Round 13 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition concluded Saturday.
Rd 13 – Two day matches
Wyong 128 (Kaleb Daley 32, Kris Capeski 5/24, Kobe Allison 3/30) def The Entrance 77 & 3/73 by 51 runs on the 1st innings at Baker Park
Lisarow Ourimbah 126 def Brisbane Water 107 (Jordan Vilensky 33) by 19 runs on the 1st innings at Adcock Park
Warnervale 215 (Kane Harmsworth 46, Tony Cornwall 38) & 0/25 def Kincumber Avoca 127 & 112 (Harry Woodhead 31 , Simon Keen 4/15 & Kane Harmsworth 3/24) outright by 10 wickets @ Erina Oval
Northern Power 229 def Terrigal Matcham 99 (Ryan James 34, Dante Otto 34, Nick Babcock 4/24, David Molan 4/31) & 7/85 (Ryan James 31, Nathan Stokes 3/21) by 130 runs on the 1st innings @ Duffys Rd
Narara-Wyoming 6/231 dec (Andy Ryan 69, Peter Cross 59, Dane Hokin 35, Peter Gallichan 34, Harry Jaenke 3/48) def Southern Spirit 103 & 6/192 (Daniel Friend 60, Ross Watson 48, Zane Smith 36no, Andy Ryan 3/40) by four wickets on the 1st innings @ Col Gooley Field
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
Warnervale have moved to equal first position of the Central Coast Cricket Association 1st Grade table following the completion of Round 13 on Saturday. Lisarow-Ourimbah, Northern Power, Narara-Wyoming were also winners in Round 13.
At Erina Oval, Warnervale were able to gain an outright victory over Kincumber-Avoca after an enthralling Day 2.
Trailing by 31 runs with six wicket in hand when play resumed, the Wildcats lost only one further wicket before passing Kincumber-Avoca’s total and then proceeded to lift the total to 215 before being dismissed. Kane Harmsworth was the standout with the bat with a quickfire 46, whilst John Boyd was run out for dogged 25, the same total Daniel Hill managed at the end of the innings. Jack and Dan Heuston and Ethan Short were the most successful Kincumber-Avoca bowlers with two wickets apiece.
With a lead of 88 runs with 68 overs still to play, Warnervale invited Kincumber-Avoca to have a second bat and struck immediately when Harmsworth had Swaine caught at slip with just 7 runs on the board. The Griffens batsmen then dug in with Ryan Jewiss 25, Harry Woodhead 31 and Nathan Auslebrook, 20 showing great determination and it looked as though they were going to thwart off an outright defeat however first Lance Keen 2/30 and then Harmsworth 3/24 were able to gain vital breakthroughs before skipper, Simon Keen, 4/15 was able to make short work of the tail. In all Kincumber-Avoca lost their last six wickets for 28 runs to be all out for 112, giving them a lead off just 24 runs which Warnervale were able to score without the loss of any wickets with 10 overs to spare.
Whilst the ten points were important for Warnervale what would have been more pleasing was the form with both bat and ball off Harmsworth, who on his day is the most destructive player in Central Coast Cricket and also the successful return to the bowling crease of Keen.
Lisarow-Ourimbah kept their finals hopes alive and in turn sent Brisbane Water tumbling out of the top four following their tense 19 run win at Adcock Park.
Brisbane Water resumed at 3/59 chasing 127 for victory and were able to take the score to 3/79 before the introduction of young spinner Tom Horner (2/6) changed the course of the game. First he had Jordan Vilensky caught at slip for a well made 33, then two balls later had key player Ben Sunshine brilliantly caught by Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin. This was followed by the run out of Shaun Hill for 17 and when Mitch Pennigton had dismissed Alex Searle, Brisbane Water had lost four wickets for three runs to be 7/82.
With the game in the balance, Dane Crocker provided a rear-guard response scoring 15 runs however when NSW Country bowler, Scott Burkinshaw (2/2 off 7 overs) took two quick wickets and youngster Luke Jacobs claimed Crocker’s wicket Lisarow-Ourimbah had dismissed Brisbane Water for 107, 19 runs short of the required target.
Burly spinner Nick Babcock and reliable quick, Dave Molan came to the fore as the Northern Power recorded a much needed win over Terrigal-Matcham. The win saw Northern Power remain in striking distance of the top four, however the loss for Terrigal Matcham leaves them with plenty of work to do if they are to contest the finals.
Chasing Northern Power’s total of 229, Terrigal Matcham suffered the loss of two early wickets however Dante Otto and Ryan James rescued the innings with a 45 run partnership for the third wicket. When Nathan Stokes took the valuable wicket of James, Babcock and Molan worked in tandem to take the final seven Bellbirds wickets for the loss of just 17 runs. Otto was resolute opening the batting scoring 34 before the sixth batsmen dismissed.
For the second week is a run Babcock mesmerized the opposition batsmen taking 4/24 off 12 overs whilst Molan took 4/31 off 13 overs, three of which were caught behind by James McCrombie.
Batting a second time Terrigal-Matcham fared only marginally better finishing the day at 7/85 with James again the topscorer with 31, however it took resolute defence of Gamal Strik and Josh Toohey who survived 87 balls between them to thwart off an outright loss. Nathan Stokes was the most successful Northern Power bowler with three wickets.
Narara-Wyoming gained 1st innings points but Southern Spirit were able to avoid an outright defeat in their match at Col Gooley Field.
Having already gained 1st Innings points on day one, the Lions quickly pushed their score to 6/231 before they declared with a lead of 128 runs and 72 overs to bat. After Peter Cross was dismissed for his overnight score of 59 it was Andy Ryan who took up the attack for Narara-Wyoming hitting a quick fire 69 of 49 balls whilst Dane Hokin 35 and Peter Gallichan 34 also ensured the Lions had a good lead.
With 72 overs to survive, Southern Spirit once again showed plenty of fight, and through the efforts of skipper, Daniel Friend, 60, Ross Watson 48 and Zane Smith 36 not out, they were able to not only avoid the outright but able to put together a very good total of 6/192 when stumps were called. Ryan rounded out a good match by taking 3/40 off 21 overs to be the Lions most successful bowler.
With the first innings result already decided, Wyong and The Entrance played out a sedate second day with Wyong claiming the 1st innings win and remaining on top of the table.
Resuming at 4/81, Wyomg were dismissed for 128 with Kris Capeski 5/24 and Kobe Allison 3/30 doing the damage.
With 63 overs still to play The Entrance chose to use these for batting practice and when stumps were called they were 3/73 with Ben Day 29 and Ash Hardy 21 both unbeaten.
Next Saturday will see the final T20 double header for the season.
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