Central Coast Cricket - Rep Side Suffer First Up Loss


Central Coast Cricket - Rep Side Suffer First Up Loss

Central Coast defence of the McDonalds NSW Country Championships Northern Pool title got off to a disappointing start yesterday going down to Central Northern in a thriller at Inverell.

Central Northern prevailed by 16 runs after scoring 222 runs and then dismissing Central Coast for 206.

Batting first Central Northern lost too early wickets courtesy of Kobe Allison and Scott Burkinshaw however steadied to be 2/112 and heading for a big total. The introduction of spin courtesy of the left arm cartel of Chris Archer, Adam Taylor and Blair Lindsay saw Central Northern slump to 6/138 before a late rally enabled them to reach 222.

Archer was the pick of the bowlers finishing with 1/29 off his 10 overs to once again show why he is arguably the best spinner in NSW Country. Jack Heston picked up late wickets to finish with 3/41 whilst Burkinshaw 2/45; Lindsay 2/47; Taylor 1/41 and Allison 1/13 were also amongst the wickets.

Chasing 223 for victory Central Coast were unable to put together the big partnerships which were required and each time they looked to have the advantage they lost a wicket. Nine of the eleven Central Coast batsmen reached double figures, however the fact that youngster Broc Hardy top scored with 36 was the damning statistic. Taylor 35 and Ben Cohen 27 were the next best scores.

Central Coast will now need to win their next two games, commencing with Western Zone (who defeated North Coastal) if they are to have a chance of progressing through to the McDonalds NSW Country Championship final.

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Central Coast Cricket - Representative Squad Announced


CCCA Representative Squad Announced

Central Coast Cricket selectors have named a new look opens representative side to compete in the Northern Pool of the McDonald’s NSW Country Championships which will be played this weekend in Inverell.

The squad to be captained by former NSW Country Captain, Peter Gallichan, includes a number of teenagers namely last years Grand Final Man of the Match, Broc Hardy as well as Jack Heuston and Kobe Allison, all of whom will be making their representative debuts along with Brisbane Water captain, Ben Cohen. The selectors have also recalled experienced Kincumber-Avoca skipper, Steve McCabe to bolster the batting.

Whilst there is an number of new faces coach, Glenn Rowlands will be looking to his experienced campaigners in Gallichan, Adam Taylor, Blair Linday, Chris Archer and Scott Burkinshaw to lead the way, as Central Coast look to win their third consecutive Northern Pool carnival.

Central Coast are drawn to play Central Northern on Friday, Western on Saturday before finishing the carnival on Sunday by playing North Coastal, who will be captain by former Narara-Wyoming player, Richie Gallichan (Peter’s brother) and include former Central Coast representative, Justin Moore. All matches are 50 overs per side.

The winner of this carnival will play the winner of the Southern Pool in the final on November 25.

Central Coast has made the final of the McDonald’s Country Championships the past two years however finished runner up on both occasions, to Western in 2016/17 and Newcastle last year.

The squad will have their final training session tonight at Taylor Park commencing at 5pm before travelling to Inverell on Thursday.

The squad is:
Peter Gallichan (Narara-Wyoming) capt, Chris Archer (Northern Power) vc, Kobe Allison (The Entrance), Ben Cohen (Brisbane Water), Scott Burkinshaw (Lisarow-Ourimbah), Tony Cornwell (Warnervale), Broc Hardy (The Entrance), Jack Heuston (Kincumber-Avoca), Blair Lindsay (Lisarow-Ourimbah), Steve McCabe (Kincumber-Avoca), Hayden Murphy (Wyong), Adam Taylor (The Entrance) Harry Woodhead (Kincumber-Avoca)
Coach: Glenn Rowlands
Ass. Coach: John Rainger
Manager: Gary Kavanagh
Scorer: Bob Archer.

Peter Gallichan Captain 0421 377241
Glenn Rowlands Coach 0425 208948