Bears take the points
BALLINA Bears, the Casino Cavaliers and most surprisingly Pottsville were lucky enough to get on the field last Saturday and take winning points as the four other games in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket fell victim to the continuing rain.
After declaring at 8-246 the previous week, Bears restricted Byron Bay to 162. Opening bowlers Ben Collins (5-53) and Shane Jacobs (4-37) did the damage.
There was no play on the second day in the matches between Tintenbar-East Ballina and Lennox Head, and Alstonville and Cudgen.
The Cavaliers had to wait a couple of hours for the wicket at Bilambil Oval to dry out but then didn’t take too long to wrap up a win in a low-scoring game.
Terranora had been reduced to 7-52 by stumps on the first day after Casino had made 138.
Al Nowlan (4-16) and Mark Mison (3-35) mopped up the tail as Terranora were all out for 78.
Pottsville picked up an outright win over Murwillumbah after sneaking first innings points.
Resuming at 3-84, former Casino batsman Trent Bennett (75) got Pottsville home chasing only 126 before a desperate Murwillumbah declared its second innings at 2-103. Pottsville benefited from the gamble.