CCCA Grand Final Preview

CCCA

Wyong and Northern Power will meet in the 2018/19 CCCA 1st Grade Grand Final at Sohier Park this weekend.

Both sides upset their more fancied opponents in last weeks semi finals and will be confident heading into the decider.

Northern Power will be looking to avenge last years Grand Final loss, when they lost to The Entrance, and also claim the clubs first 1st Grade premiership since Toukley won in 1996/97.

For Wyong it has been a remarkable turnaround and they are one win away from completing the last to first fairytale after claiming the wooden spoon last year. Wyong last won the premiership in 2009/10.

This weekend will bring down the curtain on the career of one of Central Coast Cricketers modern day stars with Northern Power’s Caine Barnes retiring from 1st Grade cricket after the Grand Final. Barnes showed in the semi final that he still has plenty to offer putting together a matchwinning 63 and he will be a key player in the Grand Final.

Both teams are evenly matches in the bowling department with David Molan, Chris Archer and Nick Babcock leading the way for Northern Power whilst Kaleb Daley, Hayden Murphy, Harrison Townsend, Bailey King and Andrew Dufty have performed well all year for Wyong.

The batting on both side can be unreliable with Wyong mainstay being Murphy with assistance from Olly Thompson whilst the experienced Mark Leard has played some important knocks in the lower order including 60 last week. Northern Power batting is headed up by Brett Lenton, Ben Gillies, Zac Abel and Jeremy O’Connell all who have the potential to put together big scores.

Wyong has had the edge over Northern Power winning both the two day match and also the T20 match however that counts for nothing heading into the weekend.

The match will be a two day fixture starting at 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.

All matches can be followed live at:

http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2870212

Previous encounters:

Round 7 – Two Day
Wyong 8/163 def Northern Power 162

Round 10 – T20
Wyong 5/121 def Northern Power 7/120

Full List of Grand Finals

1st Grade - Two Day - 12pm​
Wyong vs Northern Power @ Sohier Park

2nd Grade - Two Day - 12pm
The Entrance vs Northern Power @Woongarrah Oval

3rd Grade - Two Day - 12.30pm​
Kincumber Avoca vs Lisarow Ourimbah @ Rogers Park # 2

4th Grade - Two Day - 12.30pm
The Entrance vs Warnervale @McKillop Oval

5th Grade - Two Day - 12.30pm​
Lisarow Ourimbah vs Warnervale @Halekulani Oval

6th Grade - Two Day - 12.30pm​
Northern Power vs Kincumber Avoca @ Hamlyn Terrace Oval

7th Grade - One Day - 12.30pm​
Terrigal Matcham vs Narara Wyoming @ Hylton Moore Park

8th Grade - One Day - 12.30pm​
Narara Wyoming vs Southern Spirit White @ Mascord Park/ Wadalba

9th Grade - One Day - 12.30pm​
Southern Spirit vs Narara Wyoming @ Kanwal Oval

Ladies T20 - One Day - 2.00pm​
Terrigal Matcham vs Kincumber Avoca @Lisarow Sporting Field

CCCA Semi Finals Preview

CCCA

The semi-finals of the Central Coast Cricket competitions will be played this weekend with the winners to progress through to the grand finals next weekend.

In the 1st Grade competition Defending Premiers, The Entrance will play Northern Power at Sohier Park, in a replay of last years Grand Final whilst Warnervale and Wyong will do battle at Woongarrah Oval.

The Entrance will enter their contest against Northern Power full of confidence having claimed the Minor Premiership and also winning the one-day competition last Sunday, however they will need to combat a Northern Power side who enter the finals on the back of winning six of their past seven matches, including one by outright. Such was the Power’s mid season form they were sitting in ninth position after Round 11 and in the line at the travel agency booking their end of season trip.

The appointment of respected coach, Rohan Hutchinson has turned around the sides fortunes and they will enter the match confident of knocking the Minor Premiers out of the competition for the second year running, having dealt the same fate on Kincumber Avoca last year.

Whilst Northern Powers bowling attack led by Dave Molan and Nathan Stokes with the new ball and the spin combination of Chris Archer and Nick Babcock are very consistent the same could not be said about their batting. Over many years now the Power’s batting has been rocks or diamonds and very little in between. The promotion of Brett Lenton to the top of the lineup this year has been a masterstroke with the aggressive right hander have a career best season with the bat which included 138 not out last week. Zac Abel has been putting together some good scores of late whilst Ben Gillies has been in good form all year although he has a penchant of failing to capitalise on good starts. Returns of just two half centuries across the season is not a true reflection of the quality of Gillies with the bat. If Jeremy O’Connell and Caine Barnes can spend some quality time in the middle Northern Power will be right in this contest.

The Entrance on the other hand have been a model of consistency dropping just three games across the season in claiming the minor premiership. Their lineup posesses both quality and depth which makes it difficult for the opposition to overcome. The quality comes in the class of Adam Taylor, Broc Hardy, Ben Day, Mitch Starkey and Kobe Allison whilst Kris Capeski and Nick Hay have made excellent contributions of late and the experienced Jason Blackwood and Ash Hardy are always reliable.

Should be an enticing encounter.

Previous encounters:

Round 8 – Two Dayer

The Entrance 242 def Northern Power 126 & 0/56

Round 11 – T20

The Entrance 6/203 def Northern Power 8/131

Quarter Final – T20

The Entrance 9/101 def Northern Power 6/95

The second semi final will see the high flying Warnervale Wildcats take on the Wyong Roos at Woongarrah Oval.

This Wildcats will be playing in their first 1st Grade finals encounter, however if the T20 final is any indication they won’t be daunted by the occasion. They enter the finals as the form side of the competition having won 9 of their last 10 matches including the T20 final. In addition to this they have arguably the competitions hottest player at the moment in their skipper Simon Keen who has been outstanding with bat and ball and would be expected to have a major say in the outcome of this match.

In saying that however they are not a one man team with other match winners in Kaine Harmsworth and Tony Cornwell, however it has been the improvements in the likes of Joey Liddle, Daniel Hill, Mitch McNeilly and Brett Russell which has contributed to their success.

Wyong on the other hand have been the quite achievers all year, rarely being outside the top four albeit they started the wobble towards the end of the year winning only one of their last six matches before having to defeat Terrigal Matcham last week to seal their finals spot.

Wyong have a workman like outfit, who rely on every player to make a contribution for them to get the results. Skipper Hayden Murphy is a class player, who has not been at his best of late but you would expect him to perform big in the finals. Youngsters Kaleb Daley and Harrison Townsend have had break out years whilst the experienced campaigners in Mark Leard and Rob Westley continue to make valuable contributions.

This should be a great contest also.

Previous encounters:

Round 3 – One Day

Wyong 4/130 def Warnervale 126

Round 15 – T20

Warnervale 7/117 def Wyong 76

Both semi-finals are two day matches on Saturday and Sunday commencing at 12pm.

All matches can be followed live at:

http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/RoundResults.aspx?redirect=1&

Full List of Semi Finals:

1st Grade – Two Day

The Entrance vs Northern Power @ Sohier Park
Warnervale vs Wyong @ Woongarrah Oval

2nd Grade – Two Day

The Entrance vs Wyong @ Jubilee Park
Northern Power vs Lisarow Ourimbah @ Duffys Rd

3rd Grade – Two Day

The Entrance vs Lisarow Ourimbah @ Rogers Park # 2
Kincumber Avoca vs Northern Power @ McKillop Oval

4th Grade – Two Day

The Entrance vs Northern Power @ EDSACC North
Lisarow Ourimbah vs Warnervale @ Hamlyn Terrace

5th Grade – Two Day

Lisarow Ourimbah vs Wyong @ Hylton Moore Park
Northern Power Orange vs Warnervale @ Mascord Park

6th Grade – Two Day

Southern Spirit vs Kincumber Avoca @ Kanwal Oval
Northern Power vs Wyong Green @ Alan Davidson Park

7th Grade – One Day

Terrigal Matcham vs Wyong @ Sohier Park # 2
Narara Wyoming vs Lisarow Ourimbah @ Lisarow Sporting Field

8th Grade – One Day

Narara Wyoming vs Warnervale @ Bluehaven Oval
Southern Spirit White vs Lisarow Ourimbah @ Halekulani Oval

9th Grade – One Day

Southern Spirit vs Northern Power @ Sohier Park # 3
Lisarow Ourimbah vs Narara Wyoming @ Paddy Clifton # 1

Ladies T20 – One Day

Terrigal Matcham vs Lisarow Ourimbah @ McEvoy Oval
Northern Power Orange vs Kincumber Avoca @ Frost Reserve

CCCA Round 18 & One Day Final Preview

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Another big weekend of cricket this weekend with the final day of the regular to be played on Saturday and the final of the one day competition on Sunday.

Saturday

Rd 18 – One  Day Match – 12pm start

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

Southern Spirit

v

Northern Power

Col Gooley Field

Wyong

v

Terrigal-Matcham

Baker Park 

Kincumber Avoca

v

The Entrance

Erina Oval 

Lisarow-Ourimbah

v

Narara-Wyoming

Sohier Park No. 1

Brisbane Water

v

Warnervale

Adcock Park No. 1 

Overall Ladder:

The Entrance 76, Warnervale 70, Narara-Wyoming 61, Wyong 58, Northern Power 56, Brisbane Water 48, Kincumber Avoca 46, Lisarow Ourimbah 44, Terrigal Matcham 37, Southern Spirit 16

Sunday

One Day Final @ Jubilee Park, The Entrance

Home Team

 

Away Team

Time

The Entrance

v

Terrigal Matcham

11.00am 

Preview – Round 18

The final day of the CCCA competition will be played this Saturday with three teams battling for the final two finals position.

The match has reverted to a one day fixture following all Day 1 matches being washed out last week.

The Entrance and Warnervale have already secured their finals spot albeit the Minor Premiership is still up for grabs, should The Entrance slip up in the final round. The interest however is in the minor placings with Narara-Wyoming, Wyong and Northern Power all fighting it out for the two available spots.

Narara-Wyoming sit in third position on the ladder and can guarantee themselves a finals spot if they can defeat Lisarow-Ourimbah at Sohier Park. These two sides are arch rivals and have met in many finals defining games over the years and more often than not Narara-Wyoming come out on top, however the Magpies would like nothing more than to end what has been a relatively disappointing season on a high by defeating their neighbours.

Key Players: Andy Ryan and Peter Gallichan – Narara-Wyoming; Scott Burkinshaw & Blair Lindsay – Lisarow-Ourimbah.

Wyong will need to rebound quickly from a narrow loss to Lisarow-Ourimbah when they host Terrigal Matcham at Baker Park. The Roos were just three runs away from an almost guaranteed finals berth last week, however now have to rely on defeating the Bellbirds to gain a top four spot, a position they have held for the majority of the season.

Batting has been the achilles heel for Wyong in recent weeks and they will be hoping the return of skipper, Hayden Murphy will overcome this shortfall. Olly Thompson had a good start to the season however has only scored in double figures twice in his last seven bats and Wyong will require a reversal of form from him if they are to not only make the finals but be competitive in them. Wyong’s bowling has been very good with the experienced Mark Leard and youngster Kaleb Daley leading the pace attack whilst Harrison Townsend is having an excellent debut season bowling his left arm spin.

Normally a team sitting second last on the ladder would have little to play for leading into the last round however that is not the case for Terrigal Matcham who on Sunday will be playing in the One day Final and hence will be looking to build momentum leading into that match. The Bellbirds have fallen away badly after Christmas mainly due to inconsistent batting displays. On their day the batting line up boasting Lloyd Radcliffe, Ryan and Kyle James, Tim & Mitch Bowring is capable of posting good totals but unfortunately they have not been able to fire on the same day. This has then put pressure on their bowling attack which has held up well with both Jaime Brian and Josh Bridge having excellent seasons taking 64 wickets between them.

Key Players: Hayden Murphy & Harrison Townsend – Wyong; Ryan James & Jaime Brien – Terrigal Matcham

Northern Power’s fate is out of their hands and they will need to rely on either Narara-Wyoming and Wyong losing to have any chance of progressing through to the finals. If either of these occur the Power know then that victory over bottom placed Southern Spirit will see them play finals for a second consecutive season.

Spin bowlers Chris Archer and Nick Babcock hold the key to this match as their ability to take wickets in a hurry. Ben Gillies has been outstanding with the bat along with Brett Lenton who has been a revelation at the top of the order scoring 356 runs for the year.

It has been a tough year for Southern Spirit with only a two day win over Lisarow-Ourimbah and a T20 win over Brisbane Water to show for their efforts. In saying that however their form in recent matches have been encouraging even though they have not got the results. Laurence Legge and Daniel Friend have performed well with the bat, whilst Harry Jaenke has been excellent with the ball.

Key Players: Chris Archer & Nick Babcock – Northern Power; Laurence Legge & Harry Jaenke – Southern Spirit

Ladder leaders, The Entrance travel to Erina Oval to take on an injury ravaged Kincumber Avoca with the knowledge that a win will secure them the Minor Premiership.

Both teams will enter the match with contrasting fortunes as The Entrance are in top form despite losing the T20 final last week and on the verge of finishing Minor Premiership whilst Kincumber Avoca will be struggling to put a competitive side on the park.

Representative players Adam Taylor and Broc Hardy and Ben Day continue to lead the way with the bat for the Gulls, whilst Mitchell Starkey, Kobe Allison and Taylor are dangerous with ball in hand.

The Griffens will be hoping for the return of influential skipper Stephen McCabe as he adds class to a fragile batting line up. Jack Heuston has had an excellent debut season and he will be looking a strong showing in his final game of the season as will Bryce Birks who has also had a good year with the ball.

Key Players: Adam Taylor & Mitchell Starkey – Narara-Wyoming; Stephen McCabe & Jack Heuston – Kincumber-Avoca.

In the final game, Brisbane Water host Warnervale at Adcock Park.

Warnervale are arguably the form side in the competition having only lost one of their past eleven games and claiming the T20 title last Sunday. Whilst Simon Keen has been outstanding this year the contributions from the likes of Brett Russell, Joey Liddle and Mitch McNeilly has made them a much more rounded team.

Brisbane Waters bowling attack led by Matt & Ben Sunshine and Trent Scott have been strong all year whilst Mitchell Wood was excellent last round. Apart from Ben Cohen their batting however is a bit hit and miss, David Mitchell has struggled since Christmas whilst Ben Sunshine has been consistent without being dominant having eleven scores in double figures but only two scores above 40.

Key Players: Ben Cohen & Matt Sunshine – Brisbane Water ; Simon Keen & Joey Liddle - Warnervale

All matches can be followed live at:

http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/RoundResults.aspx?redirect=1&

Preview – One Day

The CCCA one-day final will see defending champions The Entrance take on 2016/17 champions, Terrigal Matcham at Jubilee Park on Sunday.

The Entrance will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their T20 final defeat last Sunday, whilst for Terrigal Matcham this will be their chance to claim some silverware for the season having failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the overall competition.

These two sides met earlier in the year and in a thriller The Entrance won the match on the final ball. That day however The Entrance were missing their representative players in Adam Taylor, Broc Hardy and Kobe Allison albeit they will be missing their leader Lochie Gale, on Sunday due to a season ending arm injury suffered during the New Year.

The Entrance have shown throughout the year that they have great depth with both bat and ball which makes them an extremely difficult side to overcome and Terrigal Matcham will need to be at their best to beat them.

Terrigal Matcham’s strength rests with their bowlers and in particular their pacemen in Jaime Brien, Josh Bridge and Harry Brien who between them have taken 80 wickets this year. Their battle with The Entrance top order of Taylor, Hardy, Jason Blackwood and Ben Day should be a beauty.

For Terrigal Matcham to have a chance in this match their batsmen need to stand up, an area which has been lacking especially since Christmas. Ryan & Kyle James, Lloyd Radcliffe and Tim & Mitch Bowring have all shown glimpses of what they are capable off, but consistency has been an issue. If they can get on top of The Entrance attack of by Grant Miller, Kobe Allison, Kris Capeski, Mitchell Starkey and Taylor they will be well in the contest.

The 50 over per side match commences at 11am.

Scores can be followed live at: http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=3115026

CCCA Round 18 & T20 Finals Preview

CCCA

It is a big weekend of cricket this weekend with the final round of one day matches to be played on Saturday and the semi-finals of the T20 and Under 21’s competitions to be played on Sunday.

Saturday

Rd 18 – Two  Day Match – 12pm start

Dates

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

23 Feb 19 & 2 Mar 19

Southern Spirit

v

Northern Power

Col Gooley Field

23 Feb 19 & 2 Mar 19

Wyong

v

Terrigal-Matcham

Baker Park 

23 Feb 19 & 2 Mar 19

Kincumber Avoca

v

The Entrance

Erina Oval 

23 Feb 19 & 2 Mar 19

Lisarow-Ourimbah

v

Narara-Wyoming

Sohier Park No. 1

23 Feb 19 & 2 Mar 19

Brisbane Water

v

Warnervale

Adcock Park No. 1 

Overall Ladder:

The Entrance 76, Warnervale 70, Narara-Wyoming 61, Wyong 58, Northern Power 56, Brisbane Water 48, Kincumber Avoca 46, Lisarow Ourimbah 44, Terrigal Matcham 37, Southern Spirit 16

Sunday

T20 Finals @ Baker Park, Wyong

Match

Home Team

 

Away Team

Time

Glenn Rowlands Shield U21

Kincumber Avoca

v

Wyong

11.00am 

1st Grade

The Entrance

v

Warnervale

2.45pm 

Preview – Round 18

The final round of the CCCA competition will be commence this Saturday with three teams battling for the final two finals position.

The Entrance and Warnervale have already secured their finals spot albeit the Minor Premiership is still up for grabs, should The Entrance slip up in the final round. The interest however is in the minor placings with Narara-Wyoming, Wyong and Northern Power all fighting it out for the two available spots.

Narara-Wyoming sit in third position on the ladder and can guarantee themselves a finals spot if they can defeat Lisarow-Ourimbah at Sohier Park. These two sides are arch rivals and have met in many finals defining games over the years and more often than not Narara-Wyoming come out on top, however the Magpies would like nothing more than to end what has been a relatively disappointing season on a high by defeating their neighbours.

Key Players: Andy Ryan and Peter Gallichan – Narara-Wyoming; Scott Burkinshaw & Blair Lindsay – Lisarow-Ourimbah.

Wyong will need to rebound quickly from a narrow loss to Lisarow-Ourimbah when they host Terrigal Matcham at Baker Park. The Roos were just three runs away from an almost guaranteed finals berth last week, however now have to rely on defeating the Bellbirds and hope that Northern Power do not obtain an outright win to gain a top four spot, a position they have held for the majority of the season.

Batting has been the achilles heel for Wyong in recent weeks and they will be hoping the return of skipper, Hayden Murphy will overcome this shortfall. Olly Thompson had a good start to the season however has only scored in double figures twice in his last seven bats and Wyong will require a reversal of form from him if they are to not only make the finals but be competitive in them. Wyong’s bowling has been very good with the experienced Mark Leard and youngster Kaleb Daley leading the pace attack whilst Harrison Townsend is having an excellent debut season bowling his left arm spin.

Normally a team sitting second last on the ladder would have little to play for leading into the last round however that is not the case for Terrigal Matcham who next week will be playing in the One day Final and hence will be looking to build momentum leading into that match. The Bellbirds have fallen away badly after Christmas mainly due to inconsistent batting displays. On their day the batting line up boasting Lloyd Radcliffe, Ryan and Kyle James, Tim & Mitch Bowring is capable of posting good totals but unfortunately they have not been able to fire on the same day. This has then put pressure on their bowling attack which has held up well with both Jaime Brian and Josh Bridge having excellent seasons taking 64 wickets between them.

Key Players: Hayden Murphy & Harrison Townsend – Wyong; Ryan James & Jaime Brien – Terrigal Matcham

Northern Power have arguably the easiest final round match when they take on bottom placed Southern Spirit. The Power need as a minimum a first innings win and possibly an  outright win if they are to pull off an amazing comeback and enter their second consecutive finals campaign. After Round 11, Northern Power were sitting in 9th position, however winning five of their past six games, including an outright win last round has them well placed to play finals.

Spin bowlers Chris Archer and Nick Babcock hold the key to this match as their ability to take wickets in a hurry could be important late on Day 2. Ben Gillies has been outstanding with the bat along with Brett Lenton who has been a revelation at the top of the order scoring 356 runs for the year.

It has been a tough year for Southern Spirit with only a two day win over Lisarow-Ourimbah and a T20 win over Brisbane Water to show for their efforts. In saying that however their form in recent matches have been encouraging even though they have not got the results. Laurence Legge and Daniel Friend have performed well with the bat, whilst Harry Jaenke has been excellent with the ball.

Key Players: Chris Archer & Nick Babcock – Northern Power; Laurence Legge & Harry Jaenke – Southern Spirit

Ladder leaders, The Entrance travel to Erina Oval to take on an injury ravaged Kincumber Avoca with the knowledge that a win will secure them the Minor Premiership for the second consecutive season.

Both teams will enter the match with contrasting fortunes as The Entrance are in top form having qualified for both the T20 and One Day final and on the verge of finishing Minor Premiership whilst Kincumber Avoca will be struggling to put a competitive side on the park.

Representative players Adam Taylor and Broc Hardy and Ben Day continue to lead the way with the bat for the Gulls, whilst Mitchell Starkey, Kobe Allison and Taylor are dangerous with ball in hand.

The Griffens will be hoping for the return of influential skipper Stephen McCabe as he adds class to a fragile batting line up. Jack Heuston has had an excellent debut season and he will be looking a strong showing in his final game of the season as will Bryce Birks who has also had a good year with the ball.

Key Players: Adam Taylor & Mitchell Starkey – Narara-Wyoming; Stephen McCabe & Jack Heuston – Kincumber-Avoca.

In the final game, Brisbane Water host Warnervale at Adcock Park.

Brisbane Water will miss the finals this year, however they have had a strong two day season claiming 34 of a maximum 50 points in this format of the game. By comparison Warnervale have recorded 22 points.

Brisbane Waters bowling attack led by Matt & Ben Sunshine and Trent Scott have been strong all year whilst Mitchell Wood was excellent last week. Apart from Ben Cohen their batting however is a bit hit and miss, David Mitchell has struggled since Christmas whilst Ben Sunshine has been consistent without being dominant having eleven scores in double figures but only two scores above 40.

Warnervale are arguably the form side in the competition having only lost one of their past ten games and whilst Simon Keen has been outstanding the contributions from the likes of Brett Russell, Joey Liddle and Mitch McNeilly has made them a much more rounded team.

Key Players: Ben Cohen & Matt Sunshine – Brisbane Water ; Simon Keen & Joey Liddle - Warnervale

All matches can be followed live at:

http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/RoundResults.aspx?redirect=1&

Preview – T20 Finals

The first of the CCCA finals will take place on Sunday at Baker Park with the 1st Grade T20 and Glenn Rowlands Shield Under 21’s finals being played.

In the 1st Grade final the showdown between The Entrance and Warnervale promises to be an explosive contest as these two teams have proven to be best exponents of the T20 game.

The Entrance will enter the match as defending champions, whilst Warnervale will be playing their first top grade decider.

The Entrance have a well balanced side led by the experienced Jason Blackwood who has been excellent at the top of the order. Broc Hardy adds plenty of class to the line-up whether it be with bat, ball or in the field, whilst Adam Taylor form is this format of the game was demonstrated when he claimed Player of the Tournament at this years “Country Cricket NSW Plan B Regional Bash”.

Warnervale are not short on big game players either with Simon Keen arguably the best player in the competition with over 200 Sydney 1st Grade games under his belt, Kaine Harmsworth, who on his day can be a destroyer with either bat or ball, whilst Tony Cornwall loves this format of the game.

The winner of this game will be the side who makes the most of their opportunities, as T20 cricket is known to make the extraordinary appear ordinary.

The day will start with Glenn Rowlands Shield Under 21’s match between Kincumber Avoca and Wyong.

Wyong will be looking to make it three titles in a row and will be confident having eliminated The Entrance in the final.

Kaleb Daley was outstanding in the semi-final and will obviously be a key in the final, whilst Harrison Townsend, Teagan Kavanagh and Michael Leard are others to keep a watch on.

Kincumber Avoca will be looking to Dan Heuston to lead the way with bat and ball whilst fellow 1st grade players in Michael Williams, Jack Heuston and Bryce Birks will have big roles to play.

Scores from both matches can be followed live at:

1st Grade: http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchid=2880740&gradeid=2180_1&locx=MATCH

Under 21’s: http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchid=2880740&gradeid=2180_1&locx=MATCH

Provided by https://centralcoastsports.com.au

CCCA Round 17 Day 2 Preview

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Preview of the conclusion of CCCA 1st Grade Round 17 which will be played on Saturday.

State of Play heading into Day 2 of Round 17

Southern Spirit 235 vs Warnervale 1/17 at Woongarrah Sports Complex

Lisarow-Ourimbah 108 vs Wyong 5/64 at Sohier Park

Brisbane Water 122 vs Narara-Wyong 7/80 at Gavenlock Oval

Kincumber Avoca 151 vs Northern Power 2/43 at Harry Moore Oval

The Entrance 9/159 vs Terrigal Matcham 102 at Jubilee Park

Ladder:

The Entrance 66, Warnervale 64, Wyong 58, Narara-Wyoming 55, Northern Power 46, Kincumber Avoca 46, Brisbane Water 44, Lisarow Ourimbah 38, Terrigal Matcham 37, Southern Spirit 16

Preview

Round 17 will be completed this Saturday and what a big day it is for a number of clubs.

At Harry Moore Oval, Northern Power and Kincumber Avoca will take the field knowing a loss will end any chance they have of making this years finals.

Northern Power will resume at the crease needing a further 109 runs for victory with 8 wickets in hand. The two wickets they have lost however are key batsmen Jeremy O’Connell and Ben Gillies.

A lot will rest with Brett Lenton and Zac Abel as well as the normal contribution from the Power lower order batsmen.

Kincumber Avoca will welcome back representative bowler Jack Heuston and they know a couple of quick wickets will be the key.

The result of that match could be in vain if Narara-Wyoming can overcome Brisbane Water at Gavenlock Oval.

A late flurry of wickets has seen Brisbane Water get right back in the match after scoring just 122 runs and Day 2 will resume with Narara-Wyoming still needing 43 runs with just three wickets in hand. Andy Ryan 17 not out will be the key as will the return of representative captain Peter Gallichan fresh off his century in the Country Cricket NSW final last Sunday.

Matt Sunshine already has five wickets for Brisbane Water and he will be keen to get a couple more.

Defending Premiers, The Entrance will be pushing for an outright win to consolidate their position at the top of the ladder.

Having gained first innings points and a 57 run lead after Day 1, the Gulls are well placed, especially with the return of their representative players Adam Taylor, Broc Hardy and Kobe Allison.

Terrigal Matcham fought hard with the ball last week and it will require similar commitment with the bat to avoid an outright loss.

Second placed Warnervale have plenty of work to do with the bat as they look to take the points against Southern Spirit.

The Wildcats will resume at 1/17 chasing 236 for victory at Woongarrah Oval.

Skipper Simon Keen will be the key for Warnervale and if Southern Spirit can claim him cheaply it will out greater pressure on the likes of Tony Cornwall and Brett Russell.

Harry Jaenke has been in great form with the ball in recent weeks and he will be the key again for the Spirit.

An exciting finish is expected at Sohier Park with Wyong requiring 45 runs and Lisarow Ourimbah five wickets to claim first innings points.

The bowlers dominated day one with Lisarow-Ourimbah hitting back with the ball after only scoring 108.

Wyong’s not our batsmen in Rob Westley and Mark Leard have plenty of experience, whilst their lower order batsmen in Harry Townsend and Ben Whiteing have shown they are more than capable with the bat.

The Magpies will welcome back skipper, Blair Lindsay and his guile will no doubt come into play at some stage.

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