Forbes dominate junior cricket grand finals

Forbes teams emerged triumphant in the Under 17s, 14s and 12s premierships for the 2014/15 Parkes and District Junior Cricket competitions last weekend. 

Congratulations to the Forbes teams on their success. 

All three Parkes teams, Porters, Hawkes and Bayliss, went into the finals as minor premiers and can be consoled by the fact that they have played some good cricket throughout the season.

Under 17s

Forbes all-rounder Corey Hurford proved himself to be a match winner in a closely contested game Forbes won by four wickets. 

Forbes Green only conceded nine wides and no balls as opposed to 14 wides and no balls by Porters.

A couple of Porters players kept their best efforts for the final, in particular Josh Smith (14no. and 1/8), Will Cassell (2/5 off 2 overs) and Mihran Sarkissian (18no).

PDJCA give many thanks to well-known Parkes sporting identities Warwick Wheeldon and Greg Duffy for umpiring the game.

Forbes Green 6/122 in 22.3 overs (Corey Hurford 38no, Brodie Gavin-Rossiter 17no, Jordy Brett 15, William Cassell 2/5 off 2 overs, Josh Smith 1/8 off 2 overs, Jackson Glasheen 1/11 off 2 overs) 

defeated Porters 8/118 off 26 overs (Billy Porter 21no, Mihran Sarkissian 18no, Jock Wright 17, Corey Hurford 3/15 off 3 overs, Jarrod McDean 1/12 off 4 overs, Tom Williams 1/10 off 3 overs). 

Under 14s

Forbes Blue scored a big win in their grand final against Hawkes.

Batting first, Forbes were aggressive from the start of their innings as Brodie Gavin-Rossiter and Corey McDean attacked the Hawkes bowling. 

Bryce Gavin-Rossiter hit four powerful boundaries as he added useful runs later in the innings.

Wilson Duffy and Nathan Hessel were the pick of Hawkes’ bowlers.

The Forbes team caught the majority of catches that came their way to gain some key dismissals of leading Hawkes batsmen, none of whom were able to build a substantial score.

Forbes Blue 9/144 off 26 overs (Bryce Gavin-Rossiter 42no, Brodie Gavin-Rossitter 25, Corey McDean 23, Will Duffy 1/3 off 2 overs, Nathan Hessel 1/10 off 3 overs) 

defeated Hawkes 10/63 off 26 overs (Nathan Hessel 12, Harry Dawson 10, Harry Leadbitter 3/9 off 3 overs, Bryce Gavin-Rossiter 2/4 off 3 overs). 

Under 12s 

Forbes Blue won a gripping grand final against Bayliss by 17 runs.

Batting first, Forbes Blue’s Stewart Gordon and Luke McDean scored good runs for their team. 

In reply, Hunter Hawke did well to top score for Bayliss with 29no.

Forbes Blue 7/123 in 22 overs (Stewart Gordon 17, Luke McDean 21no, Jasper Moore 1/12, Harry Bayliss 1/17) 

defeated bayliss 5/106 (Hunter Hawke 29no, Harry Bayliss 12, Angus Duff 2/12, Stewart Gordon 1/7). 

Under 10s

Duncans 127 (Stewart Kapeen 18, Toby Collins 14, Sam Duffy 2/15, Tom Searl 1/5, Lisa McCreadie 1/9) 

defeated McMaughs 106 (Tom Searl 16, Dustin James 13, Toby Collins 2/4, Darcy Dawson 2/6, Stewart Kapeen 2/7).

Skinners 157 (Quinn Hennock 30, Joseph Tanswell 29, Ryan Dunford 21, Maddy Spence 1/10, Jake Sinclair 1/11, Kade Crisp 1/14) 

defeated Jones 149 (Maddy Spence 16, Connor Batt 14, Charlie Oraha 14, Joseph Tanswell 2/6, Henry Rice 1/13). 

Presentation 

Following the conclusions of the finals, the annual presentation was held at Northparkes Oval.

A very sizeable crowd of players, coaches, managers, scorers and supporters were present to witness the presentation of awards.

Mini Bats were presented by the coaches to each member of the Duncans, Jones, McMaughs and Skinner teams. 

These bats had the team, season and the names of the players inscribed on them.

The Kevin Klein Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship and Achievement for Under 16s representative players for 2014/15 was presented to Billy Porter by Greg Duffy (Life Member of PDJCA).

The Peter Chambers Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship and Achievement for Under 14s representative players for 2014/15 was presented to Benji Glasheen.

The Joy Skinner Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship and Achievement for Under 12s representative players for 2014/15 was presented to Ryan Dunn by Bill Skinner.

The Nic Fisher Memorial Trophy for Improvement and Enthusiasm for the Under 12s representative team for 2014/15 was presented to Tynan Matthews by Tony Fisher.

The Keeghan Tucker Trophy for Sportsmanship and Achievement by a female cricketer was presented to Mikaela Dunn by Mrs Roz Tucker.

Each of the perpetual trophy winners were also presented with a replica trophy to keep and commemorate their award.

Best and Fairest awards were presented as follows:

Under 17s – certificates to Billy Porter (Porters) and Joshua Duffy (Macaulays). Overall trophy went to Billy Porter.

Under 14s – certificates to Jonah Ruzgas (Cartys), Benji Glasheen (Hawkes) and Nathan Pye (Mackenzies). Overall trophy went to Nathan Pye.

Under 12s – certificates to Tynan Matthews (Bayliss), Miki Dunn (Dunns) and Harrison McGregor (Johns). Overall trophy went to Tynan Matthews.

Hat-trick awards, mounted cricket balls detailing the date and game when the hat-tricks were taken were presented to – 

Henry Johns (12s) Johns v Dunns on October 11; Jack Skinner (10s) Skinners v Duncans on October 25; Quinn Hennock (10s) Skinners v McMaughs on October 21.

Laminated Score sheets to commemorate outstanding batting/bowling feats at representative level were presented to – 

James Mackenzie (14s) 100 runs v Condobolin on October 26; Harry Dawson (14s) 5/5 v Condobolin on October 26; Ryan Dunn (12s) 5/14 v Condobolin on October 26; Miki Dunn (12s) 5/5 v Condobolin on November 30.

Koby Johnstone, who scored 85 runs for a combined Lachlan/Macquarie Valley Under 12 team against Mitchell at Orange was presented with an ABC Cricket book for 2014/15 and an ICC World Cup mini cricket bat.

Scorers Awards (photo frames inscribed to recognise the outstanding efforts of scorers) were presented to Lyn Cassell, Kerry Harry, Robyn Ford, Sonya Ruzgas, Sandra Hessel and Lisa Bicket. 

All these ladies have consistently returned neat, accurate and complete scorebooks throughout the season.

Presidents Appreciation Awards were presented by president Duncan Mackenzie to the following people:

Anthony and Mark Heraghty for co-ordinating the in2cricket program for 2014/15; Kerry Harry for operating the MY-cricket website, the PDJCA Facebook page and typing up notes for the Champion Post weekly newspaper reports; Steve McGrath for outstanding contributions as a coach/manager and contributions to Parkes Junior Cricket over a number of years.

Premiership cricket hats were presented to winning teams.

Bat Raffle

At the conclusion of the presentation, the winner of the signed bat that was kindly donated by Cara Pocock of Cricket NSW was drawn. 

Cara was on hand to draw out the lucky winner who was Michael McGrath.

Parkes District Junior Cricket Association would like to thank the following businesses for their continuing support of junior cricket in Parkes:

Parkes Champion Post, Cunninghams IGA Supermarket, Star Hotel, Western Wool Marketing and McDonalds Parkes. 

At the end of the presentation, Forbes Junior Cricket Association President Tim Mackey sincerely thanked the Parkes Junior Cricket Association for organising and conducting the junior competitions.

The Executive of PDJCA trusts all players, coaches, managers, scorers and supporters have enjoyed the 2014/15 season and look forward to seeing them again when junior cricket resumes in October.

The annual general meeting of PDJCA is set down for Monday, August 17, from 7pm at the Star Hotel.

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