring sixes in the gutter-cleaning department or leaving the crease behind using an iron instead of a well-timed run.

Instead, they will be at the Gabba watching Australia and the West Indies Test match.

Not so for Marist Brothers, who will be finalising the last two-day game of the year when they take on Brunswick-Byron at Oakes Oval, Lismore.

Brunswick-Byron captain Reid Campbell said given their current state of play, he’d rather be at the Gabba.

“We were looking alright, but now we’re in a bit of trouble,” he said.

And as they ‘left it too late to organise’ two days of play last weekend, Brunswick-Byron has had to formulate a game plan during the week.

“We’ll see how we go, basically,” Campbell laughed. “We’re going to tighten up our bowling and hopefully take a couple of quick wickets.”

Only six teams are left to play this weekend.

Marist Brothers will play Brunswick-Byron at Oakes Oval, Murwillumbah will take on Southern Districts at Rabjones Oval and Pottsville clash with Lennox Head at Seabreeze Oval.



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