Southern Spirit women defeat Warnervale Whites
Southern Spirit Cricket Club's women's team has continued its fine form in Central Coast Cricket Association's T20 competition, defeating the Warnervale Whites in Round 8.
Association publicity officer Mr Garry Burkinshaw said a strong batting performance secured Southern Spirit second place on the competition ladder, with Warnervale having no answer to the Spirit's 2/185 off the 20 overs.
"Having been sent into bat, Southern Spirit through Tarni Stevens, Nicole Cattley 35 and Danielle Harris 29, all unbeaten, were instrumental in the Spirit reaching 2/185 from their allotted 20 overs," Mr Burkinshaw said.
"In reply Warnervale lost captain and key batter Jacquie Chandler for four, however, chased the total gallantly, in the end finishing 33 runs short at 4/152.
"Johnson rounded out a good match finishing not out on 48 while Jacinta Crawford 34 not out was also good with the bat.
"Harris was the pick of the Southern Spirit bowlers with 2/15 off three overs," Mr Burkinshaw said.
In the Men's First Grade competition, all clubs enjoyed the return to the two-day format after the one-day competition wrapped up earlier this month.
The Spirit's first match of the two-day competition saw them come up against one-day winners Lisarow-Ourimbah.
"Batting first, the Lisarow-Ourimbah were in trouble at 3/24 after Simon Mahoney dismissed Ben Cohen, Mitch McBeath and Tyler Searle in consecutive deliveries.
"Lisarow-Ourimbah's Ben Sunshine joined Blair Lindsay and the pair resurrected the innings with a partnership of 131 before Sunshine was dismissed for a well-made 77.
"Lindsay continued on to make his first century for Lisarow-Ourimbah eventually being dismissed for 101 (185 balls off 11 fours).
"Scott Burkinshaw (31) and Matt Sunshine (24) not out, put on valuable runs at the end before Lisarow-Ourimbah were dismissed for 274," Mr Burkinshaw said.
"Mahoney finished with 3/31 whilst Lachlan Cork also took three wickets.
"Southern Spirit will resume next week at 0/8," Mr Burkinshaw said.
The First Grade will face Kincumber in Round 12, while the women will meet Lisarow-Ourimbah in Round 9.
Media releases, 2-4 Dec 2019
Garry Burkinshaw, CCCA