Parkes sporting news

Super Soccer Skills: Victory's Xander MacGregor and Olympics' Jake Dunn in an Under 12s junior soccer match at Harrison Park this season. Photo: Jenny Kingham
Super Soccer Skills: Victory's Xander MacGregor and Olympics' Jake Dunn in an Under 12s junior soccer match at Harrison Park this season. Photo: Jenny Kingham


- by the Rookie

Club championships

On Saturday, August 5 Steve Turner and Wilbur Harris played the Final of the Minor Pairs Championship against Steve “Nimo” Mills and George Bradley. 

Steve and Wilbur won the first three ends to lead 6-0 and it wasn’t until the 16th end that Nimo and George managed to level the scores, 13-all.

The next three ends were divided among the two teams and with two ends to play the scores were again level, 15-all.

On the second last end Steve and Wilbur were holding a couple of shots but with his last bowl Nimo played a brilliant shot to  move the jack back and he and George were holding five shots with Wilbur still having to play his last bowl.

Wilbur also played a brilliant shot and his bowl came to rest in the middle of Nimo and George’s bowls. However, the “gods” had favoured Nimo and George and they scored two shots.

On a tense last end Nimo and George scored one shot to claim the Championship 18-15. Congratulations to all the players and in particular Steve “Nimo” Mills and George Bradley on a hard fought win.

Saturday, August 5

With the No.2 Pennants side playing the State Final at Wagga, and with a number of bowlers also travelling to support the team, a depleted field played two games of Pairs and one of Triples.

Keith MacRae and Rob Irving led John Carr and Ray Jones 4-1 after three ends but after that there was never more than two shots difference in the score until Keith and Rob scored three on the fifteenth end to lead 13-9.

John and Ray scored nine shots to one on the next five ends to lead 18-14 with one end to play.

Not to be outdone, Keith and Rob scored four shots on the last end to tie the match 18 all but John and Ray claimed the victory having won eleven of the twenty-one ends played.

In another close match Ron Hornery and Rhona Went had the best of the early ends and after ten ends lead Colin Mudie and Liz Byrne, 15-8.

Over the next six ends Col and Liz scored twelve shots to one to lead 20-17. Both teams scored three shots on the remaining five ends giving the win to Col and Liz 23-20.

The Triples match was also very close. After eight ends Joe Crowley, Bill Skinner and Ted Wright were locked at eight all against John Ward, Bob Freeman and Mal Porter.

After eighteen ends, and for the fifth time, the scores were again locked together at 18 all.

John’s team won the next two ends with single shots to lead 18-16 going into the last end. Joe’s team won the last end but could only manage one shot and went down 17-18.

No. 2 Pennants Team. On the weekend our No. 2 Pennants side travelled to Wagga for the State Pennant Finals and in what I understand was pretty dismal weather, they came away very disappointed having lost all three games against some very good opposition. Congratulations to all the Bowlers on making the State Final and we wish you better luck next year.

Coming Events

Men’s Bowling Club AGM. The AGM will be held on Monday, August 14 at 7pm. Nominations for the following positions are being called for (Nomination forms are available at the club)

  • President.
  • Vice President.
  • Bowls Secretary.
  • Committee Member (total of five).
  • Publicity Officer.

Railway Diggers Women’s Bowls

Selector is Ann Currey 6862 6229. There was no bowls last week normal social bowls Wednesday, August 9.

The committee meeting which was to be held last Wednesday was postponed till this Wednesday, August 9 and will be at club at 1.30pm at club. Thought for week is never talk defeat, use words like hope, belief . faith. victory.


Results from last week’s darts games

Top Flights defeated Warriors 6-1 with players player going to Ray James Jnr and Josh Townsend.

High scorers were Lee Davis 100,105. Josh Townsend 3 x 100. Dave Rogan 4 x 100. Mick Herft 100 and Keith Rogan 2 x 100.

CC's defeated Budgies 6-1 with players player going to Jake Tonkin and Mitch Davis.

High scorers were Mitch Davis 129,100. Paul Sinclair 133. Matt Clark 100. Tommy Young 105 and Brett Jones 100,120.

Wednesdays draw is

  • CC's versus Twist Tops at Leagues Club
  • Warriors versus Strikers at Parkes Hotel
  • Top Flights versus Budgies at TBC
  • Pluggas have the bye

There will a meeting next Wednesday at the Parkes Leagues Club instead of this week.


Canteen Duty 12-12.30pm U16s Girls Matildas – u6s Knights. 12.30-1pm U6s Mensland – u10s Pumas. 1pm-1.30pm u16s Boys Parkes FC – u12s Mariners. 1.30pm-2.30pm Open Ladies Peak Hill.

Ground Control 11am  Set Up u8 Central West Fluid Power. Pack Up: Bogeye Babes

Juniors Round 13

Under 6s

12pm G5a Parkes SSSF versus Signs You see. G5b Parkes Services Club versus Tinker Tots. G5c Mensland versus Knights. G5d KCM’s Family Daycare versus Mel’s Mini Munchkins. Charlton Shearing Bye.

Under 7s 

1pm G5a Parkes Services Club versus NRMA. G5b SBS Services versus Parkes SSF. Central West FDC Bye.

Under 8s

12pm G4a Mensland versus BDM Kitchens. G4b Parkes Services Club versus Central West Fluid Power. Merv and Sons Bus Services Bye.

Under 10s

12pm G6c Leopards versus Pumas, (N.Hessell). 

1pm G6c Lynx versus Tigers, (M.Bruce). 

2pm G6c Astrodish Panthers versus Parkes Services Club, (E.Hoswell).

Competitive Juniors

Under 12s 

12pm G6b Victory versus Olympic, (J.Ford). 

1pm G6B Brumbies versus United, (M.Mudiman). G1 Mariners versus Wanderers, (J.Ford).   

Under 16 Boys 

1pm G3 Parkes FC versus Jets, (L.King). 

2pm G3 Glory versus Mariners, (J.Ford).                    

Under 16 Girls 

12pm G1 Parkes Services Pumas versus Matildas, (L.Kronenberg). G2 Roar versus Red Bend, (B.Hutchings).

Open Ladies 

2:15pm G1 Off The Rails versus Star Hotel Cougars, (B.Hutchings). G2 Super Cellars versus Darling Irrigation, (M.Mudiman). G6B PHFC versus Railway Hotel Boilers        (L.Kronenberg). 

3:30pm G1 Tichborne Tigers versus Coachman Hotel Raptors, (D.Parker). G2 Peakhill Allstars versus Raptors MCs, (B.Hutchings). G6B Bogeye Babes versus Parkes Hotel Roos        (M.Mudiman).