Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Lennox Juniors Do the Business

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Lennox Juniors Do the Business

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THE Lennox Head Pirates are the 2017-18 Ballina District Under-16 cricket premiers, taking the Ballina RSL Shield, after a win over Tintenbar-East Ballina in a final that went down to the wire.

Most of the team in previous seasons had been involved in losing finals in the Under-12s and Under-14s but can now put that disappointment behind them.

The team performed strongly through the season with Jarod Lofts and captain Oliver Cronin consistently starring with bat and ball.

Blake Kernaghan bowled accurately all season.

On the first day of the final at Williams Reserve, Lennox Head, the home team compiled 212, which was always going to be tight to defend.

But on the second day they kept their best bowling display until last, keeping the run rate down and creating pressure, which led to a middle-order collapse and victory coming in the 42nd over.

Caelan Maladay was player of the match, scoring 67 runs, taking two wickets and holding two catches. …

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