Teams ready to vie for Grinsted Cup, first game begins Saturday

Parkes captain Anthony Heraghty handed the Grinsted Cup to Cowra cricket captain Nick Berry during a 2018 match.

Parkes captain Anthony Heraghty handed the Grinsted Cup to Cowra cricket captain Nick Berry during a 2018 match.

The time-honoured Grinsted Cup will be up for grabs again on November 9 when Parkes and Forbes meet.

The two teams will contest the Cup under lights at Woodward Park for the start of the 101st season.

After the first clash between Forbes and Parkes, the Cup will head to Molong on November 24, before Grenfell has a chance to claim it at a home game on December 22.

Condobolin will have the chance to host a home game for the Cup on January 5 before Cowra contest for it on January 12.

Young will host a home game on February 23, while West Wyalong will challenge for the Cup on March 1.

Forbes has rights to the last challenge of the season which will take place on March 8.

Off the cricket pitch, a centenary dinner will be hosted at the Forbes Services Memorial Club on February 8.

The dinner will also host special guests, former Test fast bowler Rodney Hogg, renowned umpire Simon Taufel and Chris Anderson, who played in the 50th anniversary match of the Grinsted Cup.

Preceding the dinner will be an exhibition match between the northern and southern teams.

Teams from Forbes, Parkes, Peak Hill, Condobolin, Molong and Trundle will contribute players to compete within a combined Northern Team.

The Southern team will consist of players from Grenfell, Cowra, Young, West Wyalong and Canowindra.

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