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 16 – One Dayers – 12pm start

Dates

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

2 Feb 19

The Entrance

v

Wyong

Jubilee Park 

2 Feb 19

Warnervale

v

Kincumber Avoca

Woongarrah Oval

2 Feb 19

Lisarow Ourimbah

v

Brisbane Water

Sohier Park No. 1

2 Feb 19

Narara Wyoming

v

Southern Spirit

Gavenlock Oval 

2 Feb 19

Northern Power

v

Terrigal Matcham

Harry Moore Oval  

One Day Table (top two qualify for Grand Final on 3 Mar):  The Entrance 22 (1.22%); Warnervale 16 (1.50%); Northern Power 16 (1.50%), Wyong 16 (1.45%) ,  Terrigal-Matcham 16 (1.24%), Narara-Wyoming 16 (1.16%), Kincumber-Avoca 10 (1.12%); Lisarow-Ourimbah 10 (0.81%); Brisbane Water 4 (0.47%); Southern Spirit 4 (0.34)

Overall Competition Table: The Entrance 64, Warnervale 62, Wyong 56, Narara-Wyoming 49, Northern Power 46, Kincumber-Avoca 44, Brisbane Water 42, Lisarow-Ourimbah 36, Terrigal-Matcham 31, Southern Spirit 16

Sunday

T20 Semi-Final – 2.45pm start

Dates

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

3 Feb 19

Warnervale

v

Kincumber Avoca

Adcock Park No. 1 

3 Feb 19

The Entrance

v

Northern Power

Erina Oval 


Under 21’s Semi Final (T20) – 11am start

Dates

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

3 Feb 19

Brisbane Water

v

Kincumber Avoca

Adcock Park No. 1 

3 Feb 19

The Entrance

v

Wyong

Erina Oval 

Preview

The final round of the CCCA one-day competition will be played on Saturday with six teams still in the running to claim a spot in the Grand Final on March 3 at Jubilee Oval.

Defending premiers The Entrance will be putting their title on the line when they host Wyong at Jubilee Oval. Currently sitting in top position The Entrance know that a loss will see them miss out on a Grand Final spot. A victory however for Wyong does not guarantee them a spot in the Grand Final as they will need either Warnervale or Northern Power to lose, or for them to win by a sufficient margin to improve their percentage. Both sides have played very well in the short format of the game, whilst Wyong may have the psychological edge having easily accounted by The Entrance in their most recent encounter.

Northern Power and Terrigal Matcham meet in another do or die battle, although both teams may need percentage boosting wins or help from other results for them to reach the Grand Final. After an encouraging start to the season Terrigal Matcham has fallen away in the second half of the season and success in this competition is their only chance to obtain silverware this season. Northern Power on the otherhand know that a victory on Saturday is important for their push for a finals berth in the major competition as well.

Warnervale host Kincumber Avoca at Woongarrah Oval with the knowledge that a victory should be enough to get them into the Grand Final. Warnervale, along with The Entrance, have been the form team in the short form of the game this year and with gamebreakers in Simon Keen, Tony Cornwall and Kaine Harmsworth in their line up will be hard to beat. Whilst out of the running for the one-day title Kincumber-Avoca are still well in the running to make the semi finals of the main competition, making a victory important to them.

Narara-Wyoming will require a big percentage boosting win over Southern Spirit at Gavenlock Oval if they are to jump from sixth spot into the top two. Northern Power proved this is possible last week in the T20 competition. The Lions also need the six points to hold onto fourth position on the table of the main competition. Southern Spirit have shown plenty of fight in recent matches and should again test Narara-Wyoming.

In the final game, Lisarow-Ourimbah host Brisbane Water at Sohier Park in a game that both sides must win if they are to remain in the hunt for a finals berth of the main competition. Brisbane Water have been disappointing of late after moving towards the top of the ladder prior to Christmas however have the quality of players who on their day can defeat any side. Lisarow-Ourimbah on the otherhand have mixed their form with the inability to put together a competitive score being their downfall. The Magpies won the most recent encounter between these two sides a fortnight ago in a thrilling finish.

The T20 semi-finals will be played on Sunday with two exciting match ups.

At Erina Oval, The Entrance play Northern Power, who came from the clouds to snatch four position in the final round last Saturday. The Entrance have been solid all year in this competition, with veteran Jason Blackwood proving a revelation at the top of the order. With support from Adam Taylor, Broc Hardy and Ben Day, the Gulls have shown that no total is safe. Ben Gillies has been the standout performer with the bat for the Power however he will need support if they are to defeat the defending premiers.

In the other semi-final, Warnervale take on Kincumber Avoca at Adcock Park. Warnervale suffered only the one loss in the preliminary round and will again be tough to beat especially if Simon Keen, Kaine Harmsworth and Tony Cornwall are on song (ironically their only loss came against Narara-Wyoming when those three were dismissed for a combined total of 1 run). Kincumber-Avoca have been consistent all year and welcomed the return from injury of their skipper Steve McCabe last week. Chris Clement and Chris Swaine have the potential to do damage at the top of the order and they will be required to perform again on Sunday for the Griffens to progress through to the Grand Final.

The Grand Final will be played on February 24 at Baker Park.

In the Under 21’s semi final, The Entrance will play Wyong at Erina Oval and Brisbane Water play Kincumber-Avoca at Adcock Park

All matches can be followed live at:

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