Round 5 of the Central Coast Cricket 1st Grade competition saw the commencement of one day matches which saw all the winners claim a bonus point for their convincing wins.
Kincumber Avoca 175 (Steve McCabe 43, Dan Heuston 38; Jaime Brien 3/29) def Terrigal Matcham 66 (Dylan Robertson 5/13) by 109 runs @ Duffy’s Rd
Warnervale 2/139 (Mitch McNeilly 63no, Tony Cornwell 35) def Wyong 135 (Chris Becker 34, Richard Mear 33no, Daniel Hill 3/24) by 8 wickets @ Woongarrah Oval
Northern Power 8/171 (Zac Abel 48, Jeremey O’Connell 37) def Narara 74 by 97 runs @ Harry Moore Oval
Lisarow 4/68 def Southern Spirit 65 (Ben Sunshine 3/3, Matt Jones 3/9) by 6 wickets @ Col Gooley Oval
The Entrance – Bye
The sun shone for the first time this season not only over the Coast but also on Warnervale as the Wildcats recorded their first win of the season with an 8 wicket win over a depleted Wyong outfit at Woongarrah Oval.
Missing a number of key players including skipper, Hayden Murphy, Wyong batted first and got off to a strong start with Chris Becker 34 and Mark Baldwin 13 putting on 48 runs for the first wicket. The dismissal of Becker saw the next four wickets fall for just one run as Simon Keen and Joey Liddle did the damage. Richard Mear 33no and Jordan Freeman 21 tried hard to rescue the innings however in the end Wyong were dismissed for 135 in the 36th over.
Daniel Hill 3/24, Keen 2/5 (6 overs), Jake Crelley 2/23 and Liddle 2/32 were the best of the bowlers.
In reply Warnervale, with Mitch McNeilly at his brutal best, cruised to victory in the 21st over for the loss of 2 wickets. McNeilly finished unbeaten on 63 with Tony Cornwell 35 and Scott Atkinson 20no providing excellent support.
Kincumber Avoca continued their excellent start to the season with a convincing 109 run win over Terrigal Matcham at Duffy’s Rd.
Batting first the Griffins struggled early as Jaime Brien and Josh Bridge reduced them to 4/30. Steve McCabe, 43 and skipper to Dan Heuston, 38 consolidated the innings with a 71 run partnership. A late flurry from the lower order including 20no from Jack Heuston saw then reach 175.
Brien was the pick of the bowlers of the with 3/29 off 8 overs, Harry Brien and Zac Peters also took two wickets.
When it came their turn at the crease, Terrigal Matcham’s batting woes continue as Dylan Robertson took advantage of a spin friendly wicket to rip through the Bellbirds lineup claiming 5/13 off 7 overs. Only Ryan James 14 and Dante Otto 13 reached double figures as Terrigal Matcham were dismissed for 66.
Northern Power continued their start to the season with a 97 run win over Narara Wyoming at Harry Moore Oval.
Zac Abel 48, Jeremy O’Connell 27, Ben Gillies 27 and Matt Daniel 23 were the mainstay of the Northern Power innings which finished at 8/171 from their 40 overs. James Smith 2/38 and Kieran Lawson 2/43 were the pick of the Lions bowling attack.
Narara Wyoming innings never got started with Mark McLachlan the only players to reach double figures as they were dismissed for 74 in the 33rd over. McLachlan finished with 21.
Brendan Charlton, Josh Abel and Chris Archer were the pick of the Northern Power bowlers with two wickets apiece.
Lisarow Ourimbah remain at the top of the tree with a convincing six wicket win over Southern Spirit at Col Gooley Oval.
Batting first Southern Spirit struggled against the multi pronged attack led by Matt Jones, in his first game of the year, 3/9 off 8 overs, Ben Sunshine 3/3 off 5 overs and Matt Sunshine 2/14 were dismissed in the 30th over for 65. Jordan O’Donnell was the pick of the Spirit batters with an unbeaten 23 whilst Lachlan Cork continued his good season with 19 runs at the top of the order.
In reply Lisarow Ourimbah lost 4 wickets in passing the total in the 12th over. Ben Sunshine topscored with 22no whilst Harry Jaenke took two wickets.
The Entrance have the bye.
Full match scorecards can be found at: http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchid=3142231&gradeid=5298_1&locx=MATCH