Bay bowlers shine
Last week it was two centuries with the bat, this week it was the bowlers’ turn with the ball.
In the Coastal League match v Lennox Head, Toby Schott took six for 11 off 7.1 overs including a hat-trick to set up a win for the seconds.
Lennox Head were set a target of 379 on Saturday after the Bay had received its remaining five overs of the innings.
Under 16s player Oscar Jarvis scored all the 20 runs the Bay put on in those remaining five overs, then picked up the ball and got their two openers out - one with the second ball of his first over.
This set up Toby ‘The Wrecker’ Schott who took his six wickets to break their back and they were all done for 34.
This weekend the Twos travel to Les Cave Oval, Murwillumbah to take on South Tweed Colts in a two-day match.
Match stats : Byron Bay 7 - 379 (D Wright 105 no, Matt Irwin 100, M Loane 45, G Daniels 38, Oscar Jarvis 20, Tobyn Burvill 14, V Quigley 12, T Hagerty 2 - 52) defeated Lennox Head 34 (S O’Neill 13, T Schott 6 - 11 (including hat-trick), Oscar Jarvis 2 - 16) at Williams Reserve, Lennox Head.
The Bay’s Hooker League side played a one-day match against Lennox at Lennox due to the first day of their match being washed out last week.
The Bay won the toss and batted and made 105 runs. Todd Arthur made 41and Adam Meads 20 for the Bay.
Adam then took their top three wickets. But the Lennox lads passed the required total with six wickets to spare.
The Firsts also take on South Tweed Colts this weekend in their second- round fixture at Rabjones Field, Murwillumbah.
Match Stats: Lennox Head 4 - 117 (C Griffiths 68 no, D Emms 18, J de Silva 14, Adam Meads 3-15) defeated Byron Bay 105 (Todd Arthur 41, Adam Meads 20, Ian Callan 17, J de Silva 3-12, C Griffiths 2-8, P Milgate 2-13, M Denmeade 2-17) at Megan Crescent, Lennox Head.
BDCA 4th Grade: Tintenbar East Ballina defeated Byron Bay on a forfeit at KSN, Ballina, with obviously players needed to help out the diminished core of last season’s fourth grade side.
Training is on Thursday afternoons but now that Twilight Cricket has started, you can get a hit most nights of the working week. Website www.byronbay.nswcricket.com.au