Central Coast EG Weblin Shiled Champions


Central Coast are 2018/19 EG Weblin Shield Champions after defeating Camden by 21 runs in the final today at Frank Gray Oval.

On the back of a five wicket haul from Warnervale’s Karan Katli and a fine allround performance from skipper Lachlan Rainger, Central Coast were able to become the first side since 2009/2010 to claim the prestigious DCA Under 15 title.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Central Coast had lost their first four wickets with just 35 runs on the board. Alex Bell, 30 and Katli 23 were able to resurrect the innings however when they were both dismissed within 10 runs of each other the innings was teetering at 7/92.

Rainger and Daniel Rosine dug in to ensure the Central Coast batted out their overs and finished with 142 runs. Rosine finished on 21 not out whilst Rainger was dismissed for 17.

With just 142 runs to defend the Central Coast bowlers and fielders approached their task with gusto, however with Camden’s score at 2/60 the game was in the balance. Enter Karan Katli, who in the space of 10 overs turned the game with his off-spinners taking 5/19 off 10 overs as Camden lost their last 8 wickets for 61 runs to be dismissed for 121 runs.

Rainger proved an excellent support taking 3/27 off his 10 overs whilst Nick Toohey and Austin Haba picks up the remaining wickets.

All the players should be proud of their achievements whilst congratulations must also go to the coach, John Rainger who moulded a group of talented, but underachieving individuals into a team which finished the DCA season with 7 wins from 8 matches.

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Central Coast looking for EG Weblin Shield Title

CCCA Media

Central Coast will be looking to claim their first Under 15’s DCA EG Weblin Shield title since 2009/10 when they take on Camden at Frank Gary Oval, Curl Curl on Sunday.

The team, coached by John Rainger has taken all before them this season and enter the final full of confidence after an excellent performance in the semi-final against Parramatta.

The side has built their success this year not about individual brilliance but on team performance whether it be with bat, ball or in the field.

Road to the Final

Rd 1 – Central Coast 8/195 (Bell 77, Channells 75) def Manly Warringah 9/177 (Rainger 4/26)

Rd 2 – Central Coast 114 lost to Northern Districts 6/115 (Haba 3/42)

Rd 3 – Central Coast 8/194 (Channells 60, Ryan 48) def Sutherland 163

Rd 4 – Central Coast 1/84 (Channells 51*) def Hornsby – Mt Ku-rin-gai & Hills 83

Rd 5 – Central Coast 5/130 (Parry 60*) def North Shore 9/126 (Toohey 4/12)

QF – Central Coast 6/168 (Bell 46) def Sutherland 8/167

SF – Central Coast 8/186 (Katli 44*, Parry 40) def Parramatta 132 (Toohey 4/9)