Reedy Creek Raptors in top form over Honey Badgers
At North Parkes Oval – Thursday, January 31
The Reedy Creek Raptors demonstrated why they must rate as a distinct chance to take out the Coolabah Cup for 2018/2019 when they stormed to a most convincing 82 run victory over a keen Honey Badgers Cricket Society team.
The scores were: Reedy Creek Raptors 8/181 in 30 overs (Adam Parker 51, Jacob Hutchings 51no, Kurt Matthews 18, Ace Matthews 18, Connor Robertson 11, Jacob Foran 3/38 off six, Dale Ingram 3/41 off six, Dan Gordon 2/23 off six) defeated Honey Badgers Cricket Society 8/99 in 30 overs (Aaron Thorne 23, Dan Gordon 12, Andrew Pigram 18no, Carl Redenbach 16, Aaron Halls 2/5 off three, Connor Robertson 1/4 off three and Luke Nash 1/3 off two).
Raptors (five points) defeated Honey Badgers (zero points) by 82 runs.
In a match that was played in good sportsmanship and keen efforts by players from both teams the Raptors emerged triumphant after a powerful batting effort to total 8/181 off their allocated 30 overs.
Jacob Hutchings (51no) really put the icing on the cake for the Raptors in a masterly attacking innings.
Earlier, Adam Parker batted well to score 51 while the father and son double in Ace and Kurt Matthews both looked the part in scoring 18 runs apiece.
Honey Badgers bowlers, Jake Foran, Dale Ingram and Dan Gordon posed the most problems for the Raptors batsmen.
In reply, Honey Badgers openers Aaron Thorne (23) and Dan Gordon (12) gave their team a good start before Andrew Pigram (18no) and Carl Redenbach (16) provided some resistance.
The Raptors approach of giving maximum involvements to all team members was demonstrated as no less than 11 bowlers rolled their arms over to successfully restrict the Honey Badgers to total 8/99 off their 30 overs.
Aaron Halls (2/5 off three) led the way for the Raptors.
Reedy Creek continue good form against Parkes Hotel Galahs
At Spicer Oval – Saturday, February 2
Reedy Creek once again demonstrated why they will be in serious contention for success in the 2018/19 Coolabah Cup Premiership as they scored a solid 57 run victory over the Parkes Hotel Galahs at Spicer Oval.
The scores were: Reedy Creek 5/185 in 30 overs (Steve Jessep 93, Craig Dunn 37, Grant Dunn 24, Mitch Stubberfield 12no) defeated Parkes Hotel Galahs 128 off 26.4 overs (Grant Dunn 3/23 off five, Dave Cooper 2/1 off four balls and Braydon Chapple 1/11 off two).
Reedy Creek (five points) defeated Parkes Hotel Galahs (zero points) by 57 runs.
Steve Jessep in scoring a powerful 93 runs for Reedy Creek led the way in this match.
Steve has been in good form in recent weeks so his top score did not come as a surprise.
He received good support from Craig Dunn (37) and Grant Dunn (24) as Reedy Creek batted out their allocated 30 overs.
In reply, Parkes Hotel Galahs totalled 128 in 26.4 overs as Grant Dunn demonstrated his all round capabilities to snare 3/123 off 5 overs and Dave Cooper took only four balls to capture 2/1.
Unfortunately, Galahs did not enter any individual batting and bowling statistics into MyCricket so we will remain uninformed as to who were the strong contributors for the Galahs.
Star Hotel defeat Parkes Hotel Pythons by 69 runs at Harrison Field
Star Hotel 194 in 22.2 overs (Matt Clarke 81, Jack Buerckner 30, Tyson Spence 10, Andrew Bourke 16, Sam Tighe 19, Shaun Dunn 4/37 off four, Mick Dunn 2/27 off four and Adam Ashford 2/32 off five) defeated Parkes Hotel Pythons 125 in 27 overs (Grant Gaut 57, Tom Jackson 18, Joe Van Opynen 10, Michael Hocking 12, Sam Tighe 3/28 off five, Matt Clarke 2/16 off six and Dane Thorne 2/24 off four).
Star Hotel (four points) defeated Parkes Hotel Pythons (one point) by 69 runs.
Matt Clarke (81) and Jack Buerckner (30) provided the basis for a good total for the Star Hotel team. Shaun Dun (4/37 off 4) led the way for the Pythons bowlers.
In reply, despite a defiant 57 by Grant Gaut for the Pythons the Star bowlers did well to achieve a sound 69 run victory as Sam Tighe led the way to take 3/28 off five overs.
Lachlan Premier Cricket
At Woodward Oval – Colts 9/214 off 40 overs (Myles Smith 43, Paul Dunford 42, Brent Tucker 33, Blake Smith 25, Paul Logan 17, Z Brunton 4/61 off 8, Nick Traves 2/25 off 10, Austin Pengilly 2/47 off seven and Peter Guthrie 1/36 off ten) defeated Canowindra 10/66 in 24 overs (Peter Guthrie 48, Phil Dunford 4/12 off five, Brent Tucker 2/10 off five, Gary Dukes-Rankmore 2/6 off two, Blake Smith 1/6 off three and Jake Brown 1/14 off four).
The Parkes Colts maintained their position as competition leaders in the Lachlan Premier Cricket Competition after a comprehensive 148 run victory over a gallant Canowindra team at Woodward Oval.
Phil Dunford (4/12 off five) inspired Colts to a big victory after Myles Smith (43), Paul Dunford (42) and Brent Tucker (33) starred with the bat for the Parkes Colts.
Peter Guthrie (48) batted very well for Canowindra to play a top solo innings to boost Canowindra’s score.
At Holman Oval, Parkes Cambridge were too strong for Valleys
Cambridge travelled to Cowra on Saturday, February 2 to play Cowra Valleys.
Cambridge emerged as winners in this game by six wickets. Score were; Cambridge 4/140 in 35 overs (Dan Wilson 39, Zac Bayliss 36, Mitch Cambourn 30, Anthony Riach 16, Sam McNaught 2/28 off nine) defeated Cowra Valleys 10/138 in 38 overs (Jackson Moodie 45, Ben Houghton 30, Sam Long 20, Jonah Ruzgas 1/14 off seven, Anthony Riach 3/22 off ten, Harry Bayliss 3/50 off ten and Mitch Cambourn 2/2 off 0.5).
Draw – Saturday, February 9
Coolabah Cup: 1pm start for all matches
- Raptors versus Parkes Hotel Galahs at Spicer Oval
- Honey Badgers Cricket Society versus Railway Pitbulls at North Parkes Oval
- Reedy Creek – Bye
Radiola Cup: 1pm start for all matches
- Parkes Hotel Pythons versus North Parkes Cricket Club at Harrison Field
- Star Hotel versus Bowling Club at Keast 2
Lachlan Premier Cricket: 1pm start for all matches
- Canowindra versus Cambridge at Woodward Oval
- Cowra Bowling Club versus Parkes Colts at Holman Oval, Cowra
- Cowra Valleys - Bye