Northern Power and The Entrance have wins in Round 7

Cricket –

Round 7 of Central Coast Cricket Association’s First Grade Competition saw wins to Northern Power and The Entrance, while Wyong had a tough loss to Narara-Wyoming.

Northern Power ended Lisarow Ourimbah’s winning streak with a 16 run victory.

Winning the toss and batting first, the Power made 137 from their 40 overs.

Jeremy O’Connell top scored with 35, while Chris Archer continued his good form with the bat with 28.

Ben Sunshine was the pick of the Magpies bowlers with three wickets.

The Magpies recovered after losing two early wickets to be 2-55, but when Archer removed the dangerous Ryan Fenning for 21, and Josh Abel dismissed Blair Lindsay for 34, it was going to be an uphill battle.

Matt Sunshine tried his best to reel in the target with 22, but it wasn’t enough with the Power grabbing the four points.

The Entrance were dominant with a big win over Warnervale.

Bowling first, the Seagulls were on from ball one, bowling the Wildcats for 56 with only two players making double figures.

Broc Hardy was fantastic with the ball with three wickets, while the other wickets were shared.

The Seagulls were professional in the chase, only losing the three wickets, but chasing the runs in the 14th over to claim a bonus point.

Ben Day remained not out with 19 with Karan Katli taking two wickets.

Wyong’s clash with Narara-Wyoming was an absolute thriller, with the Lions claiming a one wicket win over the Roos.

Wyong struggled with the stick and were bowled out for 64, with 15 being the top score.

Tom Owen, Michael Shelley and Keiran Lawson all took two wickets.

The Lions were made to work for the win, and it was Kered Baird, 39 from 35 balls, who was the hero, hitting a six to win the game.

Hayden Murphy led from the front taking five wickets for the Roos.

Elsewhere Kincumber-Avoca beat Southern Spirit.

Terrigal-Matcham had the bye.

Match Report, Nov 23
Scott Burkinshaw, Central Coast Cricket Association