Bradman Cup & Kooaburra Cup continue winning run.

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Central Coast have had another good day in Albury with both the Bradman Cup and Kookaburra Cup sides recording wins in the Country Cricket NSW Championships.

The Bradman Cup put in another dominant performance to defeat ACT Southern Districts by 35 runs in a rain affected match.

Having to field first, Mitch Giltinan took the first 3 wickets with just 41 runs on the board before the spin duo Karan Katli 3/18 off 10 overs and Harry Townsend 2/19 off 10 overs again strangled the ACT Southern Districts batting line up, dismissing them for 121. Giltinan was outstanding finishing with 4/35 off 9 overs.

An opening partnership of 40 between Harry Channells,11 and Ben Sammut, 23 put the Central Coast well on the way for victory before Mitch Ryan 27 not out saw them reach 4/83 off 22 overs before the rain set in causing the game to be cancelled. Central Coast were awarded the win after leading by 35 runs on the Duckworth Lewis system.

The Central Coast will have a T20 double header today taking on Riverina in the morning and Western in the afternoon.

The Kookaburra Cup side sit on top of the table after today’s T20 double header.

In the first game an excellent batting performance saw them defeat Riverina by two wickets with the winning runs coming off the second last ball.

Riverina batted first on scored a very competitive 7/165 off their 20 overs. Levi Bailey was the most successful bowler taking 2/6 off 2 overs in a match the bowlers tended to struggle in.

Chasing 166 for victory the Central Coast openers Jordan McDonald and Tyler Searle got the side off to a flying start with a partnership of 45. When Searle was dismissed for 22, Daniel Thompson chipped in with 28, however upon his dismissal Central Coast continued to push for victory.

McDonald was the key to the run chase scoring a well compiled 59, however when he was dismissed there was still plenty of work to do. Bailey Lidgard, 16 and Aiden Fenech, 20 ensured the Coast side got across the line in an exciting finish.

In the second game, Central Coast had not only overcome a determined Western side but also the weather.

Having to field first the Central Coast bowlers did a good job in restricting Western to 6/104 with Tom Noble leading the way with three wickets whilst Seth Slominski was very economical conceding just 8 runs from his 3 overs.

With the bat the Central Coast put in a very professional performance passing the total in the 17th over for the loss of just 5 wickets.

Tyler Searle was the standout finishing unbeaten on 49 whilst Slominski completed a good all round performance with 18.

Central Coast sit on top of the ladder and will take on ACT Southern Districts in a 40 over game today.

All the match details from the Bradman and Kookaburra Cup matches can be viewed at:

Bradman Cup & Kookaburra Cup Round 1 wins for Central Coast

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Central Coast made a winning start to both the Country Cricket NSW Bradman Cup and Kookaburra Cup Carnivals in Albury today defeating arch rivals Newcastle in both matches.

98 from opener Harry Channells was the highlight of the Bradman Cups side 35 run win over Newcastle.

Channells was excellent before being tragically run out two short of a well deserved century. Mitchell Ryan 35 and Michael Drake 20 also contributed to Central Coast’s total of 9/232 from their 50 overs.

In reply Newcastle were dismissed for 197 with spinners Karan Katli 3/19 off 10 overs and skipper Harry Townsend 2/33 led the way through the middle of the innings whilst Jack Swainston also chipped in with two wickets.

Today the Central Coast take on ACT Southern Districts, who lost their Round 1 match agains Greater Illawarra.

Excellent bowling with the new ball led the way for the Kookaburra Cup’s six wicket win over Newcastle.

Daniel Thompson 4/17, Campbell Crossfield 3/22 and captain Lachlan Shedden 2/16 tore through the Newcastle top order having them 6/18 before at late innings fightback saw them reach 139.

This total proved no problem for the Central Coast who passed the score for the loss of just four wickets. Joseph Merlino 36 and Seth Slominski 29 got their campaigns off to a good start.

Today the Kookaburra Cup competition has a T20 double header with Central Coast playing Riverina in the morning and Western in the afternoon.

Full match details can be found at (select the competition from the dropdown box):