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Terrigal Matcham and Lisarow Ourimbah Black sit atop the CCCA Women's 1st Grade table with maximum points after Round 2 was completed on Saturday.

Terrigal Matcham, on the back of a solid batting display were able to hold off a gallant Narara Wyoming outfit to win by 41 runs at Terrigal Haven.

Batting first, 2020/21 Team of the Year player, Tara Trench got Terrigal Matcham off to a flying start with 46 before Jade Day (39) and veteran Dehann Richardson 28 not out were able to get the Bellbirds to 3/146 off their 20 overs. In reply Narara Wyoming put in a consistent performance with the bat with youngsters Chelsea Owen 25 not out and Emilie Stevens 17, leading the way. At the conclusion of their 20 overs they were 6/105. Richardson capped off a good match by taking 2/6 off her two overs, whilst the Narara Wyoming innings also included 4 run outs.

An excellent allround performance from Elissa Andrews saw Lisarow Ourimbah Black defeat Northern Power Orange by 4 wickets at Tunkuwallin Oval. Andrews and fellow opening bowler, Jade Burkinshaw had Northern Power in trouble from the start after they decided to bat first after winning the toss. From 3/14, Northern Power through the experienced pair of Kerry Seymour (24no) and Crystal Osborne 17 were able to get the score to 7/85 off their 20 overs. Andrews was superb taking 3/7 off her four overs whilst exciting youngster Piper Hooke was also dangerous with the ball taking 3/10 off her 4 overs. Chasing 86 for victory Andrews and Hooke got Lisarow Ourimbah off to a good start with an opening partnership of 27 before Hooke was dismissed for 15. Andrews was next to go for 17 before Burkinshaw (14), Michelle Pankhurst (19) and Rachel Scarr 11 saw the visitors home with 5 overs to go. Captain, Sam Thomas was the pick of the Northern Power bowlers with 3/17 off 4 overs.

Lisarow Ourimbah White recorded their first win of the season with a 60 run win over Northern Power Blue at Lisarow Sporting Field. After having their colours lowered by club rivals last week, Lisarow Ourimbah were strong from the outset with openers Amy Cunningham (24) and Ashlee MacKenzie (24) both retiring befoe Sophie Karczmarz (22) and Molly Kidd (18) pushed the score to 3/127 at the conclusion of their 20 overs. Northern Power were unable to handle the opening attack of MacKenzie and Annalise Brewster and collapsed to be 6/10 before Emma Raychaudhuri stablised the innings with an excellent 37 however it was not enough to prevent a 60 run defeat. MacKenzie 3/5 and Brewtser 2/7 were the pick of the bowlers.

In the final game, Kincumber Avoca remained unbeaten with a nine wicket win over newly promoted The Entrance at EDSACC Oval. Batting first after winning the toss, The Entrance were in immediate trouble at 3/8 as youngster Layla Graham was devastating with the new ball taking four of the first 5 wickets to fall. A late order rally from Karina Davidson (21 not out) and Korrie Blackwood (19) saw The Entrance reach 7/84 from their 20 overs. As mentioned Graham was outstanding with 4/17 from her 4 overs. In the chase Sarah Perkins (31) and Sophie McCrae (33) made the perfect start with a partnership 67 which enabled the Griffens to ease to victory with 5 overs to spare.

Wyong had the bye

Table after Round 2:

Terrigal Matcham 4, Lisarow Ourimbah Black 4, Kincumber Avoca 3, Wyong 2, LIsarow White 2, Northern Power Orange 1, Narara Wyoming 0, Northern Power Blue 0, The Entrance 0

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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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