Byron Bay second XI suffer first loss of season to Cudgen

Byron’s Ross Kendall (and The Echo sports editor) celebrates his figures of 5/33.

Byron Bay second grade cricketers had their first loss of the season after travelling to Cudgen to take on the competition’s seventh-placed side.

Cudgen won the toss and elected to bat and went on to score 6/170 off their 40 overs.

R Marriott (32 runs) and Bassingthwaighte (21) opened solidly and took Cudgen to 64.

The rest of the top order, barring K Lohman who fell for 1, made good starts including J Weir (41), N Chapman (30) and T Wilson (13).

L Shouldice was the best of the Byron bowlers with 3/14 off eight overs, while M Irwin picked up 2/41 off his eight overs.

In reply, Byron opened solidly enough with openers O Delian (9) and J Cox (10) taking the score to 21 before Delian was bowled.

The next six wickets, including Irwin (9), M Bear (1), M Loane (5), R Mc Guiness (0), and P Jackson (1), combined to add only 19 to the score, and left Byron in trouble at 7/44.

L James top scored with 22 and supported by G Worthington (17) got the side to all out for 99 in 29.3 overs.

Despite the loss, Byron remain at the top of the Coastal League.


The Byron Bay third grade XI continued their post-Christmas winning streak by beating the Alstonville Meandads at home.

Alstonville won the toss and went into bat on a slow ground.

They were bowled out for 91 in the 34th over, with R Kendall topping the Byron bowling with 5/33 off eight overs supported by J Trisley with 2/19.

In a patchy reply Byron reached the total, with eight wickets down. M Larsson (14) and R Egan (14no) top scored for Byron.

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