It was another low scoring affair in Round 7 of the First Grade competition.
At Harry Moore Oval, Northern Power ended Lisarow Ourimbah’s winning streak with a 16 run victory. Winning the toss and batting first, the Power made 137 from their 40 overs. Jeremy O’Connell top scored with 35 while Chris Archer continued his good form with the bat with 28. Ben Sunshine was the pick of the Magpies bowlers with three wickets. The Magpies recovered after losing two early wickets to be 2-55 but when Archer removed the dangerous Ryan Fenning for 21 and Josh Abel dismissed Blair Lindsay for 34 it was going to be an uphill battle. Matt Sunshine tried his best to reel in the target with 22* but it wasn’t enough with the Power grabbing the 4 points.
Kincumber Avoca picked up their first win of the season with a 5 wicket win over Southern Spirit at Col Gooley Oval. The Spirit batted first and were bowled out in the last over for 156 with Liam O’Farrell once again top scoring with 33 and Lachlan Bull making an impressive 30. Jack Heuston found some form before the rep weekend with 3 wickets. Despite a slight batting collapse towards the end of the innings, the Griffins chased down the target 5 down with 9 balls remaining with John McCrae scoring 47 and Steve McCabe making 40. Ethan Jones bowled very well taking 3 wickets for the Spirit.
The Entrance were dominant with a big win over Warnervale at Jubilee Oval. Bowling first, the Seagulls were on from ball one bowling the Wildcats for 56 with only two players making double figures. Broc Hardy was fantastic with the ball with three wickets while the other wickets were shared. The Seagulls were professional in the chase only losing the three wickets but chasing the runs in the 14th over to claim a bonus point. Ben Day remained not out with 19 with Karan Katli taking two wickets.
In the final game, Narara Wyoming won an absolute thriller, claiming a one wicket win over Wyong at Fagans Park. Wyong struggled with the stick and were bowled out for 64 with 15 being the top score. Tom Owen, Michael Shelley and Keiran Lawson all took two wickets. The Lions were made to work for the win, and it was Kered Baird, 39* from 35 balls, who was the hero hitting a six to win the game. Hayden Murphy led from the front taking 5 wickets for the Roos.
Terrigal Matcham had the bye