Cudgen on front foot with dangerous presence
TWEED cricket teams will have a dangerous presence in the upcoming Far North Coast season, according to Tweed District Cricket's president Ian Rowlings.
Excited for the start of the cricket season on October 12, Rowlings said the four Tweed teams in the first grade LJ Hooker League are firing on all cylinders.
Cudgen are an obvious team to watch after last season's premiership win, but Pottsville, Murwillum- bah and Terranora are also determined to make their presence felt.
"Cudgen will be strong, as per normal, in first and second grade," Rowlings said.
"They're dangerous and will be looking to take the premiership home again.
"Murwillumbah are also going quite well and I'd say they'll finish on top and will surprise a lot of clubs this year."
Terranora and Pottsville did not go unmentioned, however.
"Terranora are going well too and I think they'll make the top eight this season," Rowlings said.
But despite Tweed clubs looking strong, Rowlings said they would need to keep their guard up.
"With Byron's club shutting down, blokes have gone to other clubs in the south and that'll make them stronger this year," he said.
"Casino is always dangerous and Ballina's definitely a strong club."
After a few seasons off Rowlings is also jumping back onto the pitch as captain of Murwillumbah's first grade.
"Mate I haven't played for two years but I'm back into it this year so I'm really excited for the season to start," he said.
Rowlings also called for players to put their hand up for the SCG Cup, starting October 13, by calling John King on 0412 111 591.