HITTING OUT: Opening batsman Angus Callan is one of Lennox Head's big hopes in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket.
HITTING OUT: Opening batsman Angus Callan is one of Lennox Head's big hopes in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket. Mitchell Craig

Outright would boost semi-final chances

FOUR batsmen will be crucial for Lennox Head as they aim for a semi-final appearance in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket next month.

The Pirates have plenty of firepower with top-order batsmen Angus Callan, Adam Fisher, Toby Leeds and captain Andrew Lindsay.

They will take on eighth-placed Murwillumbah in a two-day match at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head, today with their sights set on an outright win.

"If one of us four goes big then that will give us a good shot,” captain Andrew Lindsay said.

"We definitely need to win our next two games and have an outright win here if possible.

"It's been a disjointed year having the T20 in the middle and we're coming off a bye in the two-day competition.

"We've only played six (two-day) games this year and we've only won two of those but anything can happen if we make the finals.”

Leeds has scored 501 runs this season with most of those coming in the five two-day games he has played.

Callan produced his best score with 102 not out in just 12.4 overs when they beat Marist Brothers in a Twenty20 game last month.

"Angus smashed them (Brothers) everywhere and it would be great if he could do that again this weekend,” Lindsay said.

"He's been confident all year at the top and it's always good to see him score runs

"Our bowling will be a lot better with Oliver Cronin and Caelan Maladay back too.”

In other games starting today:

Marist Brothers take on Ballina Bears at Nielson Park, East Lismore.

Casino Cavaliers are at home to Alstonville at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino.

Cudgen host Pottsville in the Tweed derby at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff.

Tintenbar-East Ballina has the bye.



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