16.1 C
Byron Shire
May 12, 2021

Geckos hold nerve to sink Byron in Shand Cup

Latest News

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Other News

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

The elite sporting world is largely run for the benefit of rapacious corporate entities and populated by punks and posers, but way back at grassroots level the Nick Shand Memorial cricket still extols the virtues that made the game great in the first place.

The perfect winter weather saw Lomath Oval shining like a diamond stud in a bat’s ear as incumbent champs the Byron Full-Tossers emerged from their holiday lets and beachside condos to tussle with the Geckos, the team that represents no specific locality, but wave their willow for the glory of rapacious corporate entity The Echo.

James called correctly at the toss and chose to bat. Rossco (34) jumped out of the box like a greyhound after a live bait, and although James fell to Mahesh trying to emulate his scoring feats, solid hitting from Drew (37no) ensured the Geckos a firm footing.

Byron’s James Watson (2/9) and skipper Adam (2/11) reeled in the middle order, managing to peg the Geckos back to a fair-to-middling total of 138. 

This did not look like it was going to be enough as the Byron top order of James, Adam (34) and Jamie all fired off quick runs.

A run out to skipper James and a mesmerising spell of looping leggies from Trent (3/6) proved the difference as the Geckos enthusiasm in the field brought home the win by 23 runs.

Top votes in the Middle Pub player of the season went to Adam and Trent.

Next week the Main Arm Maulers take on the Suffolk Swingers.

New players welcome; see Shand Series Cricket on Facebook.

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

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.