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Another big weekend of cricket this weekend with the final day of the regular to be played on Saturday and the final of the one day competition on Sunday.

Saturday

Rd 18 – One  Day Match – 12pm start

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

Southern Spirit

v

Northern Power

Col Gooley Field

Wyong

v

Terrigal-Matcham

Baker Park 

Kincumber Avoca

v

The Entrance

Erina Oval 

Lisarow-Ourimbah

v

Narara-Wyoming

Sohier Park No. 1

Brisbane Water

v

Warnervale

Adcock Park No. 1 

Overall Ladder:

The Entrance 76, Warnervale 70, Narara-Wyoming 61, Wyong 58, Northern Power 56, Brisbane Water 48, Kincumber Avoca 46, Lisarow Ourimbah 44, Terrigal Matcham 37, Southern Spirit 16

Sunday

One Day Final @ Jubilee Park, The Entrance

Home Team

 

Away Team

Time

The Entrance

v

Terrigal Matcham

11.00am 

Preview – Round 18

The final day of the CCCA competition will be played this Saturday with three teams battling for the final two finals position.

The match has reverted to a one day fixture following all Day 1 matches being washed out last week.

The Entrance and Warnervale have already secured their finals spot albeit the Minor Premiership is still up for grabs, should The Entrance slip up in the final round. The interest however is in the minor placings with Narara-Wyoming, Wyong and Northern Power all fighting it out for the two available spots.

Narara-Wyoming sit in third position on the ladder and can guarantee themselves a finals spot if they can defeat Lisarow-Ourimbah at Sohier Park. These two sides are arch rivals and have met in many finals defining games over the years and more often than not Narara-Wyoming come out on top, however the Magpies would like nothing more than to end what has been a relatively disappointing season on a high by defeating their neighbours.

Key Players: Andy Ryan and Peter Gallichan – Narara-Wyoming; Scott Burkinshaw & Blair Lindsay – Lisarow-Ourimbah.

Wyong will need to rebound quickly from a narrow loss to Lisarow-Ourimbah when they host Terrigal Matcham at Baker Park. The Roos were just three runs away from an almost guaranteed finals berth last week, however now have to rely on defeating the Bellbirds to gain a top four spot, a position they have held for the majority of the season.

Batting has been the achilles heel for Wyong in recent weeks and they will be hoping the return of skipper, Hayden Murphy will overcome this shortfall. Olly Thompson had a good start to the season however has only scored in double figures twice in his last seven bats and Wyong will require a reversal of form from him if they are to not only make the finals but be competitive in them. Wyong’s bowling has been very good with the experienced Mark Leard and youngster Kaleb Daley leading the pace attack whilst Harrison Townsend is having an excellent debut season bowling his left arm spin.

Normally a team sitting second last on the ladder would have little to play for leading into the last round however that is not the case for Terrigal Matcham who on Sunday will be playing in the One day Final and hence will be looking to build momentum leading into that match. The Bellbirds have fallen away badly after Christmas mainly due to inconsistent batting displays. On their day the batting line up boasting Lloyd Radcliffe, Ryan and Kyle James, Tim & Mitch Bowring is capable of posting good totals but unfortunately they have not been able to fire on the same day. This has then put pressure on their bowling attack which has held up well with both Jaime Brian and Josh Bridge having excellent seasons taking 64 wickets between them.

Key Players: Hayden Murphy & Harrison Townsend – Wyong; Ryan James & Jaime Brien – Terrigal Matcham

Northern Power’s fate is out of their hands and they will need to rely on either Narara-Wyoming and Wyong losing to have any chance of progressing through to the finals. If either of these occur the Power know then that victory over bottom placed Southern Spirit will see them play finals for a second consecutive season.

Spin bowlers Chris Archer and Nick Babcock hold the key to this match as their ability to take wickets in a hurry. Ben Gillies has been outstanding with the bat along with Brett Lenton who has been a revelation at the top of the order scoring 356 runs for the year.

It has been a tough year for Southern Spirit with only a two day win over Lisarow-Ourimbah and a T20 win over Brisbane Water to show for their efforts. In saying that however their form in recent matches have been encouraging even though they have not got the results. Laurence Legge and Daniel Friend have performed well with the bat, whilst Harry Jaenke has been excellent with the ball.

Key Players: Chris Archer & Nick Babcock – Northern Power; Laurence Legge & Harry Jaenke – Southern Spirit

Ladder leaders, The Entrance travel to Erina Oval to take on an injury ravaged Kincumber Avoca with the knowledge that a win will secure them the Minor Premiership.

Both teams will enter the match with contrasting fortunes as The Entrance are in top form despite losing the T20 final last week and on the verge of finishing Minor Premiership whilst Kincumber Avoca will be struggling to put a competitive side on the park.

Representative players Adam Taylor and Broc Hardy and Ben Day continue to lead the way with the bat for the Gulls, whilst Mitchell Starkey, Kobe Allison and Taylor are dangerous with ball in hand.

The Griffens will be hoping for the return of influential skipper Stephen McCabe as he adds class to a fragile batting line up. Jack Heuston has had an excellent debut season and he will be looking a strong showing in his final game of the season as will Bryce Birks who has also had a good year with the ball.

Key Players: Adam Taylor & Mitchell Starkey – Narara-Wyoming; Stephen McCabe & Jack Heuston – Kincumber-Avoca.

In the final game, Brisbane Water host Warnervale at Adcock Park.

Warnervale are arguably the form side in the competition having only lost one of their past eleven games and claiming the T20 title last Sunday. Whilst Simon Keen has been outstanding this year the contributions from the likes of Brett Russell, Joey Liddle and Mitch McNeilly has made them a much more rounded team.

Brisbane Waters bowling attack led by Matt & Ben Sunshine and Trent Scott have been strong all year whilst Mitchell Wood was excellent last round. Apart from Ben Cohen their batting however is a bit hit and miss, David Mitchell has struggled since Christmas whilst Ben Sunshine has been consistent without being dominant having eleven scores in double figures but only two scores above 40.

Key Players: Ben Cohen & Matt Sunshine – Brisbane Water ; Simon Keen & Joey Liddle - Warnervale

All matches can be followed live at:

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

Preview – One Day

The CCCA one-day final will see defending champions The Entrance take on 2016/17 champions, Terrigal Matcham at Jubilee Park on Sunday.

The Entrance will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their T20 final defeat last Sunday, whilst for Terrigal Matcham this will be their chance to claim some silverware for the season having failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the overall competition.

These two sides met earlier in the year and in a thriller The Entrance won the match on the final ball. That day however The Entrance were missing their representative players in Adam Taylor, Broc Hardy and Kobe Allison albeit they will be missing their leader Lochie Gale, on Sunday due to a season ending arm injury suffered during the New Year.

The Entrance have shown throughout the year that they have great depth with both bat and ball which makes them an extremely difficult side to overcome and Terrigal Matcham will need to be at their best to beat them.

Terrigal Matcham’s strength rests with their bowlers and in particular their pacemen in Jaime Brien, Josh Bridge and Harry Brien who between them have taken 80 wickets this year. Their battle with The Entrance top order of Taylor, Hardy, Jason Blackwood and Ben Day should be a beauty.

For Terrigal Matcham to have a chance in this match their batsmen need to stand up, an area which has been lacking especially since Christmas. Ryan & Kyle James, Lloyd Radcliffe and Tim & Mitch Bowring have all shown glimpses of what they are capable off, but consistency has been an issue. If they can get on top of The Entrance attack of by Grant Miller, Kobe Allison, Kris Capeski, Mitchell Starkey and Taylor they will be well in the contest.

The 50 over per side match commences at 11am.

Scores can be followed live at: http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=3115026