Parkes sporting news

Parkes Women’s Bowling Club

In beautiful Autumn weather In a game of triples, Hilda McPherson, Valmai Westcott, Gwenda Carty defeated Frances Charlton, Maureen Miller, Robyn Morgan.

Di Howell, Minnie Riordan, Betsy Johnstone had a draw with Rosemary Mitchell, Margaret Hawken, Joan Simpson.

A game of Consistency was played between Merilyn Rodgers, Di Greenhalgh and Isobel Svendsen. A successful Trading Table was held with the winner of the Raffle, Margaret Hawken. Winners on the day were Hilda, Valmai and Gwenda.

Please ring Table Selectors Rhona Went and Merilyn Rodgers between 9am and 9.30am. Social Roster Rosemary Mitchell/milk.

Railway Men’s Bowls

Last Saturday the semi finals of the major singles match was played and what a match between Peter Creith and Shane Sharman who took out the match 31-30.

It was not until the 22 end that Shane hit the front taking the next four ends to lead 29-23.

To Peters credit, he won the next three ends to again lead 30-28 but Shane took three shots to win 31-30.

Congratulations to both players with Shane taking on the winner between brothers Steve and Brett Frame that will be two excellent matches.                                

Last Saturday 22 bowlers competed in Pennants practice with some important matches coming up.

Unfortunately all bowlers were unavailable but who turned up had a good day results of matches.

Dave Law, Brad Blanchard, Col Hornery and Terry Hetherington had a 21 all draw, with Tony Bloomfield Lea Tanks, Bernie Coleman and Ben McNaughton, Geoff Leonard, George Greenhalgh and Lee Hetherington defeated Peter Job, Matt McGrath and Ray Griffith 23-18.

Steve Nicholson, Graham Thomson and Tony Peisley were beaten by Ian Simpson, Graham Cole and Johnny Corcoran 27-23.

Wednesday winners Nev Currey and Col Boehm. Runners up Alan Affleck and Bernie Coleman. This week although a few away there will still be Pennants practice and social bowls on Saturday at 1pm and social bowls will return at 10am Sunday and quiet a few bowlers have asked to conduct Sunday Morning well here it is.

Events coming up a Prostate Cancer Bowlers Day will this year will be conducted at the Town club June 3 and members are asked to acquire a team to play on this day being a very important fund raiser.

Peter Jobs Presidents Day has been set down for the June 18 a sheet is on the board so lets celebrate Jobies day.

Visit the club tonight and take part in the raffles,badge draw ,Jackpot Joker and IGA hamper, Vincent's Chinese Restaurant is in full swing with Chinese , Malaysian Thai and Aussie Meals available.

Premier League Hockey

Parkes play important home game this Saturday. Parkes United premier league women have an important home game this weekend against Orange Ex-Services at 1.30pm. 

Parkes have narrowly lost their first two matches by only one goal so it is vital that they get a result from this weekend’s match. 

It will be the first weekend that the majority of the squad are available with the exception of Sami Afele. Ex-Services have found winning form in their opening matches of the season and will be tough opposition for the Parkes side. 

Coach, Aaron Huppatz, has stressed the importance of maintaining possession leading into this match.  “Our lack of possession let us down last weekend. The girls know we cannot afford cheap turnovers.”

The team for Saturday is: Amy Thornberry, Codie Wakefield, Amelia Tanswell, Denise Gersbach, Sarah Hartin, Jacqui Simpson, Paige Hay, Niamh Dixon, Syann Allen, Louise Hawken, Jess Ross, Savannah Draper, India Draper, Bec Cowling, Georgia Huppatz.  


Plenty of cheek left in Rabbit and partner Tom!

On Sunday, May 15 The Parkes Services Social Golf Club played the first round of their 4.B.B.B.Championships for Sponsorship from Parkes Central Glass and Raffle supplied by Lyn Davison.

Wow!  Age has not deterred some Golfers from playing the game of their lives.

Winners on the day were Bill (Rabbit) Warren 87 years Young, ably assisted by Tom Delmenico   with an amazing 51 Points. 28 Points were scored on the front nine.

Where are you now Captain Chop. Runner Ups were Ian Phipps and Reg Davison with 47 points and third on C/B with 44 Points Marg and Brian Hogan. (Marriage made in Heaven).

Also in the running are Rob Rea and Ross Smith 44 points, Chris Stait and Phil Smith 44 Points and Rodney Luyt with Chris Goodie 43 points. Ladies Nearest the Pins Marg Hogan only result fourth.

Mens Nearest Pins fourth Richard Wells, sixth Paul Murray, 11th Ian Phipps. 15th Ian Phipps. Lucky Card Draw went to Dale State and Richard Wells and luck would have them both Cuddling up to the Bunny Award.

Raffle Winner Reg Davison. Ball Winners Mick Thorn, Ian Phipps and Chris Stait.

Next Event: Round 2 4BBB Championships. Very Best of Luck to all who Participate in the Final Round. Fair go for the Dragon’s.

Parkes Pool

Round 14 Results

  • Cambridge Hotel Sharks (13) defeated (2) Railway Hotel Redbacks
  • Railway Hotel Rhinos (8) defeated (7) Parkes Hotel Warriors
  • Parkes Hotel Pirates (9) defeated (6) Star Hotel Schooners
  • Leagues Club Bandits (8) defeated (7) Bowling Club Gravediggers
  • Leagues Club Cobras (14) defeated (1) Leagues Club Legends
  • Parkes Hotel Jokers (11) defeated (4) Broadway Hotel Brawlers
  • Parkes Hotel Raptors (12) defeated (3) Railway Hotel Reapers
  • Railway Hotel Slayers (12) defeated (3) Parkes Hotel Bogan Benchwarmers
  • Parkes Hotel Leftovers bye

Ladder after Round 14

  • 1  Railway Hotel Rhinos  28  (+87)
  • 2  Parkes Hotel Warriors  26  (+66)
  • 3  Parkes Hotel Pirates  24  (+86)
  • 4  Star Hotel Schooners  20  (+49)
  • 5  Leagues Club Bandits  20  (+49)
  • 6  Bowling Club Gravediggers  20  (+39)
  • 7  Cambridge Hotel Sharks  16  (+19)
  • 8  Parkes Hotel Raptors  16  (+14)
  • 9  Railway Hotel Slayers  16  (-23)
  • 10 Parkes Hotel Jokers  14  (+15)
  • 11 Parkes Hotel Leftovers  12  (-9)
  • 12 Broadway Hotel Brawlers  12  (-44)
  • 13 Railway Hotel Redbacks  8  (-49)
  • 14 Parkes Hotel Bogan Benchwarmers  8  (-76)
  • 15 Leagues Club Cobras  6  (-43)
  • 16 Railway Hotel Reapers  4  (-65)
  • 17 Leagues Club Legends  2  (-116)

Round 15 draw

  • Cambridge Hotel Sharks versus Railway Rhinos 
  • Parkes Hotel Warriors versus Parkes Hotel Leftovers
  • Star Hotel Schooners versus Railway Redbacks 
  • Bowling Club Gravediggers versus Parkes Hotel Pirates
  • Leagues Club Legends versus Leagues Club Bandits 
  • Parkes Hotel Jokers versus Leagues Club Cobras
  • Railway Hotel Reapers versus Broadway Brawlers
  • Railway Slayers versus Parkes Hotel Raptors
  • Parkes Hotel Bogan Benchwarmers have the bye.


Tuesday, May 9 Jan Freeman and Keith Fiedler 65.3, Fay Shaw and Angus Glasson 63.2, Annie and Michael Hall 62.5 (visitors from Sydney), Margaret Hawken and Audrey Somers 55.6.

Thursday, May 11 North south - Louise Payne and Peter Quin 76 per cent (Wow!!) Joan Reilly and Val Worthington 55.9, Margaret Hawken and John Quin 55.2.  East west - Gai Baker and Anne Berkeley 59.1, Dawn Phipps and Vicki Burke 53.6, Keith Fiedler and Ingrid Stephenson 52.4, Jan Latter and Jenny Freeman 51.6.

Monday 15th May - Equal first on 55.4 were Greig Ball, Laurie Keane, Robyn Sheridan and Wendy Andrews. Third were Beryl Twardy and Jan Latter 53 per cent followed by Gai and Tim Baker 51.8.

Tuesday, May 16 Keith Fiedler and Joan Reilly 65.4, Jan Freeman and Robyn Sheridan 63.1, Val Boyd and Jenny Freeman 55.

Netball News

What a great start to our junior netball competition. Please make sure to check the paper and facebook each week.

Starting from next Friday, May 26 we will be running a group training session from 4:30pm– 5:30pm for all junior players. Basic skills and netball drills will be covered and it will be great to get most of our junior players there.

Results Round 2

Division 1: U12s Reps 21 defeated Diamonds (Most consistent: Katie Dunford and Kendra Dunn). Saphires 36 defeated Emeralds 23 (Most consistent: Paris Curr and Alex Williams)

Division 2: Stars 9 defeated Gliters 8.

Super 8s: Magics 9 drew with Rockets 9. Twinkles 20 defeated Hot Shots 0

Round 3 May 20

Division 1 – 9:30am: Court 2: Diamonds versus Saphires (Umpires: Jolie Norman, Paris Neville). Court 4: U12s Parkes Representative Team versus Emeralds (Umpires: Angel Pearce, Jack McGrath).

Division 2 -10:45am: Court 2: Glitters versus u11s Parkes Representative (Umpires: Tianna Simpson, Jack McGrath). Court 4: Stars versus Training.

Super 8s - 9:30am: Court 5: Twinkles versus Magics (Umpires: Carmel Laing). Court 6: Hot Shots versus Rockettes (Umpires: Nicole Knox).

Net-Set-Go -10:15am: Hope all our little Net-Set-Go players are ready for a fun filled season learning all about netball.  Each week players will work on skill activities, play games, including music, dance and modified matches. If players could met Jenny Ryan down on the grass courts at 10:15am all ready to go for a 10:30am start.

Parkes SSAA Sporting Clays

At last month’s shoot, six shooters attended the Deep Lead Shooting Complex and shot in an 80 target day with two events.

Event 1: 60 target event using 6 auto clay throwers set at various angles, heights and speeds. 

Greg Buckley 50; John Patrick 50; A. McKenzie 47; David Tanks and Brian Drabsch 46; Brett Dean 43.

Event 2: 20 targets, twin rise with one outwards and one inwards. 

Brian Drabsch, David Tanks and Greg Buckley all on 20; A. McKenzie 19; John Patrick 17; Brett Dean 15.

Our next shoot is at 1pm tomorrow and will be similar to the above.

Why not come along and try this new type of shotgunning, even if you are not a SSAA member, you don’t need an expensive shotgun, any sporting one will do.

We have 12 gauge ammo out at the range if you don’t have your own and we are restricted to No6 shot or smaller.

Brian Drabsch, Secretary/Treasurer

*Parkes SSAA Smallbore notes appear on page 20.