Byron Bay third grade cricketers came within seven runs of their first win for the season playing against Lennox Head at the Byron recreation grounds on the weekend.
The visitors won the toss and elected to bat, posting a healthy 4/247 off 40 overs.
Lennox Head’s opener M Tancred top scored for his side with 87, backed up by strong middle-order batting form W Radburn (45n/o) and JB Somerville (69n/o).
A van Honk was the best Byron bowler returning 1/31 off six overs.
Byron came out strongly with the bat as both openers, T Goodhind (52n/o) and T Hoskins (54), reached half-centuries.
Greg Trevina top scored with 63 and was supported by M Bear (39) but the team couldn’t get over the line, and finished with 5/240 from their 40 overs.
Lennox Head are in third place on the ladder behind Tintenbar East Ballina Weeds and Bangalow, while Byron Bay is second last ahead of the Ballina Bears.