Central Coast win both Bradman Cup and Kookaburra Cup Titles

Central Coast claimed both the Country Cricket Bradman Cup and Kookaburra Cup titles following the completion of the carnivals in Albury.

The win continues the excellent season Central Coast Representative Cricket has experienced this season with the Colts side winning the Colts Carnival last month and the senior side to play in the final both the Regional Big Bash and NSW Country Championships next month.

Match Reviews

Bradman Cup

Central Coast made it back-to-back Country Cricket NSW championships after a hard fought 19 run win over North Coastal in Albury yesterday.

After winning the toss and batting Central Coast made a shaky start slumping to 3/37 before Harry Channells, 67 and skipper Harry Townsend, 55 put on a 91 run partnership. Upon their dismissal Kyle Frazer 23, Ben Sammut 18 and Karan Katli 13 added valuable runs as the Central Coast we able to finish their innings at a very competitive 9/230.

In reply North Coastal made a good fist of chasing down the total putting together a number of partnerships.

Central Coast were made to work hard for their wickets and at 5/200 were arguably underdogs to win the match and claim the championships. At this point however their fielding again came to the four and they were able to generate three run outs, whilst Karan Katli picked up two important wickets as well at the death and in the end North Coastal were dismissed for 211.

Katli was the most successful bowler finishing with 3/27 off 6 overs however it was the performance of Townsend 1/32 and Mitch Giltinan 1/31 who were able to make important breakthroughs during the middle of the innings to stall North Coastal’s run chase. Jack Swainston and Michael Drake also claimed a wicket.

Entering the Championships as defending premiers brings with it added expectation and Alex Patterson, John Rainger, John Toohey and the players embraced the challenge and played excellent cricket throughout the wicket, finishing with an unblemished record.

Well done to you all.

Match Details:

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Kookaburra Cup

Central Coast have claimed the 2019 Country Cricket NSW Kookaburra Cup Championship with a comprehensive 9 wicket win over North Coastal at Albury yesterday.

After losing the toss, Central Coast were in the field first and made immediate inroads into the North Coastal batting with opening bowlers Daniel Thompson and Campbell Crossfield having North Coastal 3/7, a start that they were not able to recover from and eventually were dismissed for 109.

Thompson finished an excellent carnival with the figures of 3/10 off his 6 overs, whilst Bailey Lidgard also picked up two wickets.

Chasing a moderate total, Central Coast openers, Jordan McDonald and Joseph Merlino put on 47 runs for the first wicket before McDonald was dismissed for 27. Tyler Searle joined Merlino and the pair were able to pass the total without the loss of any further wickets to record an emphatic win for the Central Coast.

Merlino finished unbeaten on 32 and Searle on 35.

The win capped a fantastic week for the team which saw Central Coast complete the carnival undefeated.

In addition to this Thompson was named Player of the Carnival.

Full credit goes to the coaching staff of Glenn Rowlands and Chad Soper as well as the Manager, Peter Slominski.

The victory was also just reward for the players who not only performed well during the week but also did the hard work in preparing for the Carnival.

Match Details:

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Video Highights

https://www.facebook.com/Prime7NewsBorder/videos/547340572400501/ - Central Coast Batting - Final

https://www.facebook.com/Prime7NewsBorder/videos/544635589373306/ - Central Coast Fielding Round 4

Central Coast through to Bradman Cup & Kookaburra Cup Finals

Both the Central Coast Bradman Cup and Kookaburra Cup sides are through to the finals of their respective Country Cricket NSW carnivals being held in Albury.

In today’s Bradman Cup T20 double header, Central Coast easily accounted for Riverina and then defeated Western in a tight contest.

Tight bowling restricted Riverina to 8/88 off their 20 overs, a total which the Central Coast were able to chase down for the loss of just four wickets.

Harry Townsend was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/19 off his 4 overs, whilst Harry Channells continued his excellent form with the bat top scoring with 53, whilst his opening partner Townsend chipped in with 21.

In the second match, Central Coast batted first and again it was Channells who led the way scoring 45 runs, however the Central Coast could only muster 6/104 off their 20 overs.

With only a moderate total to defend the Central Coast bowlers again rose to the occasion and with Townsend taking 3/27 to be the most successful bowler they were able to restrict Western to just 9/94 which saw them win by 10 runs. A highlight was again the fielding of the Central Coast team which again created two important run outs.

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Tomorrow the Central Coast will take on North Coastal knowing that a win will guarantee them the title of Bradman Cup champions. A loss will see them still in with a chance to win depending on other results.

The Central Coast Kookaburra Cup side continue to shine under the leadership of Glenn Rowlands and Chad Soper.

Today it was ACT Southern Districts that fell at the hands of the dominant coast outfit which was led by an outstanding bowling performance from Daniel Thompson.

The Lisarow Ourimbah, paceman was outstanding taking 6/17 off his 7 overs as ACT Southern Districts were dismissed for just 67 runs. Levi Bailey also chipped in with two wickets.

Central Coast were able to score the required runs in just 13 overs for the loss of one wicket which enabled them to gain two valuable bonus points. Yesterday’s hero’s Jordan McDonald and Tyler Searle again led the way with the bat remaining unbeaten on 36 & 25 runs respectively.

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Tomorrow Central Coast take on North Coastal, who are also undefeated with the winner to be crowned Kookaburra Cup Champions.