While the rain has played havoc for many in what has already been a disruptive season.the Forbes cricket season is nearing its conclusion. Perhaps the most impressive story from the weekend was the incredible last ball win by Forbes Under 12s against Parkes Colts. Needing 18 off the last two overs, Mac Glasson and Cayden Metzeling combined for a tenth wicket partnership to get Forbes home at the death. Well done boys and congrats to all junior winners! Men’s grade grand finals are this weekend.
Results of games played between Lachlan and Macquarie Valley at Cowra on Sunday, 8th March.
Mitchell scored a convincing victory in the U/14 match while Lachlan U/12’s gained a very comfortable five wicket victory in their match.
Special congratulations need to be extended to Cowra Junior Cricket Association and Cowra Shire Council for providing venues for the two games after some 60ml of rain fell in Cowra on Thursday, 5 March. Cowra Junior Cricket Association also ex- celled themselves by providing a splendid BBQ lunch and cold drinks for players, officials and supporters of Lachlan Cricket Council.
Results of U/14’s and U/12’s were as follows:
• U/14’s Umpires were Terry Johns and Charlie Johns both of Cowra. Mitchell 7/118 off 50 defeated Lachlan 10/41 in 27 overs. Mitchell won by 77 runs.
• U/12’s Umpires were Simon Ryan (Cowra) and Robert Ryan (Forbes). Mitchell 10/96 in 37.3 overs lost to Lachlan 5/97 off 36 overs. Lachlan won by 5 wickets.
There are only two competition rounds of cricket remaining for the 2019/2020 season. Finals will be held on Saturday, 14th March with the Grand Final to be held on Saturday, 21st March.
Presentation day for Under 10’s, up to the under 17’s and the under 12’s representative side. will be Saturday, 7th March after cricket from 12pm at Forbes Services Memorial Club. Presentation for the Master Blasters will be held at the Botanical Gardens on the morning of 7th March.
Results of games played Friday, 21st February and Saturday, 22nd February:
Under 17’s: Parkes Cats 9/156 defeated Condobolin 7/113. Parkes Colts 8/120 defeated Forbes Engineering 10/98. Forbes Achesons had the bye.
Under 14’s: Parkes Colts 3/111 defeated Parkes Cats 4/77. Forbes Livestock 4/87 defeated KMWL 8/67. Forbes Bernardis had the bye.
Under 12’s: Parkes Colts 5/114 defeated Parkes Cats 7/53. Hazell & Field 136 defeated Forbes Sportspower 44. Forbes Adept Plumbing 5/97 defeated Walkers Ag’N’Vet.
Results of games played Friday, 14th February and Saturday, 15th February.
Under 17s: Parkes Cats 6/115 in 23 overs (Hunter Hawke 28no and 2/1, Harrison McGregor 25no, Geordie Duncan 2/18, best fielders Ryan Mackenzie and Cooper Towns) defeated Forbes Engineering 9/107 in 23 overs (Talis Hurford 24no, Rhys Glas- son 22no, Brad Mattiske 2/3, Jack Whitty 1/5). Forbes Achesons 60 lost to Condobolin 1/61 (Franklind Ross and Ryan Goodsell played top roles for Condobolin with the bat). Parkes Colts had the bye.
Under 14s: Forbes Bernadis 5/74 (Pat- rick Ryan 18no, Tom Maslin 13 retired, Ollie Mayo 2/1, Bradman Hardy 1/3, best fielder William Mayo) defeated Parkes Colts 7/43 (Jake Dunn 20, Sam Rayner 4, Jack Milne 2/6, Caleb Crisp 2/20, best fielders Kade Ticehurst and Harry Yelland). Forbes Livestock 4/142 (Joe Ellison 63, Griffin Jones 15no, Riley Goodsell 2/6, Toby Jarick 1/0, best fielders Riley Goodsell and Brodie Page) defeated Parkes Cats 8/78 (E. Moody 36no, Holly Duncan 6, Z. Pearce 1/13, Liam Freeman 1/15, best fielders H. Kennedy and Z. Pearce). Forbes KMWL had the bye.
Under 12s: Parkes Colts 3/105 defeated Forbes Sportspower 3/86. Forbes Ag N Vet 3/140 defeated Parkes Cats 3/77. Forbes Adept Plumbing 5/104 defeated Hazell Field Accountants 6/84.
Friday, 14th February
Game to begin at 6.00pm, players need to be there by 5.45pm.
• Under 14’s: Parkes Colts V Forbes Bernardis at Woodward Oval, Parkes.
Saturday, 15th February
All games to begin at 8.30am, players need to be there by 8.15am.
• Under 17’s: Forbes Engineering V Parkes Cats at South Circle Oval, Forbes. Forbes Achesons V Condobolin at Grinstead Oval, Forbes. Parkes Colts have the bye.
• Under 14’s: Parkes Cats V Forbes Livestock at Spicer Oval, Parkes. Forbes KMWL have the bye.
• Under 12’s: Parkes Cats V Forbes Ag’N’Vet at Harrison Park, Parkes. Parkes Colts V Forbes Sportspower at Morrissey Field, Parkes. Forbes Hazell & Field V Forbes Adept Plumbing at Botanical Gardens, Forbes
The extreme heatwave conditions that prevailed on Saturday, 1st February caused the executive of P.D.J.C.A to call off all games scheduled for that day. P.D.J.C.A. were guided by Cricket Australia’s ‘Playing in Heat Guidelines’ that have been compiled in unison with Sports Medicine of Australia. This means that the Parkes, Forbes and Condobolin competition will resume this weekend.
Draw for this Saturday, 8th February
All games to begin at 8.30am, players need to be there by 8.15am. • Under 17s: Parkes Cats V Forbes Achesons at Woodward Oval. Parkes Colts V Condobolin at Northparkes Oval. Forbes Engineering has the bye.
• Under 14s: Forbes KMWL V Parkes Cats at South Circle Oval, Forbes. Forbes Livestock V Forbes Bernardis IGA at Grinstead Oval, Forbes. Parkes Colts has the bye.
• Under 12s: Parkes Cats V Forbes Adept Plumbing at Spicer Oval. Forbes Ag-N-Vet V Forbes Sportspower at Botanical Gardens, Forbes. Forbes Hazell & Field V Parkes Colts at Botanical Gardens, Forbes.
February Monthly Meeting
The February Monthly Meeting of P.D.J.C.A. is scheduled for 7pm on Monday, 10th February at The Cambridge Hotel, Parkes. The agenda will feature decisions on Premiership team awards for teams in U/17, U/14 and U/12’s as well as organisation of the end of season Presentation Ceremony.
Results from Saturday, 7th December:
• Under 17s: Forbes Achesons 6/191 defeated Parkes Colts 5/149. Forbes Engineering 181 defeated Condobolin 160 and Parkes Cats had the bye.
• Under 14s: Forbes KMWL 6/90 defeated Parkes Colts 6/72 and Forbes Bernardis 6/198 defeated Parkes Cats 6/127.
• Under 12s: Forbes Adept Plumbing 2/117 defeated Parkes Colts 7/91 and Forbes Hazell & Field 167 defeated Forbes Ag’N’Vet 138.
Point-score after Saturday, 7th December:
• Under 17s: Parkes Cats 13, Parkes Colts 13, Forbes Achesons 10, Forbes Engineering 10, Condobolin 6.
• Under 14s: Forbes KMWL 14, Parkes Colts 12, Forbes Bernardis IGA 11, Forbes Livestock 7, Parkes Cats 6.
• Under 12s: Forbes Adept Plumbing 19, Forbes Hazell & Field 17, Parkes Colts 13, Forbes Ag-N-Vet 9.
Forbes Junior Cricket Association will have a break until Saturday 1 February 2020. The executives wish all players, coaches, managers, scorers and supporters a joyous, happy, healthy and holy festive season.
Draw for Saturday, 7th December: All games to begin at 8.30am, players need to be there by 8.15am.
Under 17s: Forbes Achesons V Parkes Colts at South Circle Oval, Forbes. Condobolin V Forbes Engineering at Condobolin. Parkes Cats has the bye.
Under 14s: Forbes KMWL V Parkes Colts at Grinstead Oval, Forbes. Forbes Bernardis V Parkes Cats at Botanical Gardens, Forbes. Forbes Livestock has the bye.
Under 12s: Forbes Adept Plumbing V Parkes Colts at Botanical Gardens, Forbes. Forbes Sportspower V Parkes Cats at Botanical Gardens, Forbes. Forbes Hazell & Field V Forbes Ag-N-Vet at Botanical Gardens, Forbes.
The 2018/19 season for the Forbes and District Junior Cricket Association concluded with the staging of the grand finals of the Under 17’s, Under 14’s and Under 12’s competitions.
The results were:
Under 17’s: Parkes Hawkes 9/133 in 25.2 over’s defeated Forbes Acheson’s 8/110 off 26 over’s. Hawkes won by 23 runs.
This game was played in a very competitive but very fair atmosphere by both teams under the supervision of Parkes umpire, Greg Morrissey and Forbes Junior Cricket President, Jeff Nicholson.
Batting first, Hawkes soon realised they had a battle on their hands after Acheson’s bowler, Jed Matheson took two early wickets in his first over. Sensible batting by Hunter Hawke and Mitch Wright restored the situation for Parkes before Hudson Hawke, Zayne Ehsman and Royce Simpson added quick runs towards the end of their innings.
Royce Simpson, in scoring 26 n.o., certainly demonstrated why he received the Most Improved Player Award for the Hawkes team at the presentation ceremony on Sunday. Jed Matheson, Connor Greenhalgh and Toby Hurford all demonstrated that they are talented bowlers by taking two wickets apiece for Acheson’s.
Abi Simpson gained an early breakthrough as she had Toby Matheson caught and bowled before Hudson Hawke had Josh Higgins snapped up by a smart catch taken by Corey Thompson.
Wickets fell at regular intervals throughout the Forbes innings until some aggressive batting by Toby Hurford (51 n.o.) and Jack Cole (28) boosted their tally. Toby Hurford deserves full credit for his fine innings.
Parkes Hawkes bowler Harrison McGregor demonstrated very brisk pace and accuracy as he produced two consecutive searing Yorkers to skittle the stumps of Forbes Acheson’s batsmen.
Under 14’s: Parkes Sixers 1/55 off 8 over’s defeated Parkes Thunder 10/53 in 22 over’s. Parkes Sixers won by 9 wickets.
Full credit must go to both teams for making it through to the final after facing strong competition from the two Forbes teams throughout the 2018/19 season.
Under 12’s: Information was not available at time of going to print.
Results of games played 8th & 9th March
Under 17’s: Hawkes 8/114 (Hunter Hawke 36, Corey Thompson 22, Harry Bayliss 5/9 including a hat trick, best fielder – Tyler Yeo) defeated Bayliss 5/49 (Harry Bayliss 16, Frankland Ross 11, Brody Clarke 2/8, Hunter Hawke 1/5, best fielder – Corey Thompson). Achesons 4/68 (Jack Cole 20 n.o, Tallis Hurford 12 n.o, Sam Bryant 2/6, Jed Matheson 1/1, best fielders – Connor Greenhalgh and Toby Hurford) defeated KMWL 8/65 (Rhys Glasson 18 n.o, Pat Cormie 12 and 1/1, Luke McDean 1/1, best fielders – Brady Nicholls and Luke McDean).
Under 14’s: Livestock 90 (Jake Smith 30 n.o, Henry Hodges 19 n.o, Bradman Hardy 1/5, Toby Jarick 1/8, best fielders – Joe Ellison and Joe Morrison) defeated Sixers 81 (Jack Milne 19 n.o, Ryan Dunford 13 n.o and 1/0, Caleb Crisp 1/3, best fielders – Liam Moody and Connor Batt). Bernardis IGA 7/84 (Brad Mattiske 12 n.o, Ed Mayo 11 and 2/5, Thomas Brindle 1/2, best fielders – Samuel Klingner and Will Mayo) defeated Thunder 10/82 (Jackson Plummer 17, Harry Jones 13 and 2/1, Danilo Bottaro-Porter 2/4, best fielders – Thomas Burkitt and Jackson Plummer).
Under 12’s: Adept Plumbing 4/85 (Patrick Ryan 10 retired and 1/2, Isaac Page 8 retired, Tom Whitty 1/1) defeated Scorchers 7/34 (Oliver Westcott 8, Thomas Simpson 5 and 1/10, best fielders – Boyd Hutchins and Thomas Ball).
Walkers AgNvet 69 (Zac Frazer 16, Sam Schrader 2/5, Ollie Walker 2/8, best fielders – Brodie Page and Oliver Mayo) defeated Renegades 42 (Riley Duncan 9, Ellen Dolbel 6 n.o and 2/7, Callum Rowbotham 1/11, best fielders – Bill Mahon and Holly Duncan).
Hazell & Field 89 defeated Sportspower 86.
Under 10’s: Forbes 86 (Jamison Lee 2/2, Eamon Moody 1/4) defeated Parkes 65 (Max Hazell 2/2).
Draw for semi-finals on 16th March:
Under 17’s: Achesons V Bayliss at South Circle Oval, Forbes. Hawkes V KMWL at Northparkes Oval, Parkes.
Under 14’s: Livestock V Thunder at Grinstead Oval, Forbes. Sixers V Bernardis IGA at Spicer Oval, Parkes.
Under 12’s: Sportspower V Walkers Ag- Nvet at Botanical Gardens, Forbes. Adept Plumbing V Hazell & Field at Botanical Gardens, Forbes.