Tough day at the office for A Grade sides

Tough day at the office for A Grade sides

It was a tough day at the office for Cowra's A Grade sides, going down to formidable Parkes-based opponents on Saturday afternoon.

Despite a homeground advantage, Bowling Club were no match for Lachlan Premier Cricket competition leaders, the Cambridge Cats while reinforcements weren't able the assist the Valleys' cause against the Reedy Creek Raptors in Parkes.

The Cats set the pace at Holman Oval, with opening pair, the two Anthonys - Riach (11) and top scorer Heraghty (86) combining for a 97-run partnership.

Cameron Rosser (72) also piled on the runs before the Bowling Club bowlers got a roll on, dismissing Dan Wilson (4), Mitch Wright (5), Jack Milne (3) and Hudson Hawke (2) for single digits.

Clinton Hawke and captain Zac Bayliss slogged 10 and 12 respectively.

At the end of 40 overs, the Cats set a tough total to beat of 9-214, with Lanty Ryan the highlight of the bowling lineup, taking 4 for 23.

In reply, it seemed the home side wasn't able to put together a meaningful partnership to seal the victory.

Opener Mick Curtale managed to hit 20 runs off 21 balls however fellow top order batsman Mikey McNamara fell for 2.

Ben Colby got Bowling Club back on track with 39 but John Clarke was dismissed for 3.

Lachlan Morrison slogged 34 however Scott Wilson fell for nine.

Chris Day (15), Scott Gray (18) and Ryan (17) all made double figures however Jackson McLeish was dismissed for a duck before Ethan Gray went for 2, leaving Bowling Club all out for 171.

Parkes' Woodward Oval reinforced its reputation as a fortress for Cowra sides, with the Reedy Creek Raptors securing a win over the Valleys A Grade side.

Jacob Hutchings (52) opened proceedings to get the Raptors off to a flying start however a meaningful partnership couldn't get off the ground with Scott Knights dismissed for a duck.

Jimmy Kuntze (13), Luke Nash (14) and Brad Parker (20) all piled on the runs before Blake Smith slogged 45 off 31 balls.

Ben Coultas managed 13 before Will Searl was gone for two off the bowling of Ky Johnson.

Captain Max Keith contributed 23 valuable runs before Matt Clark fell for 4, leaving Adam Parker not out on 11 and the Raptors will a total of 214.

In terms of bowlers, B Grade recruit Tommy Lamond had a field day with the ball, taking 3 for 30.

In reply, Valleys could only manage 165 runs.

Next week, in Round 15, the Valleys will take on the Colts in Parkes, while Bowling Club will host the Raptors at Holman Oval.

The Cambridge Cats have the bye.