CRCA Under-16 all-rounder Steve Lutton cracks a drive into the covers during the Under-16 representative final between Coffs Ha
CRCA Under-16 all-rounder Steve Lutton cracks a drive into the covers during the Under-16 representative final between Coffs Ha

BJ in the runs again

By Tony White

On the back of a superb 111-run partnership between openers Tom Cootes and Brendan Purser, Clarence River Cricket Association (CRCA) Under-16s beat Coffs Harbour in the North Coast Cricket Council Interdistrict final on Sunday.

CRCA captain Purser topscored with a dashing 72 and Cootes compiled 55.

The pair completely dominated the Coffs attack, blasting runs to all parts of the ground, with some great stroke play.

It was the foundation needed for following batsman to compile quick runs.

Seb Dalton provided good support with a quick-fire 25.

CRCA ended the innings at 7-218.

Coffs also got off to a solid start with an opening partnership of 60.

Adam Mill stemmed the run flow taking 2-13 off eight overs as wickets began to tumble at regular intervals.

Spinner Jarrod Lynch made good inroads into the middle order, finishing with 3-21 from eight overs and was supported by Bryce Speechley (2-29) and Dalton (2-48).

Coffs were eventually all out for 173 off 48 overs and CRCA, beaten only once this season, made it back-to-back wins in the interdistrict final.

Purser was named Man Of The Match.

nTHE Under-14 final between Lower Clarence Cricket Association (LCCA) and Coffs Harbour at Yamba Oval provided an upset.

After going through the competition undefeated Coffs reversed the previous week's loss to LCCA to win the final.

LCCA captain Richie Tabor won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Brett O'Connor and Sam Lindsay got the side off to good start before O'Connor was dismissed for 27 with the score at 40. Alex Davidson was next to go, run out for three then Tabor (17) and Lindsay took the score to 83 when Lindsay was out for a well compiled 37.

After Josh Gorman went for four, a massive collapse set in, the last seven wickets falling for just 12 runs.

Coffs made a solid start, Trent Statham (22) and Sam Davey (16) setting a solid platform.

Alec Duly was the mainstay, top scoring with 40no.

Man of the match Duly and Nathan Hinton steered Coffs to victory scoring 5-105.

Dylan Lyons was the pick of the LCCA bowlers taking 2-22.



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