Palms hold sway in thirds

Simon Miller from Pacific Palms third grade bowling against Taree United.

Simon Miller from Pacific Palms third grade bowling against Taree United.

GREAT Lakes-area teams lead the way in Manning third grade cricket competition after eight rounds.

Pacific Palms have made a successful comeback to Manning cricket after a number of years absence and lead the competition on 36 points clear of Bulahdelah on 33.

There's a logjam on 30 points, with Great Lakes Gold, defending premiers Taree United, and Old Bar sharing the spot. However, there's a gap to Taree West Strikers on 21 followed by Old Bar/Harrington and Wingham on 18, Great Lakes Green 12 and Taree West Heat on 0.

Bulahdelah and Old Bar meet at Bulahdelah in the match of the round tomorrow. In other games Old Bar/Harrington take on Taree West Strikers at Harrington, Taree United meet Taree West Heat at Cundle, Great Lakes Gold take on Wingham at Lake Street while Pacific Palms host Great Lakes Green.

The competition will break for Christmas after the games on December 12, returning on January 30.