Round 6 of the Central Coast Cricket Association’s (CCCA) First Grade Competition saw wins to Lisarow-Ourimbah and Kincumber-Avoca, with Narara-Wyoming also recording 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 a 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 a late flourish from Matt Sunshine, (38 off 19 balls with three 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, The Spirit, led by 53 not out from Zac Smith, 39 from Jay Starkey and 33 from Mitch Bursle, managed a competitive 7/187 from their 40 overs.
Jack Heuston was the best of the Kincumber-Avoca bowlers with four wickets.
The Spirit claimed the early wicket of Chris Swaine before Woodhead and Robertson put together their match winning partnership, to have Kincumber-Avoca consolidate third spot on the ladder.
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, 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 chance of victory was high as 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 this round.
Media release, Oct 27
Garry Burkinshaw, Central Coast Cricket Association