Results from Round 16 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition was played Saturday.
Rd 16 – One day matches
Terrigal Matcham 3/90 (Tim Bowring 41no) def Northern Power 88 (Josh Bridge 3/11, Daniel Cross 3/24) by 7 wickets at Harry Moore Oval
Narara-Wyoming 8/77 (Harry Jaenke 4/15) def Southern Spirit 71 (Aras Baird 4/16, Andy Ryan 3/13) by 2 wickets at Gavenlock Oval
Warnervale drew Kincumber Avoca @ Woongarrah Oval
Lisarow-Ourimbah drew Brisbane Water @ Sohier Park
The Entrance drew Wyong @ Jubilee Park
One Day Ladder:
The Entrance 24, Terrigal-Matcham 22 (1.52%), Narara-Wyoming 22 (1.22%), Warnervale 18, Wyong 18, Northern Power 16, Kincumber Avoca 12, Lisarow Ourimbah 12, Brisbane Water 6, Southern Spirit 6
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
The Entrance and Terrigal Matcham will play in the final of the CCCA 1st One day competition after wet weather played havoc with the final round allowing only two matches to be played.
The washed out matches ended the hopes of Warnervale and Wyong from joining The Entrance in the final, which left a shoot out between Narara-Wyoming, Terrigal Matcham and Narara-Wyoming for the other position in the final.
At Harry Moore Oval a dominant bowling performance from Terrigal-Matcham saw them easily account for Northern Power, with the final margin being 7 wickets.
Winning the toss and batting Northern Power were dismissed for a paltry 88 runs from just 28 overs. Josh Bridge 3/11, Daniel Cross 3/24 and Kyle James and Jaime Brien 2 wickets apiece tore through the Northern Power batting with Mark Daniel 24 not out the only batsmen to provide resistance.
In reply, Terrigal Matcham led by Tim Bowring and Kyle James made short of the chase reaching the required total in just 26 overs and for the loss of three wickets. Bowring finished unbeaten on 41 after opening the batting whilst James chipped in with 25.
The big win boosted Terrigal Matcham percentage which would be important in the end results.
Entering the day in sixth position, Narara-Wyoming knew they would need a big win if they were to claim a finals and they had the perfect start dismissing Southern Spirit for 71, after Spirit won the toss and batted at Gavenlock Oval.
Aras Baird 4/16, Andy Ryan 3/13, James Smith 2/6 did the damage with the ball for the Lions after the Southern Spirit openers Mitch Fiddock and Laurence Legge had put on 25 for the opening wicket.
Despite needing only 72 for victory, the run chase was anything but easy for Narara-Wyoming with Harry Jaenke 4/15 destroying the Lions top order and saw them struggling at 8/56. With their one day season on line Harry Moriarty took to the crease and along with Baird were able to weather the storm and guide the Lions to victory with Moriarty sealing the win with a six. Moriarty finished on 20 not out in an impressive performance.
The win however was in vain for Narara-Wyoming as Terrigal-Matcham reached the final on a superior percentage.
The Entrance and Terrigal Matcham will meet Terrigal Matcham in the final at Jubilee Park on March 3.
The competition will now conclude with 2 x two day matches to finish the home and away season.