Two young Parkes cricketers that have been selected in a representative side recently received a cheque from the Duncan Macdonald Foundation to go towards costs involved with playing at the next level.
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Ewan Moody and Jack Milne were picked to represent the Western Zone at the Country Cricket NSW under 14 Championships that will be played in Dubbo later this month.
Last Friday evening Ewan and Jack each received $250 from a trustee of the Foundation, Greg Morrissey OAM, to go towards playing fees, accommodation and travel costs involved with the four day tournament.
The boys gained selection following trials in Forbes, then Dubbo, earlier this year.
The Duncan Macdonald Foundation was set up in 2008 following the passing of the late, great Duncan Macdonald.
Duncan was a huge contributor to both the junior and senior Parkes cricket community as both a player, coach, administrator and mentor.
Duncan's sons Rowan, Daryle and Vaughan would be very pleased to see the continued operation of their father's foundation.
Trustees Michael Greenwood, Greg Duffy, Peter Yelland and Greg Morrissey all agreed that Ewan and Jack would be fantastic recipients of financial assistance from the Foundation.
Jack celebrated receiving assistance by scoring a century two days later - well done Jack!
The next representative games for Parkes in the Lachlan Junior Cricket Competition will take place after Christmas.
February 7, 2021 - Western Zone Girls vs Parkes in Molong
February 14, 2021 - Parkes vs Western Zone Girls in Parkes
February 7, 2021 - Parkes vs West Wyalong/Condobolin in Parkes
February 14, 2021 - Cowra vs Parkes in Cowra
Semi finals for both competitions will take place February 21 with the grand finals scheduled for February 28.
More cricket news is on page 17 - it was a huge weekend for both our seniors and juniors, with runs galore!
*A big thanks to Greg Morrissey OAM for his help with this edition's cricket reports.
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