Parkes sporting news

Parkes Bowling Club Men’s Bowls

-by Jack High

Club Championships: Last Thursday a minor triples game was played between Jim Blake, Martin Tighe, Gary McPhee and Bob Freeman, Gladrin Sun and Steve Ryan. The scores after 11 ends was nine all,  but from this point Steve's team went to sleep and Gary's team  took control of the game and ran out winners 35 to 16 after 25 ends.

On Saturday a major triples game was played between Graham Dixon John Hodge Colin Hayward and Peter McPhee Mark Dwyer Gary Carberry. After eight ends the scores were 6 all but from here Gary's team took control of the game and  finished up winning 16 of the 25 ends running out winners 24 to 14.

Social Bowls Thursday: There were 16 social bowlers last Thursday who made up four rinks of pairs. John Taylor and Mike Valentine played George Bradley and Keith MacRae. After seven ends Keith's team lead by one shot, six to five and led all the rest of the game and running out winners 20 to 14. Although Mike's team lost the match they won 11 of the 21 ends, and there was never more than six shots difference for the rest of the game.

Greg Huggins, and John Dunn played Rob Irving and Arthur Corbett. This was a very even game throughout with Rob Irving and Arthur Corbett running out winners 19 to 17. In another game Graham Barby and Colin Mudie played Robert Tinker and Graham Dixon. Colin lead all the way for the 21 ends to win comfortably. The last game of pairs was between Malcolm Porter , Colin Hayward and John Watson, Ron Hornery. This game was a walk over for the first half of the game but John and Ron made a comeback in the last half to restrict Malcolm and Colin to win by 19 to 17 after 21 ends.

Saturday: Four rinks of pairs were contested with one game in particular contested between Malcolm Porter, Gary McPhee and John Watson, John Taylor finishing in an 18 all draw. The game was close throughout and the scores were Malcolm and Gary 18 and the two Johns 13 on the 19th end.

However the two Johns scored five shots on the last two ends which made the final score 18 all. Results of other games were Martin Tighe, Colin Mudie 11 John Keogh, John Davies 18. Jim Blake, Mick Valentine 16 Greg Huggins, Greg Howlett 11. Rob Irving, John Ward 23 Ray Jones, Ron Hornery 11.Ted Wright, Steve Ryan 25 Wal Grant Keith MacRae 15. Members are reminded that Cardiff travelling bowlers will visit our club next weekend September 16-17 and more players names, both men and women are required to play in club uniform on the Saturday and mufti on the Sunday. Games 1pm each day.

Veteran Golf

Last Thursday, a field of twenty six veteran golfers played a 12 hole event at Parkes. Peter Unwin (Parkes) was the winner on 25 points on a count-back from runner up Ian Phipps (Parkes) on 25 points. Winner of the encouragement award was Rick Glover. Nearest the pins were won by Alf Davies (A Grade) and Gary Collits (B Grade) on the fourth hole and Sunna Bell (A Grade)  on the 11th hole.  The ball sweep went down to 20 points.  Parkes convincingly won the Mick Miller shield on 142 points to Forbes 118 points. This week the Veteran Golfers will play a 12 hole event at Forbes. (12:30pm for 1:00pm hit-off). Players are reminded to get their entries in for the Atlas-Copco Lachlan Valley Parkes Week of Golf which will run from September 25-29.


Parkes netball association will be holding their representative selections for the 2018 season on September 19 and September 21 at 5pm at the Parkes netball courts. Selections for u11s Development Team, u12s-u15s and u17s. Visit or call Christine Watson 0400 408 882


A grade Women: Rovers Black booked a spot in the grand final against Magpies after edging out fellow club-mates Rovers Cubs 2-1. Cubs levelled the scores at 1-1 when Louise Hawken swept on a loose ball in defence and showed good composure to slot the ball into the back of the net. Ash Ward struck back for Black with a fine individual goal to take Black to a 2-1 lead. Black had several other good scoring opportunities but some outstanding defence by fullback, Haylee Wakefield, repelled these chances. With only seconds remaining on the clock it looked like it would go to extra time when Louise Hawken broke away for Cubs. Goal-keeper, Gracey Denham-Jones did enough to push Hawken wide and ensure a Black victory. Best for Black were Ash Ward, Emmie Searl and Bec Cowling with Haylee Wakefield and Louise Hawken playing well for Cubs.

A grade Men: Masters put in a very solid team performance to defeat Star Budgies 5-2 and earn a grand final berth against Magpies Academy. Ben Hawken was at his best for Masters converting a hat-trick of goals and dominating the mid-field during the match. Jayden Pusterla and Tim Wright converted two fine goals to contribute to Masters’ total. Budgies never gave up with Nick Milne scoring an impressive individual goal and Andrew Bourke also scoring. Best for Masters were Ben Hawken and Jayden Pusterla with Andrew Bourke solid for Budgies.

B grade Women: Magpies White earned a spot in the B grade women’s grand final against Rovers after defeating Middleton Maroon in nail-biting conditions. The match was level at 1-1 at the end of usual time which resulted in extra time and then a penalty shoot out to determine the result. Magpies had plenty of attacking opportunities during the match and were rewarded when Eliza Creith pounced on a loose ball in the circle and slotted it into the net. Maroon struck back late in the second half when Gabrielle Noakes got a lovely shot away on a penalty corner to level the scores. Neither side was able to convert in extra time which resulted in a tense penalty shoot-out. Magpies got the upper hand in the shoot-out with Mel ten Cate and Chantel Constable converting their opportunities. Paige Duncan was superb in goals denying Middleton on every shoot-out to win the match for her side. Best for Magpies were Chantel Constable, Mel ten Cate and Kristy Collins with Megan Wilcox, Cherie Simpson and Megan Hornery and playing very well for Middleton.

B grade Men: Magpies Masters and Rovers Gorillas played out a very close match with Masters winning the match 2-1. Rovers were the better of the two sides in the first half with Anthony Lock scoring a nice goal. Masters worked their way back into the match and played a much smarter second half with Liam Wakefield and Angus Arndell converting to earn Masters the victory. Best for Masters were Andrew Finn, Angus Arndell and Will Cassell with Warren Gardiner, Anthony Lock and Brendon Roffe strong for Rovers.

C grade Women: In a very tight C grade final, Marist earned a place in the grand final next weekend against Magpies Black after defeating Star Budgies 1-0. Both sides tried valiantly to score but it was Leanne Miles who made the most of an opportunity to give Marist the victory. Best for Marist were Justine Morrissey, Anna Westcott and Sharon Scott with Carmen Amor, Maddie Swan and Natasha Schmalz strong for Budgies.

Railway Women’s Digger Bowls

Last Tuesday four ladies travelled to Canowindra for Veteran’s day. Janice Robinson, Evelyn Gibson, June Burgess, Ann Currey who all had great fun day with Ann Currey and Evelyn Gibson receiving special Veterans badges. This Wednesday is normal social bowls please come to play and support our club as it should be fine and sunny day. Selector is Ann Currey 6862 6229. On raffles for September will be Ann Priest and June Burgess.


Darts results for last week are twist tops defeated Strikers 5-2 with players player going to Paul Roberts and Teona Wakefield. High scorers were Jayden Capple 104,140. Paul Roberts 115. Kathy Madden 100. Teona Wakefield 115. Top Flights defeated CC's 5-2 with players player going to Keith Rogan and Matt Clark. High scorers were Matt Clark 3 x 100, 101. Tom Young 100. Mick Herft 100,140. Dave Rogan 100,140 and Keith Rogan 4 x 100, 118, 140. Pluggas defeated Budgies 5-2 with players player going to Brett Jones and Brad Parker. High scores going to Darrell Bailey 180, 3 x 100. Brad Parker 2 x 100. Brent Skinner 100, Brett Jones 116, 2 x 100. Jake Tonkin 100 and Tony Gilliver 103, 123.

General meeting at the Parkes hotel at 6:45pm at least one player from each team to be present. Draw: Budgies versus Twist Tops at Star hotel. Topflights versus Pluggas at TBC. Warriors versus CC's at Parkes hotel.

Junior Footy

We will be playing for the next two weeks, a break for holidays and resuming 11 October.

5.30pm: Parkes East Panthers versus Transformers  – Field 1A (Savannah Draper). Dunns Divas versus Kool Kittens – Field 1B (Chloe Drabsch). Fireworks versus Sassy Sisters – Field 2B (Hannah Martyn). Motley Crew versus The Dabsters – Field 4A (Cody Reynolds). Pugmuddles versus Cherry Pickers – Field 4B (Jackson Guy). Sureway Swoopers versus Linebreakers – Field 5 (Ben Cooper). Flaming Flamingos versus YTG - Field 6 (Blake Medlyn). Goblins versus Parkes East Tigers – Field 7 (Jackson Hay). La Bella versus Super Sisters – Field 8 (Ben Lovett). Hard Tryers versus The Champs – Field 9 (Bel Crain). Gators have a bye. 6.10pm: Wii Not Fit versus The Slayers – Field 1 (Amanda Draper/India Draper). Touch & Go versus Brumbies – Field 6 (Chris Reynolds). Scared Touchless versus Not Fast, Just Furious – Field 7 (Dave Cooper/Bel Crain). 6.50pm: Untouchables versus Johnny’s Blackbirds – Field 1 (Amanda Draper/Bel Crain). Get Napped versus No Idea – Field 6 (Chris Reynolds). Cobras versus Kiss Our Boots – Field 7 (India Draper/Dave Cooper).

Senior Touch Football

Touch Football Senior Competition starts this week with Mixed on Wednesday and  Men’s/Women’s on Thursday night.

September 13 Mixed.

7:30pm: Star Bucks versus Sapnu puas – F1 – (A Draper/ I Draper). Simply Belissima Cambo Pub Rats versus We'll Touch Ya – F6 – (C Reynolds/ J Guy). Give 'em the clamps versus The umi zoomis – F7 – (D Cooper/ B Lovett).

8:10pm: Golly wogs versus Hart Bar – F1 – (C Reynolds/ J Guy). The RSL Rusty Buckets versus M&M – F6 – (A Draper/ I Draper). Holy Rollers versus Fast and the Furious – F7 – (D Cooper/ S Riley). 181Ds Bye.

September 14 Seniors.

6:10pm: Muffin Stuffers versus Melted gumboots – F1 – (C Reynolds/ J Guy). Mumma's Can Touch versus RayWhite Rebels – F6 – (S Riley/ M Riley). Bright Sparks versus Sureway Swoopers – F7 (D Cooper/ B Lovett).

6:50pm: Cougars versus YTBG – F1 – (S Riley/ M Riley). Cambo versus Sight N Sound – F6 – (D Cooper/ B Lovett). Terry Bros versus I DONT KNOW – F7 – (C Reynolds/ J Guy).

7:30pm: Spacies versus The Crocs – F1 – (C Reynolds/ J Guy). Saints versus The piggies – F6 – (D Cooper). 141 Boutique versus TACOS OR TARCOS – F7 – (S McGrath/ B Cooper).

8:10pm: Coachie Oldboys versus Snags and Their Offsping – F1 – (S Wright/ D Cooper). Clueless Bye.