It’ll come down to the last day of the home and away season to determine who plays finals this year in First Grade with wet weather once again rearing its ugly head resulting in only two games being started.
Wyong and Northern Power, two sides who desperately needed to get on, were able to get a full days play in and it’s the Power who hold the slight upper hand heading into week 2. Captain Mark Leard won the toss and decided to bat first and it was tough going for the Roos, falling to 3-22 early on. A 31 run partnership between Bradley Drady and Hayden Murphy got the Wyong boys back on track before Brendan Charlton took two wickets in two balls to halt that momentum. Falling to 8-78, the Roos needed some lower order resistance and it came with Leard, 17 off 26 balls, Ben Whiteing, 15 off 35 balls, and Michael Leard, 5* off 21, batting time and move the score to 112 when they were eventually bowled out. Charlton was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets while Mitchell Howarde and stand in skipper Nick Babcock took two each. The Power would be happy with their start moving the score to 2-59 at stumps, trailing by 53 with still 53 overs to bat.
The other game to have play was at Col Gooley Oval With Narara Wyoming in a bit of trouble against Southern Spirit when play was called off. Playing 29 overs so far, the Lions are sitting at 6-63 with captain James Smith and Tom Owen the not out batsmen. Harrison Jaenke and Simon Mahoney bowled attacking lines are were rewarded with two wickets a piece. Narara Wyoming will need their tail to wag to give their bowlers something to bowl at.
Terrigal Matcham vs Lisarow Ourimbah and The Entrance vs Kincumber Avoca were both washed out due to wet pitches. Warnervale had the bye