It was a big weekend of cricket in Cobar with Twenty20, 40 Overs and rep games played at Ward Oval.
The Cobar Cowboys representative senior cricket team hosted Dubbo in their first Brewery Shield match of the season on Sunday, Nymagee defeated Empire in their 40 Overs game on Saturday and Hombres won the opening round of the Twenty20 competition on Friday night.
The Dubbo visitors proved too strong winning the Brewery Shield match on Sunday by four wickets.
Cobar won the toss and elected to bat first and they made a solid start to be 2/85 in the 20th over.
The Cowboys however then lost their next six wickets for only 83 runs to be bowled out for 168 in the 38th over.
Top order batsmen Ahmed Pulock (64) and Mitchell Holt (33) were the best of the Cobar batsmen.
In reply, a knock of 88 not out from Ben Wheeler guided Dubbo to victory with four wickets in hand.
Cobar’s bowlers toiled away but just didn’t have enough runs on the board.
Jay Egan took 2/22 off his 10 overs and James McClure finished with figures of 2/18.
40 Overs: Nymagee defeated Empire in Round 2 of the 40 Over senior cricket competition on Saturday.
Empire won the toss and chose to bat first but they lost wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out in the 27th over for 127 runs.
Jay Egan, continuing his good form from Friday night’s Twenty20 game, scored 32 runs in Saturday’s match with team mate Tim Hillam top scoring with 36 runs.
For Nymagee Pat Dillon, Mark Fraser and Travis Buckman took two wickets each.
In reply, Nymagee passed the required total in the 31st over and finished with eight wickets in hand.
After losing Roger Mitchell (4) in the first over, Mitchell Holt and Jade Buckman shared in a 107-run partnership to see Nymagee through to their win.
Buckman rode his luck to top-score with 56 and Holt finished on 38 not out.
Johnny Best and Jed Noonan took a wicket each for Empire in their bowling spells.
Twenty20: Hombres beat Golfie by six wickets in the opening game of the Twenty20 competition on Friday night.
Batting first, Golfie made 6/122 from their 20 overs.
Jacob Good (35), Craig Youd (34) and Anthony Robertson (12 not out) top scored for Golfie.
Bianka Jacobson, with brilliant figures of two for seven (including a maiden over) and Graham Harbison, with 2/9, were the pick of the bowlers for Hombres.
In reply, Hombres passed the required total in the 19th over and batted on to make 4/141 from their 20 overs.
Jay Egan fell agonisingly short of a century when he was run out on 98 runs.
Anthony Robertson, Trent Robertson, Craig Youd and Ahmed Pulock took a wicket each for Golfie.—contributed