20 November, 2021
Thunder dominates Wellington
In the lead up to November 6, many were contemplating whether junior cricket would go ahead.
In some last-minute venue changes, games were relocated to Dubbo and Eumungerie and in the end, the sun shone on Saturday morning and a full contingent of games were held.
Gilgandra 12s Thunder amassed a huge total of six wickets for 181 runs playing Wellington in Dubbo. It was a solid batting display with Alex Cosier (17 runs), Isaac Baker (19 runs), and Cooper Baker (15 runs) leading the way for the batters. In replay, Wellington struggled to a final score of 89. The best of the Thunder bowlers were Mitch Cosier, Alex Cosier, and Isaac Baker with two wickets each.
The 14Bs travelled to Dubbo to play Wellington. Winning the toss and deciding to bat first, Gilgandra made a slow start, and a steady fall of wickets and Gilgandra were five down at drinks. A recovery post drinks saw healthy partnerships from Rory McGlinn (17), Jack Page (21), and Tye Parker (25) help Gilgandra post a defendable score of 90 runs.
In reply, Wellington showed their class working away the tally to reach the score of 4/94 to record a nice win. The bowlers bowled well with Nick Kirsop, Marshall Parker, Rhyan Hutchison, and Rory McGlinn bagging a wicket each.
Gilgandra 12s Storm hosted the Pink Hornets at Eumungerie after the turf wickets in Gilgandra were ruled out due to the rain. The Pink Hornets won the toss and sent Storm into bat. After 20 overs Storm reached a total three for 110 runs. A solid all round batting effort by the storm, with Darcy Walker top scoring with 10 runs. It was Jacqueline Hutchison's time to shine with the ball.
Jacqueline bowled fantastic to take four wickets to finish with figures of four for two runs. The Pink Hornets finished on nine wickets down for 72 runs. In the end Storm was too strong, defeating the Pink Hornets.
Lightning took their home game to Dubbo to play Narromine. For the second week in a row the team played with great spirt and support for each other but just came up short, going down by 11 runs. Ellie (two for 12) and Sam Tobin (two for seven) were outstanding with the ball and are going to be a real handful for the opposition if they keep bowling like they are. The team are batting well and not losing many wickets but just adjusting to the running and calling and they will put a big score together soon. Oscar Medd top scored with 11 but everyone contributed to a good team score of 58 off the bat.