15 February, 2023
Congestion at top of the leader board as semi-finals approach
By Gilgandra Junior Cricket Club
It’s a fast and furious run into the
end of the season for Gilgandra
junior cricketers, with it being very
congested at the top of the leader
As the competition heads into its
final round this coming Saturday, our
three under 12B Gilgandra teams,
are all in the hunt for a chance at the
title, an amazing achievement for the
Under 12B Lightning most recently
came-up against competition leaders,
CYMS Green who have been in
top form all season and remain undefeated.
Lightning put in a solid effort with
the bat to post 107 (adjusted). Oscar
Medd and Sam Tobin shared the top
score with 18 each through some
Lightning showed good competitive spirit to challenge the CYMS batters, but were just not at their normal standard in the field, and let CYMS score a lot of easy runs for them to remain top of the table. Sam Tobin was again strong with the ball taking 3/20 with Ben Mudford and Harrison Newton each taking a wicket and bowling well.
The team will need to return to
their level of play that has seen them
through the season to secure their
spot in the finals.
Storm had a great win on
Saturday with Jacob Fordham the
stand-out with the ball taking 3/6 off
his two overs.
Jock Mills led with the bat hitting
19 runs off 13 balls, while Kurt
McBurnie had his best game of the
season, taking a great catch and
continuing to improve with bat and
Storm are also well-and-truly in
the mix for a semi-final start, but
again will need a strong game in the
final round this weekend to secure
Thunder put in one of their
best performances all year in playing
Narromine Mixed Black, who certainly
pushed them all the way.
There was very little in the contest,
with the game eventually going
Thunder’s way, thanks largely to their
solid effort in the field with two runouts
and some great bowling in taking
10 wickets all up. This proved the
difference in the end with the final
Mitch Cosier had an impressive
game hitting 27 from 13 deliveries,
taking three wickets with the ball, and
a showy direct hit run-out.
There was some great running
between the wickets by the team,
particularly for Claudia Harrison and
Lucy Zell in their maiden season.
Thunder will play top-of-the-table
CYMS Green next week, which will
likely determine the minor premiership.
On another issue, Club President,
Randall Medd, said that he is trying
to resolve the scoring issues that
meant the Storm have had one game
There have been numerous
issues with the online scoring and
tablets through the season, and he
has been working with the association
and Cricket NSW to resolve the
The corrected points will be eventually
used to decide the finals teams
with Gilgandra teams likely to be
In the other grades, the majority of
under 14 and under 16s games were
called-off in Dubbo due to the storm
earlier in the week.
An update will provided next week on how a few of the other teams have fared for the season, where some of our older Gilgandra players are representing.