The Central Coast will grace the historic Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday when they contest the Plan B Regional Bash Finals.
The Regional Bash is a competition contested by 16 regions of Country NSW with the preliminary rounds consisting for four pools of four teams. The preliminary rounds were contested in October/November with the four pool winners to meet at the SCG on Tuesday.
Coffs Coast Chargers, ACT Aces and Central West Outlaws will join the Central Coast Rush on finals day, which will consist of two semi-finals and then then the final.
ACT Aces and Central West Outlaws will play in the first semi-final at 10am with the Central Coast Rush to play Coffs Coast Chargers at 2pm. The final between the two semi-final winners will commence at 6pm.
The Central Coast Rush reached the final after a thrilling last ball win over the Newcastle Blasters and a convincing win against the Hunter Hitman. Their clash with Lake Mac Attack was washed out.
The Central Coast side are confident of a good showing on Tuesday and skipper, Peter Gallichan will be looking to hard hitting batsmen Adam Taylor, Tony Cornwall, Steve McCabe and Ben Cohen to lead the way with the bat, whilst the slow left arm spin cartel of Taylor, Chris Archer and Blair Lindsay have proven to be successful combination in all forms of cricket this year, especially if Scott Burkinshaw, Jack Heuston and Kobe Allison can get early wickets. The all-round ability of Hayden Murphy and young gun Broc Hardy will also be very pivotal in the fast format of the game.
The Central Coast side is hoping to get excellent support at the SCG on Tuesday, however if you are unable to get to the ground you will be able to watch the match live at www.cricketnsw.com.au or follow the livescores at http://www.regionalbash.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/RoundResults.aspx?redirect=1&
Central Coast side:
5th February 2019
Peter GALLICHAN (c) Narara Wyoming
Kobe ALLISON The Entrance
Chris ARCHER Northern Power
Scott BURKINSHAW Lisarow Ourimbah
Ben COHEN Brisbane Water
Tony CORNWALL Warnervale
Broc HARDY The Entrance
Jack HEUSTON Terrigal Matcham
Blair LINDSAY Lisarow Ourimbah
Steve MCCABE Kincumber Avoca
Hayden MURPHY Wyong
Adam TAYLOR The Entrance
Harry WOODHEAD Kincumber Avoca
COACH: Glenn ROWLANDS
MANAGER: Gary KAVANAGH
SCORER: Bob ARCHER
Road to the Final
Central Coast Rush 6/141 (Adam Taylor 44) def Newcastle Blasters 140 (Hayden Murphy 3/22, Chris Archer 3/29, Blair Lindsay 2/21) by 4 wickets
Central Coast Rush 4/170 (Adam Taylor 47, Ben Cohen 41, Jack Shelley 34, Hayden Murphy 28no) def Hunter Hitman 106 (Adam Taylor 4/12, Chris Archer 2/7) by 64 runs
Central Coast vs Lake Mac Attack – Washed out
Central Coast Rush 5, Lake Mac Attack 3, Newcastle Blasters 3, Hunter Hitman 1