Central Coast Looking to Claim First Peden Shield Title in 12 Years
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The Central Coast U15 Female Representative side will make the trip to Canberra this Sunday looking to claim their first Margaret Peden Shield title since 2010/11.
The Coast side under the leadership of coach Michael Phillips and captain Emily Humphreys have taken all before them and after an opening round loss to arch rivals Newcastle the side has remained unbeaten since finishing the home and away season in 2nd position before gaining revenge on Newcastle in the semi final last week, winning 7 wickets at Fagans Park.
ACT will present a formidable opposition going through to the final undefeated.
The match will commence at 10am.
Southern Spirit T20 Champions
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Southern Spirit has been crowned CCCA T20 Champions defeating Northern Power by 7 wickets with 11 balls to spare at Tuggerah today. Southern Spirit all-rounder Lachlan Cork received the Jay Lenton Medal as Player of the Match.
Despite the torrential rain in the lead up to the match and also during the earlier Glen Rowlands Shield Final, the pitch and outfield were in excellent condition and Northern Power skipper, Chris Archer had no hesitation in batting after winning the toss.
The Power betters struggled against a disciplined Spirit bowling and fielding attack and struggled to 6/61 after 11 overs. It took an unbeaten partnership of 53 from Brett Lenton 27no and youngster Joe Merlino 20 not out to lift the Power to a respectful 6/114 from their 20 overs. Skipper Ross Watson and Cork were the most successful bowlers with two wickets apiece whilst marquee player, Craig Di Blasio showed his Sydney 1st Grade credentials with 1/16 off 4 overs.
Searching for their first 1st Grade trophy as a merged entity, Southern Spirits reply was very methodical and the score had reached 37 before Archer had key batter Liam O’Farrell trapped in front in the seventh over for 24. Cork entered the crease and he and Spirit stalwart Daniel Friend took the score to 64 before Friend was dismissed for a well made 29. From then on Cork took control and with good placement and aggressive running he assured the Spirit would take the match with relative ease in the end, finishing with a unbeaten 46 off 42 balls with 3 boundaries. Archer was the pick of the Power bowlers with 2/17 from 4 overs.
In the earlier game, Kincumber Avoca claimed the Glen Rowlands Shield defeating The Entrance by 16 runs in a match reduced to 12 overs per side following a rain interruption. Kincumber Avoca spinner Bailey Lidgard was named Man of the Match for his 15 no and 1/5 of 3 overs which included an amazing 16 dot balls.
Winning runs – 2.33.00