CCCA Preview - Rd 11 & 12

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Central Coast will resume the 2018/19 season this Saturday with another T20 doubleheader.

Wyong and Warnervale were the big movers with the first T20 round of matches between Christmas and with another 12 points up for grabs all Saturday’s matches will be very important.

Warnervale skipper, Simon Keen was the standout player last round and his ability to dominate with both bat and ball will be a key as Warnervale take on Terrigal Matcham and Lisarow-Ourimbah, with the Magpies missing their NSW Country duo in Scott Burkinshaw and Blair Lindsay.

The Entrance will also be missing Adam Taylor, who was another standout player last round, when they take on Northern Power and Brisbane Water. Northern Power were disappointing last round being defeated easily in both games and they will need to rebound strongly or risk falling of the competition pace. Their task on Saturday has not been made easy with the absence of their captain, Chris Archer.

Brisbane Water will be looking to continue their improved form and with skipper Ben Cohen at the helm appear well suited to this format of the game. Their clash with Wyong in the first game on Saturday should be a beauty as Wyong are currently the competition pacesetters and have one of the most influential players in the game in Hayden Murphy who performs consistently with both bat and ball.

The Alan Davidson Cup will be up for grabs when holders Kincumber-Avoca take on Narara-Wyoming at Gavenlock Oval. It is an important game for the Griffens as they currently languish in 9th position whilst Narara-Wyoming will be looking for a win to move themselves back into the top four.

Saturday’s Fixtures:

Round 11 @ 11am

Wyong

  v  

Brisbane Water

Adcock Park

Kincumber Avoca

  v  

Narara Wyoming

Gavenlock Oval

Southern Spirit

  v  

Lisarow

Col Gooley Field

The Entrance

  v  

Northern Power

Fagans Park

Terrigal Matcham

  v  

Warnervale

Duffys Rd

Round 12 @ 3.45pm

Wyong

  v  

Narara Wyoming

Gavenlock Oval

Southern Spirit

  v  

The Entrance

Col Gooley Field

Kincumber Avoca

  v  

Terrigal Matcham

Erina Oval

Lisarow

  v  

Warnervale

Fagans Park

Brisbane Water

  v  

Northern Power

Adcock Park No. 1

In other Cricket news Scott Burkinshaw, Blair Lindsay (both Lisarow Ourimbah), Chris Archer (Northern Power) and Adam Taylor will represent NSW Country at the Australian Country Cricket Championships in Shepparton commencing today whilst Teigan Kavanagh (Wyong) will play for NSW Country Women’s in the Women’s Carnival which commences on Saturday, also in Shepparton.

CCCA Preview - Rd 9 & 10

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Having already played one and two day matches the CCCA 1st Grade competition will move into T20 mode with all teams playing a double header on Saturday.

The T20 format is arguably the most unpredictable format of the game and with six points on offer each match, all clubs have the opportunity to either make a big jump up the table or alternatively slide down the table depending on their results.

The T20 points achieved are included in the overall competition points, whilst separate T20 semi-finals and Grand Final will be played.

The Entrance are the reigning T20 champions and given the fact that they are sitting on top of the ladder you would expect that they would be the team to beat again this year.

Terrigal-Matcham are another team who have traditionally performed well in T20 cricket having won the title in 2016/17 before being runner up last year. Wyong  took out the T20 final in 2015/16 defeating Northern Power and they will again be looking for a strong performance.

Saturday’s Fixtures:

Round 9 @ 11am

Wyong

  v  

Southern Spirit

Baker Park

Kincumber

  v  

Brisbane Water

Erina Oval

Terrigal

  v  

Lisarow

Bill Sohier Park

The Entrance

  v  

Narara

Jubilee Park

Northern Power

  v  

Warnervale

Harry Moore Oval

Round 10 @ 3.45pm

Northern Power

  v  

Wyong

Harry Moore Oval

Warnervale

  v  

The Entrance

Woongarrah Sports Complex

Narara

  v  

Terrigal

Gavenlock Oval

Lisarow

  v  

Kincumber

Erina Oval

Brisbane Water

  v  

Southern Spirit

Adcock Park No. 1

CCCA Review - Rd 8 - Day 2 Preview

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All matches are evenly poised entering Day 2 of Round 8 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition.

At Fagan Park, ladder leaders, Wyong will be looking to turn a first innings defeat into an outright win against Brisbane Water.

After trailing by 12 runs on the first innings, Wyong turned the deficit into a 42 run lead by stumps, with all ten wickets still in hand.

Wyong will no doubt be aggressive in order to both build a sizeable lead but also give themselves enough time to bowl Brisbane Water out. Hayden Murphy will be the key as his form with the bat in recent weeks has been very impressive.

Wyong’s aggressive nature may fall into the hands of Brisbane Water as their attack led by the Sunshine brothers and Dane Croker has proven capable of bowling sides out. The Bluetongues would also fancy their chances of chasing down any total especially with Ben Cohen, Dave Mitchell and Ben Sunshine all in good form with the bat.

Northern Power’s batting prowess will again be put under the spotlight as they look to chase down The Entrance’s total of 242 at Harry Moore Oval.

Last outing with the bat, Power opener Jeremy O’Connell scored 168 and he will again be a key wicket for The Entrance, who will be looking for paceman Kobe Allison and Mitchell Starkey to take early wickets to enable Adam Taylor to work through the middle order with his left arm sliders.

At Woongarah Oval, Warnervale will be looking for a couple of early wickets to put the game out of reach for Terrigal-Matcham, who still require 174 runs for victory with seven wickets in hand.

Not out batsmen, Mitch Bowring and Zac Peters will need to start well, whilst regular opener Lloyd Radcliffe will also be a key player for the Bellbirds.

Youngster Joey Liddle was the star with the ball last week, whilst Mitch McNeilly has been a regular wicket taker this year.

Another dour days cricket is expected at Gavenlock Oval as Kincumber Avoca look to score a further 125 runs for victory against Narara-Wyoming.

Only 148 runs were scored off 90 overs last week and it is difficult seeing the run rate rising too much this week as the Griffins try and salvage a much needed victory.

Steve McCabe, Bryce Birks and Jack McRae will be keys for visitors however the Lions attack of Andy Ryan, Kyle Jordan, Kieran Lawson, Mark McLachlan and James Smith will make life very difficult if they can get on top.

In the final game, the wicket of Lisarow-Ourimbah skipper, Blair Lindsay will be vital if Southern Spirit are to record their first of the year at Sohier Park.

The Spirit scored 220 runs last week, however Lisarow Ourimbah were able to polish off 68 of these by stumps of which Lindsay had scored 43. If they can get Lindsay early the pressure will be right on the Lisarow-Ourimbah middle order which has been shaky at times this year. The question for Southern Spirit is, who can step up to make the important break throughs. Time will tell.

State of play:

The Entrance 242 vs Northern Power @ Harry Moore Oval

Warnervale 237  vs Terrigal Matcham 3/64 @ Woongarah Oval

Southern Spirit 220 vs Lisarow Ourimbah 1/68 @ Sohier Park

Narara Wyoming 136 vs Kincumber Avoca 2/12 @ Gavenlock Oval

Wyong 149 & 0/54 vs Brisbane Water 161 @ Fagan Park

You can follow all the matches live at http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/RoundResults.aspx?redirect=1&

CCCA Preview - Rd 8 - Day 1

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Round 8 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition will be a two-day fixture commencing on Saturday, and only one win separating first to sixth there is plenty riding on each match.

The Match of the Round is the Grand Final rematch between The Entrance (2nd) and Northern Power (6th) at Harry Moore Oval.

The Entrance returned to the winning list last start with a comprehensive win over Warnervale with Broc Hardy and Mitchell Starkey the stars.

Northern Power on the other hand were narrow losers to Wyong, almost pulling off a miraculous win after a modest batting performance, mainly through the efforts of skipper Chris Archer’s left arm spin.

The Power will welcome back hard hitting opening batsmen Jeremy O’Connell which will certainly add strength to their batting.

At Baker Park, ladder leaders Wyong take on Brisbane Water (5th), who enter the match on the back of two consecutive outright wins against Kincumber-Avoca and Southern Spirit respectively.

The return to form last week of skipper Ben Cohen is an added bonus for the Bluetongues, whilst Trent Scott has been a regular wicket taker in recent weeks.

Wyong have been a bit of a surprise packet, with their success this year built around a solid bowling performance, whilst skipper Hayden Murphy has been a shining light with the bat.

Arch rivals, Narara-Wyoming (4th) and Kincumber-Avoca (9th) lock horns at Gavenlock Oval.

Narara-Wyoming were part of a thrilling tie last week and relish the comforts of Gavenlock Oval where their bowlers led by the miserly Kieran Lawson, spinner James Smith and the experienced Andy Ryan excel.

Batting at Gavenlock Oval has been a struggle this season which won’t help Kincumber-Avoca who have struggled with the bat in recent matches although they did show plenty of fight in their second innings last week. The experienced Jack McRae and talented skipper Stephen McCabe are key players for the Griffins.

Warnervale (8th) return to Woorongah Oval desperate to turn around their form when they host 3rd placed Terrigal-Matcham.

Warnervale started the season in fine form however the commencement of the two day matches has seen a change in form with back-to-back big losses. The team has conceded consecutive scores in excess of 300 and skipper Simon Keen will need to find a way to overcome this if the Wildcats are to record a win.

Terrigal-Matcham welcomed back star bat Ryan James last week as they had a tie with Narara-Wyoming.

The Bellbirds strength is their bowling with the Brien brothers and Josh Bridge leading the way. With James back to add class to a sound batting line-up, Terrigal-Matcham are a hard team to beat.

In the final game, Lisarow-Ourimbah (7th) host Southern Spirt (10th) at Sohier Park.

Lisarow-Ourimbah recorded a much needed win last week against Kincumber-Avoca and will be looking to continue this form against a Spirit side who have had a tough start to the year.

The Magpies will be looking to their NSW Country bowlers in Scott Burkinshaw and Blair Lindsay to lead the way with the ball.

Skipper, Daniel Friend has been a shining light for Southern Spirit, whether it be with bat and ball and he will again have a big role to play this week.

All matches start at 12.00pm

CCCA Preview - Rd 7 - Day 2

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A big Day 2 of Round 7 for a number of clubs in the CCCA 1st Grade competition this Saturday.

At Duffys Rd, Terrigal-Matcham will searching for another 114 runs to overtake Narara-Wyoming’s total of 148, however only have five wickets remaining.

After bowling the Lions out for 148, Terrigal-Matcham lost five wickets prior to stumps to leave them in a precarious position.

The Bellbirds will be relying on not out batsmen Mitch Bowring and Nick Fagan to survive the opening attack, however the wildcard will be Ryan James who will be making his first appearance in almost 12 months. James, when on song is arguably the leading batsman in the competition and despite a lack of match practice can still be the match winner. 

Andy Ryan and Kieran Lawson did the damage for Narara-Wyoming last week and will again be major players for the Lions as will the competitions leading wicket taker James Smith.

Warnervale batsmen will need to be at their absolute best as they look to chase down The Entrance’s total of 327.

Chasing a similar total last game against Northern Power, the Wildcats were dismissed for less than a hundred but will be looking for a better performance from the likes of Simon Keen, Tony Cornwall and Scott Atkinson.

The task will not be easy against an attack which includes representative bowlers Kobe Allison and Adam Taylor.

Northern Power will need early wickets if they are to take the points against ladder leaders, Wyong at Baker Park.

The Roos need just 50 runs with eight wickets in hand to gain first innings points and have the added advantage of skipper Hayden Murphy still at the crease not out on 61.

Power’s attack led by Dave Molan and Chris Archer have performed miracles in recent years and a similar Houdini trick will be required again this week.

Kincumber-Avoca and Lisarow-Ourimbah will both be searching for outright points when they resume at Erina Oval.

On a difficult wicket on Day 1, the Magpies took first inning points and still lead by 28 runs with nine Kincumber-Avoca wickets still to take.

The Griffins will fancy their chances if they can garner a big enough lead, however they will need to improve on their last few outings with the bat which won’t be easy against NSW Country bowlers Scott Burkinshaw and Blair Lindsay.

At Col Gooley Field, Brisbane Water will be keen to wrap up outright points for the second game in a row when their match with Southern Spirit resume.

After taking 1st innings points last week, the Bluetongues need just eight more Southern Spirit wickets to gain maximum points.

Skipper Daniel Friend and Zane Smith are capable of making life difficult for Brisbane Water however it is hard to see them lasting for a whole day against the likes of Ben and Matt Sunshine and Trent Scott.

State of Play:

The Entrance 327 vs Warnervale 1/20 at Jubilee Oval

Southern Spirit 66 & 2/48 vs Bridbane Water 7/163 dec at Col Gooley Field

Wyong 2/113 vs Northern Power 162 at Baker Park

Kincumber 51 & 1/12 vs Lisarow 91 at Erina Oval

Terrigal-Matcham 5/35 vs Narara-Wyoming 148 at Duffy’s Rd