LCCA too strong for Coffs 40s

IN the Over-40s game between LCCA and Coffs Harbour played at Richardson Park, Sawtell, LCCA won the toss and elected to bat.

The strong Coffs bowling line-up soon had LCCA's top order in trouble at 3/24 after 10 overs, with 19 of those runs coming off Ed Munday's bat.

A solid partnership between Peter Hickey and Tim McMahon saw the score advance to 84 before both batsmen had to retire at the 30 run mark.

Mick Morris also retired on 30 with the rest of the order falling quickly and Peter Hickey going back in to bat, making 39 not out.

LCCA finished at 8/136.

All Coffs bowlers bowled tightly, with Dennis Crawford (3/11 off 6), Terry Herbert (2/17 off 6) and Paul Balenzano (2/29 off 5) taking the wickets.

Bruce Alps with 0/9 off six was probably the pick of their bowlers.

Coffs started off fairly aggressively but lost wickets at regular intervals.

No Coffs batsmen reached 30 so none could come back in at the end of the order. Terry Crossland, 24 and Steve Parsons, 28 were the chief run scorers.

Mick Morris 2/9, Andrew Whiteside 2/22 and Dave Lyons 2/15 were the major wicket-takers.

Three excellent catches were taken by Peter Hickey, Tony West and David Lyons, turning the game in Lower Clarence's favour.

Coffs were dismissed in the 36th over for 115.

LCCA had injury worries with Peter Hickey damaging hip ligaments and David Lyons thought to have punctured a lung diving to save runs off his own bowling. But after seeking medical advice at Woolgoolga it was proven that the lung was not leaking and his in- jury was only superficial.