It is grand final time in the cricket as we go to print but the Lennox Pirates have already had an amazing season, easily winning the Ballina District Cricket Association Club Championship trophy.
Four of the five senior teams, and both junior teams qualified for the semi-finals. Amazingly the Pirates will be competing in five out of a possible six Ballina District grand finals this season, and have also secured minor premierships in 1st grade, 2nd grade, 4th grade and under 13s.
The Andrew Lindsay captained first grade for their first ever LJ Hooker League first grade premiership when they took on Cudgen at home at Megan Oval in the grand final.
They had a memorable win against Pottsville in the semi-final with youngers Benny Moyle scoring 61 and allrounder Oliver Cronin making a very good 61 not out to ensure Lennox made a competitive 231 runs. The pirates bowlers then showed they are the best attack in the competition with Terry Murphy working hard again with a memorable four wicket haul, with the Pirates bowling out Pottsville for 213.
Stay tuned for a full report on the grand finals in next month’s Lennox wave.
Pictured top: Lennox Head 2nd grade Minor premiers 2018-19.