Three local batsmen already score centuries this season
CRICKET: THREE batsmen have scored centuries in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket this season.
Lennox Head all-rounder Andrew Lindsay joined the party with his 107 against Marist Brothers at the weekend.
His ton came after teammate Sam Lewis scored 100 against Alstonville in the first round.
Lindsay scored three centuries last summer and has taken over the captaincy this season.
Cudgen top-order batsman Alec Williams rounds out the three with his unbeaten 101.
It was his highest score after five seasons playing in the top grade.
Lennox Head and Cudgen are the standout teams tied at the top of the ladder on 25 points.
They will face each other in a one-day game at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff, on Saturday.
Keep an eye out for all-rounder Caleb Ziebell, who scored 911 runs including four tons last season.
Elsewhere, there are other bats-men in the competition who are closing in on the hundred club.
Tintenbar-East Ballina captain Nathan Hoey has enjoyed his time at the crease this season.
Hoey has already scored 201 runs with the best effort being his 76 not out in a big win over Pottsville at the weekend.
Hoey is yet to score a century in the Hooker League with his best a 77 against the Casino Cavaliers last season.
Pottsville opener Jayden Hoare has already scored more than 200 runs including 92 against the 'Bar.
Hoare is a big hitter who blasted a career-best innings 172 against Lennox Head three years ago.
Marist Brothers opener Ashley Simes leads the way for his team.
He scored 93 in the third round against the Casino Cavaliers.
There is a general bye in the Hooker League this Saturday due to the First Test in Brisbane.
After that there are another three rounds of one-dayers before the two-day games start.
Lennox Head 25
Ballina Bears 19
Tintenbar-East Ballina 16
Marist Brothers 16
Casino Cavaliers 4