Syl Reid The Town and Country Surfboards team won the Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket Competition with a resounding win over the Bowlo in last Sunday’s major final. The T&C side scored 137 in their 16 overs and this proved... Read More →
Syl Reid The Bowlo are proving tough to beat and now sit two wins in front of the pack after another round of the Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket competition. First up Rip Starters defeated TNR with Greeny and Barnesy... Read More →
Syl Reid Last week saw a rarity in Byron Bay twilight cricket when Town & Country Surfboards and Kronix played out a tied match after 16 overs each way – 93 runs each. For the boardies Cam hit 24 while... Read More →
Another forfeit by the embattled Mullumbimby-Brunswick cricket team has gifted Lennox Head the seven points they need to go to the top of the 2017–18 Coastal League. The second grade Mullum side hasn’t played a game for the last few... Read More →
The Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket competition continued last with The Bowlo and Eureka picking up good wins. On Monday The Bowlo defeated a depleted PMD side with a couple of younger lads getting their debut games of Twilight for... Read More →
Brian Mollet Mullumbimby’s oval glistened like a starlet’s lip gloss on Sunday for the east of the highway derby in the Nick Shand cup between the thoroughly workshopped Byron Full-Tossers and the libertines of local cricket the Suffolk Swingers. The... Read More →
Brian Mollet Shand series cricket took on shades of deliverance on Sunday as the competition’s most red-necked teams, Left Bank and Main Arm, faced off in the battle of the boondocks. You could almost smell the fried chicken and hear... Read More →
Alstonville, Byron Bay and Lennox Head are all hoping to press for a position in the top four of the 2016–2017 Coastal Cricket League after taking four wins each in the early part of the season.
The Shand series cricket has always been the game where you can have a friendly hit. Everyone gets a go and if you are going to be sledged at least it won’t be by a seventeen-year-old just beginning to experiment... Read More →
While a certain vicarious pleasure can be gained from cheering on our publicly funded elite athletes in Rio, back in Byron Shire the home-grown champs of the Shand Series live the full gamut of sporting emotions and go home with... Read More →
Brian Mollet The Sunday sun stood proud and Lomath Oval glowed like a flat screen set to ‘retinal damage’ for the eastern derby in the world’s unique cricket competition, the Nick Shand Memorial. Byron’s finest Full-Tossers convoyed across the highway... Read More →
Brian Mollet Sunday dawned slick, moist and frigid, like a politician’s handshake, enough to test, but not to deter, the grass-stained gladiators of the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series. Car-pooling in their hybrids from their geocentric dome houses, the Main... Read More →
After two weeks of cricketless wild weather the Sunday sun caressed the lush expanse of Lomath Oval where reigning champs the Left Bankers coaxed themselves out of their reinforced bush bunkers to take on the Geckos
Brian Mollet Nick Shand started The Echo as a protest against the heavy-handed policing methods used locally in the so-called war on drugs. At some point he must have realised that the scope of the little pamphlet scrapped together by... Read More →
The arctic ice maidens flayed the hallowed turf of Lomath Oval without mercy for the toss of the coin in the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series on Sunday.
Australian Cricket Association (ACA) and Tasmanian Roar player Corinne Hall will visit the Northern Rivers next week to support cricket in the region and promote the game as a Sport For All as part of the ACA Country Blitz.
A massive win over Indonesia leaves PNG sitting on top of the leaderboard, after round three of matches at the 2014 International Cricket Council East Asia Pacific Men’s Trophy in Lismore.
Eight international cricketing teams will converge on Lismore next week for the 2014 Pepsi ICC East Asia-Pacific Men’s Trophy.
For more than 20 years, boys and girls from across the country have been taking part in Milo in2CRICKET. The Milo program is an entry level participation program for five to eight year olds and involves fun, safe activities that teach kids the basic skills to play cricket, in a supportive, non-competitive environment.
Homegrown and organic as a fresh chicken turd, it is the sporting event that doesn’t just stop the Shire, but abducts it and ties it up in the basement.
There is hardly a sporting code out there that doesn’t see the need to ‘evolve’ their game in some Darwinesque way, usually towards an idealistic goal that involves administrators and huge wads of cash.
Sport fans, diehards and the unhealthily obsessed were all out in force on Sunday as the two longest-running teams in the Nick Shand series, the Geckos and Main Arm, brought out their carefully nurtured inner champions and attempted to coax, cajole or browbeat them towards victory.
Sunday’s Shand series stoush between the red-necked Left Bankers and the Geckos, was played under some heavy mental clouds with both squads in a state of sleep-deprived delirium owing to the world cup.
While the billion-dollar squads of the World Cup prance around in purpose-built stadiums separated from the poor by barricades and riot police, the priceless sporting champions of the Shand series get down among the famously lush grassroots of Lomath Oval.
With much of the world in turmoil and the local political landscape a bleak and pitiless picture it is strangely comforting to know that a winter’s worth of Sundays are about to be frittered away in a most unproductive manner