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The Byron Bay Cricket Club picked up the winning points by defeating Mullumbimby Brunswick in the third round of the 2016–17 Coastal League at Lofts Oval last weekend.

The win was underpinned by an all-round performance by Matt Irwin who backed up his half-century with the bat (54 runs) by collecting five wickets for 42 off five overs.

‘He had a real good day out,’ according to club president Greg ‘Bazza’ Daniels.

Byron Bay capitalised on winning the toss and batted well from the start. Both openers (Joe Beckers 25 and Simon McCarthy 17) achieved decent scores.

Chris Zygmunt failed at first drop collecting a duck but then the middle order fired for the Byron XI.

Daren Wright joined Matt and went on to top score with 58 in a 90-run partnership.

Owen Delian, batting at six after being promoted from third grade, kept the scoreboard rolling and put on a fine display to reach 51 before being bowled out.

Oliver Cronin also contributed an entertaining 47 to bring the total to a hefty 8/283 of their limited 40 overs.

In reply Mullum Brunswick Cricket Club put on 194, but failed to handle the beguiling off breaks from Irwin and was bowled out in 30 overs.

The win was some consolation to the Byron side after they lost last year’s grand final to the Mullumbimby Brunswick team.

The Byron Bay team is third on the ladder after defeating Lennox Head last week after another strong batting display.

The two wins from three starts leaves them behind  Tintenbar-East Ballina and Terranora, who each have three from three.


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