The NSW over 65s cricket tournament, held last December in Lismore, served as a selection opportunity for the inaugural Interstate Invitational due to be played in Port Macquarie in early February.
In all, 11 teams made it to Lismore, including Coffs Harbour, Hunter Taverners, Mid-North Coast, Monaro, Quirindi, Western Wildfires, Lismore Emerging Greys, New England, Legs Barbarians, and Port Jackson.
Games were played in Ballina, Lismore and Lennox Head.
A similar competition was played earlier in the year but a rematch gave selectors more time to pick the NSW sides set to take on Queensland, Victoria and the ACT at the upcoming Interstate competition, organiser Wayne Garrard said.
The homeside, The Lismore Emerging Greys, proved too strong and were undefeated winners of the division one round robin competition, after beating Port Jackson in the final.
Lismore won the toss and went in to bat and scored 6/171, care of D Russell (30 no) and D Vidler (33 no).
In reply Port Jackson got to 8/130 but lost steady wickets along the way. Best bowlers for Lismore were I Petheride (3/13), and D Russell (3/16).