Parkes sporting news

Thank you: Alan Sharpe Regional Manager Western NSW Atlas Copco Aust. Veteran's Golf appreciate Atlas Copco for their promotion of rural golf and are hopeful this good relationship continues in the future.
Thank you: Alan Sharpe Regional Manager Western NSW Atlas Copco Aust. Veteran's Golf appreciate Atlas Copco for their promotion of rural golf and are hopeful this good relationship continues in the future.

Junior Cricket

Team Equipment

Team coaches/managers will be issued with information sheets detailing competition rules when they collect their team kit, scorebooks and results sheets from Greg Morrissey and other PDJCA executive members at Northparkes Oval cricket storage shed from 8am to 8.25am on Saturday morning.

U/12 and U/10 managers will receive new Cricket Australia scorebooks designed for players/teams at these levels as well as retractable stumps, tape measures and tape (to be used to mark creases on synthetic wickets to cater for shorter length pitches).

Competition rules, team lists draws, results sheets and ground inspection sheets will be found in scorebooks for each team.

Managers and players should read competition rules prior to the start of play, visit to access these.

Managers will greatly assist in the publication of results in the following weeks Champion Post if they neatly complete the results sheets including 3-2-1 points for Best & Fairest players in U/17’s, U/14’s and U/12’s age groups.

If any scorers need any extra tuition please contact Association Secretary Greg Morrissey on 0428 963 605.

PDJCA has been blessed to have many parents who have been neat, accurate scorers in recent years.

The neatest, most accurate and complete scorers are recognised at the annual end of season presentation.

All scorebooks for U/17’s, U/14’s and U/12’s PLUS results sheets from ALL grades are to be returned to the “Cricket Box” at Cunninghams IGA Supermarket at the completion of games.

In2Cricket Classes

Scott Knights, a top line Parkes representative cricketer and the new president of the Parkes Senior Cricket Association, who successfully guided the in2cricket classes for the past 2 seasons is prepared to conduct the program again for the 2017/18 season.

To enrol in these classes, parents/carers will need to register online at,2,4,8,16 .

The cost to register is $65 per participant and is aimed at the 5-8 year age group.

All participants receive an in2cricket kit which consists of a bag, shirt, hat, drink bottle, bat and ball as well a certificate at the completion of the course.

In2cricket will be held on Thursday afternoons from 5pm to 6pm at Woodward Oval, starting on November 2 and running for six weeks where it will break over Christmas before resuming in February 2018 for the remaining four weeks.

Max Shepherd Shield U/14 Carnival at Dubbo

Parkes U/14 player Harry Bayliss recently represented Lachlan Cricket Council at the ninth Annual Max Shepherd Shield Cricket Carnival at Dubbo.

Parkes team manager Graeme Bayliss and Umpire Greg Morrissey were on hand to guide the Lachlan team.

The Lachlan team performed with distinction at the eight team carnival being the eventual runners up to a strong Dubbo team.

Lachlan scored convincing victories on the first two days at the 3 day carnival.

With 45 overs a side games, Lachlan 6/168 defeated Bathurst Green 9/152 on day one, then went on to thrash Orange with the score being – Lachlan 5/166 to Bathurst Green 10/76.

Harry Bayliss turned in a superb bowling spell of 4 overs, 3 maidens, 0/1 in this game before he top scored with 32 n.o. against Dubbo Blue on day three – with Dubbo Blue 10/248 defeating Lachlan 9/140.

Once again the Max Shepherd Shield carnival proved to be a terrific opportunity for the U/14 cricketers to begin the season.

All the Lachlan players were splendid on and off field ambassadors for Lachlan Cricket Council.

Dragon's Lair: Next event will be a teams event on October 22 due to the Par 3 day next week.

Dragon's Lair: Next event will be a teams event on October 22 due to the Par 3 day next week.


Results, Ladies seem to be there to play Golf while the rest were having a wonderful time with. Other Activities on the Golf Courses.

Winner at Narrandera on the way down was Sue Smith on 41 points on a count-back from Lyn Davison also on 41 points.

Winner at Howlong was Dawn Phipps on 46 points from once again Lyn Davison on 37 points. Winners at Corawa were once again a Team Event led by Lyn Davison, Reg Davison and Victor Giadzionis with 85 points. Runner up was the Team once again led by Dawn Phipps with Ross Smith and Ian Phipps with 82 points.

Individual Winner on the day (you guessed it) won by Lyn Davison with 42 points. Trip Consistantency Award went to Phil Smith. Nearest the pin Awards for the Trip went to Sue Smith two, Lyn Davison, Chris Stait three, Judith Phillips, Dale Stait, Reg Davison, Pup Parker two, Len Archer, and Ross Smith.

Just remember members that what happens on tour stays on tour. The Club thanks the Sponsorship of The Parkes Services Club, Mick Horan, William Warren. October 8 the Club played a Stroke Event for the Monthly Award and Putting Competition for the Parkes Services Trophy and Raffle supplied by Mick Horan.

Captain Chop was so glad the trip away sorted out a few Handicap Burgulars. Ladies winner was Lyn Davison with 69 Net.Handicap reduced from 25 to 20 (5 Shots).  Ladies scratch winner was Lyn Davison on a C/B. Men’s winner and Captain Chops real victim was Richard Wells with a Score of 60 Nett. 

Handicap chopped from 31 to 19 (12 Shots). Runner ups were Rodney Luyt 65 Nett from Ian Phipps with 68 Nett. Men’s scratch winner was Ian Phipps.

Ladies nearest the pins on 15th was Lyn Davison, on the fourth and 11th was Dawn Phipps. Men’s nearest the pins were first William Warren, fourth and the sixth Richard Wells. Putting Comp with 28 Putts was Robert Rea.

Lucky Card Draw Winner was Victor Giadzionis. Bunny award went The Rabbit himself in William Warren. Raffle winner was Ian Phipps with Golf Balls to Greg Phillips and Ian Phipps. 

Veterans’ Golf

Parkes Veteran Golfers almost made it a clean sweep at their recent Atlas Copco Lachlan Valley Parkes Week of Golf.

The outright winner of the Fifty-Four Holes Competition was Phil Bishop in A grade, who also won first place in the New South Wales Veteran Golfers Association Week of Golf Trophy.

Michael Lynch was successful in the B grade Competition and second place in the Week of Golf Trophy.

Robert Lea and Richard Hamilton took out the 4BBB and Robert was also successful at Condobolin with a great score of 48 points.

The only competition not won by the Parkes Club was the Fifty-Four Holes Ladies Competition, which was won by Kerri-Lee Edwards, from the Tallwoods Club.

It was a great week of golf, enhanced by the support from Atlas Copco who has been our major sponsor for many years. 

We appreciate Atlas Copco for their promotion of rural golf and are hopeful this good relationship continues in the future.

SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw six shooters brave the the cold wet conditions at the complex. Shooting at ordinary targets at  both 25 and 50 metres for a maximum of 500 points.

Popeye Davis 250, 248, 498

Brian Drabsch 250, 247, 497

Ron Cunningham 250, 243, 493

Basyl Rudenko 250, 242, 492

John Smeaton 245, 232, 477

One shot for practice only.

Popeye finally made it to the top which only goes to show you persistence finally pays off. Well done.

Our next shoot is Sunday, October 15 from 1pm.

It will be at crow targets at both rangers. With the firearms amnesty now over, the federal government released the figures of 51,000 surrendered or registered and some politicians are calling for it to be extended to get even more in.

Smallbore in Parkes was started up so, that people had another avenue for sports that did not involve contact sports.

Shooting is bench rested but you can still shoot laying down as long as you can get back up again :)

Railway Bowls

Championship Games: Tow games of triples and two games of fours were played over the last week.

A game of triples was played between Kev Wales, Geoff Leonard and Alan Cameron against Matt McGrath, Jim Daley and Ian Simpson.

Matt's team got away to a good start and led to the seventh end but Kevs team took control from there on to run out winners 21 to 13.

The other Triples game saw Lee Hetherington, Col Boehm and Clive Stibbard play Mike Phillips, Kev Hynds and Guy Bennett.

This game was fairly even for the first ten ends when Mike's team took over and led up until the 17th end.

Lee's team then picked up three of the last ends to win 23 to 19.

Then we had a fours game between Peter Creith, Graham Thomson, Tony Latter and Graham Cole against Jim Daley, Matt McGrath, Brian Smith and (Neil Stronach) sub for Colin Hornery.This game started off one sided but after 16 ends it was 12 all Jim's side winning three of the next five ends to take the match out 18 to 15. 

The other fours game was between Shane Sharman, Ben McNaughton, Clive Stibbard and Ian Simpson playing Baldy Frame, Ray Griffith, Stephen Frame and Alan (trub) Davison.

This game was all level at nine all on the 10th end but Shane's team powered home to win six of the last eight ends to win 22 to 13. All triples and fours are now into Semi Finals and these have to be played by November 5.

The State run Club Challenge starts this weekend and we have a team of six players competing in this event in the Blue Section. The players selected to compete in the first round are Brett Frame, Stephen Frame, Lee Hetherington, Ray Griffith, Luke Ramsay and Peter Creith.

They will play a round robin against Dubbo Railway, Dubbo Macquarie and Nyngan for the right to travel to Coonababrin to play in the Regional finals next month. Best of luck boys.

Saturday bowls, 24 players turned up for the popular Saturday two game format and it turned out we had to play triples as one green was out and we had a couple of Championship matches to be played so we played three games of triples.

Winners on the day were Gene Rapp,Alan Affleck and Jason Gosper with two wins +20, Second place went to Peter Job, Tony Latter and Chris Dunn and third place went to Flippy Fliedner, Nigel Cusack and Greg Huggins.                                                                                                          

Wednesday Social Bowls, 20 players turned out for five games of three bowl pairs.The winners were Tony Latter and Bill Searl and the runner up team was Matt Mcgrath and Kevy Robinson. Stephan’s hair cut went to Alan Affleck.

Next Wednesday names in by 12.30pm for 1pm start. Thursday Twilight Social Barefoot Bowls get your names in by 6pm for a 6.30pm start with lots of fun and plenty of music while you play. Saturday Social Bowls is still names in by 12.30pm for a 1pm start.

Champagne Triples are on October 28-29, open to men, all women or mixed teams. This is our big Annual Carnival with Prize money $4,050 courtesy of Parkes Services Club and Tooheys so get in early as it is filling up fast.

Women’s Bowling

In the Minor Singles played today Kate Keogh def Marja Iffland 25-11. Kim Evans def Maureen Miller 26-10. In two very close games Lorraine Baker def Eileen Bradley 27-22.

Frances Charton defeated Chris Curteis 25-21. In the next Round to be played October 24 Lorraine Baker versus Frances Charlton and Kim Evans versus Kate Keogh. In a close triples game played, Di Greenhalgh, Valmai Westcott, Gwenda Carty defeated Jean Kennedy, Isabel Svendsen, Merilyn Rodgers 18-15.

We are all looking forward to an exciting, fun- filled day next week as the President’s Gala Day will be held. Cost for playing members is $20 and non-playing members $15. A lovely lunch and a great day is expected with several teams attending from other Clubs. Melbourne Cup Day on November 7 will be mufti dress, lunch will be available at the club. Christmas Trading Table will be held November 14 and Christmas Dress to be worn.

Bring a Friend along and introduce them to the world of bowls. Remember Enjoy your bowls and have a great day on the “Green”.