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Review of this weeks Round 17 CCCA 1st Grade competition.

Rd 17 – Two day matches

Dates

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

9 Feb 1916 Feb 19

The Entrance

v

Terrigal Matcham

Jubilee Park 

9 Feb 1916 Feb 19

Warnervale

v

Southern Spirit

Woongarrah Sports Complex

9 Feb 1916 Feb 19

Lisarow Ourimbah

v

Wyong

Sohier Park No. 1 

9 Feb 1916 Feb 19

Narara Wyoming

v

Brisbane Water

Gavenlock Oval 

9 Feb 1916 Feb 19

Northern Power

v

Kincumber Avoca

Harry Moore Oval

Overall 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

The CCCA 1st Grade competition will revert to the two-day format commencing this Saturday, and with only two matches remaining before finals it is getting very desperate for a  number of teams.

This situation this week has also been made murkier by the fact that the players who will be representing the Central Coast at the NSW Country Championship Final in Wollongong will be unavailable for their teams for Day 1 albeit they will be available for Day 2 .

There are a number of important games, but none more so than the match at Harry Moore Oval when Northern Power take on Kincumber Avoca. Both sides are level on 46 points, nine points behind Narara-Wyoming who sit in 4th position.

Both teams have struggled in the two day format this year having won only one game apiece and in fact Kincumber Avoca have been outrighted in two of the four matches they have played.

Key Players: Ben Gillies and Nick Babcock for Northern Power and Dan Heuston and Ethan Short for Kincumber Avoca

Narara-Wyoming can all but wrap up a finals berth if they can defeat Brisbane Water at Gavenlock Oval. Sitting nine points clear in fourth position a win would require a sides below them to claim outright wins to have any chance of overtaking them.

The Lions form has been very good of late having won five of their past seven matches as well as two wins and a draw from their two day matches. Brisbane Water on the other hand have struggled in the shorter form of the game however have excelled in the two day cricket recording three consecutive outright wins before Christmas and only falling narrowly to Lisarow Ourimbah a fortnight ago.

Key Players: Andy Ryan and Peter Cross for Narara-Wyoming and David Mitchell and Trent Scott for Narara-Wyoming.

The Entrance and Terrigal Matcham will warm up for their one day final next month when they meet at Jubilee Park.

The Entrance are needing to win as they chase the Minor Premiership whilst Terrigal Matcham are out off the running to make the finals however they have the team that will certainly challenge the reigning premiers, who will be missing three key players for Day 1.

Key Players:  Ben Day and Mitchell Starkey – The Entrance and Josh Bridge and Ryan James for Terrigal Matcham

Wyong will be pushing for a top two spot when they travel to Sohier Park to take on Lisarow Ourimbah.

Wyong currently sit in third position, trailing Warnervale by six points, whilst Lisarow Ourimbah will be playing for pride. Their two day form could not be more contrasting with Wyong having won three of their four matches, whilst Lisarow Ourimbah have won just the one of their matches.

Key Players: Kaleb Daley and Harry Townsend for Wyong and Cormac McLaughlin-Gavin and Mitchell McBeath for Lisarow-Ourimbah.

In the final game, Warnervale will host Southern Spirit at Woongarrah Oval with an eye to claiming the Minor Premiership.

Currently the Wildcats sit just two points behind The Entrance in second position and know a big win will go a long way towards claiming top spot. Warnervale have been very good winning seven of their past eight matches including an outright win over Kincumber Avoca in their most recent two day match.

Southern Spirit on the other hand have had a tough year, albeit their form in recent matches has been solid and they did record a win over Lisarow-Ourimbah in this format of the game.

Key Players: Simon Keen & Kaine Harmsworth for Warnervale and Daniel Friend & Harry Jaenke for Southern Spirit.

All matches start at 12pm