Conditions put Bay on back foot
Last weekend saw the firsts play at Thompson Oval, Brunswick Heads, in a one-dayer against Casino due to the first day’s play being washed out the previous week.
The deck was slow and popping as the home team batted first with Casino taking advantage of the conditions to have them out for 98.
Casino’s two openers were dismissed quite cheaply, with 4th Grade substitute fielder, Owen Delian, taking a very good running catch in the deep.
The next two batters for Casino got the runs without a further wicket falling. Junior player Mitchell Barnes played to make up the numbers and was nought not out and had an over bowling his spinners to go for a run a ball.
This weekend they take on Marist Brothers at Oakes Oval in a two-day game.
Second grade had a mixed day, winning the first innings but the losing the match outright at home v Cudgen.
The Bay wrapped up the game’s 1st innings with a couple of hours to go and then the opposition decided to play on and won outright by the scheduled end of the day’s play.
This meant that the Bay got 7 points for winning the 1st innings and Cudgen got 8 for winning outright.
The Two’s next match is a one-dayer v Bangalow at Thompson Oval, Brunswick.
The Byron Bay Handimart Fourths took on Mullum-Brunswick at Lofts Oval at Brunswick Heads and got beaten by 16 runs.
Mullum batted first and amassed 155 to be all out in 35.3 overs. The Radio Man got three-for,
Grovesey and Brick Potter got a couple each and Owen Delian took his first wicket for the Handi Fours.
Owen also batted well late in the Bay’s innings.
The Bay had a solid start to their innings, with John the Pom promoted to opener after taking 2 catches as wicket-keeper earlier – thinks (wishes) he’s Adam Gilchrist.
Five ducks and three wickets falling in last three balls (one run out and two catches for a team hat-trick) didn’t help.
Taffy Price-Jones had an unbeaten 44 out in the heat coming in at 3-64 and batting through against some good swing bowling.
He also took another screamer to dismiss their opener for a duck. Levi got a hot one in slips and Captain Gazza was solid with the bat and in the field.
A gentle reminder that training is on Thurdays and there is also a session on Tuesdays for those keen enough.
Thanks to Syl for fielding and umpiring for 20 overs as well.
The Handi Fours travel to the narrow-wicketed Skennars Head Oval to play Tintenbar-East Ballina Weeds in the usual 1-day game.