Parkes sporting action

Thank you: Tom Furey for cooking snacks and to Dave Johnson and Bob Riseborough for helping organise the night. Pictured, Alan Cameron.

Thank you: Tom Furey for cooking snacks and to Dave Johnson and Bob Riseborough for helping organise the night. Pictured, Alan Cameron.


by The Rookie

Pennants: Wins for Grade 2 and Grade 5 sides but our Grade 7 side went down at Peak Hill. Playing at home against West Dubbo, our Grade 2 side had an aggregate score of 65-50, winning two of the three rinks for a point’s win of 9-1. Col Hayward’s team won 23-20, Warren Bevan’s team won 28-15 and John Davies’ team went down by one shot, 14-15. At Caragabal, our Grade 5’s also won by nine points to one. Guy Ellery’s team had a big win 31-14 as did Col Mudie’s team, 30-14 but Arthur Corbett’s side went down 25-15 to give our side an aggregate win of 76-53. Our seven’s side, played at Peak Hill and Joe Crowley’s team fared the best going down by two shots, 16-14, George Boatswain’s team suffered their first loss of the season, 15-25 and Steve “Nimo” Mills’s side were beaten 21-27. Peak Hill claimed the victory on aggregate 68-46 to give them a 10-0 points result. Congratulations to all. Good luck. Twos travel to Baradine, five’s are at home to Canowindra and the five’s play at Parkes Railway/Diggers club.

Club Championships: March 18, Steve Turner played Warwick Parker in a Major Singles Championship match. Steve won the first three ends but Warwick took the next four ends to lead 7-5. At the end of the tenth end Warwick still had a two shot lead, 10-8 but from there on Steve took control of the match and scored a convincing win to advance to the semi-finals.

Social Bowls March 16: In a Pairs match John Ward and John Carr lead early but by the thirteenth end Greg Howlett and Ted Wright had levelled the scores, 14 all but the two Johns scored five shots on the last two ends to just win 22-21. Keith MacRae, John Dunn and George Bradley lead John Corcoran, Col Woods and Bob Freeman, 10-1 after five ends. By the end of the eighteenth end the lead had been cut to four shots, 20-16 and, although John’s team won the last two ends, Keith’s side just hung on to wins by one shot, 20-19. Geoff Freeman and John Hodge lead early but Col Mudie and Dean Searl gradually got back into the game and after fourteen ends Geoff and John’s lead had been cut to 16-11. Col and Dean then won six ends in a row and in spite of scoring three shots on the last end Geoff and John could not catch Col and Dean, who won the match 25-19. In other Pairs matches, Rob Irving and Graham Barby proved too strong for Arthur Corbett and Mike Valentine and Ron Hornery and Ron fisher had a good win against Graham Dixon and John Watson. Prize winners: Graham Barby and Rob Irving. Runners-up: Keith MacRae, John Dunn and George Bradley. March 18: Col Hayward and Steve Ryan got away to a good start against John Davies and Tom Furey. Col and Steve won 18-16. Geoff Freeman and John Hodge built an early lead and after nine ends lead John Ward and Rob Irving 12-3. John and Rob won eight of the last twelve ends but couldn’t quite bridge the gap and Geoff and John claimed victory, 23-19. Gary McPhee and Bob Freeman were too good for Ron Hornery and Martin Tighe, winning 24-18. George Boatswain and Gladrin Sun proved too strong for Steve “Nimo” Mills. Keith MacRae and Les Kent had a good win against Joe Crowley and Ron Fisher. Winners prize: Geoff Freeman and John Hodge. Runners-Up: Steve Turner and Liz Byrne. 1300 Bugman Barefoot Bowls: We Wreck ‘em ‘N’ We Fix ‘em had a close game against Casey Surveying and had their second drawn game in a row.  Casey Surveying only won five of the twelve ends but levelled the score 13 all. The Bushies lead The Royal for most of the game but the Royal scored four shots on the last end to draw the match 12 all. In the other drawn game Three Amigos were leading Elvii 7-2 early in the match but scores finished level at 14 all. Parkes Shire Council had a win against Happy Wanderers. Bowls for Beers proved too strong for Loopy Loppers 2. Hi Rollers had a narrow win against Rebelle. Central West Glass came from behind to beat Loopy Loppers 1. Bowl Bros won against Pink. Purple People were too good for 1300 Bugman. 

Railway Diggers Women's Bowls

Selector for March, Ann Currey 6862 6229. Results for Pennants March 14: Canowindra defeated Railway Diggers both games. March 16, Railway Diggers had the bye. Draw March 21: Railway Diggers versus Cowra at Cowra. March 23, Railway Diggers versus Canowindra at home, the last Pennants game. All Club events are now open and will close March 23. CWD Singles are on April 3-5 at Parkes Bowling Club. 

Lachlan Valley Golf 

Long standing member Alan Luff of Cowra was returned unopposed as president of the Lachlan Valley Veteran’s Golfers Association. All six clubs were accepted as members of the Board. Robert Lea and Michael Lynch represent the Parkes Veterans for the next twelve months. In the 18 Holes competition that followed Alf Davies (Fbs) won the A grade on a count-back from Jeff Haley (Fbs), both on 40 points. Denis Smith (Cowra) had the best score on 41 points to win the B Grade from Gordon Wilson (Grenfell) by 1 point. The encouragement awards were taken out by Rick Glover (Pks) and Alan Luff (Cowra). Winners in the nearest were Alf Davies and Richard Nixon in A grade and Alan Luff and John Pearce in B Grade. The Geoff Coles/Mick Miller Shield points went to Forbes from Cowra and Parkes. Next week we play at Parkes at 10am.

Netball News

Week three now for Tuesday night ladies competition. Just a reminder to all teams in the A grade competition, that if you are short and looking for an extra player or two, you are only able to use the Parkes u13s and u14 representatives players to help out. Draws and umpiring duties are on our website and facebook. Download the MyNetball app for draws, latest results and ladders. Results Round 3: A Grade: MCA defeated Panthers 45-35. Inline Panel and paint defeated Quick shine 29-14. B grade: Victorious secret defeated Parkes Toyota 26-20. 14s rep defeated 13s Rep 38-13. Draw March 21 Round 4: A Grade - Court 2: 6:30pm Quick Shine versus MCAs (Umpires: Kerri Macgregor, Hannah Clarke). 7:45pm Parkes Cellar versus Panthers (Umpires: Kristy Moore, Jade Ross). Inline Panel and Paint versus Bye. B Grade - Court 5: 6:30pm Victorious Secret versus u13s Parkes Representative Team (Umpires: Jolie Norman, Jordyn Chapple). 7:45pm Parkes Toyota versus u14s Parkes Representative Team (Umpires: Tyla Cavallaro, 13s Rep).

Volley Squash

6:15pm: Knock knock versus Flash Gordans. Bench Warmers versus A Team. No Clue versus Steves Pirates. Chilli Peppers versus The Bandits. 7pm: Hot Trots versus Shooters. R/W Goodsorts versus Serves You Right. Spikey Lemons versus Services. Billy Bobs versus Mad Mob. 7:45pm: Leaguies versus Tea Bags. Get Diggy Wit It versus Ruff Nuts. The Tavern versus Parkes Pandas. H.A.E versus Rejects. 8:30pm: The Young OG’s versus Auto Bots. Kiss My Aces versus Coachy. Electric Cows versus Hogsbreath. I’d Hit That versus Ball Busters.


Sorry everyone, I missed picking up the sheets but will put stats up next week. Results from last week are Budgies defeated Bears 6-1. Topflights defeated Warriors 7-0 and Pluggas defeated Strikers 6-1. This weeks matches: Bears versus Twist Tops at Broadway, Warriors versus Strikers at the Parkes and Topflights versus Budgies. Pluggas have the bye.