23 February, 2022
Thunder win big over Newtown
In a weekend of mixed results, it was the 12Bs Thunder team that were the highlight for round 12.
winning the toss and electing to bowl
first, the Thunder team piled on the
pressure from the get-go.
Baker was outstanding taking four
wickets from his three overs for only
Evie Peart showed how much she
has improved through the season
with one wicket.
Newtown finished 10
wickets down for 99 runs. In reply, the
Thunder team had a day out with the
bat to finish their 20 overs nine wickets
down for 193.
Yet again it was the Cosier brothers,
also known as the Bash
Brothers, that top scored Mitch
Cosier with 23 runs and Alex with 22.
Cooper Baker topped off a good day
with 19 runs. It was a brilliant batting
effort by all the Thunder players
which takes them one step further in
securing a semi-finals spot.
The Lightning continue their struggle
with players having to isolate but
made it a true battle against the more
fancied Dubbo CYMS team.
the toss and batting first, the
Lightning had to contend with some
accurate bowling and posted a very
respectable total of eight wickets for
86 runs. David McIssac top-scored
with 11 runs.
Lightning needed to bowl well to
restrict CYMS which they did, however
in a very close finish it was CYMS
that snuck their noses in front to win,
finishing with seven wickets for 92.
Ben Mudford was the star with the
ball taking three wickets for three
runs from his four overs. The team
are maintaining a fantastic attitude
despite the challenges the second
half of the season has produced. The
Storm team had a hard-fought win
over Narromine Reds in Narromine.
The Storm batted well scoring 4/117
with Narromine posting a score of
6/97. It was another good win for the
Storm team, who are also in the hunt
for a spot in the semi-finals.
The 14's went down to Wellington,
in a game where both sides were significantly
down on numbers.
Batting first, Wellington posted a score of three wickets for 79. Many would have thought that this would have been a walk in the park for the Gilgandra team but again they fell agonisingly short to be all out for 76 runs. In three games against Wellington, the Gilgandra team has gone down every time in close matches with only a handful of runs separating the team in each game.
With only three rounds to play
before the semi-finals, the Thunder
and Storm continue to be in contention
for a semi-final spot with 14s
all but assured of a finals spot.
So, the next few weeks will be
important for all teams.
Round 13 draw, February 26 14Bs Gilgandra vs Macquarie at McGrane Oval, Gilgandra. 12Bs Thunder vs Narromine Junior Black at Ernie Knight Oval, Gilgandra. 12Bs Lightning vs Wellington White at Lady Cutler Oval South B, Dubbo. 12Bs Storm vs Dubbo Rugby at Bob Dowling Oval number one, Dubbo.
By David Neeves