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Two of the Central Coast’s most dynamic batsmen came out to play in Round 7 whilst the return of a club stalwart inspired his team to their first win of the season.

Dates

Home Team

 

Away Team

Venue

9 Nov 19

Northern Power

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BYE

 

9 Nov 19

Lisarow3/138 B Cohen 92*  KJ Daley 2/27

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Wyong136 KJ Daley 30 H Murphy 27  BR Sunshine 4/31 MK Sunshine 3/24 B Lindsay 2/23

Bill Sohier Park

9 Nov 19

Terrigal8/151(cc) TC Bowring 45 O Twyford 32  L Gale 3/12 A Taylor 2/25

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The Entrance9/150(cc) M Mariner 54  D Cross 2/18 JM Bridge 2/21 MM Bowring 2/40

Duffy's Road 

9 Nov 19

Narara106 P Cross 33  D Robertson 3/17 RJ Lavery 2/21

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Kincumber86  KJ Jordan 3/14 A Ryan 3/19

Gavenlock Oval 

9 Nov 19

Southern Spirit9/216 D Friend 58 R Watson 37 J Starkey 30 ZH Smith 28  H Jackson-Sullivan 2/30 B Russell 2/36 J Liddle 2/43

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Warnervale7/256(cc) S Keen 140 T Cornwell 35  HS Jaenke 2/48

Col Gooley Field

It has been a slow start to the season by Warnervale skipper, Simon Keen however that all changed on Saturday at Col Gooley Field against Southern Spirit.

The 2018/19 1st Grade Cricketer of the Year played a brilliant innings of 140 in his teams total of 7/256 off 40 overs. Such was Keen’s dominance his opening partnership with Tony Cornwell, who himself is an aggressive batsmen, totalled 126 of which Cornwell’s contribution was 35.

The Southern Spirit attack was hampered by an injury to Jordan O’Donnell however they had no answer to Keen with Harry Jaenke the most successful bowler with 2/48 off his seven overs.

In reply, Southern Spirit were gallant amassing 216 before being dismissed in the final over. Skipper Daniel Friend topscored with 58, whilst Ross Watson 37, Jay Starkey 30, Zane Smith 28 and Laurence Legge 24 all made solid contributions. Joey Liddle, Hunter Jackson-Sullivan and Brett Russell all took two wickets.

At Sohier Park, Lisarow Ourimbah opener Ben Cohen was at his brutal best with an unbeaten 92 which came off just 62 balls. Cohen made Wyong pay for dropping him as he dispatched the attack to all parts of the ground clearing the fence on six occasions.

Cohen’s innings enable the Magpies to pass Wyong’s total of 136 in just the 18th over to remain at the top of the ladder, yet to taste defeat.

Earlier, Wyong got themselves into a handy position at 4/105 after batting first before a late order collapse, triggered by the Sunshine brothers Ben, 4/31 and Matt 3/24, saw them dismissed for 106 off 33 overs.

Kaleb Daley topscored with 30 whilst skipper Hayden Murphy chipped in with 27.

Wyong, last years premiers now see themselves sitting at the bottom of the table, replacing Terrigal Matcham who recorded their first win of the season in a thrilling match against The Entrance at Duffy’s Road.

Batting first The Entrance put together a consistent batting effort with five of the top six batsmen reaching double figures and Marc Mariner continuing his good form topscoring with 54. Josh Bridge, Daniel Cross and Mitch Bowring each took two wickets as The Entrance finished their 40 overs at 9/150.

It has been well documented that batting has been the Bellbirds main problem this year however the return of Tim Bowring was a much needed boost.

Opening the innings Bowring did what he does best batting with patience and enabling the innings to develop. Along with opening partner Olly Twyford the pair put on 74 for the first innings, a total which the whole team has only been able to exceed once this year. Twyford was eventually run out for a well made 32. They were immediately two fa when Ryan James suffered the same fate for 1.

Through this however Bowring continued to be defiant before he was eventually dismissed for 45 off 101 balls and with the score on 115.

Bowring’s dismissal sparked a collapse which saw Terrigal lose five wickets for 16 runs to be 7/131 which soon became 8/142 and the game was in the balance.

Bridge and Cross, who were good with the ball, stood tall with the bat and were able to withstand everything The Entrance could throw at them to score the necessary runs to give Terrigal Matcham their first win of the season.

In the final game, Narara Wyoming made it two wins in a row when they upset second placed Kincumber Avoca at Gavenlock Oval.

The match was a low scoring affair with the Lions being able to defend their total of 106.

Peter Cross, returning after missing the last few matches, was the standout with the bat for Narara scoring 33 with Andy Ryan next best with 18 before becoming one of four run outs in the innings. Dylan Robertson was again the pick of the bowlers with the seasons leading wicket taker taking 3/17 off his 8 overs. Rob Lavery also returned his best figures since returning to first grade after missing last season through injury taking 2/21. Michael Drake also had an impressive day behind the stumps on his debut finishing with a catch, stumping and no byes.

Defending a small total, Narara Wyoming made the perfect start with Mitch Wood dismissing the in form Harry Woodhead in the second over. Kyle Jordan then remove Chris Clement and John McRae in quick succession and in between this Tom Owen ran out the dangerous Robertson for 1 to have the Griffens struggling at 4/11.

Kincumber Avoca were unable to put together the one good partnership they needed losing wickets at regular intervals with only Bryce Birks 23 and captain Dan Heuston 16 reaching double figures as they were dismissed for 86 in the 32nd over.

Kyle Jordan was superb leading the attack finishing with 3/14 off his 8 overs whilst Andy Ryan does what Andy Ryan does taking 3/19 also off 8 overs including the wickets of both Birks and Heuston.

Northern Power had the bye.

Table:

CCCA Tables as at Round 7

 

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS

CCRU

GRAND FINAL
WOY WOY OVAL
SATURDAY, 14th SEPTEMBER, 2019

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 76
Dan Sargeant 2, Jayden Woolley 2, Kevin McNamara, Josh Vainikolo, Elekana Laupola, Sekope Maea, Mitch Hirst, Brent Merritt, Arana Taumata tries;
Jayden Woolley 9 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Gosford 21
Vince Stewart, Lenny van der Velde, Cullum Simpson tries;
Damien Montgomery 3 conversions

PREMIER 2
The Lakes 37
Alec Herridge 2, Chad Goodhand, Jack Burden, Matt Langhein, John Symington tries;
Alec Herridge 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Ourimbah 15
Finlay Johnson, Steve Pike tries;
Ryan Keegan 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

PRESIDENT’S CUP
Avoca Beach 18
Nick Rendall, Gerard Aldrick tries;
Brian Tritton 2 penalty goals;
Jono Hirst 1 conversion
defeated
Ourimbah 17
Jim Holt try;
Jim Holt 3 penalty goals,
Ryan Fenning 1 field goal

UNDER 19’s
Avoca Beach 29
Ben Francis 3, Eden McQueen, Harry Layton tries;
Michael Houssenloge 2 conversions
defeated
Kariong 22
Nick Outram 2, Justin Atkins, Sean Peruch tries;
Nick Outram 1 conversion

WOMEN’S 7’s
Terrigal 19
Jade Sheridan 3 tries;
Jade Sheridan 2 conversions
defeated
Avoca Beach 10
Taylah Welsh, Elana Withnall tries

REPORT :
The Central Coast Rugby Union Grand Final at Woy Woy Oval saw Terrigal win the Premier 1 Premiership when they defeated Gosford by 76 points to 21. In a match played before a large crowd, the Grand Final proved to be one of the most lopsided contests in Central Coast Rugby Union history.
Played in fine and very warm conditions, both teams commenced the match with a display of very tight rugby in the opening few minutes. Terrigal opened the scoring with a penalty goal in the second minute but it was Gosford who crossed for the first try in the 9th minute. A fine run by centre Lenny van der Velde saw him cross for the opening converted try. However this 7 points to 3 lead was not to last very long. Terrigal quickly responded with their own try soon after and they in turn had regained the lead by 10 points to 7. The next few minutes of the Grand Final was quite even. Both teams had certain periods of attack. However it was at the midway point of the first half that things began to open up. Terrigal crossed for two quick tries at this time and suddenly had gained a very handy lead of 22 points to 7. Things were looking ominous for Gosford. From here on in Gosford had no real answer to the Terrigal onslaught. Terrigal were playing very structured rugby and both their forwards and their backs were combining well to be on the go forward and in control of the action in the match. Terrigal scored further tries in the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 34 points to 7. Even at this stage it appeared Terrigal were comfortably in control of the Premiership. They were proving most effective and they held the territorial and possession advantage. Best players for Terrigal were five-eight Jayden Woolley, who posted 28 individual points in the match and was controlling the action in the backline. He was very well supported by lock Josh Vainikolo, flanker Ethan McInnes, and prop Kevin McNamara. But it was the whole team who were playing well and were working closely as a unit for the entire 80 minutes. Terrigal continued to control things in the second stanza. They posted a further 42 points in that final 40 minutes to completely eliminate any chance of a Gosford comeback. Gosford tried hard but the harder they tried, things were just not going for them. Best for Gosford were lock Alex Corcoran, flanker Sean Anzelark and winger Cullum Simpson. It was certainly proving to be a most one sided contest. Terrigal proved quite clearly they were the best team on the Central Coast this year and fully deserved being Minor and Major Premiers for 2019. Gosford did exceptionally well to get to the Grand Final, having come from last position on the competition ladder last year. However they were to prove no match for Terrigal in this Grand Final. Terrigal had secured their third Premier 1 Premiership in the past four years.

The Lakes defeated Ourimbah in the Premier 2 Grand Final by 37 points to 15 to win their second successive Premiership in this grade. This encounter was an intense affair in the first half. Ourimbah got away to the better start, and with a converted try early on had jumped to a handy 7 points to nil lead. The Lakes got themselves right back into the match before halftime with two tries, and at the break the match was all locked up at 10 points apiece.. The start of second half saw The Lakes slowly but surely gain the ascendancy. Throughout the second half The Lakes gradually increased their lead with some spectacular rugby and some great tries. They were able to post 27 points in the second half, and Ourimbah were only able to respond with a try right on fulltime. There were some great performances on the day, but the best came from fullback Alec Herridge, five-eight Tyler Johnson and lock Chad Goodhand. Best for Ourimbah were prop Steven Finlay, half back Connor Peden, and five-eight Ryan Keegan. The win to the The Lakes Premier 2 team capped off a wonderful season for the team from up north.

In a match played in warm conditions, the President’s Cup Grand Final proved a close struggle throughout with Avoca Beach defeating Ourimbah by 18 points to 17.There was nothing between these teams for the entire 70 minutes. Ourimbah went to the halftime break leading by the slender margin of 8 points to 6. The second half proved just as tight with scores locked at 11 points each midway through the second stanza. A penalty goal and a field goal saw Ourimbah go to the lead late in the match with time running out. However it was Avoca Beach who took the lead and the win right on fulltime. A try near the posts saw Ourimbah only leading by the single point but the conversion by fullback Jono Hirst saw Avoca Beach take the Premiership. Best for Avoca Beach were hooker Josh Meadham, five-eight Dylan Hardaker and fullback Jono Hirst. Best players for Ourimbah were prop Jim Holt, No.8 Chris Smith and centre Mark Littlefield. Neither team deserved to lose this contest, but it was Avoca Beach who secured the President’s Cup.

Avoca Beach defeated Kariong in the Under 19 Grand Final by 29 points to 22. It was an intense, spirited contest in the first half. However neither team were able to gain control as the first half progressed. It was high scoring and at the midway stage of the first half the scores were locked at 12 all. Avoca Beach went to the lead just prior to halftime when they crossed for a converted try and this 19 points to 12 lead was a very handy lead for them at this stage. In fact this 7 point difference remained the situation until the fulltime whistle. It was 10 all in the second half and Kariong were unable to bridge the gap. It was a very good game of rugby but it was Avoca Beach who held on for the victory. Best for Avoca Beach on the day were centres Alex Halls and Michael Houssenloge, flanker Eden McQueen and five-eight Ben Francis, who crossed for 3 tries. Best efforts for Kariong came from flanker Nic Outram, No.8 Suli Hakalo and centres Adam and Sean Peruch. Kariong never stopped trying. It was the fourth successive Premiership in this grade for Avoca Beach, who were able to cap off some excellent late season form with this win.

Terrigal won the Women’s 7’s Grand Final when they defeated Avoca Beach by 19 points to 10. Terrigal completed a great season when they proved too strong for Avoca Beach. Terrigal went to the halftime break leading by 12 points to 5, and the Grand Final was still very much up for grabs at that stage. Both teams scored a further try in the second half but Terrigal held on for the victory. Best players for Terrigal were Jade Sheridan, who scored all Terrigal’s points, with 3 tries and a conversion, and Prue Neely. Best for Avoca Beach were Taylah Welsh and Elana Withnall. Terrigal deserved the Premiership as they have been the standout team all year.

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