AT A GLANCE:
Casino Cavaliers 8/178 d Alstonville 9/177
Pottsville 8/195 d Cudgen 150
Lennox Head 7/234 d Ballina Bears 201
Tintenbar-East Ballina 7/167 d Marist Brothers Lismore 9/166
IRVINE SAVES CASINO WITH UNBEATEN 82
The responsibility of captaincy sits well on the shoulders of Casino Cavaliers batsman Sam Irvine.
Irvine has shone since being handed the leadership role by veteran Al Nowland.
Slamming Sam starred with the bat in scoring 61 in the opening round of the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League one-dayers, but the score was not enough on its own to get his team across the line against Tintenbar-East Ballina on Saturday, October 11.
A different story emerged in round two when Irvine scored not out 82 to guide the Cavaliers to victory over Alstonville at Hill Park on Saturday.
Irvine has long been regarded as one of the best batsman in the league but his sparkle was missing for the Cavaliers last season.
Saturday’s match was a close encounter as Alstonville scored 9/177 off 40 overs, while Casino in reply, hung on to total 8/178 in 39.5 overs.
Alstonville won the toss and batted first and looked good in putting on 23 for the first wicket.