POTTSVILLE?S Craig Lewis dives as Southport-Labradore?s Shane McDiarmid makes an unsuccessful stumping bid
POTTSVILLE?S Craig Lewis dives as Southport-Labradore?s Shane McDiarmid makes an unsuccessful stumping bid

Battling Murwillumbah?s golden bat

By TANIA PHILLIPS

HIS team may be on the bottom of the Gabba Sports Cup Cricket competition but Murwillumbah's Paul Dhillon is flying high.

At the Christmas break, Dhillon has the top batting aggregate for the entire competition which stretches from Redlands to Murwillumbah.

Dhillon has amassed 325 runs so far from six matches this season and has an average of 40.63. Southport Labrador's Dean Johnson is second with 265 runs at an average of 33.13.

Palm Beach allrounder Glen Czosnek and Cudgen's Heath Wilson are equal third with 254 runs at 42.33. Other Tweed players in the top 10 include Pottsville's Craig Lewis, 6th, 239 runs at 34.14, who has rocketed into the 10 with a century and 30 from his last two innings, and Terranora's Craig Bonnor in seventh with 234 at 58.50.

In the bowling, the leading wicket-taker is Troy Newton from Palm Beach with 26 wickets at 7.23 with a strike rate of 20.85.

Simon Anderson of Surfers Paradise is second with 25 wickets at 6.70 with a strike rate of 29.60.

Two Tweed players are next with Mick Anderson of Pottsville taking 24 wickets at an average of 10.13 with a strikerate of 22.17 while Cudgen captain and spin bowler Craig Wilson is fourth with 23 wickets at the impressive average of 6.70 and a strike-rate of 15.91.

In fielding Palm Beach captain Jason Lavender leads with 13 catches with three Northern players in third with 10. South Tweed's Jason Fletcher and Pottsville's Matt Glynn are eighth with eight catches.



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