Tweed units bowled over
TWEED cricketers experienced an afternoon they’d rather forget on Saturday.
Not one of the five outfits registered a win during round nine of the LJ Hooker League.
Remarkably, it was the top order of Tweed’s lowest-ranked side, Murwillumbah, that showed the region’s batsmen how it should be done.
With their match reduced to 35 overs, Murwillumbah managed a credible 8-137 against Tintenbar-East Ballina at Kingsford Smith South, though their efforts proved to be in vain just 29 overs later.
Terranora, too, batted reasonably at Bilambil Sports Complex but, having made a good start chasing Byron Bay’s total of 168, seemingly self-destructed with the target in sight to be all out for 141.
High-flying Cudgen was the only other side to crack the ton (101) but it took giant-slayers Southern Districts just three wickets to score a dramatic upset at Reg Dalton Oval.
Pottsville, with the exception of Tom Melville (33), also performed atrociously with the bat and Lismore Workers took little more than 20 overs to reel in the 68-run target.
But the day’s most miserable performance came from for South Tweed. Dismissed for a pitiful 55, Colts finished a far cry from Ballina’s 7-150 at Fripp Oval.