A big weekend for Parkes cricketers sees plenty of wins

POWERFUL PULL SHOT: Patrick Skinner for the Parkes Crushers against Forbes Hazel Field on November 7. Photo: Jenny Kingham.
POWERFUL PULL SHOT: Patrick Skinner for the Parkes Crushers against Forbes Hazel Field on November 7. Photo: Jenny Kingham.

PDSCA senior results

Galahs 7/152 (S. Baker 68, B. Skinner 50, M.Ostler 2/31) defeated Reedy Creek 59 (S. Collins 18, J.Dunn 13, Jayden Capple 3/9 Jacob Parker 3/17) by 93 runs.

The two star batsmen for Parkes Galahs were S. Baker (68) and B. Skinner (50) who both slammed eight boundaries apiece. Each member of Galahs bowling attack performed with distinction to contribute to the Galahs big victory.

Northparkes 166 (Nick Baird 74, Usman Cheeme 47) lost to Master Blasters 2/170

Although Master Blasters won the game by 8 wickets they did not complete their MyCricket results. It is understood that Master Blasters top players were Jarrod Carty (5/0) and Dylan Duffy (80 runs).

PDJCA junior results

Under 17's

Parkes 7/156 (Harry Bayliss 23*, Joseph Tanswell 20*; Riley Goodsell 1/3) defeated Forbes KMWL 48 (Joe Ellison 18*; Hunter Hawke 3/2, Jasper Moore 2/13) by 108 runs at Harrison Field, Parkes.

Forbes Engineering 135 (Campbell Ruby 23, Tallis Hurford 23; Frankland Ross 2/7) defeated Condobolin 128 (Frankland Ross 27, Noah Nash 20; Jack Whilty 1/8) by 7 runs at Gaggin Field, Forbes.

Best fielders: Blair McDonald, Jack Jones, Tyler Nicholson and Jasper Mackey.

ON THE FRONT FOOT: Tom Ball bats for the Parkes Raptors on November 7. Photo: Jenny Kingham.

ON THE FRONT FOOT: Tom Ball bats for the Parkes Raptors on November 7. Photo: Jenny Kingham.

Under 14's

Forbes Scrap Metal 7/116 (Rhys Matheson 38, Mitchell Smith 22; Jett Rudd 1/15, Dempsey O'Connell 1/15) defeated Forbes Adept Plumbing 54 (Marcus Hardy 14; Tom Burton 3/1, Olly Mayo 2/2) by 62 runs at Botanical Gardens, Forbes.

Best fielders: Hamish Nicholson, Phil Klinger.

Forbes Machinery 5/58 (Sam Motley 16*; Harry Jones 1/10) lost to Parkes Crushers 4/117 (Liam Freeman 23*; Patrick Ryan 1/11) by 59 runs at Gaggin Field, Forbes.

Under 12's

Forbes Sportspower 5/147 (Mac Glasson 53*, Caden Metzeling 26*; Zac Guy 2/15, Memphis Ross 2/22) defeated Parkes Colts 6/72 (Harry Yelland 39*; Caden Metzeling 3/1) by 75 runs at Botanical Gardens 2, Forbes.

Parkes Crushers 3/77 (Patrick Skinner 12; Cameron Gordon 1/4, Ted Mundy 1/12) lost to Forbes Hutcheon Pearce 2/122 (Thompson Hurford 22 ret., Cameron Gordon 16 ret.; Henry Kross 2/8) by 45 runs at Greg Morrissey Field, Parkes.

Best fielder: Thompson Hurford

Forbes Nutrient Ag 2/62 (A. Kennedy 22*, T. Livermore 14; M. Hazell 1/2) defeated Forbes Hazel Field 52 (M. Bruem 12; A. Kennedy 3/15, J. Browne 2/15) by 8 wickets at Botanical Gardens 2, Forbes.

PDJCA standings

Competition point scores. Please note: win - 3 points, draw/tie/wash out - 2 points, Loss - 1 point, Forfeit - 0 points.

Under 17's: Parkes 9, Forbes Livestock 9, Condobolin 8, Forbes Engineering 8, Forbes KMWL 6

Under 14's: Parkes Raptors 9, Parkes Crushers 9, Forbes Machinery 8, Forbes Scrap Metal 8, Forbes Adept Plumbing 6

Under 12's: Forbes Sportspower 10, Forbes Hutcheon Pearce 10, Forbes Nutrient Ag 8, Forbes Hazel Field 8, Parkes Colts 6, Parkes Crushers 6

For all PDJCA draws (besides under 10's) please head to the Parkes District Junior Cricket Association MyCricket page.

Under 12's Lachlan representative cricket

Last Sunday, the Parkes under 12 representative side played host to the newly created Wellington/Gilgandra team at an immaculately presented Keast Park no 2.

A sizeable crowd of interested supporters from both sides will long remember a masterful display of batting from young Parkes player Harry Yelland, who stroked his way to an unblemished 97* in an innings that featured 15 boundaries scored all around the ground.

Batting first, Parkes got off to a good start as Harry Yelland began to make his well-timed strokes right from the beginning of his innings.

Despite the early loss of two wickets, Harry was joined by Eamon Moody (13), who demonstrated a resolute defence and a couple of good attacking shots.

He struck a couple of good boundaries before being dismissed, leaving his side in good stead at 3/61 in the 14th over.

From here on, the Parkes innings was completely dominated by Harry as he reeled off a succession of authentic cricket shots.

Wellington/Gilgandra's bowling was of a good standard as they bowled only a few sundries. Archer Mason (2/7) was particularly impressive with a promising spell of probing spin bowling.

Parkes eventually finished up with 143 off their allocated 32 overs; a fantastic total. Harry hit a powerful boundary off the last ball of the innings but just fell short of reaching what would have been a wonderful century. He received a top reception for his efforts from his delighted teammates and spectators.

In reply Wellington/Gilgandra lost wickets at regular intervals to eventually be all out for 115 after 28 overs.

Archer Mason completed a fine all-round game by scoring an impressive 19 runs while Lucas White top scored with 25 runs.

The best bowling figures for Parkes came from Anderson Ball who clean bowled three batsman with some quick yorkers to take 3/18 off his five overs.

Harry Yelland backed up his batting to take 2/11 off his five overs with some well flighted leg spin while Eamon Moody took 2/12. Jayden Kuun with two catches was very good in the field.

Parkes coach Peter Yelland gave full credit to his young side for their victory but pointed out that they have bowled too many sundries. Peter will be looking for considerable improvement in this aspect of his team's performance in future games.

Parkes 7/143 (Harry Yelland 97*, Eamon Moody 13; Archer Mason 2/7) defeated Wellington/Gilgandra 9/115 (Lucas White 25, Archer Mason 19; Anderson Ball 3/18, Harry Yelland 2/11, Eamon Moody 2/12) by 28 runs at Keast 2, Parkes.

Next games:

Under 12's vs Dubbo in Parkes on November 29

Under 14's vs Dubbo in Dubbo this Sunday

Learn to score

If you would like to assist PDJCA teams by scoring during Saturday morning games, make sure you come to next Monday's MyCricket meeting, where you will learn how to score games live on an iPad.

The meeting will take place at 7pm, November 23 at the Cambridge Hotel dining room. Nicole Rosser has arranged for an expert from Country Cricket NSW to be in attendance to guide prospective scorers.

Advisement on Botanical Gardens, Forbes

Forbes Junior Cricket have advised the location of the various playing fields at Botanical Gardens. Numbered flags will be placed alongside each ground.

Number 1 - Alongside road leading to Red Bend College, closest to the college

Number 2 - Alongside road leading to Red Bend College, beside number 1.

Number 3 - Alongside road leading to Red Bend College and closest to the business/residential area of Forbes.

Good luck to all senior and junior cricketers this weekend, please be sure to stay well hydrated in what is expected to be very hot weather.