Cricketers in the Lachlan Premier Cricket competition and cricketers around the region wore black armbands and stood for a minute of silence to remember Canowindra cricketer Tim Kennedy on Saturday.
Kennedy, 36, passed away on Tuesday last week, having played a number of seasons with Canowindra.
More recently Kennedy had played for Cudal in the Molong competition.
He top scored with 57 in the team’s grand final loss last season and picked up back-to-back Player of the Year gongs in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons.
Cudal players laid Kennedy’s shirt on the pitch for the minute of silence before Saturday’s match at the Molong Recreation Ground.
In Cowra, Bowling Club secured the inaugural Lachlan Premier Cricket minor premiership, registering a thumping nine-wicket win against Canowindra.
Played at Twigg Oval, Ross Graham remained 67 not out in the successful 129-run run chase clinching the win in the 19th over.
Canowindra batted first and lost two early wickets to be 2-8 within the opening five overs.
Some resistance was shown by Brendan Traves (60) who had a support from Craig Carpenter (11), Matt Harrison (13) and Zac Brunton (11) but the maroons were all out for 129 inside 40 overs.
Wickets were shared by the Bowling Club bowlers with Tim Berry the standout finishing with 3-9 off seven, while Nathan Thorn (2-14) and Al Lovett (2-24) also registered multiple scalps.
In the round’s other match, Parkes Colts cruised to a nine-wicket victory against Valleys to secure a top three place and end Valleys’ hopes in 2018.
Valleys were skittled for 98 and Colts chased the runs in the 15th over.
This week’s games marks the end of the regular season, with finals beginning on March 3.