Colts bolt early to share lead

NEW captain Chris Moran insists a more dedicated attitude this season is behind the revival of Park Beach Bowling Club Colts.

“The feeling is much more positive and I think we've left behind the image of being here for a good time, rather than chasing those wins,” he said.

It's only early days but Colts share a three-way leader board after the first round but the signs of a fresh outlook on life are there.

And the club will need every bit of that newfound tenacity if they are to overtake the massive target set last Saturday at Fitzroy Oval by Diggers Ex-Services.

On the back of a splendid stand between wicketkeeper Roger Oates and century-maker Steve Meakins, Diggers posted 253 and Colts were 1-21 in reply with a full day's play remaining.

Dorrigo will resume at 1-39 in their chase of the first innings total of 193 left by Coffs Hotel Tigers.

Clancy Shipp has made a start to be 20 not out at stumps and with Justin Gilbert and Bruce Mackie still to come - both showed they are nearing big scores in the opening round - the Buzzards are likely to give the visitors some nervous moments from around mid-afternoon.

The match between Northern Districts and Sawtell is merely academic after the Blue Caps earned a first innings victory in a low scoring match last week.

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