Wyong and The Entrance have wins in Round 2

Cricket –

Round 2 of Central Coast Cricket Association’s First Grade Competition saw Wyong overcome Northern Power and The Entrance topple Kincumber-Avoca to pick up their first wins of the season.

With all but one Round 1 match washed out, all teams were keen to make their mark, with the clash between Wyong and Northern Power coming down to just three wickets.

The Power went in to bat first and got off to a terrific start with Brett Lenton and Tim Smith moving the score to 70, but they hit a roadblock in the middle of the innings, losing 4 for 8 and slowing down their momentum before eventually being bowled out for 145.

Wyong debutant, Tiegan Kavanagh, the first female player to play in the first grade competition, was the star with the ball, taking four wickets, while Bailey King also took two.

The Roos got off to a slow start being 3-35 early in their innings before Callum Rainger stepped up, making 41 and setting up Wyong for victory, but when they lost three quick wickets, it was Chris Becker and Bailey King that guided them home.

Chris Archer, Jeremy O’Connell and Dave Molan all took two wickets.

Elsewhere, The Entrance arguably pulled off the biggest win of the round, defeating 2019 Premiers, Kincumber-Avoca, by four wickets.

The Griffins batted first and were going along nicely at 2-84 before a late order collapse saw them finish their innings at 123.

Steve McCabe was the best with the bat, with 37, while veteran, Jason Blackwood, took three wickets.

The Seagulls were in trouble early falling to 3 for 25, but it was Jeff Hemming and Lochie Gale leading from the front, both scoring 33 and giving their side the win.

Rob Lavery and Ethan Short both claimed two wickets in the defeat.

Elsewhere Narara-Wyoming beat Southern Spirit, will Terrigal Matcham outdid Lisarow-Ourimbah.

Dilon Luke