Something clicked for Lennox skipper
LENNOX Head captain Andrew Linsday scored 147 not out in a batting master class against Pottsville in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket on Saturday.
Lindsay never looked like getting out, hitting 19 fours and four sixes, before the Pirates declared at 3-330 in reply to Pottsville's 226 at Megan Crescent, Lennox Head.
"I've felt good (this season) but just haven't been able to score runs,” Lindsay said.
"Something just clicked out there. I thought it would only be a matter of time; I just needed a bit of luck.
"Anything past the outfield went for four and I was able to hit them off the middle.”
Lindsay and opening partner Angus Callan combined in a 179-run partnership before Callan was bowled for 88.
Teenager Ben Moyle kept the scoreboard ticking over with his first half century in the top grade.
Pottsville showed some resistance in the second innings, finishing 2-77 when the game was called off after 19 overs.
Opening batsman Jamie Bennett scored 45 not out.
"What had to have a crack at taking all the points but it wasn't to be,” Lindsay said.
"I guess we're going for an undefeated season now and everyone has to chase us.”
Meanwhile, the Casino Cavaliers had a seven-wicket win over Marist Brothers at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino.
The Cavaliers resumed on 0-15 chasing just 187 withopener Matt Bradshaw setting the tone early by scoring 72.
Englishman Luke McCabe showed his value with 73 not out and the Cavs finished on 3-189 after 52 overs.
Elsewhere, Cudgen (88 and 2-142) claimed outright points after bowling out Tintenbar-East Ballina (104 and 124) at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff.
Tintenbar was rolled for 124 with Cudgen all-arounder Caleb Ziebell taking four wickets.
He top-scored with 57 after opening the batting in the second innings and Alec Williams made 43 not out as Cudgen hunted down the target.
And Ballina Bears bowled Murwillumbah out in a 133-run win at Fripp Oval, Ballina.
It was always going to be tough for Murwillumbah chasing 296 with Will Chapples top-scoring with 43.
Bears captain Luke Hall and off-spinner Ravi Singh took three wickets each.
NSW Country rep Caleb Ziebell scored 161 to lead Cudgen to a second straight LJ Hooker League T20 final at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff, yesterday.
They beat Marist Brothers in the semi-final by 91 runs while Ballina Bears downed Tintenbar-East Ballina by 20 runs in the other semi-final.
Full report tomorrow
HOOKER LEAGUE SCOREBOARD
LENNOX HEAD v POTTSVILLE
(at Megan Crescent,
Pottsville won the toss
POTTSVILLE 1st innings 225
LENNOX HEAD 1st innings:
A Lindsay, not out147
A Callan, b Burns88
T Burvill, st Allan b Syed8
B Moyle, lbw Burns58
A Fisher, not out3
Fall: 179 203 319.
Bowling: T Burns 11-0-50-2, B Engler 5-0-50-0 B Wirth 11-1-60-0, S Syed 10-0-81-0, J Hoare 4-0-30-0, O Bone 4-0-29-0, J Bennett 3-0-12-0.
POTTSVILLE 2nd innings:
J Hoare, b Fisher9
J Bennett, not out45
T Burns, c Murphy b Fisher7
A Layock, not out10
Fall: 9 35.
Bowling: C Maladay 6-0-24-0, T Fisher 6-1-14-2, T Murphy 3-0-20-0, J Lyon 3-0-14-0, T Burvill 1-1-0-0.
Lennox Head won on the first innings.
v MARIST BROTHERS
(at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino)
Casino Cavaliers won the toss
MARIST BROTHERS 1st innings 186
CASINO CAVALIERS 1st innings:
T Bennett, b Mitchell20
M Bradshaw, c Cleaver b Harris72
T Martin, c Simes b Mitchell11
L McCabe, not out73
C Mitchell, not out1
Fall: 31 148 183.
Bowling: J Fennamore 14-4-26-0, B Mitchell 14-2-28-2, D Hamshaw 6-0-36-0, S Rose 4-1-100, K Warid 4-0-26-0, J Salkeld 5-0-22-0, H Harris 4-0-19-1, B Cleaver 1-0-5-0, Z Thomas 0.3-0-6-0.
Casino Cavaliers won on the first innings.
BALLINA BEARS v
(at Fripp Oval, Ballina)
Murwillumbah won the toss
BALLINA BEARS 1st innings 9-295
MURWILLUMBAH 1st innings:
D Brooks, lbw Hall29
Z Vickers, lbw Adams2
A Peenz, c Barnett b Jones39
S Morgan, lbw Singh1
W Chapples, c Cox b Ringh42
A Melville, c and b Hall17
V Quigley, c and b Singh0
J Agius, c Lee b Richter18
J Antonelli, lbw Hall9
Z Jones, not out0
S Ewing, c Cox b Richter0
Fall: 9 70 73 91 130 134 140 161 162 162.
Bowling: S Adams 14-5-47-1, R Lee 8-2-16-0, B Carruthers 6-2-16-0, R Singh 12-5-28-3, T Cox 4-0-7-0, T Jones 5-1-14-1, L Hall 10-3-22-3, J Moore 1-0-7-0, B Richter 2-1-1-1.
Ballina Bears won on the first innings.
(at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff)
Cudgen won the toss
1st innings 104
CUDGEN 1st innings 88
M Warburton, lbw Connor Ziebell1
P Dalli, lbw Julius2
J Cox, c Caleb Ziebell
b Connor Ziebell59
N Hoey, b Connor Ziebell0
A Crawford, c Williams
b Caleb Ziebell21
c King b Caleb Ziebell0
S Leahy, lbw Julius1
S Johnstone, c Stoddart
b Caleb Ziebell1
J Barnwell, b Caleb Ziebell0
H McClintock, st Gray b King30
D Freer, not out0
Fall: 3 3 6 34 36 37 43 43 124 124.
Bowling: J Julius 13-1-40-2, Connor Ziebell 8.4-4-8-3, Caleb Ziebell10-2-20-4, D King 6-0-27-1, P Rosser 3-0-16-0, C McDowell 3-0-8-0.
CUDGEN 2nd innings:
c McClintock b Crawford57
P Rosser, c Daniels b Leahy22
A Williams, not out43
C McDowell, not out7
Fall: 45 120.
Bowling: S Leahy 6-0-33-1, A Crawford 5.5-0-38-1, J Barnwell 5-0-16-0, D Freer 4-0-30-0, C Daniels 4-1-15-0.
Cudgen won outright after Tintenbar-East Ballina took first innings points.