Parkes Colts on top over Cowra Valleys
At Woodward Oval – Parkes Colts 9/186 in 40 overs (Myles Smith 57, Aaron Halls 44, Brent Tucker 32, Jack Baker 23, Sam McNaught 3/23 off 8, Brodie Graham 2/20 off 5, Jacob McNaught 0/12 off 7) defeated Cowra Valleys 10/145 in 36.2 overs (Sam McNaught 42, Greg Garlick 33, Jackson Moody 21, Jacob McNaught 15, Phil Dunford 5/9 off 9.2, Myles Smith 2/21 off 4, Blake Smith 1/28 off 8). Parkes Colts won by 41 runs.
Woodward oval was a splendid venue in ideal weather conditions for a well contested game of cricket in a match played in good spirits.
Seasoned Parkes Campaigner Phil Dunford turned in a master-class display of high quality bowling to return the superb figures of 5/19 off 9.2 overs of sustained accurate bowling to spearhead Parkes Colts to a good victory.
Phil Demonstrated the necessity to bowl a full length line of attack based on middle and off stump if one is to maintain pressure on the opposition.
Batting first, Parkes Colts lost an early wicket before Aaron Halls (44) and Brent Tucker (32) combined to add 82 runs for the second wicket against a keen Valleys bowling attack.
Myles Smith maintained his recent good batting form to play a fine aggressive innings of 57 runs. Myles hit three towering sizes off three consecutive balls at one stage of his innings.
Valleys bowlers were best served by Sam McNaught (3/23) and youngster Brodie Graham (2/20).
In reply, Valleys early order batsmen Greg Garlick (33) and Jacob McNaught (15) displayed plenty of grit to defy the Colts bowlers.
After the first drinks break Colts broke through to gain three quick wickets to turn the match their way.
Nonetheless Valleys rallied as Jackson Moody and Sam McNaught put plenty of pressure on the Colts team.
The return of Phil Dunford to the bowling crease saw him crush through the lower order of Valleys to give Colts a comfortable 41 run victory.
Parkes B grade
Honey Badgers win thrilling high scoring game over Beefeaters
At Keast 2 – Honey Badgers 9/284 in 30 overs (Andrew Pigram 115no, Mal Bruce 30, Chris Orr 31, Nathan Gaidzionis 20, Jayden Pusterla 20no, Peter Batt 16, Dale Ingram 4/41 off 6, Matt Spedding 2/48 off 6) defeated Cambridge Beefeaters 5/280 off 30 overs (Dan Wilson 110no, Aaron Thorne 80, Sam Staden 28, Matt Spedding 23, Dan Gordon 3/42 off 5).
Parkes Hotel Honey Badgers (5 points) defeated Cambridge Beefeaters (0 points) by four runs.
This was a sensational game that went right down to the last bell. It saw Dan Gordon bowl a valiant Matt Spedding to give the Honey Badgers such a thrilling victory.
The game was played in good spirits and was highlighted by two brilliant centuries by Andrew Pigram (115no) and Dan Wilson (110no).
Batting first the majority of the Honey Badgers gave good support to Andrew Pigram with Mal Bruce (30) and Chris Orr (31) giving a solid start to the Honey Badgers innings before Andrew Pigram launched his assault on the bowlers.
Dale Ingram (4/41) and Matt Spedding (2/48) led the Beefeaters bowling attack.
In reply, Aaron Thorne (80) and Sam Standen (28) gave the Beefeaters a top start before Dan Wilson (110no) took over to blast the Honey Badgers attack. Dan Gordon (3/42) was the leading bowler for Honey Badgers in a top game.
Pythons crush Bowling Club
At Keast 1 - Bowling Club 7/154 in 22.1 overs (Steve Murritt 49, Alec Bateson 32, Adam Parker 21, Nathan Hessel 15, Joe Van Opynen 4/19 off 4.1, Tom Jackson 1/23 off 6) lost to Parkes Hotel Pythons 1/164 off 16.3 overs (Joe Van Opynen 73no, Alan Smith 35, Jacob Townsend 44no, Steve Murritt 1/24 off 3). Parkes Hotel Pythons (5pts) defeated Bowling Club (0pts) by 9 wickets.
An understrength Bowling Club batted first to record 7.154 off 22.1 overs with newcomer Steve Murritt (49) leading the way.
Alec Bateson scored a useful 32 runs while Joe Van Opynen 4/19 off 4.1 overs caused plenty of problems for the Bowling Club batsmen. In reply, the inform Joe Van Opynen (73no) and Alan Smith (35) put on 108 for the first wicket before the big hitting Jacob Townsend (44no) gave the Pythons an easy victory.
Pitbulls savage Star Hotel
At Spicer – Star Hotel 7/122 in 27.1 overs (Dylan Morgan 75, Neil Hamilton 14, Brendan Clinton 11, Jacob Parker 3/6 off 6, Jake Brown 3/21 off 6, Gary Dukes-Rankmore 1/4 off 4.1) lost to Railway Pitbulls 3/125 in 16.1 overs (Gary Dukes-Rankmore 48, Nick Parker 32, Jake Brown 23no, Drew Smith 2/56 off 6, Renben Bondareff 1/9 off 2). Railway Pitbulls (5pts) defeated Star Hotel (0pts) by 7 wickets.
Despite a top innings of 75 by Star Hotel power hitting master blaster Dylan Morgan the Pitbulls were able to record a convincing victory over an understrength Star Hotel team.
Pitbulls gained a top start to their match per medium of a splendid spell of bowling from Jacob Parker (3/6). Jake Brown (3/21) proved himself to be a valuable asset to the Pitbulls during the Star’s innings.
In reply, Nick Parker (32) and Gary Dukes-Rankmore (48) adopted an aggressive approach in the run chase before Jake Brown (23) guided Pitbulls to victory.
Raptors too strong for Rusty Buckets
At Northparkes Oval – Raptors 8/159 off 30 overs (Ben Coultas 59, Kyle Branscombe 30, Jacob Hutchings 28, Josh Duffy 4/22 off 5, Josh Smith 2/15 off 5) defeated Rusty Buckets 10/131 in 27.1 overs (Hugh Mackenzie 33, James Ward 17, Nic Tosetti 16, Max Keith 3/13 off 3, Kurt Mathews 2/19 off 3, Kyle Branscombe 2/2 off 1.1). Raptors (5pts) defeated Rusty Buckets (0pts) by 28 runs.
Batting first Raptors per medium of good batting by Ben Coultas (59), Kyle Branscombe (30) and Jacob Hutchings (28), Josh Duffy once again spearheaded the Rusty Buckets bowling attack by taking 4/22 off 5 overs.
In reply the Rusty Buckets were never really able to get on top of the Raptors attack as Hugh Mackenzie led the way in scoring 33 with support from James Ward (17) and Nic Tosetti (16). Max Keith (3/13) was the top bowler for the Raptors.
Reedy Creek Green forfeited to Reedy Creek Gold. Point score (following monthly meeting held on Monday, November 6.
Reedy Gold 20, Raptors 18, Rusty Buckets 15, Pythons 11, Honey Badgers 10, Pitbulls 10, Galahs 6, Star Hotel 1, Bowling Club 0, Cambridge Beefeaters 0 & Reedy Green 0.
Draw – Round 5
Lachlan Premier Cricket – games to begin at 1:30pm
- Cambridge versus Canowindra at Woodward
- Parkes Colts versus Cowra Bowling Club at Cowra
- Cowra Valleys – Bye
Parkes B grade Friday, November 10 6pm star
- Raptors versus Reedy Gold
Saturday, November 11 at 1pm start
- Reedy Green versus Pitbulls at Spicer
- Rusty Buckets versus Pythons at Harrison
- Star Hotel versus Honey Badgers at Keast 1
- Bowling Club versus Galahs at Northparkes
- Cambridge Beefeaters - Bye