Canowindra cricket sides still winless

Canowindra’s second grade and Premier league sides before recorded losses on the weekend.

Austin Pengilly sends down a delivery for the Canowindra B Grade side in their match against Morongla in Cowra on Saturday afternoon.

Austin Pengilly sends down a delivery for the Canowindra B Grade side in their match against Morongla in Cowra on Saturday afternoon.

In second grade Canowindra were set a target of 167 by Morongla but could only manage 62 in the side’s run chase.

In the top grade Canowindra welcomed the return of Pete Guthrie in the side’s Lachlan Premier cricket match at home against Parkes’ Cambridge Cats on Saturday afternoon but the added strength at the top of the batting order wasn’t enough to see the Canowindra side record a victory.

Winless after three rounds of the competition Canowindra will be looking to record its first victory when it takes on Cowra’s Valley side at Cowra’s Holman Oval this Saturday.

In other Premier competition matches Cambridge Cats take on Cowra’s Bowling Club in Parkes while Parkes’ Royal Colts enjoy the weekend off.

After winning to toss against Cats on Saturday the Canowindra side elected to bat first, a decision which looked to be the correct one with Guthrie and fellow opener Ben Schaefer putting together a 50 run opening partnership before Guthrie was dismissed for 10.

Unfortunately his dismissal saw a mini collapse for the local side with Canowindra losing the wickets of Craig Carpenter (0), Matt Harrison (2) and then Ben Schaefer (39) in quick succession to be in trouble at 4-54.

Ben Howard (17) and Zac Brunton (28) combined to recover the innings before Howard was dismissed with the score on 83.

Jack Devlin (13) followed after progressing the score to 113 with Brunton before he was dismissed with the score on 113.

Canowindra then lost the wickets of Fisher, Craven and Traves to be all out for 139 in the 32nd over.

Shane Jones and Anthony Riach did the damage for Parkes in the bowling department with Jones finishing his 10 overs with the figures of 5-42.

Riach contributed with three wickets of his own off seven overs for the loss of only 17 runs.

Hunter Hawke took the other two wickets to fall.

Cats chased down the Canowindra total with the loss of just four wickets with Clinton Hawke the main contributor, finishing his innings 42 not out.