Travis Clarke batting for The Lennox Head Pirates. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star
Travis Clarke batting for The Lennox Head Pirates. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star Patrick Gorbunovs

Weekend's best batters, bowlers

Travis Clarke,

Lennox Head

Returned to form in the middle order scoring 58 not out against Casino after a string of ducks and low scores in his previous five innings.

He could have gone on to post a bigger score but the Pirates had to declare to give themselves a chance at an outright win after the Cavaliers earned first innings points.

Trent Bennett,

Casino Cavaliers

His best score of the season and a timely one as it gets his Casino side off the bottom of the ladder and into sixth spot.

He was well supported by Matt Bradshaw and Sam Irvine in the top order with quick runs securing the first outright win of the season in the competition.

Jamie Wilson, Cudgen

The second player in the competition to score two centuries this season with an unbeaten 101 against Tintenbar-East Ballina at the weekend.

Wilson scored his first hundred in the second game of the season when he was 104 not out against Lennox Head in a one-day game.

Tintenbar-East Ballina top-order batsman Luke Hamilton is the other player to score two tons this season.

Ryan McCloy, Pottsville

Finished the two-day game against Marist Brothers with 10 wickets and is now the leading wicket-taker in the competition.

McCloy has taken 30 wickets this season and is eight clear of his next closest rival with Marist Brothers opening bowler Brendan Mitchell taking 22.

Alstonville left-arm quick Jason Caught missed the last two-day game against Ballina but is equal in third spot with Cudgen fast Bowler James Julius on 20 wickets.

Mitchell Pearce, Alstonville

Brought up a career best score of 86 from opening bat at the weekend.

Teenagers Cameron Palmer and Kyle Yager will also be ones to watch in the coming years.



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