CCCA

Results from Round 16 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition was played Saturday.

Rd 17 – Two Day Matches – Day 1 completed

Southern Spirit 235 (Laurence Legge 87, Joey Liddle 4/86, Brett Russell 3/29) vs Warnervale 1/17 at Woongarrah Sports Complex

Lisarow-Ourimbah 108 (Mark Leard 4/25) vs Wyong 5/64 at Sohier Park

Brisbane Water 122 (Ben Sunshine 37, Kyle Jordan 4/33) vs Narara-Wyong 7/80 (Matt Sunshine 5/28) at Gavenlock Oval

Kincumber Avoca 151 (Dan Heuston 32, Brett Lenton 4/17, Jeremy O’Connell 3/29) vs Northern Power 2/43 (Ben Gillies 33) at Harry Moore Oval

The Entrance 9/159 (Shaun Byfield 57, Nick Hay 37, Josh Bridge 4/45) vs Terrigal Matcham 102 (Grant Miller 4/14, Kris Capeski 3/25) at Jubilee Park

Overall Ladder:

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

Review

Defending Premiers, The Entrance are firming into claiming the Minor Premiership title are a commanding display on Day 1 of Round 17 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition.

Bowling first after Terrigal Matcham won the toss, the Gulls bowlers led by Grant Miller 4/14 and Kris Capeski 3/25 dominated the Bellbirds batting line up dismissing them for 102. Kyle James was the only batsmen to pass 20 finishing on 29. Former representative leg spinner made an encouraging return to first grade cricket taking 2/46.

Despite only scoring 102 with the bat, the Terrigal Matcham stuck to their task with the ball and at stumps have The Entrance at 9/159. Josh Bridge 4/45 and Jaime Brien and Kyle James, two wickets apiece bowled well. Shaun Byfield 57, Nick Hay 37 and Jason Blackwood 29 were the pick of the batsmen.

Second placed Warnervale have their work cut out for them in their match against bottom placed Southern Spirit at Woongarah Oval.

Batting first the Spirit continue their improved batting form finishing with 235, with opener Laurence Legge leading the way with 87, whilst another seven batsmen reached double figures in arguably their most consistent performance for the year. Spinner Joey Liddle was the most successful bowler taking 4/86 off a marathon 30 overs whilst Brett Russell chipped in with three wickets towards the end of the innings.

Southern Spirit ensured they ended the day on a high when Harry Jaenke claimed the wicket of Jon Boyd to have the Wildcats 1/17 at stumps.

Narara-Wyoming grip on fourth position is still in balance at stumps in their match against Brisbane Water at Gavenlock Oval.

The Lions led by Kyle Jordan 4/33 were on top early restricting the Bluetongues to 6/48 before a 38 run partnership between Ben Sunshine 39, and Kevin Searle, 18 allowed them to get to 122.

In response, Narara-Wyoming appeared to be travelling well at 4/73, however a dynamic spell of bowling by Matt Sunshine late in the day saw the Lions lose 3 wickets for 7 runs, which left them precariously placed at 7/80, still 42 runs in arrears. In form veteran Andy Ryan is still at the crease on 17 not out having taken two wickets earlier in the day. For Sunshine it continued his magnificent season for the Bluetongues, with the paceman claiming 5/28, the third time this year he has taken five wickets in an innings.

Northern Power and Kincumber Avoca’s finals chances are still alive after an even day 1 at Harry Moore Oval.

With both teams needing a win to keep their season alive and it was Kincumber Avoca who took to the crease first and put together a total of 152. In form batsmen Dan Heuston 32, Michael Williams 26 and Bryce Birks were the leading run scorers whilst Brett Lenton, 4/17 and Jeremy O’Connell 3/29 were the pick of the Power bowling attack.

In response Northern Power suffered an early blow losing O’Connell for just 4 runs and then leading batsmen Ben Gillies in the last over before stumps for 33 to be 2/43 at the close of play.

The match at Sohier Park is evenly poised with Wyong requiring 45 runs and Lisarow Ourimbah five wickets to claim first innings points.

Batting first Lisarow-Ourimbah were dismissed for a patient 108 coming off 60 overs with Mitch Pennington top scoring with 2 late in the innings. Mark Leard was standout with the ball taking 4/25 whilst spinners Harry Townsend and Andrew Dufty combined for 3/22 off 25 overs.

Having a moderate total to defend the Magpies hit back immediately with Ethan Milne claiming two early wickets before spinner Tom Horner claimed two wickets late to leave the game in the balance. The experience pair in Rob Westley and Leard are the not out batsmen and the Roos will be placing their faith in them next week.

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