Tweed cricket faces new era
By BOB ANTHONY
THE Tweed cricket season commences this weekend with the seniors in action while the juniors will have another week to get in some practice before their season starts on Saturday, October 13.
The 2007-08 season will usher in a new era for Tweed cricket with clubs to contest the 14-team LJ Hooker League.
The A Grade competition comprises Tweed clubs Murwillumbah, South Tweed Colts, Cudgen, Terranora and Pottsville as well as Marist Brothers, Lismore, Casino, Southern Districts, Byron Brunswick, Lennox Head, Alstonville, Tintenbar and Ballina.
Reigning Tweed District premiers Murwillumbah will host Ballina at Rabjones Oval on Saturday while in other opening round matches featuring Tweed teams, Cudgen will host South Tweed at Reg Dalton Oval and Pottsville plays Terranora Lakes at Seabreeze Oval.
In the lower grades, the Tweed District competition remains unchanged.
The juniors will start both their district and representative seasons next week. However, on the eve of the representative season the call has gone out for more players.