Rob Wright

Cricket players showcase their ability

CAPTAINS Sam Irvine and Andrew Lindsay continued to dominate with the bat in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket at the weekend.

One of them is likely to win the Player of the Year award, with the pair having scored more than 1000 runs between them this season.

Irvine scored his fourth ton of the summer with 118 for the Casino Cavaliers against Ballina Bears at Fripp Oval, Ballina.

The former NSW Country representative has scored 578 runs this season including hundreds in four of his past five innings.

Bears won the toss on Saturday and sent the Cavaliers into bat with the Irvine innings and a contribution of 37 from all-rounder Tom Carlton ensuring the visitors reached 8-211 at stumps.

Meanwhile, Lindsay top-scored with 83 to help Lennox Head to 7-195 against Marist Brothers at Oakes Oval, Lismore.

Lindsay has already scored 601 runs this season and has missed some games through NSW Country commitments.

All-rounder Sam Martin fared the best of the Brothers bowlers taking 3-32 from 12 overs.

Elsewhere, Cudgen is on the verge of an outright win over Alstonville at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff.

Opening bowler James Julius took career-best figures of 6-20 as Alstonville were dismissed for a paltry first innings total of 41.

Cudgen were relentless with openers Jamie Wilson (48) and Caleb Ziebell (43 not out) blasting their way to 1-104 before a declaration after just 12 overs.

Ziebell took three wickets in the second innings with Alstonville struggling at 9-134 at stumps.

Meanwhile, Tintenbar-East Ballina has a game on its hands against Pottsville at Seabreeze Oval, Pottsville.

Jamie Tripp continued his recent good form, top-scoring with 82.

Opener Adam Rogers also contributed with 36 before Pottsville were all out for 229.

Aaron Klassen claimed the important scalp of Tripp before taking another three wickets.

Tintenbar captain Nathan Hoey looms as the key wicket on 19 not out with the 'Bar 2-38 in reply.

Hoey is the fourth highest run-scorer in the Hooker League this season with 419.

Teammate Abe Crawford is third with 521 and still yet to bat against Pottsville.

LADDER

Tintenbar-East Ballina 56

Cudgen 55

Lennox Head 50

Marist Brothers 49

Ballina Bears 38

Alstonville 34

Pottsville 34

Casino Cavaliers 16



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