Parkes Junior Cricket | Postponed until further notice

UNDER 17S: Parkes Cats under 17s player Maddy Spence in action last month when the side played Forbes Achesons at Woodward Oval. Photo: Jenny Kingham
UNDER 17S: Parkes Cats under 17s player Maddy Spence in action last month when the side played Forbes Achesons at Woodward Oval. Photo: Jenny Kingham

Results of Semi Finals played Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14

Under 17s: at Woodward Oval, Parkes. Parkes Cats 10/77 (Harry Bayliss 14 n.o, Geordie Duncan 12, Harry Yelland 8, Talis Hurford 2/6, Tom Maslin 2/6, Campbell Rubie 2/7) defeated Forbes Engineering 10/57 (Talis Hurford 9 n.o, Rhys Glasson 7, Ryan Mackenzie 3/1, Harry Bayliss 3/4, Maddy Spence 1/1, Harry Yelland 1/2, Tyler Yeo 1/6). Minor Premiers Parkes Cats won by 20 runs.

At North Parkes Oval, Parkes, Parkes Colts 7/127 (Royce Simpson 20 n.o, Ryan Dunford 17 retired, Zayne Ehsman 15 retired, Joseph Tanswell 12 n.o, Zac Larkins 11, Edward Mayo 2/9, Lachlan Dunstan 2/12, Luke McDean 2/19) defeated Forbes Achesons 10/73 ( Luke McDean 20, Stuart Gordon 12, Ryan Dunford 3/7, Royce Simpson 1/2, Zac Larkins 1/4, Jack Milne 1/4, Abi Simpson 1/8, Darcy Dawson 1/6).Parkes Colts scored a very comfortable 54 run victory.

Under 14s: at South Circle Oval, Forbes. Forbes Livestock 6/115 (Joe Ellison 39, Jonah Little 21,, George Field 3/7, Sam Motley 1/2, Zac Fraser 1/6) defeated Forbes KMWL (James Burton 17 n.o, Jonah Little 2/2, Griffin Jones 1/4, Ryan Goodsell 1/2, Harry Whitty 1/7). Forbes Livestock scored a comfortable 45 run victory.

At Grinsted Oval, Forbes, Forbes Bernardis 6/87 (Pat Ryan 18 and 1/1, Ollie Walker 18 n.o, Will Mayo 2/5, Bradman Hardy 1/3, best fielder - Tom Maslin) defeated Parkes Colts 7/49 (Jake Dunn 23, Sam Rayner 9 and 1/6, Aiden Rayner 3/7, best fielders - Sam Rayner and Tom Ball). Forbes Bernardis had a comfortable win.

Under 12s: at Botanical Gardens, Forbes. Forbes Hazell and Field 3/71 (Max Hazell 14 n.o, Leroy McNamara 10 retired and 1/6, Mac Glasson 2/3, best fielders - Mac Glasson and Angus Field) defeated Parkes Colts 7/64 (Eamon Moody 11 n.o, Thomas Simpson 8, Harry Yelland 8, Henry Kross 1/5, Boyd Hutchins 1/7, best fielders - Boyd Hutchins and Tom Rix). At Botanical Gardens, Forbes. Forbes Adept Plumbing defeated Forbes Ag'N'Vet - No details have been supplied.

Under 10s: Parkes Colts 5/101 (Jack Dunford 31, Tyler Butt 15, Hughie Orr 1/7) defeated Parkes Crushers 3/40 (Sam Morgan 2, Ethan Luke 2, Oliver Dalton 2, William Westcott 1/3). Parkes Raptors 4/86 (Jayden Kuun 17, Jett Clarke 10, Jamison Lee 1/4, Jaxon Clarke 1/13) defeated Parkes Cats 5/47 (Alfie Rosser 7 and 1/15, Timmy Longhurst 6, Ari Albert 5 and 1/8).

Cancellation of Finals and ALL Junior Cricket: After much discussion the decision was made to follow the recommendations of Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW and cancel the remainder of the season. This decision was not made lightly and follows the expert advice from Cricket Australia's Chief Medical Officer Dr John Orchard. Below is advice sent out to ALL Clubs and Associations by Cricket NSW -

Cricket NSW, with support from the Sydney Cricket Association, NSW Districts Cricket Association and NSW Country Cricket Association; fully support CA's strong recommendation to immediately stop playing cricket at all levels for the remainder of the season based on medical advice.

Today, Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon, SCA Chairman Graham Gorrie, DCA Chairman Morris Iemma and Country Cricket Chairman Paul Marjoribanks unanimously agreed to halt their competitions. They have also strongly agreed that all other associations and competitions across NSW should cancel their remaining matches. Mr Germon said the decision is in line with expert advice from Cricket Australia's Chief Medical Officer Dr John Orchard.

"The welfare of all our players, officials, volunteers and staff is paramount," Mr Germon said.

"It is important that we do everything we can to look after our broader cricket community and contribute to the global effort to slow, and eventually stop, the spread of Coronavirus."

Parkes District Junior Cricket Association along with Forbes Junior Cricket will advise of who the Premiership winning teams were in the coming days.

PDJCA Presentation Ceremony: Due to the cancellation of junior cricket we have had to postpone the end of season Presentation Ceremony until further notice, once a date has been set we will advise everyone involved. Our end of season Awards are:

  • Most Improved Player, Most Runs, Most Wickets Awards for each under 17, under 14 and under 12 teams.
  • Medallions to all Parkes under 10 players.
  • Best and Fairest (3/2/1 points) allocation Awards for each under 17, under 14 and under 12 teams.
  • Major awards for Rep players -
    • The Kevin Klein Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 16s.
    • The Peter Chambers Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 14s.
    • The Joy Skinner Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 12s.
    • Nic Fisher Award for Enthusiasm and Improvement under 12s.
    • Keeghan Tucker Encouragement Award for Girls.
  • The Kevin Klein Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 16s.
  • The Peter Chambers Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 14s.
  • The Joy Skinner Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 12s.
  • Nic Fisher Award for Enthusiasm and Improvement under 12s.
  • Keeghan Tucker Encouragement Award for Girls.
  • The Kevin Klein Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 16s.
  • The Peter Chambers Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 14s.
  • The Joy Skinner Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 12s.
  • Nic Fisher Award for Enthusiasm and Improvement under 12s.
  • Keeghan Tucker Encouragement Award for Girls.
  • The Kevin Klein Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 16s.
  • The Peter Chambers Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 14s.
  • The Joy Skinner Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 12s.
  • Nic Fisher Award for Enthusiasm and Improvement under 12s.
  • Keeghan Tucker Encouragement Award for Girls.
  • The Kevin Klein Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 16s.
  • The Peter Chambers Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 14s.
  • The Joy Skinner Award for Sportsmanship and Achievement under 12s.
  • Nic Fisher Award for Enthusiasm and Improvement under 12s.
  • Keeghan Tucker Encouragement Award for Girls.
  • Graduating players awards to players going on to Senior Cricket.
  • Scorers Awards.
  • Hat Trick Awards.
  • Five Wickets in an Innings in Rep Cricket Awards.
  • Life Membership Award.

Life Membership of PDJCA for Kerry Spence: At the March Monthly Meeting of PDJCA on Monday, March 9 Mrs. Kerry Spence was awarded Life Membership of Parkes and District Junior Cricket Association in recognition of her tireless and efficient contributions as the IT Operator, Registrar, Publicity Officer, Records Officer and Scorer. Kerry Spence became the 13th Life Member of PDJCA and indeed the first lady to gain this honour.

The timing of Kerry's Life Membership coincided with the Australian Women's Cricket Team victory in the 2020 Women's 20/20 World Cup and with the very welcome news that Maddy Spence (Kerry's daughter) had been named in the NSW CHS Second 11 Girls Cricket team for 2020 to play in the All Schools High School Championships in Maitland. This is a huge honour for Maddy as she is only in year eight at Parkes High School when most of the team members are a good deal older.