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All-round performance gives local lad spot in state team Championship fours bowling Mullumbimby High School student Oliver Cronin cemented his reputation as an oustanding cricketer after he collected his first hat trick and scored 130 runs in the same match. Oliver was playing for the north coast rep side in the NSW Combined High Schools open boys cricket championship when he had his purple patch. Going into the final day of the tournament he was averaging 60 with the bat before scoring a solid century and backing it up with a four-wicket bowling haul, including a hat trick. For his efforts he was named joint player of the carnival and was selected for the NSW CHS First XI that will compete in Sydney next March.

The outstanding Oliver Cronin. Last year he was part of the U/17 NSW Country Cricket Team that went on to win the national championships. Oliver also represents Mullum High in futsal, soccer and basketball and is also an

accomplished athlete in the high jump. For two years running he came first in high jump at the NSW CHS state athletics championships in Sydney and holds the school, zone and regional records.

On top of all this he is also an accomplished mathematician. ‘As a high school, Mullumbimby has consistently been at the forefront on sporting performance within the north coast region. As a sporting school community, we recognise the need to achieve success, nurture young talent to produce champion athletes, teams and positive role models within the community,’ Mullumbimby High’s Sarah Connah said. ‘Mullumbimby staff have provided the most appropriate learning environment for Oliver to realise his potential. Indeed, he took hold of every opportunity provided to him in his personal quest to achieve excellence in all areas of his schooling’.

decided at Byron Bay

Byron Bay Bowling Club’s championship fours title was contested by (L to R) John Nasser, Mark Barry, Toby Schott, Peter Lofts, Bulla Burton, John Brooker, Phil Boyd and Jeff Fleming. Toby, Phil, John Nasser and Bulla came out on top with a convincing 29–10 win. Photo contributed

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Men the winners from Movember surf contest Crystal Cylinders

















Just some of the moustached men who competed in the combined surf and dance contest held in Byron and Ballina last weekend. Photo Ryan Kenny @moceanmediahouse The event raised over $6,000 to address some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Participants grow to a moustache throughout November for the event and then bring along a pre-80s

single fin or a twin fin with no leg rope and have a surf contest. The overall style master was hotly contested this year with three standouts: Joe Sandercock, dressed up as Duff Man with an amazing bleached Mo, Adam Melling as Merlin Mo, and Ev McGregor dressed as Freddie

MO Mercury. But it was Ev who was named overall style master and thus collected a new single fin shaped by Morning of the Earth Surfboards. Surfing results: Ev Mcgregor, Mark Hernage, Jonny Hewett, Christian Barker, Adam Melling, Marcus Aboody.

True Wheels triumph at triathlon Double losses for Byron cricket

True Wheel triathletes: (L to R) Rob Bele, Alex Evans, David Martin, Andy Kean and Mick Donnelly. Photo supplied The True Wheel Cycles team was up against another 1,200 competitors in the Kingscliff Triathlon last Sunday and earned two podium finishes. In the Olympic mixed relay event Alex Evans, David Martin and Rob Bele got bronze, while Andy Kean and Mick Donnelly picked up a silver medal in the men’s

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The Morning of the Mo surf contest celebrates a time when the shorts where tight, mos were thick and the surfing was smooth. The event is one part surfing and one part dancing with the surfing held in the Lennox/Ballina area and the dancing held in Byron Bay. This year surfers were treated to perfect 1-metre waves and offshore winds all day at North Wall. The event also had one of its biggest turn outs from its 13-year history. Movember founder Travis Garone was in attendance and was blown away to see a field of over 100 surfers with their moustaches turn up to have a go.


sprint relay. Conditions were tough and made for hard racing. ‘It was a very hot, windy and smoky day,’ Mick said. The 18th edition of the Kingscliff Triathlon included 150 junior athletes aged from 7 to 12 who were competing as part of the South Coast Inter-Schools trials. Byron Shire Echo archives

Byron cricket suffered twin defeats on the weekend with the seconds losing to Lennox Head and the thirds beaten by the Alstonville Leftovers. The second XI scored 129 runs off their 40 overs batting first at Hill Park, Wollongbar. Lennox Head’s Luke Grainger made good inroads to the lineup with his 3/6 off eight overs with four maidens. Lennox Head got home scoring 5/132 off 32.2 overs with Nick Asser hitting 52 no to top score on the day. Next Byron take on Tintenbar East Ballina at the Byron Bay Rec Ground

synthetic wicket. The Thirds scored 139 for the loss of nine from their 40 overs with Tim Goodhind scoring 55, Jamie Whitaker 23, Lennox Bridle 14, Jason Trisley 13 and Peter Bailey 12. The Leftovers lost two wickets chasing down the total down and ended with 2/142 in 30 overs with James Leary taking both wickets for 18 runs. Tim Irwin was Alstonville’s best getting 4/17 with ball and 40 runs off the bat. Only Chris Duley scored more with 56 no. Next week thrids travel to Chickiba Oval, Ballina to take on the in-form T.E.B Fire.

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.26 – December 5, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.26 – December 5, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.