QUIRINDI, Tamworth Blue and Lismore remain unbeaten after two rounds of the Northern NSW Over 60 Cricket Carnival in Armidale and with Tamworth Blue and Lismore drawn to play each other tomorrow after today’s rest day.
Lismore followed up their first day win over UNEX with a 111 win over host side Armidale/New England at Harris Park yesterday.
Batting first Lismore Emerging Greys made 214 and then dismissed Armidale for 105.
Six of the Lismore top order all made good runs with Graham Rose (36), Bill Crane (37), Greg Evans (24), Glen Roff (37) and Bob Blomfield (35) all retiring.
Ralph Gregory remained unbeaten on 22 while Dennis Cameron (1-13) was the only wickettaker for the host side.
Armidale New England then found it tough going against a tight bowling lineup and could only muster 2-105 in reply.
Opener Bob Jex (38 retired) topscored while Geoff Wood also retired after making 21.
Bernie McDonald (1-14) and Greg Pearson (1-12) were the only wicket-takers but opening bowler Keith Doherty allowed just seven runs off his five overs, finishing with three maidens.
Tamworth Blue continued their success with an eight wicket win over UNEX Rologas Field yesterday, bowling UNEX out for 131 and then reaching their target with six or seven overs to spare.
Former Manly rugby league footballer Tony Buchan topscored for UNEX, knocking up a good 62.
Buchan had retired on 35 but was allowed back to bat at the end of the innings.
Richard Cannon (15), Dick Hodgson (16) and Dr John Irvine was his usual nuisance value for the opposition with an unbeaten 13.
Ian Kitchings, Peter Boyd and Greg Kellett all captured two wickets apiece.
Albie Barwick and Col Barton both retired on 35 while Walcha’s Robert “Truck” Laurie was unbeaten on 32 with Tom Kellett (22no) at the end.
Newcastle bounced back from a first day loss to Quirindi to register a 76-run win over Tamworth Golds Armidale Sportsground.
Gerry Gehrig (35 ret), Ian Hodge (31) and Bob Douglas (30) topscored for the Novocastrians a they amassed 7-204 against a Gold lineup where Steve Beaton, Brian Wellings, Denby Budden, Ron Farrell and Noel Cook all claimed a wicket apiece.
Mike Cashman (35 ret) topscored for the Golds while Doug Truman (13), Ron Farrell (15), Doug Crowell (16), Fred Baker (13) and Steve Beaton (16no) all made double figures in the 7-128 reply.
John Fryer was his side’s man of the match by claiming 3-8 from his six overs while Geoff Kirk, John Rice, Chris Parker and Ian Hodge all grabbed a wicket.
o Quirindi finished with 204 at Lambert Park and then restricted Mid North Coast to 170. Unfortunately no scoresheets were
While today is a rest day the carnival contnues tomororw with Newcastle tackling Mid North Coast at Moran Oval, Lismore and Tamworth Blue playing at Harris Park, UNEX and Armidale clashing at Armidale Sportsground and Quirindi and winless Tamworth Gold opposed at Lambert Park.