CCCA Round 17 Preview

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Review of this weeks Round 17 CCCA 1st Grade competition.

Rd 17 – Two day matches

Dates

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

9 Feb 1916 Feb 19

The Entrance

v

Terrigal Matcham

Jubilee Park 

9 Feb 1916 Feb 19

Warnervale

v

Southern Spirit

Woongarrah Sports Complex

9 Feb 1916 Feb 19

Lisarow Ourimbah

v

Wyong

Sohier Park No. 1 

9 Feb 1916 Feb 19

Narara Wyoming

v

Brisbane Water

Gavenlock Oval 

9 Feb 1916 Feb 19

Northern Power

v

Kincumber Avoca

Harry Moore Oval

Overall Ladder:

The Entrance 66, Warnervale 64, Wyong 58, Narara-Wyoming 55, Northern Power 46, Kincumber Avoca 46, Brisbane Water 44, Lisarow Ourimbah 38, Terrigal Matcham 37, Southern Spirit 16

Preview

The CCCA 1st Grade competition will revert to the two-day format commencing this Saturday, and with only two matches remaining before finals it is getting very desperate for a  number of teams.

This situation this week has also been made murkier by the fact that the players who will be representing the Central Coast at the NSW Country Championship Final in Wollongong will be unavailable for their teams for Day 1 albeit they will be available for Day 2 .

There are a number of important games, but none more so than the match at Harry Moore Oval when Northern Power take on Kincumber Avoca. Both sides are level on 46 points, nine points behind Narara-Wyoming who sit in 4th position.

Both teams have struggled in the two day format this year having won only one game apiece and in fact Kincumber Avoca have been outrighted in two of the four matches they have played.

Key Players: Ben Gillies and Nick Babcock for Northern Power and Dan Heuston and Ethan Short for Kincumber Avoca

Narara-Wyoming can all but wrap up a finals berth if they can defeat Brisbane Water at Gavenlock Oval. Sitting nine points clear in fourth position a win would require a sides below them to claim outright wins to have any chance of overtaking them.

The Lions form has been very good of late having won five of their past seven matches as well as two wins and a draw from their two day matches. Brisbane Water on the other hand have struggled in the shorter form of the game however have excelled in the two day cricket recording three consecutive outright wins before Christmas and only falling narrowly to Lisarow Ourimbah a fortnight ago.

Key Players: Andy Ryan and Peter Cross for Narara-Wyoming and David Mitchell and Trent Scott for Narara-Wyoming.

The Entrance and Terrigal Matcham will warm up for their one day final next month when they meet at Jubilee Park.

The Entrance are needing to win as they chase the Minor Premiership whilst Terrigal Matcham are out off the running to make the finals however they have the team that will certainly challenge the reigning premiers, who will be missing three key players for Day 1.

Key Players:  Ben Day and Mitchell Starkey – The Entrance and Josh Bridge and Ryan James for Terrigal Matcham

Wyong will be pushing for a top two spot when they travel to Sohier Park to take on Lisarow Ourimbah.

Wyong currently sit in third position, trailing Warnervale by six points, whilst Lisarow Ourimbah will be playing for pride. Their two day form could not be more contrasting with Wyong having won three of their four matches, whilst Lisarow Ourimbah have won just the one of their matches.

Key Players: Kaleb Daley and Harry Townsend for Wyong and Cormac McLaughlin-Gavin and Mitchell McBeath for Lisarow-Ourimbah.

In the final game, Warnervale will host Southern Spirit at Woongarrah Oval with an eye to claiming the Minor Premiership.

Currently the Wildcats sit just two points behind The Entrance in second position and know a big win will go a long way towards claiming top spot. Warnervale have been very good winning seven of their past eight matches including an outright win over Kincumber Avoca in their most recent two day match.

Southern Spirit on the other hand have had a tough year, albeit their form in recent matches has been solid and they did record a win over Lisarow-Ourimbah in this format of the game.

Key Players: Simon Keen & Kaine Harmsworth for Warnervale and Daniel Friend & Harry Jaenke for Southern Spirit.

All matches start at 12pm

CCCA Round 16 & T20 Semi Finals Preview

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It is a big weekend of cricket this weekend with the final round of one day matches to be played on Saturday and the semi-finals of the T20 and Under 21’s competitions to be played on Sunday.

Saturday

Rd 16 – One Dayers – 12pm start

Dates

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

2 Feb 19

The Entrance

v

Wyong

Jubilee Park 

2 Feb 19

Warnervale

v

Kincumber Avoca

Woongarrah Oval

2 Feb 19

Lisarow Ourimbah

v

Brisbane Water

Sohier Park No. 1

2 Feb 19

Narara Wyoming

v

Southern Spirit

Gavenlock Oval 

2 Feb 19

Northern Power

v

Terrigal Matcham

Harry Moore Oval  

One Day Table (top two qualify for Grand Final on 3 Mar):  The Entrance 22 (1.22%); Warnervale 16 (1.50%); Northern Power 16 (1.50%), Wyong 16 (1.45%) ,  Terrigal-Matcham 16 (1.24%), Narara-Wyoming 16 (1.16%), Kincumber-Avoca 10 (1.12%); Lisarow-Ourimbah 10 (0.81%); Brisbane Water 4 (0.47%); Southern Spirit 4 (0.34)

Overall Competition Table: The Entrance 64, Warnervale 62, Wyong 56, Narara-Wyoming 49, Northern Power 46, Kincumber-Avoca 44, Brisbane Water 42, Lisarow-Ourimbah 36, Terrigal-Matcham 31, Southern Spirit 16

Sunday

T20 Semi-Final – 2.45pm start

Dates

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

3 Feb 19

Warnervale

v

Kincumber Avoca

Adcock Park No. 1 

3 Feb 19

The Entrance

v

Northern Power

Erina Oval 


Under 21’s Semi Final (T20) – 11am start

Dates

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

3 Feb 19

Brisbane Water

v

Kincumber Avoca

Adcock Park No. 1 

3 Feb 19

The Entrance

v

Wyong

Erina Oval 

Preview

The final round of the CCCA one-day competition will be played on Saturday with six teams still in the running to claim a spot in the Grand Final on March 3 at Jubilee Oval.

Defending premiers The Entrance will be putting their title on the line when they host Wyong at Jubilee Oval. Currently sitting in top position The Entrance know that a loss will see them miss out on a Grand Final spot. A victory however for Wyong does not guarantee them a spot in the Grand Final as they will need either Warnervale or Northern Power to lose, or for them to win by a sufficient margin to improve their percentage. Both sides have played very well in the short format of the game, whilst Wyong may have the psychological edge having easily accounted by The Entrance in their most recent encounter.

Northern Power and Terrigal Matcham meet in another do or die battle, although both teams may need percentage boosting wins or help from other results for them to reach the Grand Final. After an encouraging start to the season Terrigal Matcham has fallen away in the second half of the season and success in this competition is their only chance to obtain silverware this season. Northern Power on the otherhand know that a victory on Saturday is important for their push for a finals berth in the major competition as well.

Warnervale host Kincumber Avoca at Woongarrah Oval with the knowledge that a victory should be enough to get them into the Grand Final. Warnervale, along with The Entrance, have been the form team in the short form of the game this year and with gamebreakers in Simon Keen, Tony Cornwall and Kaine Harmsworth in their line up will be hard to beat. Whilst out of the running for the one-day title Kincumber-Avoca are still well in the running to make the semi finals of the main competition, making a victory important to them.

Narara-Wyoming will require a big percentage boosting win over Southern Spirit at Gavenlock Oval if they are to jump from sixth spot into the top two. Northern Power proved this is possible last week in the T20 competition. The Lions also need the six points to hold onto fourth position on the table of the main competition. Southern Spirit have shown plenty of fight in recent matches and should again test Narara-Wyoming.

In the final game, Lisarow-Ourimbah host Brisbane Water at Sohier Park in a game that both sides must win if they are to remain in the hunt for a finals berth of the main competition. Brisbane Water have been disappointing of late after moving towards the top of the ladder prior to Christmas however have the quality of players who on their day can defeat any side. Lisarow-Ourimbah on the otherhand have mixed their form with the inability to put together a competitive score being their downfall. The Magpies won the most recent encounter between these two sides a fortnight ago in a thrilling finish.

The T20 semi-finals will be played on Sunday with two exciting match ups.

At Erina Oval, The Entrance play Northern Power, who came from the clouds to snatch four position in the final round last Saturday. The Entrance have been solid all year in this competition, with veteran Jason Blackwood proving a revelation at the top of the order. With support from Adam Taylor, Broc Hardy and Ben Day, the Gulls have shown that no total is safe. Ben Gillies has been the standout performer with the bat for the Power however he will need support if they are to defeat the defending premiers.

In the other semi-final, Warnervale take on Kincumber Avoca at Adcock Park. Warnervale suffered only the one loss in the preliminary round and will again be tough to beat especially if Simon Keen, Kaine Harmsworth and Tony Cornwall are on song (ironically their only loss came against Narara-Wyoming when those three were dismissed for a combined total of 1 run). Kincumber-Avoca have been consistent all year and welcomed the return from injury of their skipper Steve McCabe last week. Chris Clement and Chris Swaine have the potential to do damage at the top of the order and they will be required to perform again on Sunday for the Griffens to progress through to the Grand Final.

The Grand Final will be played on February 24 at Baker Park.

In the Under 21’s semi final, The Entrance will play Wyong at Erina Oval and Brisbane Water play Kincumber-Avoca at Adcock Park

All matches can be followed live at:

http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/RoundResults.aspx?redirect=1&

CCCA Round 14-15 Preview

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Preview of this weeks Round 14-15 of CCCA 1st Grade competition which is the final T20 double header

Round 14

26 Jan 19 11:00AM

Kincumber

  v  

Wyong

Baker Park

26 Jan 19 11:00AM

Terrigal

  v  

Southern Spirit

Duffy's Road

26 Jan 19 11:00AM

The Entrance

  v  

Brisbane Water

Jubilee Park

26 Jan 19 11:00AM

Northern Power

  v  

Lisarow

Bill Sohier Park (Sohier Park No. 1)

26 Jan 19 11:00AM

Warnervale

  v  

Narara

Woongarrah Sports Complex (Woongarah oval)

Round 15

26 Jan 19 3:45PM

Wyong

  v  

Warnervale

Woongarrah Sports Complex (Woongarah oval)

26 Jan 19 3:45PM

Narara

  v  

Northern Power

Harry Moore Oval (Oval No. 1)

26 Jan 19 3:45PM

Lisarow

  v  

The Entrance

Jubilee Park

26 Jan 19 3:45PM

Brisbane Water

  v  

Terrigal

Duffy's Road

26 Jan 19 3:45PM

Southern Spirit

  v  

Kincumber

Col Gooley Field (Oval No. 1)

Preview

The two rounds of the T20 competition will be played this weekend with all matches having implications on not only the T20 competition but also the overall competition with 12 competition points up for grabs.

This scenario means that the competition of the table could look much different on Saturday night compared to what it does now.

How does the scenario for each team look in the T20 competition.

Warnervale – Currently sitting on top of the table and play Narara-Wyoming (6th) and Wyong (3rd) both at home.  Unlikley to miss out on a finals berth however one win would guarantee it.

The Entrance – 2nd – Play Brisbane Water (7th) and Lisarow-Ourimbah (5th) at home. The defending premiers would only need one win to guarantee a finals spot.

Wyong – 3rd – Play Kincumber-Avoca (4th) at home and Warnervale (1st) away. Have only lost one match in this competition but have two tough matches this weekend. Would most likely need one win to qualify.

Kincumber – 4th – Play Wyong (3rd) away and Southern Spirit (10th) away. Both matches are away from home. May need two wins to qualify

Lisarow – 5th – Play Northern Power (8th) at home and The Entrance (2nd) away. Will most likely need two wins to qualify which would include beating The Entrance away from home.

Narara-Wyoming – 6th – Play Warnervale (1st) and Northern Power (8th) both away. Will most likely need two wins to qualify which would include beating ladder leaders Warnervale away from home.

Brisbane Water – 7th – The Entrance (2nd) away and Terrigal-Matcham (9th) away. Will need two big wins and other results to go their way to have any chance of qualifying.

Northern Power, Terrigal-Matcham and Southern Spirit are out of the running for the T20 finals, however both Northern Power and Terrigal-Matcham will need maximum points to improve their chances of qualifying for the overall competition finals.

In the overall competition the likes of Lisarow-Ourimbah, Northern Power, Kincumber-Avoca and Terrigal-Matcham all have the opportunity to make a serious charge towards the top four alternatively a poor day could see their final chances evaporate with just three rounds remaining.

T20 Table (top four qualify for semi-finals on 3 Feb):  Warnervale 24 (2.3937); The Entrance 18 (1.5471); Wyong 18 (1.3013); Kincumber-Avoca 16 (1.2701); Lisarow-Ourimbah 14 (1.2073); Narara-Wyoming 12 (0.9644); Brisbane Water 8 (0.6330); Northern Power 6 (0.7326); Terrigal-Matcham 0 (0.6208); Southern Spirit 0 (0.4298)

Overall Competition Table: Wyong 56, Warnervale 56, The Entrance 52, Narara-Wyoming 43, Brisbane Water 42, Lisarow-Ourimbah 36, Northern Power 34, Kincumber-Avoca 32, Terrigal-Matcham 25, Southern Spirit 10

CCCA Round 13 Day 2 Preview

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Day 2 of Round 13 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition will be played on Saturday.

Preview

A number of clubs still have plenty of work to do as Round 13 concludes on Saturday.

Terrigal Avoca batsmen will need to be at their best if they are to chase down Northern Power’s total of 229 at Duffy’s Rd.

Currently sitting in 9th position on the table the Bellbirds can ill afford to drop this match which places extra pressure on their key batsmen in Ryan & Kyle James, Lloyd Radcliffe and the Bowring brothers.

Their task will not be made easier by the return of NSW Country spinner Chris Archer who will no doubt bowl plenty of overs along with the reliable Dave Molan.

Lisarow Ourimbah will be looking to their own returning NSW Country bowlers in Scott Burkinshaw and Blair Lindsay to make early inroads into Brisbane Waters batting line up at Adcock Park.

Brisbane Water still require 67 runs for victory but know one good partnership should be enough to get them over the line. Jordan Vilensky looked good last week and will resume on 26 with Shaun Hill, with star all-rounder Ben Sunshine still to bat.

After claiming 1st innings points last week, Wyong will be looking to build a sizeable lead before no doubt attempting to get an outright win over ladder leaders The Entrance.

The Entrance will welcome back Adam Taylor however the position of the game may prevent him from having too great an impact. Wyong will be missing their captain in Hayden Murphy.

Kincumber Avoca will need to take early wickets if they are to have any chance of preventing Warnervale from taking the points at Erina Oval.

The Wildcats need just 32 runs to take the points and still have six wickets in hand including Kane Harmsworth who is yet to bat. Jack Heuston bowled with plenty of pace last week and he could be a key player early on for the Griffens.

In the final game Narara-Wyoming will be looking for maximum points when play resumes against Southern Spirit at Col Gooley Oval.

The Lions lead by two runs with 7 wickets in hand and will be looking for early runs before sending Southern Spirit into bat again. Peter Cross will no doubt continue his aggressive approach which yielded him 59 not out off 43 balls last week.

The Spirit batted for 70 overs last week and another dogged batting effort will be required to avoid an outright defeat. Spinner James Smith will be the key for Narara-Wyoming after taking five wickets in the first innings last week.

State of play

Wyong 4/81 vs The Entrance 77 at Baker Park
Brisbane Water 3/59 vs Lisarow Ourimbah 126 at Adcock Park
Kincumber Avoca 127 vs Warnervale 4/96 @ Erina Oval
Terrigal Matcham vs Northern Power 229 @ Duffys Rd
Southern Spirit 103 vs Narara-Wyoming 3/105 @ Col Gooley Field

CCCA Round 13 Review

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Review of this weeks Round 13 CCCA 1st Grade competition.

Rd 13 – Two day matches

Wyong vs The Entrance @ Baker Park
Brisbane Water vs Lisarow Ourimbah @ Adcock Park
Kincumber Avoca vs Warnervale @ Erina Oval
Terrigal Matcham vs Northern Power @ Duffys Rd
Southern Spirit vs Narara-Wyoming @ Col Gooley Field

Review

The CCCA 1st Grade competition will revert to the two-day format commencing this Saturday.

Four rounds of T20 matches has shaken up the ladder and this round’s matches hold significance importance for a number of teams.

The Match of the Round, will be the top of the table clash between The Entrance and Wyong at Baker Park.

Reigning Premiers The Entrance have been the most consistent team in all formats again this season will be a great test for a Wyong side who have surprised many this year.

Mitchell Starkey has been a leading performer for The Entrance this year and he will again be a key for the Gulls. Broc Hardy and Ben Day have had good years with the bat and Wyong will need to dismiss these two cheaply if they are to restrict them to an achievable total.

Skipper Hayden Murphy has been a standout with both and ball for Wyong whilst Olly Thompson has also scored valuable runs at the top of the order.

Kincumber Avoca and Warnervale will do battle at Erina Oval with both clubs having very successful T20 campaigns reigniting their premiership chances.

Simon Keen was a standout in the T20’s and he will again be influential in this match especially if he makes an appearance at the bowling crease, which has been rare this year in the longer format.

Stephen McCabe is the key for Kincumber Avoca and if he fires Kincumber Avoca will relish their chances of victory especially with their strong bowling attack.

The Alan Davidson Challenge Trophy will also be up for grabs on this match.

Brisbane Water and Lisarow Ourimbah will do battle at Adcock Park in an important match for both clubs.

Brisbane Water sit in fourth position on the ladder, however were disappointing in both last weeks T20 matches. Prior to the T20’s Brisbane Water had put together three consecutive outright wins and will be looking to replicate this form against the Magpies. Ben & Matt Sunshine, Ben Cohen and Dave Mitchell are keys for the Bluetongues.

Lisarow Ourimbah have mixed their form this year however still remain within striking distance of the top four, but cannot afford to drop many more games.

The Magpies will be missing NSW Country reps Blair Lindsay and Scott Burkinshaw for the first week of the match which will place extra responsibility on senior players Mitch McBeath, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin, Connor Crane and Mitch Pennington.

Terrigal-Matcham and Northern Power meet in an important match at Duffy’s Rd.

These two teams slipped down the table with poor T20 performances and as such a win will be very welcome.

Terrigal Matcham will be looking to Ryan James and Lloyd Radcliffe to lead the way with the bat to give their key bowlers Josh Bridge, Jaime Brien and Harry Brien a competitive total to defend.

2018 Runners Up Northern Power have struggled to reach last years level, however on their day are equal to any side in the competition.

Brett Lenton has been a revelation at the top of the order making valuable contributions to support Ben Gillies who has been their most consistent batsmen. Dave Molan will be again required to lead the attack with Nick Babcock to provide the spin in the absence of skipper Chris Archer for Day 1.

In the final match Narara-Wyoming will be looking to move into the top four when they travel to Col Gooley Field to take on Southern Spirit.

Southern Spirit recorded their first win of the season in the last two day match and will be looking to replicate this performance against Narara-Wyoming.

Laurence Legge has been a consistent run scorer recently providing good support to skipper Daniel Friend. They will need to be at their best as Narara-Wyoming have a strong bowling attack led by Kyle Jordan, Andy Ryan, Mark McLachlan and James Smith.

The return of proven run scorer Peter Cross will be boost for a team which has struggled to score runs this year. Peter Gallichan has gotten starts in recent innings which would indicate a big score is around the corner whilst McLachlan is consistent at the top of the order.

All matches start at 12pm