Andrew Lindsay and Toby Leeds come together at the crease in FNC LJ Hooker League cricket
Andrew Lindsay and Toby Leeds come together at the crease in FNC LJ Hooker League cricket Mitchell Craig

Toby's timely ton for the Pirates

LENNOX Head batsman Toby Leeds could have played himself into the Northern Rivers Rock Twenty20 representative cricket team after smashing 122 not out in the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League.

Leeds top-scored for the Pirates in a 201-run win over defending premiers Alston- ville at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head.

"Toby has been a massive addition for us and it's exciting to see him scoring so many runs,” captain Andrew Lindsay said.

"He would have to be close to getting in the Northern Rivers rep team.

"I'll be pushing for him because I can see him making a big difference in the T20 games.”

Leeds came to the crease with opening batsman Angus Callan having already scored 96 - the second time in as many seasons he has fallen four short of a century.

Leeds and Lindsay combined for an 82-run partnership with Lennox finishing 6-369 at stumps on Saturday.

They bowled out Alstonville for 168 yesterday with leg-spinner Jordan Waugh finishing with five wickets.

"Angus was smacking them around and he deserved a hundred too,” Lindsay said.

"He's been close a few times and he was batting beautifully but it was one bad shot that brought him undone, which was unfortunate.”

Leeds did well to hold his nerve during two quick rain delays in the final half hour of play on Saturday.

He has already scored 243 runs with back-to-back 60s, having batted only three times in a rain-affected start to the competition.

"It's not pleasant to be coming on and off twice in the 90s but he kept his composure,” Lindsay said.

"Jayden Hoare and a few other guys have scored runs this season but I think Toby will go close to top run- scorer (at the end of the competition).

"Once he got to 100 he smacked a few more around and never looked like getting out. He's another big arm in the field and has first grade experience at a similar level in Victoria.”



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