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Byron second grade assured finals cricket despite loss

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The Byron Bay Cellars second grade cricketers suffered a big loss to Cudgen on the weekend, but have booked a finals berth.

The team have a bye next so last weekend’s game was effectively their last before the finals.

Cudgen won the toss and batted first, but won the match with the ball in the second half of the game. The  Moase brothers took four wickets each, getting plenty of movement through the air and off the deck.

Cudgen got the game going by hitting 7/157 off their 40 overs with C Wilson getting a half century.

Toby Schott was the best of the Byron bowlers with 3/15 off his 8 overs and Lachlan Whiteford secured 2/11 off 5 overs. Captain Matt Irwin got the other 2/18 runs off 7 overs.

But Cudgen dominated the other bowlers for that run total.

Byron’s run chase lasted 17 overs for an innings total of 62 runs all out. Peter Jackson got 16 runs in the middle order and Ryan McGuiness hit 12 runs. The rest didn’t make double figures in a disappointing result.

But The Cellars seconds are firm in third spot on the ladder for the season. Others in the top four include: Lennox Head, Tintenbar-East Ballina and Terranora.

Cudgen could make the finals if they win and Terranora lose next week.

It is good to get a result like that out of the way with the semifinals commencing on Saturday week. 


The Byron Bay L J Hooker third graders played at home, won the toss, batted first and knocked up 153 runs off their 40 overs, but it wasn’t enough against the Tintenbar East Ballina Fire.

Jamie Whittaker scored 37 runs, Cam Thorne hit 28, Mark Mostert hit 20 and Jan Safranek (11 no) and Troy Berry (10) also contributed.

TEB passed the total in 33 overs with four wickets down. 

Byron’s Reece Egan earned 2/34 with Peter Bailey and Lennox Bridle getting the other two wickets.

The thirds play their last game of the year at Geoff Watt Oval at Alstonville against the Meandads.

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