Parkes Railway Bowls

Pennants Team: Rear P.Creith, S.Sharman, S.Frame, L.Ramsay, L.Hetherington, P.Job, C.Stibbard, T.Hetherington, D.Miller. Front R.Griffith, G.Thomson, L.Tanks (Manager) B.Frame, G.Leonard, G.Greenhalgh, absent: R.Ramsay

Pennants Team: Rear P.Creith, S.Sharman, S.Frame, L.Ramsay, L.Hetherington, P.Job, C.Stibbard, T.Hetherington, D.Miller. Front R.Griffith, G.Thomson, L.Tanks (Manager) B.Frame, G.Leonard, G.Greenhalgh, absent: R.Ramsay

No.5 Pennants side travelled to Soldiers Point last weekend to take their place in the State Pennants Finals with mixed results. On Friday they played a strong Nowra side. Lee Hetherington, Shane Sharman, Doug Miller and Geoff Leonard started the day with a narrow loss 17 to 21 to Barry Hollands' team. Steve Frame, Luke Ramsay, Peter Creith and Clive Stibbard had a good win 23 to 19 and Brett Frame, Ray Griffith, Peter Job and Graham Thomson also had a good win 25 to 13 giving us a nine points to one win overall.

Saturday saw us playing against Quandialla where Lee Hetheringtons' team had a big win 32 to 12. Steve Frames' team had a narrow win 14 to 13 and Brett Frames' team had a big loss 19 to 29 and this gave us a good win again nine points to one overall.

Saturday afternoon saw us only one win away from the semi final. This game was against Bowraville. We started well with Lee Hetheringtons' team once again having a good win 23 to 17, Steve Frames' team went down narrowly 18 to 23 and Brett Frames' team had a good win 24 to 23 giving us a nine points to one win again and a place in the semi final on Sunday morning. A stellar performance from our boys.

Sunday we were up against a strong Beresfield side who had only lost one point in their three games. Lee Hetheringtons' team were well in the game up until half way but then were well beaten at the finish 33 points to eight, Steve Frames' team were in front right to the finish winning 24 to 19 and Brett Frames' team fought hard all the way to go down 23 to 17.

Overall this was a brilliant effort and all the players and the reserves should be applauded for their efforts to get to the top four sides in the State. Many thanks to the Manager Lea Tanks and the supporters who travelled away to share in this great moment for the club.

Attention all bowling members just a friendly reminder anyone that hasn't paid their fees they will be unable in championship matches, matches coming up round one of the major Fours to be played by the 20/08/2017 Terry Hetheringtons team Jim Daleys team Mike Phillips team play Luke Ramsay team . Round one of the Major Triples to be played by the September 3. Terry Hetheringtons team play Matt Mcgraths. Team Shane Sharmans team play Peter Creiths team. Tony Peisleys team play Terry Hetheringtons. Team Brian Hamptons team play Kevin Wales team. There is also a few matches to be played in the minors asap.

Wednesday winners Marty Fitzpatrick and Keith McCrae. Runners up Wally Grant and Allan Curteous, Stephans Haircut Jason Gosper. Social Bowls this Saturday at 1pm will consist of three bowl pairs single entries or nominated teams. Prize money up for grabs not a lot but worth while winning. There is $100 winners, and $50 runners up, with $25 third place, names in by 12.30pm.

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