The CCCA 1st Grade competition moved into two day mode on Saturday with some interesting developments after Day 1.
Warnervale have a long run chase ahead of them after Kaleb Daley (photo) and Hayden Murphy helped Wyong amass 343 runs
Coming together with Wyong precariously placed at 4/64, Daley and Murphy put together a partnership of 190 to gain the upperhand before Murphy was dismissed just three short of a well deserved century, scored of just 89 balls. Following Murphy's dismissal, 17 year old Daley continued on to record his maiden 1st Grade century eventually being dismissed for 130 made off 141 balls and included 15 fours and four sixes.
Warnervale's 15 year old off spinner, Karan Katli, with just a handful of first grade games under his belt bowled a marathon 28 overs to finish with an excellent haul of 7/137.
Warnervale safely negotiated six overs prior to stumps and will resume next week on 0/20.
A century to Lisarow Ourimbah's, Blair Lindsay and a hat-trick to Southern Spirit's, Simon Mahoney were the highlights of their clash at Sohier Park.
Batting first the ladder leaders were in trouble at 3/24 after Mahoney dismissed Ben Cohen, Mitch McBeath and Tyler Searle in consecutive deliveries. Ben Sunshine joined Lindsay and the pair resurrected the innings with a partnership of 131 before Sunshine was dismissed for a well made 77. Lindsay continued on to make his first 1st Grade century for Lisarow Ourimbah eventually being dismissed for 101 (185 balls, 11 fours). Scott Burkinshaw 31 and Matt Sunshine 24 not out put on valuable runs at the end before Lisarow Ourimbah were dismissed for 274.
Mahoney finished with 3/31 whilst Lachlan Cork also took three wickets.
Southern Spirit will resume next week at 0/8.
1st innings points are well and truly up for grabs at Gavenlock Oval where Narara Wyoming hosted Northern Power.
The Power gained the upper hand dismissing Narara Wyoming for just 102 with David Molan a standout with 5/26 off 24 overs and the spin twins Nick Babcock and Chris Archer each taking two wickets. Tom Owen and Ethan Lulham were the best of the Narara Wyoming batsmen with 22 runs apiece.
Batting at Gavenlock Oval is not easy and Narara Wyoming got themselves right back in the game by having Northern Power 4/19 at stumps with Kyle Jordan continuing his good form picking up three wickets including the valuable scalps of Ben Gillies and Zac Abel.
The final match between Kincumber Avoca and Terrigal Matcham at Erina Oval is also set for a thrilling conclusion and with a strong possibility of outright points next week.
On a wicket described as unpredictable at best, 19 wickets fell for just 193 runs which leaves the home side requiring one wicket and Terrigal Matcham 8 runs to gain 1st innings points.
Winning the toss and batting, Kincumber Avoca were on the back foot slumping to 4/24 following excellent new ball bowling by Terrigal Matcham captain, Harry Brien. Dylan Robertson stood firm for the Griffins however when he fell to Jack Swainston for 25 the score was 5/50. Solid late order batting pushed the score to 100, which is normally not enough at Erina Oval.
Brien finished 3/21 off 11.3 overs whilst Daniel Cross 3/14 off 5.3 was also excellent.
With little amount of runs to defend early wickets are vital and Dylan Booth delivered for Kincumber Avoca dismissing Tim Bowing and Ryan James with just 13 runs on the board. Dante Otto and Reece Bombas settled the ship for Terrigal Matcham taking the score to 52 before Booth dismissed Otto. This dismissal and the introduction of Dylan Robertson changed the course of the match as Terrigal Matcham lost seven wickets for 17 runs including Bombas for a very patient, and important 28. Robertson had claimed five of the seven wickets to fall in this period.
At 9/69, 1st innings points were all but in the bag for Kincumber Avoca however, after coming up big with ball, Brien and Cross then dug in with the bat and at stumps had taken their side to within 8 runs of 1st innings points with a partnership of 24.
Robertson was again superb with his left arm spin taking 5/15 off 14 overs whilst Booth did the damage up front taking 4/25.
The Entrance have the bye.
Full scorecards can be viewed at: http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchid=3142260&gradeid=5298_1&locx=MATCH