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3 March, 2022

Thunder and Storm with important wins

Thunder and Storm rumbled their way closer to a semi-final spot with emphatic wins in round 13 of the junior cricket.

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Thunder took on Narromine Black at McGrane Oval and dominated the game from the get-go.

Bowling first, the bowlers restricted Narromine to a score of 88.

Georgia Allan was outstanding taking three wickets for four runs from her two overs, Alex Cosier was again very accurate also taking three wickets.

In reply, the Narromine bowlers tried hard but struggled to restrict the Thunder batters led by Alex Cosier (24 runs) and Cooper Baker (16 runs).

The Thunder finished their 20 over with a score of 160 runs which has secured third spot on the table for the Thunder team.

The Storm travelled to Dubbo to play Dubbo Rugby Junior Cricket. The Storm were again very good. Batting first Storm scored 120 runs importantly with only one wicket falling.

Darcy Walker (14 runs) and Jock Mills (13 runs) led the way again for the Thunder team, but it was a good all round batting performance by all the Storm players.

In reply, Rugby showed it wasn't going to be all Storms way batting well to eventually post a score of seven wickets down for 101 runs.

The Storm's accurate bowling proved the difference. Harry Thurlow was excellent taking three wickets to guide the Storm one step closer to a semi- finals spot.

The Lightning played with true grit in another close game. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Wellington White showed their improvement by posting an impressive score of five wickets for 120 runs.

Lightning were pleased with their five wickets, Poppy Grace and Harrison Newton bagging two wickets each, in a good day for the Newton siblings.

In reply, Sam Tobin and David McIsaac took the game to Wellington blasting 24 runs and 16 runs respectively to have the Lightning well positioned. Accurate bowling from the Wellington team resulted in a steady fall of wickets which proved the difference.

Lighting eventually losing nine wickets to finish with a score of 101 in a close and hard fought match.

For the 14Bs, the scene was set for a brilliant night of cricket under lights at McGrane Oval on Friday night until late afternoon rain spoilt the party. The match was abandoned due to wet weather.

The U12s and U14s rep teams played their last games in the Lachlan Valley representative competition on the weekend. Hosting Dubbo at McGrane Oval, the combined Wellington and Gilgandra team struggled to post a competitive total being bowled out for 54.

In reply Dubbo cantered to an easy win, reaching the total with only one wicket down. Congratulations to Harry Tobin, Jack Page, Marshall and Tye Parker, Rhyan Hutchinson, Lachlan Henry, Mitch Fuller, and Rory McGlinn for their efforts in the Lachlan Valley tournament and their cricket has benefitted from the experience. The U12s travelled to Wellington to play the Western Zone Girls Academy team.

Batting first the combined Gilgandra Wellington team scored an impressive total of 93 runs. Cooper Baker the best of the Gilgandra players with eight runs. In reply, the boys fought hard and were kept in the game by some good bowl- ing, but it was the Western Zone Girls that prevailed to reach the total with only three wickets in hand.

One wicket each to Isaac Baker, Mitch Cosier, and Jock Mills. Congratulations to Issac and Cooper Baker, Darcy Walker, Jock Mills, Alex and Mitchell Cosier, Sam Tobin, and Vaughan Zell for representing Gilgandra Junior Cricket throughout the 21/22 representative season.


Round 14 matches - March 5

14Bs Gilgandra vs Dubbo CYMS at Bob Dowling No 1 Oval, Dubbo.

12B Thunder vs Lightning at McGrane Oval, Gilgandra (Friday night).

12B Storm vs Newtown at McGRane Oval, Gilgandra (Saturday morning).

By David Neeves

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