Ducks crack first-up win

ZONE: Abby Uhr of Blayney captained the Western Zone Under 15s, with Bianca Douglas from the Under 18s. Photo: Contributed

ZONE: Abby Uhr of Blayney captained the Western Zone Under 15s, with Bianca Douglas from the Under 18s. Photo: Contributed

The Senior 2017-18 season T20 Competition kicked off on Saturday, October 7 with all games at Pioneer Park.

Farmers took on the 2010-17 grand finalists, Dubbo Amaroo Ducks on Pioneer 1 at 1pm.

Farmers batting first were 9 for 112 with Chad Taylor 28 and Will Martel 22 with Ducks Jack Kempston two wickets for five runs from one over.

Ducks took the full 20 overs to get the runs requiring 13 from last two overs with the cool head of Lee Price 34 not out leading the way.

A 33 run partnership with D Gardiner saw them 7 for 98 when Gardiner was dismissed before the experienced and team sponsor Michael Kempston joined Lee at the crease to get them the win.

L Ryan earlier in the innings scored 27 runs with youngsters Sam Barton 2 wickets for 10 runs from four overs and Harry Broome 2 for 21 from three.

Federal Hotel and the new youngsters team, Ball Busters, kicked off on Pioneer 2 at 1pm.

Ball Busters scored a win in their first game in the this T20 Competition.

At 4pm on Pioneer 1 Redferns took on last season’s premiers, Dubbo Amaroo Peckers in another close game, Redferns 160 to Peckers 8 for 164.

Peckers T bates 41, Brian Furner 32 run out – those little legs aren’t as fast as they used to be – Barton Redfern two wickets.

Pioneer 2 saw the other game between Geurie and Cowboys – it is unconfirmed who won this game.

Draw for Saturday: All players please note grounds could change. Team representatives will be advised.

  • 1pm – Geurie v Amaroo Peckers on Pioneer 1; and Amaroo Ducks v Ball Busters on Pioneer 2.
  • 4pm- Farmers v Cowboys on Pioneer 1; Redferns v Federal Hotel on Pioneer 2.

District Cricket

Wellington will play host to Gulgong on Sunday in the Western Zone Plate KO. This competition has replaced the Cricket NSW McDonalds Plate KO with all rules remaining the same. Nick Cosier is the team captain and will be in contact with all players who have nominated to play as team was not available at time of print.

JUNIOR CRICKET

The 12s have two teams in the Dubbo & District Junior Competition with a number of 14 and 16 years players playing in Dubbo Club sides. Their cricket season kicks off on Saturday with the 12s having some great parent helpers along with young Harry Broome who has put his hand up to coach one of the teams.

Parents – coaches will be in touch with you regarding teams your children are in and where you are playing this week. Please note if in 12As you will play “two day” cricket games and if in 12B’s you play “one day” games all on Saturday mornings starting 8.30am, so you will be required to be at grounds by 8am.

Milo T20/In2Cricket for the youngsters will commence on Wednesday, October 18 at Pioneer Park from 3.30pm until 5pm. This is open to any youngsters aged five to 11 years.

Representative Cricket

Congratulations to Bianca Douglas who last week played for the Western Zone Under 18s female team at the NSW Country Championships in Raymond Terrace, collecting a number of wickets and catches from the four games played over two days. Western came away with two losses and two wins.

Noah Brien competed for a Dubbo Under 14 team at the Max Shepherd Under 14 Carnival in Dubbo last week. This carnival ran over three days. Maybe next year Wellington could look at putting a team into this competition if there are enough keen parent helpers and players.

Lachlan George, Will Dimmick, Rusty Taylor and Shep Taylor attended the Macquarie Valley Cricket Council Under 12s trials on Sunday but due to the weather will be going again one afternoon this week. Parents will be advised by the organisers.