Young Lennox Head batsman Lewin Maladay, who made his Sydney first-grade debut today for Sydney University against University of New South Wales.
Young Lennox Head batsman Lewin Maladay, who made his Sydney first-grade debut today for Sydney University against University of New South Wales. Marc Stapelberg

Young Lennox batsman makes his big debut in Sydney

FORMER Lennox Head wicketkeeper-batsman Lewin Maladay made his first-grade debut in Sydney grade cricket today.

Maladay played for Sydney University in a two-day match against the University of New South Wales.

He started the season with the Pirates, playing four games, then moved to Sydney after completing his HSC at St John’s College Woodlawn.

He wasn’t back for the finals but Lennox had teenager Sam Lucas return for its two-day game against Alstonville at Hill Park, Wollongbar, today.

Lucas scored a century when they beat Alstonville in the first round of the competition in October.

Top-order batsman Daniel Emms is still to come back from Macksville, having not played since before the Christmas break.

“Sam is back from a holiday in Japan and he’ll be moving to Sydney soon as well,” Lennox Head coach Paul Everingham said.

“Daniel Emms should be back with us soon and our captain Andrew Lindsay has finished his NSW Country commitments.

“Once we get back to full strength we can make a real push towards winning the premiership.”

Lennox jumped to second on the ladder with an impressive win over Marist Brothers last weekend.

They have a favourable run home and will host Tintenbar-East Ballina, who are equal with them on points, in the final round.

“Full credit to our boys for the position we’re in at the moment,” Everingham said.

“We have a really solid middle order with Adam Fisher and James Everingham, who both scored runs against Marist Brothers.

“Our bowling and fielding has really improved in recent weeks.

“We have a couple of spinners in Jordon Waugh and Travis Clarke who have been doing a job.

“The way the weather has been I think they’ll be real handy for us heading into the finals.”

JUNIORS’ BIG DAY

JUNIOR Twenty20 cricket will come to Oakes Oval, Lismore, tomorrow with the inaugural Coast vs Country Junior T20 Big Bash Challenge.

The day, the first of its kind, has been organised by the Far North Coast Junior Cricket Council and will bring together the best young players in the region.

Matches will be played under 20-overs-a-side rules with a white ball and shortened boundaries.

Under-12s (10am start) will be followed by the Under-14s (2pm) then the Under-16 match under lights (6pm).

Entry to the ground will be free.



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