Canowindra A and B cricket teams defeated

Jack Traves bowling for the Canowindra B Grade side. While he went wicket-less his eight overs came at a cost of just 19 runs.

Jack Traves bowling for the Canowindra B Grade side. While he went wicket-less his eight overs came at a cost of just 19 runs.

Canowindra’s A and B grade sides were both defeated in their matches last weekend.

The A grade side ventured to Parkes where they took on Parkes Colts in the second round of the Lachlan Cup.

After a dominant display from Parkes Colts opener Myles Smith the Canowindra side was set a target of 253 for victory in their 50 over chase at Woodward Oval.

Smith carried his bat in a dominant display hitting the Canowindra attack to all parts of the ground on his way to an unbeaten 150.

On his way to 150 Smith hit 11 fours before really letting lose in the final overs to when he struck five sixes.

His final 10 scoring shots included five sixes and one four.

Smith’s brother Blake was the only Colts batsman not to reach double figures, out for seven off the bowling of Jamie Austen as Colts built an imposing total of 4/252.

The other wicket takers for Canowindra were Nick Traves (1) and S Gravin (2).

Canowindra’s run chase started promisingly with openers J Nicholson and Ben Shaefer putting on 59 before Shaefer was dismissed for 28.

Zach Brunton fell soon after for just four but Nicholson went on to fall just short of a half century, dismissed for 48.

M Simmons was the only other Canowindra batsmen to provide resistance top scoring with an excellent 64 not out.

The Canowindra tail provided little to no resistance with just six runs coming from the bats of the final four players to face the Colts attack which was spearheaded by B Tucker who finished the match with four wickets.

Canowindra finished its innings all out for 205.

Next week Canowindra takes on Cambridge Cats at Clyburn Oval.

Canowindra’s B Grade side was set 152 for victory in its match against Valleys at Clyburn Oval on Saturday afternoon.

Batting first Valleys were off to a slow start but provided stubborn resistance to the Canowindra attack.

Despite the economical bowling of the Canowindra opening attack, particularly from Jack Traves who went for just 19 runs off his 8 eights, Valleys first three batsmen all had good starts with openers Tom McNamara (37) and Darcy Callaghan (44) setting the platform.

Jarrod Marsh, batting at number 3 for Valleys, steadied the ship mid innings hitting a valuable 36.

Young Sammy Austin bowled well for Canowindra taking 1-28 off seven overs.

Tim Starr chipped in with two wickets for 44 off six overs while Blake Livingtsone and M Griffiths finished the match with one wicket apiece.

After stumbling early in the run chase with openers Starr (7) and John Mackie (2) out early Canowindra’s middle order all got starts but none were able to go on for it.

Jack Traves top scored for the home side with 20 followed by Bill Mackie who finished 19 not out and Sam Austin showed his all round ability contributing 17 before he was dismissed.

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