Day 1 of Round 13 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition was played yesterday.
Rd 13 – Two day matches
Wyong 4/81 (Kris Capeski 3/9) vs The Entrance 77 (Mark Leard 3/4) at Baker Park
Brisbane Water 3/59 vs Lisarow Ourimbah (Nathan Walton 32, Mitch Pennington 31 no, Trent Scott 5/33) at Adcock Park
Kincumber Avoca 127 (Dan Heuston 54, Simon Keen 3/24) vs Warnervale 4/96 (Tony Cornwall 38) @ Erina Oval
Terrigal Matcham vs Northern Power 229 (Brett Lenton 48, Jake Holmes 32, James McCombie 32, Jaime Brien 5/61) @ Duffys Rd
Southern Spirit 103 (James Smith 5/35) vs Narara-Wyoming 3/105 (Peter Cross 59 not out) @ Col Gooley Field
Wyong have already claimed 1st innings points in their top of table clash against The Entrance at Baker Park.
The Entrance won the toss and batted on a wicket which gave assistance to the bowlers and Mark Leard gave Wyong the perfect start picking up three early wickets including Brock Hardy, 5 and Ben Day 0.
It took 23 not out from Kris Capeski, batting at No 9 which allowed The Entrance to muster a total of 77. Leard finished with the excellent figures of 3/4 off 7 overs, whilst Kaleb Daley and Bailey King each took 2 wickets.
Capeski made an immediate impact with the ball as well removing Wyong’s two leading batsmen Olly Thompson and Hayden Murphy with just 12 runs on the board. Mark Baldwin made a sedate 20 on debut before Kaleb Daley 24 not out and Kane Wilson 14 not out saw Wyong go to stumps at 4/81. Capeski finished with figures of 3/9 off 9 overs.
Warnervale have the upperhand in their clash with Kincumber Avoca at Erina Oval.
Batting first Kincumber-Avoca were dismissed for 127 on a good batting wicket with only Dan Heuston able to put together a significant innings finishing with 54. Simon Keen was the pick of the Warnervale bowlers taking 3/26 whilst Dan Watson, Lance Keen and Troy Waite all chipped in with two wickets each.
In response Warnervale were in trouble at 2/1 before Tony Cornwall 38 and Simon Keen 25 saw Warnervale finish at 4/96 at stumps, requiring just 32 runs for victory.
The match at Adcock Park is evenly poised with Brisbane Water 3/59 in reply to Lisarow Ourimbah’s 126.
The Magpies will welcome back representative bowlers Scott Burkinshaw and Blair Lindsay next week as they look to take the remaining Brisbane Water’s seven wickets which will also include Ben Sunshine who missed day 1.
Batting first Lisarow Ourimbah slumped from 4/90 to be all out for 126 with spinner Trent Scott doing the damage taking 5/33 from 21 overs. Nathan Walton 35 and Mitch Pennington 31 not out were the best of the Lisarow Ourimbah batsmen.
In reply Brisbane Water at stumps were 3/59, however key batsmen Ben Cohen, 6 and Dave Mitchell, 18 are back in the pavilion. Jorden Vilensky will be the key next week when he resumes on 26 not out.
Northern Power have set Terrigal-Matcham an interesting run chase next week at Duffy’s Rd.
Winning the toss and batting, Northern Power recovered from 3/53 to score 224 on the back of a consistent middle order batting performance. Brett Lenton was again the top scorer hitting 48 whilst young opening bat Jake Holmes and reliable keeper/lower order batsmen James McCombie both scored 32.
Jaime Brien was once again the standout bowler taking 5/62 with Kyle James and Nic Fagan each took two wickets.
In the final match at Col Gooley Field, Narara-Wyoming have already claimed 1st innings points against Southern Spirit.
Batting first, Southern Spirit were very patient with the bat with Mitchell Fiddock 23 and Jay Starkey 22 prepared to make Narara-Wyoming work hard for their wickets. Once they departed however spinner, James Smith was able to work his way through the lower order finishing with 5/35 off 17 overs. Veteran paceman Andy Ryan was his reliable self taking 2/25 off 22 overs.
In the end Southern Spirit were dismissed for 103 in the 70th over.
In response, Peter Cross 59 not out off 43 balls and Peter Gallichan 18 not out ensured the Lions had 1st innings points secured by stumps, finishing at 3/105.
Day 2 will be played next Saturday.