19.3 C
Byron Shire
August 18, 2022

Two wins for Byron Bay cricketers

Latest News

Food, drink and craft brewery ’in principle’ approval for Tweed South Industrial Estate

Industrial estate zoning was under question at Tweed Council's planning meeting on 4 August as councillors endorsed the development application (DA) for an ‘artisan food and drink industry including craft brewery, retail area and restaurant at Industry Drive Tweed Heads South. 

Other News

Ecocide in Mullum

Saddened by the huge trauma that homeless flood victims are undergoing, those feelings were further compounded by reading Hans...

Veteran-led flood recovery operation launched

Disaster Relief Australia, a veteran-led organisation, has launched a flood recovery operation in a bit to help Northern Rivers residents recover from catastrophic flooding.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’...

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

Red Devils beat Evans Head playing finals footy

The Byron Bay Red Devils premiership rugby league side won their qualifying final at home against Evans Head 32–30,...

Ballina knit-in for Wrap With Love

Yesterday a big group of knitters responded to Ballina Library's call for a knit-in to help the charity Wrap With Love keep people warm this winter.

Byron Bay thirds notched up their first win of the season while the seconds took the points from Cudgen to leapfrog into third place on the ladder last Saturday.

The LJ Hooker seconds went to Cudgen and took only 23 overs to run down Cudgen’s 8/137.

Darren opened with Owen and was 62 not out when the winning runs were scored.

Owen made 30 and Matt  reached 37 not out.

The Byron bowlers set the platform for the win by sticking diligently to their task. Toby earned 3/32 while Brady (2/28) and Levi (2/20) supported with a couple each.

Mick Hughes was promoted to the seconds from captaining the thirds and kept wicket, taking two dismissals.

The win puts Byron Bay seconds into third spot on the Coastal League ladder and edges Cudgen into fourth, but both are on 68 points.

Lennox Head is out in front on 80 and Tintenbar-East Ballina are close behind on 77, meaning just 12 competition points separate the top four teams.

With a win worth seven points there is plenty to play for in the run to the finals.

Seconds win

But even better news for the club was the Cellars thirds playing at home and defeating the top-four side Tintenbar-East Ballina Fire.

The Fire hit up 156 for the loss of eight wickets from their 40 overs.

Ewin lead the Byron bowling with 4/35 off his eight, and Gus also did a great job building pressure and taking 2/9 off his six overs, including three maidens. Lachy and Tom got one each.

In reply Byron passed the total in their 37th over to record a morale-boosting win.

Gus hit 56 to top-score in the match, Tim got 43, new Captain Greg hit 24, while Tom (16) and Lachy (17 n/o) were the others to figure.

It was a good team win and hopefully they can carry this form into this weekend’s match at Williams Reserve against third-placed Lennox Head.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Storylines – The Voice of the voiceless

My grandfather would often tell me a story. A story about a community. This community was self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-determining of their own lives.

Draft COMP caps Public Access at Lismore Council

A Draft Code of Meeting Practice (COMP) and Briefing Policy prepared by the Governance & Customer Service Manager was the subject of discussion at Lismore Council this week.

Olivia Newton-John and FernGully

Olivia Newton-John was active in many environmental issues in the Northern Rivers region. One in particular was the 12-year battle to save ‘Fern Gully’ in Coorabell from being dammed.

Planning Dept investigates Splendour festival site

The company which owns and manages North Byron Parklands is being investigated by the NSW Department of Planning over traffic safety breaches that occurred during last month’s Splendour in the Grass festival.