Kiwis all but cornered by tweaker

Above: The Combined Lismore/Ballina team put in a valiant effort against the visiting New Zealand regional side, the Canterbury Colts. They went down by 34 runs after a slow early run rate put too much pressure on their middle order.Left: Lismores sheik of the tweak, Jake Nind, humbled the visiting New Zealand side taking 6 for 33 last Thursday night at Oakes Oval.

On rare occasions a player from the losing team puts in a Man-of-the-Match performance. Last Thursday night at Oakes Oval thats exactly what happened as young leg spinner Jake Nind all but turned the game on its ear, capturing 6 for 33 from 10 overs. The regional New Zealand country team, the Canterbury Colts, had been cruising at 2 for 125 when Nind struck, bamboozling the kiwis with flight and spin as he threw his loopy leggies into a stiff breeze. Despite having their top order destroyed by Nind, Canterbury still managed to put on 208 from their 50 overs and it proved too big a mountain for the combined Lismore/Ballina Under 19 team to climb.

Bradman Cup contenders

A powerhouse century by Corndale left hander Ben Cooper in the second round against Central North was enough to open the way for the North Coast to win the Northern Carnival of the Bradman Cup in Coffs Harbour over the long weekend.

However, the regional team tumbled to be all out for 116 in the final round against the Central Coast, gifting the Central Coast side the carnival and the cup.


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