CRICKET: Sam Lewis scores first century of season for Lennox
LENNOX Head opener Sam Lucas has scored the first century of the season against Alstonville in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket.
Lucas was out for 100 as his side registered 6-314 at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head, in the round of one-day games.
He played a combination of Hooker League and Coastal League (second grade) cricket last season with a top score of 101 against Ballina Bears.
His highest score was in 2013-14 with 131 against Tintenbar-East Ballina in the Coastal League.
Lennox Head went on to thump Alstonville by 111 runs with all-rounder Adam Armistead and leg-spinner Travis Clarke taking three wickets each.
Earlier, new captain Andrew Lindsay picked up from where he left off last season, scoring 73 in the middle order.
Talented wicketkeeper-batsman Lewin Maladay helped set the tone with 56.
Elsewhere, Ballina Bears and Cudgen tied their match at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff. Both sides finished their 40 overs on 8-186.
Bears had a slow start before Ben Carruthers (49) and Lee Barnett (42) struck a partnership in the middle-order.
Cudgen then found itself in a similar situation with Alec Williams scoring 46 and Doug Potter 45 in the middle order
Captain Terry Wilson and Dean Kerrison hung around to eke out enough runs to draw level.
Chris Jones was the pick of the Ballina bowlers, taking 5-31 off his eight overs.
Pottsville had a six-wicket win over Marist Brothers at Oakes Oval, Lismore.
Kaleb Auld top-scored for Brothers with 38 as they made 9-184.
Pottsville top-order batsman Jayden Hoare scored 50 before being run out.
And Tintenbar-East Ballina beat Casino by five wickets at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino.
Rob Mison top-scored for Casino with 42 while Mark Mison was the pick of the Cavaliers' bowlers, taking 3-33.
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Casino Cavaliers v Alstonville
Marist Brothers v Tintenbar
Cudgen v Pottsville
Ballina Bears v Lennox Head