Bears undefeated as Marist Brothers upset Cudgen
BALLINA Bears emerged from the weekend as the only undefeated team in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League Twenty20 cricket after Marist Brothers upset Cudgen.
Bears had wins over Murwillumbah and the Casino Cavaliers at Rabjones Oval, Murwillumbah, with Justin Moore (67 and 45) leading the way with the bat.
Joel Perkins took 3-21 against the home team while Ben Carruthers and Tood Jones each picked up three wickets against the Cavs.
Paul Jones (55) and Ayden Jones (3-28) showed some good form for Murwillumbah against Bears.
Cudgen started the day well at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff, with a win over Tintenbar-East Ballina.
In a high-scoring match, Jamie Wilson smashed 117 not out for Cudgen and Abe Crawford 56 for the ’Bar.
Tintenbar bounced back to beat Marist Brothers, with Luke Hamilton hitting 76 for the ’Bar and Ashley Simes 77 for Brothers.
The upset came in the final game of the afternoon when Simes (74) and Joe Allan (72) shared an opening partnership of 145.
Anthony Kershler took 5-21 from his four overs but it wasn’t enough as Cudgen fell more than 50 runs short.
At Seabreeze Oval, Pottsville, the home team had wins over Lennox Head and Alstonville.
Tait Burns hit a pair of 40s for Pottsville while Lennox Head’s Toby Leeds (52) scored the only half century of the day at the ground.
In the other game, Aiden Lindsay (46) and Josh Pearce (5-25) led the way in Alstonville’s win over Lennox, with Joel Rowan (5-34) the best performed of the seasiders.