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Fixture for Round 7 (two day matches) of the Central Coast Cricket 1st Grade Competition will commence on Saturday 24/11/18

Wyong vs Northern Power

Baker Park

Terrigal-Matcham vs Narara-Wyoming

Duffy’s Rd

The Entrance vs Warnervale

Jubilee Oval

Kincumber-Avoca vs Lisarow-Ourimbah

Erina Oval

Southern Spirit vs Brisbane Water

Col Gooley Field


Another important round of two day matches commence this Saturday in Round 7 of the Central Coast Cricket Association 1st Grade competition which has the top four teams playing each other.

It will be a top of the table clash at Baker Park when ladder leaders, Wyong host second placed Northern Power.

Wyong enter the match after an outright win over Southern Spirit with skipper Hayden Murphy a standout with bat and ball. Oliver Thompson did well following his promotion to the top of the order and he will again be required to provide the backbone of the innings against a Power bowling attack led by Dave Molan and Chris Archer.

Northern Power amassed over 300 runs last start with opener Jeremey O’Connell dynamic with a big century. Like last week when on song he is almost unstoppable and as such the Wyong attack led by quick Kaleb Daley, wily veteran Mark Leard and spinners Harrison Townsend and Adam Dufty will be looking to get him early. Ben Gillies, the Abel brothers and the experienced Caine Barnes are also all capable of scoring runs for the Power.

Duffy’s Road is the venue for the match between 3rd placed Narara-Wyoming and 4th placed Terrigal-Matcham. This match will also have the Alan Davidson Challenge Trophy up for grabs

Both teams had good wins last round with Narara-Wyoming going within one wicket of an outright win against ladder leader The Entrance.

Terrigal-Matcham patience is their key with the bat and the likes of Kyle James and the Bowring brothers make the opposition bowlers work for their wickets, this in turn allows them to put together a total in which their three ponged pace attack of Josh Bridge, Jaime and Harry Brien can defend. 

Narara-Wyoming’s bowling is their strength and also their belief that any total is defendable, which is a good mindset as their batsmen have struggled to put together many big scores.

Veteran Andy Ryan has led the attack for many years however he is now getting good support from fellow paceman Mark McLachlan, Kyle Jordan and Kieran Lawson whilst spinner James Smith is currently the competitions leading wicket taker.

Skipper Peter Gallichan was good with the ball last week however would no doubt like to get amongst the runs after a lean start to the year. When this happens the Lions will be even more potent.

The Entrance and Warnervale will both be looking to return to the winners list after big losses last Round.

After entering last round in first and third place respectively both clubs now see themselves sitting outside the top four, such is the closeness of the competition.

The batting of both sides let them down last week and skippers Lochie Gale (The Entrance) and Simon Keen (Warnervale) will be looking for greater commitment from their batsmen this week.

The Entrance’s Adam Taylor had a big game with the ball last week and he and representative quick Kobe Allison’s battle with Warnervale’s Keen, Tony Cornwall, Kaine Harmsworth and Chris Harper will be pivotal in this contest.

Kincumber-Avoca host Lisarow-Ourimbah at Erina Oval in a match that is pivotal to both sides.

The teams are sitting in 8th and 9th place respectively, 12 points from fourth position and another loss will see them struggle to make finals.

Lisarow-Ourimbah’s fielding has let them down this year which has allowed opposition sides to score more runs than their batsmen are capable of scoring. Scott Burkinshaw and Blair Lindsay have led the way with the ball whilst imports Connor Crane and Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin have shown glimpses with the bat.

Kincumber-Avoca had a poor allround performance last round losing outright to Brisbane Water which is unusual for a team who prides itself on their consistency.

You would expect the likes of skipper Steve McCabe, Jack McRae, Scott Jarvis, Harry Woodhead and the Heuston brothers to hit back hard this week. Michael Williams and Bryce Birks have been shining lights this year with both bat and ball.

In the final match of the Round, Southern Spirit host Brisbane Water at Col Gooley Oval.

The Spirit are yet to taste victory this year and will need to improve dramatically if they are to defeat a Brisbane Water side which finally delivered on their talent with an outright win against Kincumber-Avoca last week.

Matt Sunshine was dynamic with the ball and if he and Ben Sunshine are on song it will make life tough for a Spirit batting lineup which has struggled so far this year.

Dave Mitchell has been a standout with the bat this year for Brisbane Water and Southern Spirit will be looking to dismiss him early.

Daniel Friend has led the for Southern Spirit this year whilst Zac Smith enters the match on the back of a half century last week and Jordan O’Donnell and Mitch Way are more than capable with the ball.

All matches commence at 12pm.