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The 1st Round of the CCCA Women’s 1st Grade has been completed with wins to Wyong, Lisarow Ourimbah White and Terrigal Matcham whilst Kincumber Avoca and Northern Power Orange had a thrilling tie.

At Terrigal Haven, Northern Power Orange batted first and put together a very competitive 3/162 from their 20 overs with captain Sam Thomas leading the way with 48 ably supported by Crystal Osborne with 39 and Renee Beattie with 22. Chasing a large total did not deter Kincumber Avoca as youngsters Sophie McCrae 48, and Layla Graham 32 to put the side on the right track whilst skipper Veronica Brown as solid at the top of the order with 20. Kincumber needed 16 off the last four overs however Thomas and Kerry Seymour were able to restrict the Kincumber batting to needing two runs off the final ball of which they scored one to tie the match.

Defending premiers Wyong got their premiership defence off to a winning start defeating Narara Wyoming by 26 runs at Carrington St Oval. Batting first Ebonie Leard (37) and young gun Eliza Thompson (34), supported by Brittany Mortimer (22) saw Wyong put 2/130 runs on the board batting first. In reply Narara Wyoming finished with 6/104 with Ashley Owen (23 not out) and Emilie Stevens (20) leading the way, Chantelle Logan was the pick of the bowlers taking 2/24.

The battle of the two Lisarow sides saw the Black team come out on top by 48 runs. Batting first the Black side got off to a good start with Alyssa Andrews leading the way with 23 at the top of the order, Travelling well at 1/48 the introduction of youngster Anouk van’t Wel changed the complexion of the game completely. In the space of five overs Lisarow Black had slumped to 6/55 with van’t Weld having the amazing figures of 5/9 off 3 overs. If was left to Black’s skipper Danni Thorp to resurrect the innings and she did that with aplomb batting out the remaining overs to finish unbeaten on 24 and her team at 6/84. Chasing 85 runs for victory the White side were never in the chase with Molly Kidd (14) the only player to reach double figures. Andrews capped off a fantastic all-round performance with ¾ off 3 overs whilst Jade Burkinshaw took 2/7 off her two overs.

In the final game, Terrigal Matcham got their season off to a winning start with a 72 run win over Northern Power Blue at Tunkuwallin Oval.

Batting first, captain Ella Merritt got the side off to a perfect start with 48 before retiring, youngster Emily Humphreys continued the fine work with 38 runs helping the team to 3/145 off their 20 overs. With the ball in hand Humphreys made an immediate impact taking two wickets as Northern Power slumped to 4/8. Naomi Hepplewhite (24) and Kestrel Gillies (19) got the innings back on track with a partnership of 41 with the innings eventually ending after 20 overs at 7/73. Humphreys finished with 2/12 whilst Tara French was also excellent with 2/6 off 4 overs.

The Entrance had the bye.

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