Central Coast have rebounded strongly in the McDonald’s Country Championship U19 Female championship recording two victories on Day 2. The Bradman Cup side however suffered a second consecutive loss going down to ACT Southern Districts.
It was a great show of character from the U19 Female side who rebounded strongly after a disappointing Day 1 performance against Riverina.
In the opening match this morning Central Coast defeated Newcastle by 8 wickets after a strong fielding performance saw them restrict Newcastle to 2/58 off their 20 overs. In reply an opening partnership of 53 between Grace Dignam, 24 and Emily Cross 21 not out ensured the Coast side was able to achieve the required target with 21 balls to spare.
The afternoon game against Greater Illawarra saw the Central Coast again field first and an inspired bowling spell from Piper Hooke 3/12 off 4 overs had Greater Illawarra on the back foot before Cross did the damage at the end of the innings taking 3/9 off 4 overs with her off spinners. Greater Illawarra ended up with a competitive 7/80 off their 20 overs.
In the run chase captain Dignam was again supreme leading from the front scoring 40 not out and guiding the team to a nine wicket victory with 3 overs to spare. Emily Humphreys offered great support finishing unbeaten on 18.
Tomorrow Central Coast will play Western in the morning before finishing with another T20 match in the afternoon.
Full scorecard available at: http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/RoundResults.aspx?entityid=31745&save=0
Another disappointing batting display saw Central Coast lose to table toppers ACT Southern Districts in Round 6 of the Bradman Cup played today.
Winning the toss and batting Central Coast were dismissed in the 39th over for just 110 as they struggled to handle the oppositions spin bowlers. Tom Alderson was resolute at the top of the order topscoring with 33.
Central Coast hit back strongly with the ball having ACT Southern Districts 5/56 then 8/102 however were unable to pick up the necessary two wickets to claim the win.
For the second day running Owen Prowse was the most successful bowler taking 3/18 whilst Lochlan Smith took 2/30 and Matt Toohey was lively taking 1/14 off 10 overs.
The Central Coast will finish their campaign against Greater Illawarra at Pasterfield Complex tomorrow.
Fullscorecard can be viewed at: http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=3770603
Highlights of the match can be viewed at: https://matchcentre.aus.frogbox.live/match/1900-3770603/highlights?liveStream=true&period=3710512