Cowra and District Junior Cricket Association extend their thanks McDonalds Cowra who last Saturday delivered six junior cricket helmets, featuring the latest stem guard design.
(min cost $8)
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This valuable gift was part of a state wide arrangement between McDonalds and Cricket NSW.
In representative news, Ken McNamara’s coached under 14s side has qualified for the Lachlan Conucil semi-finals and will play Dubbo Blue this weekend while the Marc McLeish coached under 12s host Parkes in their respective semi-final.
Last Sunday, playing Forbes in the final round, Cowra was at their strongest and the day started off well when Forbes won the toss and elected to bowl, which was Cowra captain Darcy Callaghan's preference.
Darcy was unlucky to be trapped LBW in the first over which brought together the terrible two, batting maestros Sammy Austin and Mikey McNamara.
The pair went about setting up a partnership that lasted 28 overs and yielded 85 runs. Sammy hit his second 50 in as many matches. Mikey was undone by a low bouncing ball that brought Mac Webster to the crease.
Needing runs, he and Sammy started swinging. Sammy swung too hard at one and broke his bat (in half!!) but luckily for him Mikey was on the job and ran out a spare so Sammy could continue.
Mac then ran himself out calling a quick single. The next batsman was Mitch Amos who made a handy six while watching Sammy depart from the crease. Bill Statham and Harrison Starr brought up the rear hitting some lusty blows to take Cowra’s score to 123.
Cowra knew they were in with a chance but they would have to field well to keep Forbes from progressing. It didn’t start well, with a dropped chance in the first over. Sammy then made up for his dropped catch by removing one of the openers.
Harman was solid in the field, saving runs left and right with his long reach. Lewis McFarland had the most ground to cover, running a marathon chasing the balls at square leg. Harry Thuaux had a field day, getting a catch and a run out.
Jackson Chapman was a good performer again, assisting with a run out. Mitch Amos was the breakthrough man, getting 3/14 from his eight overs.
Mikey McNamara matched him with three crucial wickets.
With less than four overs left Forbes were in a good position, needing only 20 runs off 22 balls.
Unfortunately for them, a spooned shot to backward point and a wicket for Harrison Starr ended their hopes of a semi-final appearance.
Well done and thank you for a great game Forbes. Good luck to the Cowra under 14 boys as they head off to Dubbo this Sunday for their semi-final clash.
The junior cricket club would also like to thanks its sponsors for their continued support.
Cowra Services Club, Cowra Bowling Club, Waugoola Motors, Elders Cowra, Cowra Trophies, Cowra Locksmiths, Lachlan Fertilisers, Valleys Cricket Club, Lachlan Fertilisers and Morongla Cricket Club.
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