Coolabah Cup and Lachlan Premier games called off due to extreme heat

Coolabah Cup and Lachlan Premier games called off due to extreme heat

Coolabah Cup Cricket - Round 11

With the high temperatures associated with the big heat wave last weekend, two of the scheduled games were called off.

The Thursday, January 30 game played in the evening at Northparkes Oval did go ahead with the Parkes Hotel Galahs gaining a very convincing 9 wicket victory over Northparkes Cricket Clb.

The scores this game were: Northparkes 9/71 (Joe Van Opynen 4/15 from 6, Brad Parker 2/12 from 6, Jacob Parker 2/24 from 3.5) lost to Parkes Hotel Galahs 1/17 in 10 overs (Brent Skinner 47 no). Parkes Hotel Galahs (5pts), Northparkes Cricket Club (0pts).

The two other games for Round 11 between the Honey Badgers Cricket Society vs Bowling Club and the Star Hotel v Reedy Creek will be rescheduled to be played at a later date in the season.

As can be seen from the above match scores, the Galahs most certainly had some in form players to spearhead them to such a strong victory. The ever noticeable Joe van Opynen turned in a top bowling spell to capture 4/15 off 6 overs while hard hitting Brent Skinner did not mes about in scoring 47 no to guide his team to victory.

Coolabah Cup Draw for Round 12

Thursday, February 6, 6PM Start Reedy Creek v Bowling Club at Northparkes

Saturday, February 8, 1PM start - Honey Badgers vs Northparkes at Spicer Oval, Commercial Dilligafs vs Parkes Hotel Galahs at Northparkes, Star Hotel - Bye

Coolabah Cup competition point score was not available at the time of going to print.

Lachlan Premier Cricket

The games scheduled for Saturday, February 1 were all called off after the captains of the Parkes Colts, Parkes Raptors, Cowra Valleys and Parkes Cats all agreed to call games off due to the extreme heat.

Draw for Saturday, February 8: Parkes Cats vs Parkes Colts at Woodward Oval Parkes; Cowra Valleys v Cowra Bowling Club at Holan Oval, Cowra; Parkes Raptors - Bye

Point Score (after 01/02/2020): Parkes Colts 47 points; Parkes Cats 26; Cowra Valleys 24; Parkes Raptors 22; Cowra Bowling Club 21.

Western Zone Premier League

Sunday February 2 saw the final round of the 2019/20 Western Zone Premier League competition played with Parkes travelling to Bathurst to play the previously undefeated Bathurst team at Bathurst Sportsground.

Bathurst scored a comprehensive victory to the tune of 8 wickets over Parkes. Batting first, Parkes could only total 98 runs with Paul Dunford (41 runs) maintaining his good form to top score. Mitch Cambourne chimed in with a valuable 25 runs.

Bathurst had little trouble to score the necessary runs to record another victory.

Bathurst will now play Dubbo in the Western Zone Premier League Final in Bathurst on Sunday, February 16.

Final Point Score for 2019/20 Western Zone Premier League

Bathurst 22 points; Dubbo 19; Orange 9; Midwest 8; Parkes 4; Cowra 4.