Wyong and Northern Power will meet in the 2018/19 CCCA 1st Grade Grand Final at Sohier Park this weekend.
Both sides upset their more fancied opponents in last weeks semi finals and will be confident heading into the decider.
Northern Power will be looking to avenge last years Grand Final loss, when they lost to The Entrance, and also claim the clubs first 1st Grade premiership since Toukley won in 1996/97.
For Wyong it has been a remarkable turnaround and they are one win away from completing the last to first fairytale after claiming the wooden spoon last year. Wyong last won the premiership in 2009/10.
This weekend will bring down the curtain on the career of one of Central Coast Cricketers modern day stars with Northern Power’s Caine Barnes retiring from 1st Grade cricket after the Grand Final. Barnes showed in the semi final that he still has plenty to offer putting together a matchwinning 63 and he will be a key player in the Grand Final.
Both teams are evenly matches in the bowling department with David Molan, Chris Archer and Nick Babcock leading the way for Northern Power whilst Kaleb Daley, Hayden Murphy, Harrison Townsend, Bailey King and Andrew Dufty have performed well all year for Wyong.
The batting on both side can be unreliable with Wyong mainstay being Murphy with assistance from Olly Thompson whilst the experienced Mark Leard has played some important knocks in the lower order including 60 last week. Northern Power batting is headed up by Brett Lenton, Ben Gillies, Zac Abel and Jeremy O’Connell all who have the potential to put together big scores.
Wyong has had the edge over Northern Power winning both the two day match and also the T20 match however that counts for nothing heading into the weekend.
The match will be a two day fixture starting at 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.
All matches can be followed live at:
Round 7 – Two Day
Wyong 8/163 def Northern Power 162
Round 10 – T20
Wyong 5/121 def Northern Power 7/120
Full List of Grand Finals
1st Grade - Two Day - 12pm
Wyong vs Northern Power @ Sohier Park
2nd Grade - Two Day - 12pm
The Entrance vs Northern Power @Woongarrah Oval
3rd Grade - Two Day - 12.30pm
Kincumber Avoca vs Lisarow Ourimbah @ Rogers Park # 2
4th Grade - Two Day - 12.30pm
The Entrance vs Warnervale @McKillop Oval
5th Grade - Two Day - 12.30pm
Lisarow Ourimbah vs Warnervale @Halekulani Oval
6th Grade - Two Day - 12.30pm
Northern Power vs Kincumber Avoca @ Hamlyn Terrace Oval
7th Grade - One Day - 12.30pm
Terrigal Matcham vs Narara Wyoming @ Hylton Moore Park
8th Grade - One Day - 12.30pm
Narara Wyoming vs Southern Spirit White @ Mascord Park/ Wadalba
9th Grade - One Day - 12.30pm
Southern Spirit vs Narara Wyoming @ Kanwal Oval
Ladies T20 - One Day - 2.00pm
Terrigal Matcham vs Kincumber Avoca @Lisarow Sporting Field