With only three rounds left before finals, some teams will need big performances to start making a charge for the final four.
Jubilee Oval will be the host of match of the round when The Entrance take on Narara Wyoming. The Seagulls are sitting in third position and a win will nearly cement a spot in the finals for them. Veterans Ash Hardy and Jason Blackwood produced some vintage performances last week and are proven players at this time of the year. For Narara Wyoming this is a huge game with a win possibly pushing them up to third while a lose my mean they fall outside the four if results go against them. Medium-Fast Bowler Kyle Jordan has been a standout for the Lions sitting second on the bowling charts with 34 and he will be on the hunt to get to 40 wickets by season close.
At Duffys Rd, Terrigal Matcham will be hoping their batsmen can find some form can help out their bowlers when they challenge Northern Power. The Bellbirds cartel of Josh Bridge and the Brien brothers, Jamie and Harry, have been superb all year but runs have been hard to come by for Terrigal Matcham’s batting. Ryan James has been a class batsmen for many years and without a century so far this year, get ready for a big end of the year for him. The Power have everything to play for with a win here possibly shooting them up inside the top four. Left Arm Spinning maestro Chris Archer returns to the side and will bring valuable lessons learnt from his NSW Country trip.
Top of the table Lisarow will travel to Woongarrah Sports Complex to take on Warnervale. The Magpies were the only side to claim first innings points last week and will be keen to add another victory to the table so as to cement a top two position on the ladder. The Sunshine boys, Matt and Benjamin, are the Magpies leading wicket takers this year and brotherly rivalry will spur them on to beat one another. The Wildcats are looking for someone to fill the big shoes left by outgoing skipper Simon Keen and will need a team performance to claim an upset win this week. Young spinners Joey Liddle and Karan Katli should relish the opportunity at bowling to some of the Coasts best bats this week.
In the final match of the round 15, Wyong will host Southern Spirit at Baker Park. The Roos sit second last on the table and will want to avoid a loss which could put them in danger of claiming the wooden spoon. Star bat Hayden Murphy has been in good recent form and will want to make a big score to push him closer to the magical 500 run mark for the season. For the Spirit, this is a big game for them if they are to avoid the wooden spoon at seasons end. Daniel Friend has had a lean run of scores for the year and what a time it would be for the skipper to have a match winning knock.
Kincumber Avoca have the bye.
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