Parkes sporting news

Railway Men’s Bowls

A big weekend for Mike Phillips taking out the district pairs with Geoff Leonard on Saturday at Condobolin and backing up with Guy Bennett and Kev Hyndes to win the Championship triples. On Saturday at Condobolin their first match was against John and Ron Davis defeating them 26-19 after picking up a seven late in the match. The next match was against Town Bowling pairing of Dave Johnson and Tom Furrey. The match was locked at 19 all on the 20th end with Mike and Geoff picking up a shot on the last to win the match, they now travel to Dubbo to play in the zone Pairs. Congratulations to the boys and the manager Garry Phillips who subbed for Graham Thomson. On Sunday Guy Bennett, Kev Hyndes and Mike Phillips defeated Mike Valentine, Nathan Wills and John Corcoran 20-18. Mikes team lead all the way up to the 16th end 15-9. Corkies team then picked up a four and two twos to take the lead 17-15 on the 19th end. Mikes team then picked a five on the 20th end to win the match a good crowd was in attendance. Minor Singles match played also on Sunday between Graham Cole and Pav Cross although the final score was 31-12 in favour of Coley, Pav was unlucky on a few occasions for the score to be a lot closer but congratulations to Coley who played good bowls. Another reminder Subs are now due. On Saturday and Sunday all Pennants are asked to attend full uniform applicable. July 23 the club will be holding an OLD bowls day of two games of 16 ends three bowl triples. Wednesday winners John Corcoran and Alan Curteous. Runners up Mick Parks and Nev Currey Stefan’s Hair cut won Marty Fitzpatrick. 

Good Form: John Watson was in fine form at the Parkes Prostate Cancer Awareness Group Charity Bowls Day. Photo: Jenny Kingham.

Good Form: John Watson was in fine form at the Parkes Prostate Cancer Awareness Group Charity Bowls Day. Photo: Jenny Kingham.

Parkes Women’s Bowls

Four games of triples were played with Jean Kennedy, Marja Iffland, Gwenda Carty def Di Greenhalgh, Kim Evans, Minnie Riordan. Betsty Johnstone, Eileen Bradley, Flo Riseborough def Betsy Johnstone, Maureen Miller, Hilda McPherson. Chris Curteis, Merilyn Rodgers, Liz Byrne def Isabella Svendsen, Margaret Hawken, Audrey Jones. Di Howell, Rosemary Mitchell, Rhona Went def Chris Cox, Lorraine Baker, Joan Simpson. Winners for the day were Jean, Marja and Gwenda. The AGM was held and the new President is Merilyn Rodgers, Vice-President Minnie Riordan, Secretary Isabella Svendsen. Committee; Margaret Hawken, Eileen Bradley, Joan Simpson, Maureen Miller, Lorraine Heald. Selection/Match; Audrey Jones, Betsy Johnstone, Brenda Davies, Marja Iffland. Communications Officer Rosemary Mitchell. CWD Delegate Merilyn Rodgers. The First Round of the Club Championship Triples will be played on July 18 with draw as follows: M Riordan, A Jones, Joan Simpson versus B Johnstone, B Davies, Liz Byrne. F Riseborough, E Bradley, R Mitchell versus M Rodgers M Iffland, M Grant. Two teams have a bye- L Baker, M Miller, K Evans and C Frame, G Carty, R Went. Trading table and shared lunch next week. A Committee Meeting will be held July 14  at 2pm. To play social bowls ring table selectors Betsy Johnstone and Audrey Jones on 6862 1446. Social roster Liz Byrne.


Sunday, July 9 the Services Social Golfers played a Stroke Event for the Ian Phipps Trophy and Len Archers Raflle. Winner on the day was Rodney Luyt. Runner Ups were Margaret Hogan, Tom Delmenico and Michael Smith. Nearest the Pins: First Michael Smith (4Balls). Fourth William Warren. Sixth Margaret Hogan who also snared the 15th. 11th. Robert Rea. Lucky Card Draw Phil Smith. Bunny Award once again went to Brian Hogan. Raffle Winner Sue Smith with Golf Balls going to Ian Phipps, Vince Kelly twice (Thanks Vince) and Sue Smith. Next Event will be a Teams Event with Sue and Mick Smith supplying the Trophies with Ray Cabbon Trophy donor. Go the Dragon’s


Men’s A . July 14 T1 6.20pm: Magpies Academy versus Magpies Masters, (Umpires K Deland & N Kelly), Canteen & Control Rovers. Magpies Academy versus Magpies Masters, (Umpires K Deland & N Kelly), Canteen & Control Rovers. July 14  T1 7.30pm: Rovers versus Star Budgies, (Umpires T Wright & T Wright), Canteen &Control Magpies Academy.

Women’s A. July 14 T2 6.20pm: Midleton versus Magpies, (Umpires D Payne& D Gersbach), Canteen & Control Rovers Cubs. July 14 T2 7.30pm: Rovers Cubs versus Rovers Black, (Umpires W Searl & C Magill),            Canteen & Control Magpies.

Men’s B. July 15  T1 2.50pm: Magpies Academy versus Rovers Gorillas, (Umpires A Thorne & B Townsend), Canteen & Control Masters. Cellars Crows versus Rovers Gold, (Umpires M Welsh & K Deland), Canteen & Control Middleton. July 15  T2 4.10pm: Middleton versus Magpies Masters, ( Umpires C Kelly & L Wakefield), Canteen & Control Academy.

Women’s B. July 15 T1 12pm: Cellars versus Rovers, (Umpires C Nutley & P Fagan), Canteen & Control Marist. Star Budgies versus Magpies White, (Umpires M Hornery & T Fagan, Canteen & Control Middleton Pink. July 15 T1 1.30pm: Magpies Black versus Middleton Pink, (Umpires B Bolt & Aaron Wright), Canteen & Control Cellars. Marist versus Middleton Maroon, (Umpires D Payne & D Tanswell), Canteen & Control Middleton Star.

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw seven shooters shot at crow targets at both 25 and 50 metres for a maximum of 520 points.

Traget Rifles 25m, 50m, total

Brian Grabsch 270, 250, 520

David Wilson 270, 246, 516

Tony Grabsch 270, 245, 515

John Davis 270, 244, 514

Basyl Rudenko 270, 242, 512

Field Rifles: Ron Cunningham 269, 239, 508. John Smeaton 270, 229, 499.

This match was shot under near perfect weather conditions with very little wind blowing. Our next shoot is Sunday, July 16 at 1pm. There will be ordinary targets at both ranges. A amnesty is on at the moment for unregistered firearms and ammo. You have a number of options if you are unlicensed. Hand them in to the police but no compensation will be paid. Hand them in to a licensed dealer and then apply for a license and then get them registered. Sell them through a licensed dealer. If you have unwanted ammo our club has required licenses and will accept them out at the range each weekend. If you are licensed and have unregistered firearms register them through a dealer or hand them in to the police without any questions asked. This amnesty end at the end of September 2017. 


After a poor showing the previous week Bev Laing and Isabel Orange recovered to win the north south side games with a good score of 65 per cent.  They beat Louise Payne and Peter Quin 62.92 and Val Boyd and Greig Ball 46.25. The east west winners were Gai Baker and Anne Berkeley 62.5 followed by Keith Fiedler and Helen McQuie 61.25 and third Wendy Andrews and Marlene Freeman 48.75. Monday's winners were Rosemary Morris and Keith Fiedler 58.3. Second were Bev Laing and Beryl Twardy 56.2 followed by Gai and Tim Baker 54.7.  On Tuesday, July 11 Val Worthington and Isabel Orange topped with 64.5 per cent . They were well ahead of Nancye Blatch and Jan Freeman 49.5 and Warren Blatch and Jenny Freeman 49 per cent. AGM on Thursday, July 20 at 11am.