FNC boys still going for gold
FAR North Coast Gold remained undefeated following the second day of the Lismore Workers Club Under-12 cricket carnival.
After wins over South-East Queensland and Penrith on the first day, FNC Gold yesterday comfortably defeated Hawkesbury and Mid North Coast.
In the morning round, FNC Gold lost only two wickets in reaching its target after bowling out Hawkesbury for 45.
Sam McLean top-scored with 26 after taking the final Hawkesbury wicket with the second ball he bowled.
In the afternoon round, FNC Gold (4-99) defeated Mid North Coast (98).
Simon Pratt (3-7) and Charles Mitchell (31 retired) led the way for the local team.
Far North Coast Green (56) lost to Manly-Warringah (7-60) yesterday morning but not before putting up a strong fight in an attempt to defend its small total.
Later, Hunter Valley (5-89) defeated FNC Green (5-68).
Of the local teams at the LJ Hooker Under-13 carnival in Ballina, only Far North Coast came away with a win yesterday.
FNC bowled out Brisbane Metropolitan South-West for 82 and reached the target for the loss of only four wickets.
Oliver Cronin continued his great carnival, taking 4-2 from six overs and scoring 25 not out in the run chase. Caelan Maladay top-scored with 33.
Elsewhere, Brisbane North (9-196) defeated Ballina (64) while the Newcastle President's XI (7-120) sneaked past Ballina A (119).
Semi-finals in both carnivals will be played today, with the finals tomorrow.