BACK FOOT: Alstonville batsman Greg Potter shapes to cut a delivery from Mark Grant.
BACK FOOT: Alstonville batsman Greg Potter shapes to cut a delivery from Mark Grant.

Abe continues great season

THE summer of Abe Crawford continues with the all-rounder taking five wickets against Alstonville when the round of Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket was completed on Saturday.

He finished with 5-34 off 13 overs at Hill Park Oval, Wollongbar.

Chasing 265 to win, Alstonville were dismissed for only 85 then, following on, finished at 2-88 at stumps in their second innings.

Crawford has done most of his damage with the bat this season, including two centuries.

He is now the highest run-scorer and leading wicket-taker in the team with 548 runs and 16 wickets.

Crawford also contributed with the bat against Alstonville, scoring 49 the previous week.

Lennox Head had a hard-fought 38-run win against Cudgen at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff.

All-rounder Andrew Lindsay made a welcome return for Lennox and took 3-63 to help dismiss the home side for 260.

He missed the first day because he was away representing NSW Country at the Australian Country Cricket Championships in Bendigo.

Jake Lewis' three wickets included the crucial scalps of Cudgen opener Jamie Wilson and talented all-rounder Caleb Ziebell.

The Casino Cavaliers cruised to a five-wicket win over Pottsville at Seabreeze Oval, Pottsville.

Captain Sam Irvine top-scored with 57 not out and Wade Sweeney contributed an unbeaten 44.

And Ballina Bears had a convincing 146-run win over Marist Brothers at Fripp Oval, Ballina.

Captain Jeremy Cowin and all-rounder Ashley Simes dug in, each scoring 43 in the middle-order.

The partnership denied Bears any chance of chasing an outright with Brothers batting out 60 overs in reaching 164.