Rangers and Devils square off

SOFTBALL returns to the diamonds at Albert Park in Lismore this afternoon with the Far North Coast competition to complete its season after a lengthy break.

In the open women’s division, Rous Rangers lead on 25 points from Workers Condors 19, Dodgers Devils 19 and Byron Bay Whitesox 13.

Rous have a tough one today against Dodgers Devils with precision fielding and aggressive batting sure to feature.

Pitchers Loris Gordon (Rous) and Sonya Pope (Dodgers) play crucial roles for their teams.

Rangers have strong defence with Chris Blizzard, Cheryl Nilon and Val Dowse solid in the field.

Denise Simes is their powerhouse batter while Jaimee Claydon can lay down the perfect bunt in tight situations.

Dodgers will look to the old head and calmness of Kayleen Shailes.

Sue Wraight and Marion Stevens control the infield while Jo Rucker and Donna Salagram patrol the outfield, with Selina Atkinson capable of a big one with the bat.

The team that can swing the bat and get runs on the board without too many errors will get the points.

In the other game, Workers Condors take on Byron Whitesox.

Condors look to have the edge, with Carlie Walker in top form. If they can get the points here and Dodgers lose to Rangers, Condors will move into second spot.

Player availability often lets down Whitesox. When they have a full side they are a team to be reckoned with.

Shannon and Sara Knapp are reliable players for Whitesox,as is Tracey Johnson.

Games start at 4pm.

Lower divisions will be played at 2pm and 4pm. Workers Wild Turkeys and Casino Ratbags share the lead on 26 points from Goon-ellabah Tigers 23 and Dodgers Angels 22.

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Controlled blasts and road work to disrupt highway traffic

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