Bay prevails in local derby

Byron Bay prevailed in a hard fought one dayer in the local derby against Mullum-Brunswick at Thomspon Oval at Brunswick Heads on Saturday.

Byron's big score on a flat track eventually was too much for Mullum who were coming off two wins last weekend.

Anthony Smith and Greg Daniels put on a record 123 for the second wicket setting up a big total.

The pair hit just about everything they could in the air but still had to do a lot of running in heat that knocked you down and sapped the soul right out of your body.

Greg Daniels made an memorable 45 playing shots he hadn't pulled out in years and Smith smacked 79 but is claiming 80 after lapping Baz on at least one run.

Reid Campbell and Greg Trevana slogged some runs late while Mitchell Loane bowled well for 3 wickets and Ben Forsyth was accurate as always.

When the chase started, Byron got their hopes up with an early wicket before Mullum Bruns put together two good partnerships with Ben Forsyth 34, M Hogan 61 and Josh Stephens 19 keeping Mullum cruising on the required run rate and taking them to 2-115.

Byron worked hard in the sun getting a taste of their own medicine before the wheels fell off for Mullum as the breakthroughs came and then kept coming.

Smith got a couple in a second spell to finish with 3 and Josh Miles bowled a great tight spell to take two wickets.

With 5 down, 10 overs to go and 50 to get, the captain looked to the new English lad who turned up at training on Thursday and all of Byron is now asking, 'just who is Adam Hunt- er?'

His off spin somehow worked the magic getting two caught and bowled's before the last two bats holed out to give him the stunning figures of 4-7 off 3 overs.

Mullum Bruns crashed to be all out for 142, losing 8-27 when they were in a winning position. The rush is on now to find Adam a girlfriend, a home and a job and to find out if he can also bat.

Byron kept their heads up in the heat and took the tough win against the strong Mullum Bruns side to stay on top of the table while Mullum still have 4th place and the finals firmly in their sights.

Byron take on Lennox this weekend at Saunders Oval.

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