CCCA Round 13 Day 2 Preview

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Day 2 of Round 13 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition will be played on Saturday.

Preview

A number of clubs still have plenty of work to do as Round 13 concludes on Saturday.

Terrigal Avoca batsmen will need to be at their best if they are to chase down Northern Power’s total of 229 at Duffy’s Rd.

Currently sitting in 9th position on the table the Bellbirds can ill afford to drop this match which places extra pressure on their key batsmen in Ryan & Kyle James, Lloyd Radcliffe and the Bowring brothers.

Their task will not be made easier by the return of NSW Country spinner Chris Archer who will no doubt bowl plenty of overs along with the reliable Dave Molan.

Lisarow Ourimbah will be looking to their own returning NSW Country bowlers in Scott Burkinshaw and Blair Lindsay to make early inroads into Brisbane Waters batting line up at Adcock Park.

Brisbane Water still require 67 runs for victory but know one good partnership should be enough to get them over the line. Jordan Vilensky looked good last week and will resume on 26 with Shaun Hill, with star all-rounder Ben Sunshine still to bat.

After claiming 1st innings points last week, Wyong will be looking to build a sizeable lead before no doubt attempting to get an outright win over ladder leaders The Entrance.

The Entrance will welcome back Adam Taylor however the position of the game may prevent him from having too great an impact. Wyong will be missing their captain in Hayden Murphy.

Kincumber Avoca will need to take early wickets if they are to have any chance of preventing Warnervale from taking the points at Erina Oval.

The Wildcats need just 32 runs to take the points and still have six wickets in hand including Kane Harmsworth who is yet to bat. Jack Heuston bowled with plenty of pace last week and he could be a key player early on for the Griffens.

In the final game Narara-Wyoming will be looking for maximum points when play resumes against Southern Spirit at Col Gooley Oval.

The Lions lead by two runs with 7 wickets in hand and will be looking for early runs before sending Southern Spirit into bat again. Peter Cross will no doubt continue his aggressive approach which yielded him 59 not out off 43 balls last week.

The Spirit batted for 70 overs last week and another dogged batting effort will be required to avoid an outright defeat. Spinner James Smith will be the key for Narara-Wyoming after taking five wickets in the first innings last week.

State of play

Wyong 4/81 vs The Entrance 77 at Baker Park
Brisbane Water 3/59 vs Lisarow Ourimbah 126 at Adcock Park
Kincumber Avoca 127 vs Warnervale 4/96 @ Erina Oval
Terrigal Matcham vs Northern Power 229 @ Duffys Rd
Southern Spirit 103 vs Narara-Wyoming 3/105 @ Col Gooley Field

CCCA Round 13 Review

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Review of this weeks Round 13 CCCA 1st Grade competition.

Rd 13 – Two day matches

Wyong vs The Entrance @ Baker Park
Brisbane Water vs Lisarow Ourimbah @ Adcock Park
Kincumber Avoca vs Warnervale @ Erina Oval
Terrigal Matcham vs Northern Power @ Duffys Rd
Southern Spirit vs Narara-Wyoming @ Col Gooley Field

Review

The CCCA 1st Grade competition will revert to the two-day format commencing this Saturday.

Four rounds of T20 matches has shaken up the ladder and this round’s matches hold significance importance for a number of teams.

The Match of the Round, will be the top of the table clash between The Entrance and Wyong at Baker Park.

Reigning Premiers The Entrance have been the most consistent team in all formats again this season will be a great test for a Wyong side who have surprised many this year.

Mitchell Starkey has been a leading performer for The Entrance this year and he will again be a key for the Gulls. Broc Hardy and Ben Day have had good years with the bat and Wyong will need to dismiss these two cheaply if they are to restrict them to an achievable total.

Skipper Hayden Murphy has been a standout with both and ball for Wyong whilst Olly Thompson has also scored valuable runs at the top of the order.

Kincumber Avoca and Warnervale will do battle at Erina Oval with both clubs having very successful T20 campaigns reigniting their premiership chances.

Simon Keen was a standout in the T20’s and he will again be influential in this match especially if he makes an appearance at the bowling crease, which has been rare this year in the longer format.

Stephen McCabe is the key for Kincumber Avoca and if he fires Kincumber Avoca will relish their chances of victory especially with their strong bowling attack.

The Alan Davidson Challenge Trophy will also be up for grabs on this match.

Brisbane Water and Lisarow Ourimbah will do battle at Adcock Park in an important match for both clubs.

Brisbane Water sit in fourth position on the ladder, however were disappointing in both last weeks T20 matches. Prior to the T20’s Brisbane Water had put together three consecutive outright wins and will be looking to replicate this form against the Magpies. Ben & Matt Sunshine, Ben Cohen and Dave Mitchell are keys for the Bluetongues.

Lisarow Ourimbah have mixed their form this year however still remain within striking distance of the top four, but cannot afford to drop many more games.

The Magpies will be missing NSW Country reps Blair Lindsay and Scott Burkinshaw for the first week of the match which will place extra responsibility on senior players Mitch McBeath, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin, Connor Crane and Mitch Pennington.

Terrigal-Matcham and Northern Power meet in an important match at Duffy’s Rd.

These two teams slipped down the table with poor T20 performances and as such a win will be very welcome.

Terrigal Matcham will be looking to Ryan James and Lloyd Radcliffe to lead the way with the bat to give their key bowlers Josh Bridge, Jaime Brien and Harry Brien a competitive total to defend.

2018 Runners Up Northern Power have struggled to reach last years level, however on their day are equal to any side in the competition.

Brett Lenton has been a revelation at the top of the order making valuable contributions to support Ben Gillies who has been their most consistent batsmen. Dave Molan will be again required to lead the attack with Nick Babcock to provide the spin in the absence of skipper Chris Archer for Day 1.

In the final match Narara-Wyoming will be looking to move into the top four when they travel to Col Gooley Field to take on Southern Spirit.

Southern Spirit recorded their first win of the season in the last two day match and will be looking to replicate this performance against Narara-Wyoming.

Laurence Legge has been a consistent run scorer recently providing good support to skipper Daniel Friend. They will need to be at their best as Narara-Wyoming have a strong bowling attack led by Kyle Jordan, Andy Ryan, Mark McLachlan and James Smith.

The return of proven run scorer Peter Cross will be boost for a team which has struggled to score runs this year. Peter Gallichan has gotten starts in recent innings which would indicate a big score is around the corner whilst McLachlan is consistent at the top of the order.

All matches start at 12pm

CCCA Preview - Rd 11 & 12

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Central Coast will resume the 2018/19 season this Saturday with another T20 doubleheader.

Wyong and Warnervale were the big movers with the first T20 round of matches between Christmas and with another 12 points up for grabs all Saturday’s matches will be very important.

Warnervale skipper, Simon Keen was the standout player last round and his ability to dominate with both bat and ball will be a key as Warnervale take on Terrigal Matcham and Lisarow-Ourimbah, with the Magpies missing their NSW Country duo in Scott Burkinshaw and Blair Lindsay.

The Entrance will also be missing Adam Taylor, who was another standout player last round, when they take on Northern Power and Brisbane Water. Northern Power were disappointing last round being defeated easily in both games and they will need to rebound strongly or risk falling of the competition pace. Their task on Saturday has not been made easy with the absence of their captain, Chris Archer.

Brisbane Water will be looking to continue their improved form and with skipper Ben Cohen at the helm appear well suited to this format of the game. Their clash with Wyong in the first game on Saturday should be a beauty as Wyong are currently the competition pacesetters and have one of the most influential players in the game in Hayden Murphy who performs consistently with both bat and ball.

The Alan Davidson Cup will be up for grabs when holders Kincumber-Avoca take on Narara-Wyoming at Gavenlock Oval. It is an important game for the Griffens as they currently languish in 9th position whilst Narara-Wyoming will be looking for a win to move themselves back into the top four.

Saturday’s Fixtures:

Round 11 @ 11am

Wyong

  v  

Brisbane Water

Adcock Park

Kincumber Avoca

  v  

Narara Wyoming

Gavenlock Oval

Southern Spirit

  v  

Lisarow

Col Gooley Field

The Entrance

  v  

Northern Power

Fagans Park

Terrigal Matcham

  v  

Warnervale

Duffys Rd

Round 12 @ 3.45pm

Wyong

  v  

Narara Wyoming

Gavenlock Oval

Southern Spirit

  v  

The Entrance

Col Gooley Field

Kincumber Avoca

  v  

Terrigal Matcham

Erina Oval

Lisarow

  v  

Warnervale

Fagans Park

Brisbane Water

  v  

Northern Power

Adcock Park No. 1

In other Cricket news Scott Burkinshaw, Blair Lindsay (both Lisarow Ourimbah), Chris Archer (Northern Power) and Adam Taylor will represent NSW Country at the Australian Country Cricket Championships in Shepparton commencing today whilst Teigan Kavanagh (Wyong) will play for NSW Country Women’s in the Women’s Carnival which commences on Saturday, also in Shepparton.

CCCA Preview - Rd 9 & 10

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Having already played one and two day matches the CCCA 1st Grade competition will move into T20 mode with all teams playing a double header on Saturday.

The T20 format is arguably the most unpredictable format of the game and with six points on offer each match, all clubs have the opportunity to either make a big jump up the table or alternatively slide down the table depending on their results.

The T20 points achieved are included in the overall competition points, whilst separate T20 semi-finals and Grand Final will be played.

The Entrance are the reigning T20 champions and given the fact that they are sitting on top of the ladder you would expect that they would be the team to beat again this year.

Terrigal-Matcham are another team who have traditionally performed well in T20 cricket having won the title in 2016/17 before being runner up last year. Wyong  took out the T20 final in 2015/16 defeating Northern Power and they will again be looking for a strong performance.

Saturday’s Fixtures:

Round 9 @ 11am

Wyong

  v  

Southern Spirit

Baker Park

Kincumber

  v  

Brisbane Water

Erina Oval

Terrigal

  v  

Lisarow

Bill Sohier Park

The Entrance

  v  

Narara

Jubilee Park

Northern Power

  v  

Warnervale

Harry Moore Oval

Round 10 @ 3.45pm

Northern Power

  v  

Wyong

Harry Moore Oval

Warnervale

  v  

The Entrance

Woongarrah Sports Complex

Narara

  v  

Terrigal

Gavenlock Oval

Lisarow

  v  

Kincumber

Erina Oval

Brisbane Water

  v  

Southern Spirit

Adcock Park No. 1

CCCA Review - Rd 8 - Day 2 Preview

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All matches are evenly poised entering Day 2 of Round 8 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition.

At Fagan Park, ladder leaders, Wyong will be looking to turn a first innings defeat into an outright win against Brisbane Water.

After trailing by 12 runs on the first innings, Wyong turned the deficit into a 42 run lead by stumps, with all ten wickets still in hand.

Wyong will no doubt be aggressive in order to both build a sizeable lead but also give themselves enough time to bowl Brisbane Water out. Hayden Murphy will be the key as his form with the bat in recent weeks has been very impressive.

Wyong’s aggressive nature may fall into the hands of Brisbane Water as their attack led by the Sunshine brothers and Dane Croker has proven capable of bowling sides out. The Bluetongues would also fancy their chances of chasing down any total especially with Ben Cohen, Dave Mitchell and Ben Sunshine all in good form with the bat.

Northern Power’s batting prowess will again be put under the spotlight as they look to chase down The Entrance’s total of 242 at Harry Moore Oval.

Last outing with the bat, Power opener Jeremy O’Connell scored 168 and he will again be a key wicket for The Entrance, who will be looking for paceman Kobe Allison and Mitchell Starkey to take early wickets to enable Adam Taylor to work through the middle order with his left arm sliders.

At Woongarah Oval, Warnervale will be looking for a couple of early wickets to put the game out of reach for Terrigal-Matcham, who still require 174 runs for victory with seven wickets in hand.

Not out batsmen, Mitch Bowring and Zac Peters will need to start well, whilst regular opener Lloyd Radcliffe will also be a key player for the Bellbirds.

Youngster Joey Liddle was the star with the ball last week, whilst Mitch McNeilly has been a regular wicket taker this year.

Another dour days cricket is expected at Gavenlock Oval as Kincumber Avoca look to score a further 125 runs for victory against Narara-Wyoming.

Only 148 runs were scored off 90 overs last week and it is difficult seeing the run rate rising too much this week as the Griffins try and salvage a much needed victory.

Steve McCabe, Bryce Birks and Jack McRae will be keys for visitors however the Lions attack of Andy Ryan, Kyle Jordan, Kieran Lawson, Mark McLachlan and James Smith will make life very difficult if they can get on top.

In the final game, the wicket of Lisarow-Ourimbah skipper, Blair Lindsay will be vital if Southern Spirit are to record their first of the year at Sohier Park.

The Spirit scored 220 runs last week, however Lisarow Ourimbah were able to polish off 68 of these by stumps of which Lindsay had scored 43. If they can get Lindsay early the pressure will be right on the Lisarow-Ourimbah middle order which has been shaky at times this year. The question for Southern Spirit is, who can step up to make the important break throughs. Time will tell.

State of play:

The Entrance 242 vs Northern Power @ Harry Moore Oval

Warnervale 237  vs Terrigal Matcham 3/64 @ Woongarah Oval

Southern Spirit 220 vs Lisarow Ourimbah 1/68 @ Sohier Park

Narara Wyoming 136 vs Kincumber Avoca 2/12 @ Gavenlock Oval

Wyong 149 & 0/54 vs Brisbane Water 161 @ Fagan Park

You can follow all the matches live at http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/RoundResults.aspx?redirect=1&