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