Lachlan Premier Cricket
Woodward Oval was the setting for a well contested LPC Final on Saturday 9/3/2019 that saw Parkes Cambridge score a comfortable 8 wicket victory over Minor Premiers Parkes Colts.
Cambridge captain, Anthony Heraghty played a major role in his team’s success after turning in a stunning bowling performance to capture 6/19 off 10 overs to spearhead his team to victory.
Match umpires Mark Ryan (of Cowra) and Glenn Pepper (of Parkes) awarded Anthony with his special man of the match award.
Special mention was made to the splendid innings of 60no by Cambridge opening batsman Zach Bayliss when the decision to determine the man of the match award.
The scores were; Parkes Colts 10/116 in 38.1 overs (Peter Yelland 37, Myles Smith 16, Ryan Dunn 14, Paul Dunford 12, Grant Dunn 11, Anthony Heraghty 6/19 off 10, Anthony Riach 2/32 off 10, Hudson Hawke 1/10 off 5 & Shane Jones 1/18 off 5.1) lost to Cambridge 2/117 off 32.5 overs (Zach Bayliss 60no, Anthony Heraghty 19, Shane Jones 14no, Anthony Riach 10, Phil Dunford 1/14 off 10, Blake Smith 1/31 off 7 & Brent Tucker 0/16 off 7). Cambridge won by 8 wickets.
Cambridge won the toss and elected to send Colts in to bat. Colts opening batsmen Myles Smith and Peter Yelland played good crisp shots to take their team score to 24 runs in 6 overs before Myles Smith was dismissed courtesy of a very smart catch by the youngest player on the field, Hunter Hawke off his brother Hudson Hawke’s bowling.
Hudson turned in a fine opening spell to take 1/10 off 5. The introduction of Anthony Heraghty to the bowling crease saw Anthony take two valuable wickets for no runs in his first two overs. Paul Dunford and Grant Dunn offered good assistance to Peter Yelland before Colts again lost wickets at regular intervals to a persistent Cambridge bowling attack, with Anthony Heraghty continuing to be the major wicket taker. Anthony Riach chimed in to capture 2/32 off 10 tight overs.
Peter Yelland was eventually dismissed for 37 as he endeavoured to increase the run rate. A bright innings of 14 runs by Ryan Dunn took Colts total to 116 off 38.1 overs. In reply, Anthony Riach and Zach Bayliss put on 22 runs in an opening stand before Anthony Heraghty added brisk runs to take the score to 50 before a Phil Dunford yorker skittled Anthony’s stumps. Zach Bayliss continued to display concentration and skill as he defied a keen Colts attack, especially from Phil Dunford who delivered 10 very tight overs to concede only 14 runs. As Zach’s innings progressed he began to launch into a series of powerful strokes that brought him 7 boundaries and 1 six. Shane Jones proved to be an ideal partner for Zach as he crafted 14no to guide a jubilant Cambridge side to victory over a gallant Colts team. At the Presentation ceremony, Cambridge captain Anthony Heraghty accepted the LPC Premiership Trophy and the time honoured Kelly Cup for Parkes A grade cricket and the player of the match award. Lachlan Cricket Council Secretary and Treasurer Greg Morrissey announced that the joint winners of the 2018/19 LPC Best and Fairest Award were Peter Yelland (of Parkes Colts) and Peter Guthrie (of Canowindra). This award was determined by the weekly 3,2,1 points allocation by officiating umpires during the season. The two players were presented with cheques to celebrate their fine efforts during the 2018/19 season.
Honey Badgers too goof for Raptors
Reedy Creek Raptors 130 in 25.5 overs (Adam Parker 37, Matt Clark 27, Max Keith 22no, Scott Knights 13, Jacob Foran 2/31 off 6, Dale Ingram 2/27 off 5.5, Chris Orr 1/10 off 3, Dan Gordon 4/21 off 6 & Nathan Gaidzionis 1/15 off 2) lost to Honey Badgers 3/131 in 21.1 overs (Dan Gordon 20, Aaron Thorne 27, Mal Bruce 34no, Matt Spedding 10no, Chris Orr 13, Aaron Halls 1/5 off 2.1 & Connor Robertson 1/13 off 2). Honey Badgers (5pts) defeated Raptors (0pts) by 7 wickets.
Reedy Creek win close 8 run victory over Parkes Hotel Galahs
Reedy Creek 7/132 off 30 overs (Paul Carty 33, Shane Jessep 44, Mitch Stubberfield 16, Dave Cooper 13no) defeated Parkes Hotel Galahs 124 (Craig Chapple 2/29 off 6, Paul Carty 3/25 off 5, Craig Dunn 1/10 off 4, Brayden Capple 1/12 off 1, Oliver Stubberfield 1/14 off 3 & Mitch Stubberfield 1/12 off 1). Reedy Creek (5pts) defeated Galahs (0pts) by 8 runs.
Galahs did not enter individual batting and bowling statistics into MyCricket at the time of going to press. As can be seen from the above scores, Paul Carty and Shane Jessep played key roles to give Reedy Creek a defendable score. Paul backed up to snare 3 wickets whilst Craig Chapple continues to take wickets for Reedy Creek.
Star win by 9 wickets over Pythons
Parkes Hotel Pythons 106 in 19 overs lost to Star Hotel 1/107 in 8 overs (Matt Clarke 58no, Tobey Thorne 14 & Dane Thorne 25no). Star Hotel (5pts) defeated Pythons (0pts) by 9 wickets.
Matt Clarke 58no with 3 fours and 5 sixes led the way for Star Hotel to score an easy victory. Dane Thorne 25no with one four and 2 sixes helped Matt to achieve victory for Star. Pythons failed to enter any individual statistics for batting and bowling into the MyCricket system.
Point Scores (after matches played on 9/3/2019)
Coolabah Cup: Reedy Creek 26, Raptors 25, Honey Badgers 15, Pitbulls 14 & Galahs 10
Radiola Cup: Northparkes Cricket Club 29, Star Hotel 18, Bowling Club 13 & Pythons 9
Draw – Saturday 9th March – all games to begin at 1pm
Galahs v Raptors at Woodward Oval
Pitbulls v Honey Badgers at Spicer
Star Hotel v Pythons at Keast 2
Northparkes Cricket Club v Bowling Club at Northparkes.
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