Results from Day 1 of Round 7 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition played yesterday:
The Entrance 327 (Broc Hardy 169 not out, Shaun Byfield 62, Mitch McNeilly 3/50) vs Warnervale 1/20
Southern Spirit 66 (Trent Scott 4/21, Kevin Searle 3/17) & 2/48 (Laurence Legge 36) vs Bridbane Water 7/163 dec (Ben Cohen 85, Daniel Friend 4/49) at Col Gooley Field
Wyong 2/113 (Hayden Murphy 61 not out) vs Northern Power 162 (Brett Lenton 52; Bailey King 3/18, Kaleb Daley 3/23) at Baker Park
Kincumber 51 (Blair Lindsay 5/13) & 1/12 vs Lisarow 91 (Bryce Birks 4/9) at Erina Oval
Terrigal-Matcham 5/35 (Kieran Lawson 3/0) vs Narara-Wyoming 128 (Andy Ryan 41, Daniel Beswick 38, Harry Brien 4/18) at Duffy’s Rd
A magnificent 169 not out from The Entrance’s young gun, Broc Hardy was the highlight of the first day of Round 7, a day in which ball dominated the bat.
At Jubilee Oval it was the Broc Hardy show, as the 16 year old carried his bat throughout The Entrance’s innings to finish with 169 not out as his side finished with 327. After surviving an appeal for caught behind in the first over, Hardy took complete control in an innings which lasted 253 balls and included 23 fours and a six. Hardy shared an opening wicket partnership of 143 with Shaun Byfield (62) to set the Seagulls on the way to a big score.
Opening bowler Mitch McNeill was the pick of the bowlers finishing with 3/50 off 18 overs whilst Joseph Liddle and Daniel Watson each finishing with two wickets.
Warnervale will start next week on 1/20 after Lance Keen was dismissed late in the day.
Wyong are well placed to retain top position in their match with Northern Power at Baker Park.
Winning the toss and batting first, promoted opener Brett Lenton got his side off to a flyer with 52 off 43 balls, however he was the only Power batsmen to make an impact as Kaleb Daley 3/23, Bailey King 3/18 and Harry Townsend 2/33 were able to take regular wickets to dismiss Northern Power for 162 runs.
With the bat, skipper Hayden Murphy, 61 not out led the way for Wyong who finished on 2/113 at stumps, just 50 runs from victory.
At Duffy’s Road, Narara-Wyoming led by Kieran Lawson hit back late in the day to rock Terrigal-Matcham, whose bowlers did an excellent job in dismissing the Lions for just 148.
Veteran, Andy Ryan used all his experience to top score for Narara-Wyoming with 41, whilst Daniel Beswick 38 and skipper Peter Gallichan 26 also chipped in with handy runs. Bellbirds skipper Harry Brien was the most successful bowler finishing with 4/18.
Having to survive 15 overs before stumps, Terrigal Matcham has slumped to be 5/35 with key batsmen Lloyd Radcliffe, Tim Bowring and Kyle James all back in the pavilion. Lawson was the star finishing with 3/0 off 4 overs whilst Ryan capped off a good day with two wickets.
There were plenty of wickets to fall at Erina Oval with Lisarow Ourimbah having already claimed first innings points, albeit the match is still up for grabs.
Batting first on a difficult wicket, Erina were dismissed for just 51 as representative spinner Blair Lindsay ripped through their lineup taking 5/13 off 9 overs. Paceman Jake Chernaiyeff and Mitch Pennington provided assistance with two wickets apiece.
Lisarow-Ourimbah faired not much better when it was their turn to bat and at one stage had slumped to 5/28 as Bryce Birks 4/9 was creating havoc with his spin. Nathan Walton, 25 was able to steady the ship for the Magpies and with the help of the lower order were able to reach 91 and a lead of 40 runs.
Kincumber Avoca will resume next week at 1/12 and with plenty of work to do to avoid a second consecutive outright loss.
Brisbane Water are in an almost unassailable position as they look to secure their second consecutive outright win having already gain first innings points against Southern Spirit at Col Gooley Field.
Batting first Laurence Legge and Mitch Bursle were the only Soutehrn Spirit batsmen to reach double figures (22 each) as they were dismissed for 66. Trent Scott 4/21 and the evergreen Kevin Searle 3/17 did the damage with the ball for Brisbane Water.
Brisbane Water skipper, Ben Cohen then led the way with the bat scoring 85 after opening the batting, enabling his team to declare their first innings at 7/163.
Batting a second time Southern Spirit made a better fist of the task putting on 44 for the first wicket, with Legge (36) again batting well, however two late wickets has them resuming at 2/48, still trailing by 49 runs.
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