A big Day 2 of Round 7 for a number of clubs in the CCCA 1st Grade competition this Saturday.
At Duffys Rd, Terrigal-Matcham will searching for another 114 runs to overtake Narara-Wyoming’s total of 148, however only have five wickets remaining.
After bowling the Lions out for 148, Terrigal-Matcham lost five wickets prior to stumps to leave them in a precarious position.
The Bellbirds will be relying on not out batsmen Mitch Bowring and Nick Fagan to survive the opening attack, however the wildcard will be Ryan James who will be making his first appearance in almost 12 months. James, when on song is arguably the leading batsman in the competition and despite a lack of match practice can still be the match winner.
Andy Ryan and Kieran Lawson did the damage for Narara-Wyoming last week and will again be major players for the Lions as will the competitions leading wicket taker James Smith.
Warnervale batsmen will need to be at their absolute best as they look to chase down The Entrance’s total of 327.
Chasing a similar total last game against Northern Power, the Wildcats were dismissed for less than a hundred but will be looking for a better performance from the likes of Simon Keen, Tony Cornwall and Scott Atkinson.
The task will not be easy against an attack which includes representative bowlers Kobe Allison and Adam Taylor.
Northern Power will need early wickets if they are to take the points against ladder leaders, Wyong at Baker Park.
The Roos need just 50 runs with eight wickets in hand to gain first innings points and have the added advantage of skipper Hayden Murphy still at the crease not out on 61.
Power’s attack led by Dave Molan and Chris Archer have performed miracles in recent years and a similar Houdini trick will be required again this week.
Kincumber-Avoca and Lisarow-Ourimbah will both be searching for outright points when they resume at Erina Oval.
On a difficult wicket on Day 1, the Magpies took first inning points and still lead by 28 runs with nine Kincumber-Avoca wickets still to take.
The Griffins will fancy their chances if they can garner a big enough lead, however they will need to improve on their last few outings with the bat which won’t be easy against NSW Country bowlers Scott Burkinshaw and Blair Lindsay.
At Col Gooley Field, Brisbane Water will be keen to wrap up outright points for the second game in a row when their match with Southern Spirit resume.
After taking 1st innings points last week, the Bluetongues need just eight more Southern Spirit wickets to gain maximum points.
Skipper Daniel Friend and Zane Smith are capable of making life difficult for Brisbane Water however it is hard to see them lasting for a whole day against the likes of Ben and Matt Sunshine and Trent Scott.
State of Play:
The Entrance 327 vs Warnervale 1/20 at Jubilee Oval
Southern Spirit 66 & 2/48 vs Bridbane Water 7/163 dec at Col Gooley Field
Wyong 2/113 vs Northern Power 162 at Baker Park
Kincumber 51 & 1/12 vs Lisarow 91 at Erina Oval
Terrigal-Matcham 5/35 vs Narara-Wyoming 148 at Duffy’s Rd