Parkes junior bowlers selected in Zone 4 squad

Matthew Parker was selected in the Zone 4 side to compete in the State Inter-Zone seven-a-side championships. 		         Photo: Renee Powell 0714Bowls_5514
Matthew Parker was selected in the Zone 4 side to compete in the State Inter-Zone seven-a-side championships. Photo: Renee Powell 0714Bowls_5514

Matthew Parker (Parkes Bowling & Sports) and Doug Miller (Parkes Railway Diggers) have been selected in the Zone 4 team which will compete in the State Inter-Zone seven-a-side championships being played at Figtree on August 23-24. 

They will team together in the Pairs. 

The club wish Matthew and Doug and the rest of the team all the best in their quest for state honours.


Three Major Triples matches were played last Saturday which saw two big wins and one very close match.

Terry Hetherington, Dave Buggie and Keith MacRae played Paul Henry, Garry Went and Brett Frame. 

After 12 ends Terry, Dave and Keith held a narrow 10-8 lead and it looked like the match would be a close battle. 

This wasn’t to be as Terry, Dave and Keith won nine of the next 11 ends to establish an unassailable 28-15 lead at which point the match was stopped.

Matthew Parker, Warwick Parker and Michael Went played John Dunn, Max Tomkins and John Corcoran. 

Matthew, Warwick and Michael only lost two of the first 12 ends to lead 27-4. 

This included one maximum six shot end. 

The next 12 ends were more closely contested. 

However, team Went had too big a lead and went on to win 38-13.

The last match saw Geoff Freeman, Graham Barby and Graham Fleidner up against Wilbur Harris, Dean Searl and Warren Bevan. 

This was a very close match from start to finish. 

The score was 13-all after 15 ends. 

The last 10 ends saw each team win five ends. 

Team Fliedner held a 21-18 lead after 24 ends. 

The last end was very tense with Dean playing two very good bowls for team Bevan to hold two shots. 

The last four bowls by the skips failed to alter the head which gave the win to team Fliedner 21-20. 

This was a very tight match with some exceptional bowls played, particularly by Warren.   

This event has now reached the semi-final stage. 

Keith MacRae’s team will play Michael Went’s team while the other match will see Graham Fliedner’s team up against Arthur Corbett’s team.


Only eight bowlers braved the weather to play social bowls last Thursday.

John Dunn and Mike Valentine played Bob Freeman and John Corcoran. 

John and Mike held a narrow 12-11 lead after 12 ends. 

Bob and John could only win three of the last nine ends, which saw John and Mike win 25-17.

Alan Affleck and Col Mudie only lost six ends in their 30-10 win over Terry Hetherington and John Ward.

Prize winners were John Dunn and Mike Valentine. 

20 bowlers played five games of social Pairs last Saturday.

Bob Freeman and Steve Mills dominated the ends in their 19-13 win over Wes Westcott and Bernie Mitchell.

Valma Westcott and Ron Murray survived a late comeback from Bill Skinner and Allan Wright to win a very close game 21-20. 

Valma played very good bowls to be named Player of the Match.

John Hodge and Joe Crowley won the last three ends to defeat Alan Affleck and Ron Hornery 19-14.

Greig Ball and Tom Casey led all the way in their 22-12 win over John Carr and Dave Johnson. 

The last game saw Ted Wright and John Ward play Bruce Deland and Mike Valentine. 

This was a very close game with the score 14-all after 15 ends. 

Ted and John then won five of the last six ends to record a 27-17 win.

Major winners were the Major Triples team of Terry Hetherington, Dave Buggie and Keith MacRae. 

The minor winners were John Hodge and Joe Crowley.