Survivors of 2013 campaign get fresh crack at cricket glory
SIX players remain from the Lennox Head side who contested the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket final two years ago.
The Pirates were unsuccessful against Ballina Bears on that occasion and will be the underdogs when they take on Cudgen in the two-day final at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff, this weekend.
Adam Armistead, Travis Clarke, Adam Fisher, Todd Fisher, Andrew Lindsay and Jordan Waugh are the survivors from the 2013-14 season.
Todd Fisher captained that team before Lindsay, a NSW Country all-rounder, took over this season.
New additions include opener David Thompson, Sam Lucas, James Everingham, Jacob Fulwood, Matt McCormack and Nicholas Asser.
Thompson played plenty of cricket in the top grade at Byron Bay before they left the LJ Hooker competition three years ago.
Everingham played against Lennox Head in the 2013-14 final with Ballina before making the switch the following season.
His father Paul Everingham was coach that year and is still at the helm now.
Lucas started the season with a century against Alstonville while Asser, Fulwood and McCormack are all young players with plenty of potential.
Players who have moved on since the final two years ago are Tobyn Burvill, Mark Denmeade, Isaac Fisher and Lewin Maladay.
Daniel Emms played some cricket but has been ruled ineligible to play finals by the Far North Coast Cricket Council after missing too many games.
Maladay started the season with Lennox Head but has since gone to make his Sydney first grade debut with the University of NSW as well as gaining selection in the NSW Second X1.
“Cudgen are a great team and we’ll need to score a lot of runs to beat them,” Lindsay said.
“If we just keep doing what we’re doing, who knows what will happen up there.”
Scoring runs in the semi-final was not a problem when they finished 9-441 after 101.2 overs against Tintenbar-East Ballina.
However, Cudgen are a tough ask at home and have only been beaten there once this season.
They have a chance at a clean sweep as they look to win both the one-day and two-day premierships back-to-back.
Play starts at 11am both days.