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
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
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.
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