Central Coast has opened Stage 2 of the McDonalds Country Cricket NSW Bradman Cup carnival with a 106 run win over Western Zone at Cahill Oval (Newcastle).
Led by a magnificent 113 not out from Liam Roche (Kincumber Avoca), Central Coast were able to amass 4/255 from their 50 overs. Jaylen Johnston 58 and Lochlan Smith 42 not out also made valuable contributions with Smith and Roche (photo below) putting on an unbeaten partnership of 110 runs to end the innings.
In reply, Western Zone were dismissed for 149 with Johnston rounding out an excellent match with 4/35 off 10 overs with Angus Jack and Tom Fenton each taking two wickets also.
The carnival continues through until Friday with the Central Coast taking on Riverina tomorrow.
Central Coast 4/255 (Liam Roche 113no, Jaylen Johnston 58, Lochlan Smith 42no, Zak Graham 21) def Western Zone 149 (Jaylen Johnston 4/35, Angus Jack 2/14, Tom Fenton 2/10)
Full scorecard available at: https://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=3770592
Highlights of the match can be viewed at: https://matchcentre.aus.frogbox.live/match/15592-3770592/highlights?fbclid=IwAR3aBdRqCjR77BCA2jtgyFNKELa3y9HcNnk9_D0hnZ6C-q1J1d9FihQFyiQ&period=3709645