Leadbitter scores a century in 16s win

Harrison Leadbitter scored 117 for the Forbes representative side in their win over Parkes last weekend.

Harrison Leadbitter scored 117 for the Forbes representative side in their win over Parkes last weekend.

Forbes’ under 16 representative side has finished the season on a real high with a convincing win over Parkes. 

Harrison Leadbitter and Corey McDean opened the batting on Forbes’ home ground and made a solid 89 before McDean’s wicket fell caught and bowled on 35.

Leadbitter went on to make 117 runs, with Jimmy Kuntze coming in at first drop and adding 35; Zeke Hartwig 18 n/o and Cameron Smith 16.

Forbes batted out their 50 overs setting an intimidating total of 269, losing seven wickets along the way.

Forbes’ opening bowlers Bill ryan and Cam Smith attacked Parkes’ opening pair with accurate quick bowling, containing their scoring to 30 runs off nine overs.

That was when leg spinner Toby Hurford came in to bowl and took two wickets in two balls.

Nick Mackenzie of Parkes batted very well to smash 12 boundaries in a fine innings of 74 runs. With M Wright at the other end they took Parkes to two for 112 after 25 overs.

Luke McDean (0 for five off four overs) kept the Parkes players under pressure.

Captain Corey McDean handed his wicket keeper gloves to Jimmy Kuntze and took five wickets for 19 off six overs. The visitors were all out for 154 off 35 overs. 

Under 17s in grand final

Forbes’ Under 17s Gunns Mensland side has won a place in the grand final this weekend and will meet Parkes Red at Northparkes Oval this evening. 

Last weekend Gunns 8/110 (Corey McDean 54 n.o, Luke McDean 13, Harry Dawson 2/8, Will Searl 2/13, best fielder – Cody Hall) defeated Parkes White 9/88 (Will Moore 43 n.o, James Ellery 10, Sam Mackay 2/7, Callum Ward 2/10, best fielder – Callum Ward).

Our other local under 17s team Frank Spice 8/40 in 18 overs (Toby Hurford 6, Josh Duffy 1/0, Corey Thompson 1/2, Hudson Hawke 1/3, Russell Bicket 1/3, Nick Mackenzie 1/6, Brad Burrell 1/7, Luke Knowles 1/7) went down to Parkes Red 2/46 in 8 overs (Nick Mackenzie 13 n.o, James Mackenzie 14 n.o, Darcy Jones 1/2, Zeke Hartwig 1/6).

Players need to be at Northparkes by 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start. The game will be followed by the presentation of awards for Under 17s.

Other Forbes sides were knocked out in last weekend’s semi finals. Results follow: 

Under 14’s – Dunns 5/51 (best fielders – Angus Bryant and Sam Bryant) defeated Forbes AWB 7/18 (Hugh Squire 6, Oliver Squire 5, Will Duffy 2/1, Brody Clarke 1/1).

Hawkes 3/96 (best fielder – Darcy Leadbitter) defeated Mathesons Earthmoving 6/66 (Darcy Leadbitter 25, Stu Gordon 19 n.o, Calvin Matthews 2/11, Tynan Matthews 1/2).

Under 12’s – Parkes Blue 6/94 (best fielders – Noah Grieve and Jake Smith) defeated Forbes Livestock 9/71 (Tom Maslin 13 n.o, Amy Maslin 8, Joseph Tanswell 2/3, Geordie Duncan 1/4).

Parkes Red 2/92 (best fielder – Jonah Little) defeated Bernardis IGA 9/90 (Henry Hodges 32 n.o, Ben McDonald 2/9, Ryan Dunford 1/4).