Cambridge Cats are top dogs after defeating Colts in cricket grand final

Zac Bayliss steered Cambridge Cats to a comfortable victory in the grand final of the Lachlan Premier Cricket competition on Saturday.

The match was a cross town battle with Cambridge Cats taking on another Parkes side Parkes Colts in the decider.

Parkes's Cambridge Cats are the Lachlan Premier Cricket champions for 2018-19 after defeating Parkes Colts at Woodward Oval on Saturday.

Parkes's Cambridge Cats are the Lachlan Premier Cricket champions for 2018-19 after defeating Parkes Colts at Woodward Oval on Saturday.

The first grade cricket competition is contested by the top grade teams from Parkes, Cowra and Canowindra. 

Zac Bayliss finished his innings 60 not out after Colts set Cambridge Cats just 117 for victory at Woodward Oval in Parkes.

Anthony Heraghty was named Player of the Final after a blistering performance with the ball.

Heraghty tore the Colts batting apart taking six wickets off 10 overs, which included five maidens, for just 19 runs.

Colts, batting first, were all out for 116 in 38.1 overs after openers Myles Smith and Peter Yelland got them off to a fair start before Smith was dismissed for 16 with the score at 1-24.

Yelland tried to stabilise the batting and hung around for 37 before he was dismissed with the score in the nineties but wickets fell around him at regular intervals.

At 3-40 Colts were in trouble but not out of the game, but when Paul Dunford was dismissed with the score on 60 the match started a slide that Colts couldn't reverse with wickets falling at 77, 77, 89, 95, 99 before they were all out for 116.

Paul Dunford (12) and Ryan Dunn (14) were the only other Colts batsmen to reach double figures.

For Cats, Hudson Hawke, Shane Jones and Anthony Riach joined Heraghty as wicket takers.

Riach took two wickets with Hawke and Jones finishing the match with a wicket each.

The Cats run chase started a little shakily with Anthony Riach out early with the score still in the twenties and Anthony Heraghty failing to match his heroics with the ball, out for 19 with the score at 50.

Opener Zac Bayliss (60 not out) and Shane Jones (14) then combined to ensure the comfortable win in 32.5 overs.

Phil Dunford, 1-14 off 10 overs and Blake Smith, 1-31 off seven overs, where the only wicket takers for Colts in a match they'd probably rather forget.

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