Southern Spirit struggles after strong start
The Southern Spirit Cricket Club has started strongly in the Central Coast Cricket Association first grade competition with wins over Warnervale and Narara-Wyoming in rounds one and two.
However, they came unstuck in rounds three and four with back to back losses to last year's premiers Wyong and The Entrance.
The mixed result saw the Spirit land in the dead middle of the pack moving into round five which was contested in sunny conditions on October 19.
This was the first non-double round of the season with the Spirit set to play ladder leaders Lisarow-Ourimbah.
Batting first, the Spirit struggled and were dismissed in the 30th over for 65, following a multi-pronged attack led by Matt Jones with 3/9 off eight overs in his first game of the year, Ben Sunshine with 3/3 off five overs and Matt Sunshine 2/14.
Jordan O'Donnell was the pick of the Spirit batters with an unbeaten 23, whilst Lachlan Cork continued his good season with 19 runs at the top of the order.
In reply, Lisarow-Ourimbah lost four wickets in passing the total in the 12th over and took a convincing six-wicket win.
Media release, 21 Oct 2019
Garry Burkinshaw, Central Coast Cricket Association