Central Coast Cricket - Review Round 8
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Lisarow Ourimbah has booked a spot in the CCCA One-day final however who they play will not be determined until next weekends final rounds following entertaining Round 8 matches.
One day Table (top two qualify for final on 1 December)
Lisarow Ourimbah 95%, Warnervale 65%, The Entrance 60%, Kincumber Avoca 55%, Narara Wyoming 53.3%, Terrigal Matcham 53.3%, Northern Power 40%, Southern Spirit 15%, Wyong 10%
Lisarow Ourimbah remained undefeated however were made to work hard by Kincumber Avoca at Erina Oval.
Batting first, Lisarow Ourimbah made the most of excellent batting conditions and with Ben Cohen continuing his great form managed to put together a very competitive 228 off their 40 overs. Cohen was once again superb hitting 10 fours and two sixes in his innings of 116 which came off 93 deliveries. Youngster Tyler Searle had his best first grade outing scoring 29. Bryce Birks was the most successful Kincumber Avoca bowler with 3/44 off his eight overs.
In response, Kincumber Avoca started brightly with Harry Woodhead and John McRae putting in an opening stand of 46 before Woodhead was dismissed for 46. The innings reached 4/92 before skipper Dan Heuston joined McRae and the pair started to put the pressure back onto the Lisarow bowlers with some positive batting. The pair put on a partnership of 90 before Heuston was run out by Ben Sunshine for 39 made off just 26 deliveries. Unfortunately for the Griffins, McRae was dismissed also with the total on 182 for an excellent 97 made off 122 balls a with 14 fours and a six. The final three wickets fell quickly as the run rate increased with Kincumber Avoca finally dismissed in the final over for 195. Matt Sunshine was again the pick of the bowlers with 2/39 off eight overs.
The closest match of the round was at Baker Park where a six from the third last ball of the match by Josh Toohey gave Terrigal Matcham a five wicket win over Wyong.
Having won the toss and batted Wyong struggled form the outset against the Terrigal bowlers and they were dismissed for 127 with Kaleb Daley the top scorer with 24. Terrigal Matcham skipper Harry Brien was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets whilst Josh Bridge, Daniel Cross and Mitch Bowring each picked up two.
Chasing the relatively modest total, Terrigal Matcham made steady progress with Reece Bombas putting together his best innings of the year with 38, however as the overs ticked down the run rate increased and it got to the stage with the Bellbirds needing five runs to win with three balls remaining when Toohey stepped up to dispatch a Kaleb Daley out of the ground to give Terrigal Matcham their second consecutive win.
Toohey was excellent finishing unbeaten on 44 which included two sixes.
For Wyong, Bailey King was very good with the ball taking 2/29 from eight overs.
Warnervale moved into second place on the One-Day ladder with an 11 run win over Northern Power at Woongarrah Over in another high scoring affair.
Winning the toss and batting, Simon Keen got Warnervale off to a flying start hitting nine fours and a six in his innings of 67 which came off 53 balls and looked to be heading even bigger before his Northern Power counterpart, Chris Archer ran him out.
Dave Mitchell then came to the crease for his first game for the club and looked in good touch along with Scott Atkinson who was playing a patient innings at the top of the order.
Mitchell finished with 42 and Atkinson 30 whilst a late flourish from Jake Crelley, 30 off 21 balls saw the Wildcats reach 8/227 from their allotted overs. Josh Abel was the most successful of the Northern Power bowlers with 2/24.
Northern Power’s innings was measured with a number of batsmen getting starts but not going on with it and with the score at 5/138 the game looked done. Ben Gillies and Josh Abel had other ideas though and the pair put together a partnership of 42 the give Northern Power a sniff of victory however the introduction of Keen back in to the attack saw him dismiss Gillies for a well made 51. Abel then fell to Crelley for 25 before Keen claimed the final three wickets to leave Northern Power 11 short of the required total.
Keen completed an excellent match taking 4/30 whilst Kaine Harmsworth took 1/32 off 8 overs in his return match.
In the final match The Entrance proved too strong for Southern Spirit winning by 49 runs at Jubilee Park.
Taking to the crease first Adam Taylor laid the platform and then Marc Mariner finished the job as The Entrance scored an imposing 4/242 off their 40 overs.
Taylor was excellent at the top passing 50 for the first time this year and was unlucky not to reach his century being dismissed for 98. Mariner on the other hand has been a revelation for the Gulls in the one-day format and his unbeaten innings of 81 included six deliveries which cleared the ropes as well as five fours. Veteran Ash Hardy also chipped in with 33.
Simon Mahoney was the most successful Southern Spirit bowler with two wickets as skipper, Daniel Friend used eight bowlers in an attempt to quell the runs.
Southern Spirit’s run chase never really got started and they slumped to 8/88 before Zane Smith and Ben Orman joined forces.
The pair through sensible and positive batting put together a partnership of 96 runs for the ninth wicket before Smith, with a century in touching distance was dismissed for an excellent 98 which included eight fours and five sixes. Orman followed shortly thereafter for a determined 28 which saw the innings close at 189.
All five bowlers used finished with two wickets apiece with Lochie Gale the pick with 2/24.
Narara Wyoming had the bye.
Heading into next weekend’s final two rounds of one day matches, which will be played on Saturday & Sunday, there are still six teams who have the opportunity to play Lisarow Ourimbah in the final.
Full scorecards can be viewed at: http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=3142244
Central Coast Cricket - Round 6 Review
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Round 6 of the CCCA 1st Grade competition was played on Saturday with Lisarow Ourimbah, Kincumber Avoca and The Entrance continuing to lead the way whilst Narara Wyoming claimed their first win of the year.
In the Match of the Round, Lisarow Ourimbah completely outplayed Northern Power to remain undefeated with a 175 run win at Sohier Park.
Batting first Lisarow Ourimbah lost two early wickets before skipper Blair Lindsay, 39 and Ryan Fenning 49, put on 91 run partnership. A better than a run a ball innings from Ben Sunshine, 37 and Blake Crutcher 26 lifted the tempo in the middle order before late flourish from Matt Sunshine, 38 off 19 balls with 3 sixes enabled the Magpies to finish with 9/233 off their 40 overs. Matt Daniel was the most successful bowler finishing with 3/43 however Chris Archer 2/21 off 8 overs was the pick of the bowlers.
Chasing a big total Northern Power were on the back foot immediately as NSW Country quick Scott Burkinshaw ripped through the top order to have the Power 4/12 before Lindsay completed a good match by removing the middle and lower order. Only Jeremy O’Connell reached double figures, 16 as the Power were dismissed for 58.
Burkinshaw finished with 3/17 with Lindsay taking 4/9 off 7.1 overs and Matt Sunshine also having a good match taking 2/22 off 7 overs.
An unbeaten 80 at the top of the order to Harry Woodhead was the catalyst to Kincumber Avoca’s seven wicket win over Southern Spirit at Erina Oval.
Woodhead’s innings included 10 fours and three sixes and with Dylan Robertson, 58 off 57 balls seven fours and three sixes the pair put on a partnership of 120 runs as the Griffins chased down Southern Spirit’s total of 187 runs in the 31st over.
Earlier Southern Spirit led by 53 not out from Zac Smith, 39 from Jay Starkey and 33 from Mitch Bursle were able to manage a competitive 7/187 from their 40 overs. Jack Heuston was the best of the Kincumber Avoca bowlers with 4 wickets.
The Spirit claimed the early wicket of Chris Swaine before Woodhead and Robertson put together their match winning partnership and have Kincumber Avoca consolidate third spot on the ladder.
The Entrance claimed their fourth win of the year with a five wicket win over Warnervale in an entertaining match at Woongarrah Oval.
Winning the toss and batting, Warnervale were productive at the top of the order with four of their top five batters getting into the twenties however the fact that none of them reached thirty impacted on the Wildcats ability to get a big total. In the end they were dismissed for 167 in the 39th over. Simon Keen 29 and Brett Russell 28 were the top scorers.
Left are spinner, Adam Taylor was at his best taking 5/20 off eight overs to lead The Entrance attack.
The Entrance were very measured in their response and after an opening stand of 53 between Taylor and Callum Dunkerley were able to put together good partnerships to ensure the victory total was always within their grasp. With Taylor finishing a good match with 42, Marc Mariner unbeaten on 45 and 30 from Shaun Byfield the victory was achieved with one over to spare. Keen was once again the pick of the Warnervale bowlers with 1/17 off seven overs.
The Narara Wyoming club song was sung loud and proud on Saturday night as the Lions recorded their first win of the year in a thrilling match against Wyong at Baker Park.
After scoring 7/162 off 40 overs with the bat, Narara Wyoming had to defend hard with the ball as the defending premiers chased hard but in the end came up the Lions prevailed by just five runs.
Batting first, Narara Wyoming led by Andy Ryan 32, Ethan Lulham 28, Dan Beswick 23 and Mark McLachlan put together their best batting performance of the year to put a competitive total on the board. Lachlan Rainger in just his second first grade match was impressive with the new ball taking 2/20 off his seven overs whilst Hayden Murphy also took two wickets.
Wyong began the chase confidently and with Murphy and Kaleb Daley at the crease the chances of victory was high as they the score progressed to 3/105. A bit of brilliance from Narara Wyoming skipper, James Smith changed the game as he ran out Daley for 32 and then dismissed Richard Mear. Mitch Wood then kicked in with two wickets to trigger a collapse and saw Wyong lose four wickets for 11 runs. With tight bowling at the death and the run rate rising Wyong were unable to get the required runs for victory.
Wood finished with 4/38 off his 8 overs in his best performance of the year.
Terrigal Matcham had the bye
Lisarow Ourimbah 100%; The Entrance 84.6%; Kincumber Avoca 81.3%; Northern Power 62.5%; Warnervale 37.5%; Wyong 27.8%; Southern Spirit 27.8%; Narara Wyoming 25%; Terrigal Matcham 7.7%
Full match scorecards can be found at: http://www.ccca.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchid=3142233&gradeid=5298_1&locx=MATCH