BIG HAUL: Lismore paceman Brendan Mitchell took five wickets against Clarence River in the NSW Country Shield quarter-final at Oakes Oval, Lismore, on Sunday.
BIG HAUL: Lismore paceman Brendan Mitchell took five wickets against Clarence River in the NSW Country Shield quarter-final at Oakes Oval, Lismore, on Sunday. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Four centuries over weekend

TINTENBAR-East Ballina all-rounder Brett Crawford became the fourth player to score a century at the weekend as play came to a close late Sunday in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket.

Crawford was unbeaten on 109 as his side drew with cross-town rivals Ballina Bears in a two-day game at Fripp Oval.

It was played over Saturday and Sunday because of the NSW Country Championships in Ballina the previous weekend.

James Everingham, Caleb Ziebell and Adam Rogers also scored centuries in other games as the first round of two-day competition finished.

Elsewhere, Clarence River had a 31-run win against Lismore in the quarter-finals of the NSW Country Shield at Oakes Oval, Lismore on Sunday.

Brendan Mitchell took five wickets to help restrict Clarence River to 153.

It was a big weekend for Mitchell, who had a five-wicket haul when his Marist Brothers side beat Cudgen in LJ Hooker League cricket on Saturday.

Top-order batsman Ashley Simes scored 41 in reply as the rest of the Lismore side struggled to get runs on the board. They were bowled out for 122 after 45.2 overs.

The semi-finals and final will be played in Tamworth at the end of the month.


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