Sammy Barnes recorded his club career-best figures of 7/22 off 17 overs in the Seconds’ win over Terranora last Saturday.
Well bowled Sam – and he reckons it could have been eight or nine scalps if luck went his way.
Ian got two at the death and Oscar the other. So that should have meant the end of it with a 1st innings win to the Bay by 34 runs and in 34 overs.
But the other team wanted to play on in the heat, so we batted until 15 minutes before stumps to record 81 runs, giving the opposition 15 minutes to score 115 runs. Then they decided to call it a day.
Well done the Twos and that puts them into the mix for 4th spot on the ladder.
Short Stats: Byron Bay 104 and 81 (Sequoya Rawson-Smith 20, Ian Callan 18) defeated Terranora Lakes 67 (M Harrison 14, J Byrnes 13, A Barnes 11, Sammy Barnes 7/22, Ian Callan 2/8, Oscar Jarvis 1/6) on the first innings.
Next week the Seconds are off to Les Cave Oval, Murwillumbah, to host Cudgen, the team just below the Bay on points.
The 1st graders went to Casino on the road trip from hell and fell victim to the time warp, being defeated by 70 runs.
It was always going to be an ask, but the conditions over there would have been wilting if you don’t come from there.
Casino batted first and Thommo and Jeewan took three each and Jake two.
The batting didn’t fire up and one of their lads got 5/18 to bundle us out well short.
Short Stats: Casino 9/165 (J Hellyar 34, C McIntyre 26, T Summers 19, Dave Thompson 3/18, Jeewan de Silva 3/34, Jake Lewis 2/38) defeated Byron Bay 95 (Reid Campbell 22, Darren Wright 19, Tod Arthur 10 n.o., J Hellyar 5/18) at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino.
The Firsts travel to Cudgen’s Reg Dalton Oval for the next two weeks with the commencement of the remaining two-day fixtures for the season.
The Fours journeyed to Williams Reserve, Lennox, to do battle with that town’s side, taking 10 players with them.
Lennox thought they were home and hosed when they finished their 40 overs batting at 9/182.
However, we got stuck into them and passed their score with four wickets down and after 29.3 overs to record a really solid performance where everyone kept to their tasks on a hot day with a lightning field.
Rocket and Clint had a 103-run partnership and Clint ‘walked’ after a fine edge to the keeper had our player/umpire undecided in a fine show of sportsmanship.
Rocket went on to top score with 65 n.o. to be there at the finish with Sparky, who hit four 4s out of his 19 runs.
John the Pom hit up 28 at opener and took two catches behind the stumps, whilst Gerry got two in the outfield.
Captain Radio Man continued from last match to snare another three victims this week. Excellent job, Fours, in difficult conditions.
Short Stats: Byron Bay 4/190 (Rod Wilson 65 n.o., Clinton Leahy 55, John Sowter 28, Adam Clark 19 n.o., Wade Sellen 13 ) defeated Lennox Head 9/182 (T Kelly 40, A Gillot 26, D Vidler 25, Bruce McKenzie 3/31, Wade Sellen 2/19, Darren McAllister 1/11, Syl Reid 1/26, Wayne Goldstone 1/33, Adam Clark 1/39) at Williams Reserve, Lennox.
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