Lennox Head batsman Sam Lucas during the game against Alstonville at Meagan Crescent Oval in Lennox Head.
Lennox Head batsman Sam Lucas during the game against Alstonville at Meagan Crescent Oval in Lennox Head. Marc Stapelberg

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.

GALLERY: Alstonville versus Lennox Head

Lennox Head batsman Lewin Maladay during the game at Alstonville at the Meagan Crescent Oval in Lennox Head. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Lennox Head batsman Lewin Maladay during the game at Alstonville at the Meagan Crescent Oval in Lennox Head. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

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.

Alstonville bowler Steve Robb during the game against Lennox Head at Meagan Crescent Oval in Lennox Head. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Alstonville bowler Steve Robb during the game against Lennox Head at Meagan Crescent Oval in Lennox Head. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

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.

Alstonville wicki Mitchell Pearce duirng the game against Lennox Head at Meagan Crescent Oval in Lennox Head. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Alstonville wicki Mitchell Pearce duirng the game against Lennox Head at Meagan Crescent Oval in Lennox Head. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

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.

NEXT UP ...

Casino Cavaliers v Alstonville

Marist Brothers v Tintenbar

Cudgen v Pottsville

Ballina Bears v Lennox Head



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