Abe Crawford (right) in full flight for Tintenbar-East Ballina at the weekend.
Abe Crawford (right) in full flight for Tintenbar-East Ballina at the weekend. Cathy Adams

Results the order of the day

THE lure of attending next week’s First Test between Australia and the West Indies at the Gabba inspired four teams in the LJ Hooker League to play on for a result in searing temperatures yesterday.

Casino made short work of South Tweed declaring at 217 after bowling the northerners out for 158.

South Tweed ran out of time in their second innings, posting 6-140.

Ballina Bears continued living up to their premiership aspirations by chalking up 229 against the Lismore Workers before bowling them out for 108. The Workers only managed 3-76 in their second innings.

Lismore Workers secretary Michael Knight thought the lads did well to bowl out the premiers for 229 on a flat wicket but conceded the Workers are letting themselves down with the bat.

“We need to knuckle down and improve our batting,” he said.

“It was a real stinker out there today, and wasn’t much better yesterday.”

Brunswick-Byron got away to a good start against Marist Brothers posting 167 to which the Brethren responded with 2-83 while Lennox Head have Pottsville on the ropes after bowling them out for 72 before knocking up 192 for four wickets.

In other games, Murwillumbah made 131 ahead of Southern Districts’ 5-57 and Alstonville has the upper hand with 146 against Tintenbar’s 101.

Further north, Cudgen look like holding top spot on the competition table after posting 261 in their first innings. Terranora Lakes were 1-9 by the finish of play on Saturday.



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