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Off the Rails (white) claimed Byron Bay Cricket Club’s 2023 twilight cricket competiton after beating the Rip Starters (black), last Sunday afternoon. Photo Paul Hunt

Off the Rails have won this year’s Byron Bay twilight cricket competition after a strong showing on finals day at the Recreation Grounds.
They won their semi-final against Eureka Grass, chasing down a 120-run total with a few overs to spare.
This win took them into the final against the Lennox Head-based Rip Starters, the team that finished on top of the regular season ladder.
Off the Rails’ bowling was tight early on and the Rip Starters lost wickets, managing a total of 112 off their 16 overs.
Oscar (2/11) and Callum (2/15) were the pick of the bowlers, while Scoot dominated the scoring for the Rip Starters with 61 not out.
Off the Rails chased down the total with 17 balls to spare. Doug opened and high scored with 26. He was backed up by Joel (24), Brendan (19) and Callum (17).
Best of the Rip Starters was Laith (2/8), while Sam took home 1/4 from his only over.
The final topped four game days of short-form cricket at the Recreation Grounds that also included a win to Eureka Grass over TNR. In this preliminary game the Grass chased down a 142 with just two balls to spare.
In the B-grade final the Bowlo dusted up Rugby.

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