Parkes sporting news

Parkes Women’s Bowling Club

The number three Pennant team played at Canowindra on Tuesday and were narrowly defeated 44 to 41 with a draw in one game and a loss in the other game.

There will be a return match at our Club on Thursday. Also on Thursday the number four’s will play Forbes at our Club. With plenty of action to see come along and enjoy the matches.

In social games played this week in Pairs games Eileen Bradley, Flo Riseborough def Rosemary Mitchell, Kim Evans.

Di Greenhalgh, Kate Keogh def Di Howell, Lorraine Baker.

Maureen Miller, Minnie Riordan def Wendy Hendry Merilyn Rodgers.

Nominations for Club Championship Pairs are open and close March 20, please put your nomination on the board.

Our next Trading Table will be on March 20 with Easter items the theme. Bowlers please also bring Easter eggs to be included in the raffle.

To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Brenda Davies and Maureen Miller on 6862 1446 between 8.30am and 9am. Social roster is Margaret Hawken.

Railway Men’s Bowls

New shirts are available  at the club  for pick up. Very nice too!

Championship results Minor singles Frank Gersbach defeated Mark Francis 31-26. 

Ben McNaughton defeated Nathan Wills 31-26.

Major singles Mike Phillips Defeated Brad Blanchard 31-24. 

John Corcoran defeated Mike Parkes 31-20.

Major pairs Shane Sharman and Luke Cross defeated Allan Cameron and Kevin Wales 22-17, great game.

Allan and Kevin led most of the way.Well done to all players we know its pennant season but jump in and try and get your matches played.

Well speaking of pennants we didn't go so well as all three grades lost. Nos 4s lost to Manildra 2-8. Nos 5 lost to Parkes town 1-9 and the No7s lost to Parkes  town 1-9 as well. Better luck this week 11/3/18  as all three teams are at home.

No4s play Grenfell be there 12.30 for 12.45 roll up.Teams are :

  • C.Stibbard, G.Leonard, S.Frame and L.Hetherington
  • L.Cross, J.Corcoran, R.Griffith and G.Fliedner
  • C.Weekes, P.Creith, G.Fisher and L.Ramsay

No5s play Narromine, please note be there 9.30am for 9.45am rollup.

  • M Valentine M Mcgrath W Grant B Hampton
  • M Fitzpatrick G Rapp T Latter C Boehm
  • A Cameron S Nicolson M Strudwick  B Mcnaughton

No7s Play Condobolin 12.30pm for 12.45pm rollup.

  • P.Cross, T.Clothier, S.Torrens and K.Wales
  • B.Blanchard, G.Phillips, W.Austin and K.Hynds
  • L.Carpenter, C.Hornery, G.Turner and M.Phillips

Wednesday, March 7 chicken run saw 16 bowlers attend. Winners were K.Robinson, W.Grant winning 18+10.

Runners up were S.Torrens and Bob Kennett. A visitor from Wauchope winning 16+4. The jackpot did not go off and stands at $240 for next week.

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw nine shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex. They shot at ordinary targets at both 25 and 50 meters. Ranges for a collective score of 500 points. This match was shot under near perfect conditions but with a heat haze at the 50 meters range.

Target Rifles

  • Craig Gibson 250, 249, 499
  • Brian Drabsch 250, 248, 498
  • John Davis, 250, 244, 494
  • Bernie Shaw 247, 241, 488
  • Basyl Rukdenko 250 for 25 meter only.

Field Rifles

  • John Smeaton 249, 226, 475
  • Jim Nash 234, 225, 459

Two shot for practice only to make up their four shoots before March 31. If you don’t get your four shoots up the firearms registry can ask you why you didn’t and can cancel your licence without a good excuse. Work commitments or illness have to be accompanied way a signed letter from your boss or doctor for all 52 weeks so good luck. Our next shot will be at 1pm Sunday, March 11. Again it will be ordinary targets at both ranges.


We had eight and a half tables on Thursday, March 1. For the uninitiated, a half table means that one pair of players each round has to 'sit out' and not take part.

Our Railway Bowling Club friends used to call it the naughty corner! On the north south side the Blatch family, Warren and Nancye came top with a good score of 61.49. Warren likes to take risks with his bidding and sometimes it pays off. Well done! 

Second were Ingrid Stephenson and Kevin Robinson 54.76 followed by Beryl Twardy and Peter Quin 52.72 and Jenny Freeman and Jan Latter 47.28. On the east west side our visitor from the central coast, Robyn Vaughan partnered by Peter Dearden came first with a score of 58.84.

We had to drag Peter out of his vineyard at the last minute to replace Robyn's husband Ed who had been put in hospital that morning.

It was Peter's first win at the bridge table. In second place were Beth Thomas and Suzie McNamara 54.63 followed by Greig Ball and Keith Fiedler 53.87 and Vicki Burke and Dawn Phipps 51.06.

Winners on Saturday 3 March were Greig Ball and Keith Fiedler with a whopping 77 per cent score.!! Joan Reilly and Margaret Hawken were second with 51 and in third place were Barbara Magill and Val Boyd 47.

Monday night's winners were Gary Somers and Greig Ball 62.5. In second place were Keith Fiedler and visitor Denise Skinn 59.38. Denise and her husband are 'Grey nomads' travelling around Australia. In third place were Jen Calvert and Dawn Phipps 51.04.

Winners on Tuesday, March 6 were Ingrid Stephenson and Jenny Freeman 56.55. Second were Beth Symington and Marlene Freeman 53.97 only just ahead of Joan Reilly and Warren Blatch 53.57. In fourth place were Val Boyd and Jan Latter 52.78.  


Make sure you register online through MyNetball to ensure your spot in the Parkes junior netball competition.  We will be kicking off the season with our Gala Day on Saturday, March 24.

Information on how to register can be found on the Parkes netball website on our facebook page or call 0419 954 769.  Remember, registration is FREE for those using their Active Kids Voucher for Netball. Players from kindergarten all the way through to high school are encouraged to register.

Parkes Netball is also calling for coaches to assist with our junior netball competition. We currently have vacancies for coaches from out Net-Set-Go competition right up to our high school competition. If you are interested coaching this season please comment on our facebook page or call 0419 954 769.

From the Dragon’s Lair

Sunday, March 4 the Parkes Services Social Golfers took to the Fairways hoping to win the Parkes Services Club Trophies and Raffle. Matt Wright was the Winner on 66 nett with as per usual after another runner up effort Captain Chop ripped 6 shots off our newest Members Handicap.

Runner Ups were Reg Davison on 67 nett. Robert Rea on 68 nett. Tom Delmenico on 69 nett. Scratch Winner was Robert Rea.

Summer Comp Results were Lyn Davison for the Ladies with 50 points and Robert Rea taking out the Men's with 31 Points.(watch your Handicap Lyn).

Ladies Scratch and Handicap Winner on the day was Lyn Davison with 72 nett. Ladies Nearest the Pins winners were Lyn Davison on fourth and Margaret Hogan on 11th.

Men's Nearest the Pins winners were Tom Delmenico on first and 11th Hole, Phil Bishop on fourth, The Old Dragon played a most memorable drive on the sixth hole to take the spoils.

Lucky Card Draw won by Rodney Luyt. Bunny Award won by Chris Stait with something nice to cuddle in preference to Dale.

Putting Comp taken out by Reg Davison with rumours he may be supporting the Mighty Dragons this year so welcome aboard Reg.

Raffle Winner was William Warren with Golf Balls going to Sue Smith, Lyn Davison and Kap Palanapa-Pili. Next Event is a Stableford for Reg Davison Trophy with Brian Hogan maybe supplying the Raffle. May the Footy Gods be on the Mighty Dragon's side this Thursday Night.

Go the Dragon’s.