Parkes sporting news

Parkes Men’s Bowling


The final day of the District Pennants season was a mixed day for our Pennant sides with all three sides playing at home.

The Grade two side gained entry to the State Finals (on a date and at a venue to be decided0 with a great, but close, win over Mudgee with an aggregate score of 61-60. Garry Carberry’s team won 25-15, Michael Went’s team won 24-18 and Paul Went’s team went down 12-27 giving the side a 9 points to 1 win overall.

The Grade 5 side also had a 9 points to 1 win against Narromine. John Ward’s team had a great win 26-8 and Dave Johnson’s team won 29-21. Warren Bevan’s team was just beaten 22-16 giving us an aggregate win of 71-51.

Unfortunately the Grade 7 side was beaten by Condobolin by the big margin of 48-73. John Carr’s team played very well to win 20-16 but Keith MacRae’s team lost 12-24 and Steve Mills’ team also went down 16-33, giving Condobolin the win 9 points to 1. The result means that Condobolin will advance to the Zone Finals to be played in Lithgow early in May.

Many thanks to the volunteers who put in so much time preparing the greens, Rhona Went and her helpers for preparing the after match snacks and the bar staff for the great job they do. Also a special thank you to the three team managers, Gwenda Carty, Pat Cooney and Liz Byrne for all their hard work looking after the paperwork and keeping the main score boards ticking over.

It has been a good season and we wish the 2’s all the luck in the world at the State Finals.

Club Championships.

On Saturday, three Major Single’s matches were played as well as a Major Pairs match.

In Major Singles matches Greg Townsend proved too strong for Martin Tighe, 31-21 and Paul Went had a win over Wilbur Harris, 31-23. The match between Arthur Corbett and Col Hayward went down to the wire. Arthur started well and led 8-0 after three ends and gradually built up the lead and after twenty-five ends had a good lead of 25-15. Col then found form, winning six of the next seven ends to take the lead 28-26 but could not sustain the run and Arthur scored five shots on the next three ends to claim victory 31-28.

In the Major Pairs match Garry Carberry and Tom Casey had a very convincing win, 34-11 against Steve Mills and George Bradley and are the first team into the Semi-finals.

Social Bowls Thursday, April 12.

On a great day for Bowls, four Pairs games and one Triples game were played with a couple of close games and some not so close.

In their match against John Ward and Col Woods, Graham Dixon and Greg Huggins won the first two ends to lead 3-0. The third end went to John and Col and the score was tied 3 all. From there on, John and Col built on their lead and with three ends to play led 19-12. The last three ends were won by Graham and Greg but they could only manage five shots and John and Col won the match 19-17.

Ted Wright and Graham Barby lead almost from the start of their match against Col Mudie and Bill Skinner but there was never a great deal in it. Ted and Graham just got home 21-17.

In other matches

Gary McPhee and John Dunn had a comfortable win against Ron Hornery and Gordon Dickson.

Guy Ellery and John Watson were far too good for Wally Austin and George Bradley.

In the Triples match Arthur Corbett, Jim Blake and Joe Crowley had a win against Geoff Freeman, Bob Freeman and Rob Irving.

Winners on the day were Guy Ellery and John Watson and the Runners-up prize went to the winning Triples team.

Saturday, April 14

For the third week in a row, both greens were in use on Saturday when twenty Social players joined the ten players involved in Championship games.

Greg Howlett, Geoff Freeman and Rob Irving scored four shots on the first end and went on to narrowly beat Col Mudie, Ray Jones and Rhona Went, 23-20.

John Corcoran, John Taylor and Chris Dunn lost the first end by three shots but came away with a 21-15 win against Dave Johnson, Joe Crowley and Gordon Dickson.

Keith MacRae and John Dunn had a 23-16 win against Ron Hornery and Rob Tinker.

The other match was won by John Carr and Jim Blake, 21-14 against Gary McPhee and Steve Turner.

Winners on the day were the Triples team of Greg Howlett, Geoff Freeman and Rob Irving and the Runners-up prize went to Keith MacRae and John Dunn

Coming Events.

Charity Day

On Sunday May 6 the club is hosting a Bowls Day in support of the local cancer support group, CAN ASSIST.

The instigator of the day was Steve “Nimo” Mills who was diagnosed in January with Mesothelioma. The format for the day will be Mixed Triples, dress will be “mufti”, and play starts at 10 am and will consist of two games of twelve ends. Entry fee is $10 per player and you can register, at the club as an individual or a team of three. Names must be in by 9.30 am on the day. The entry fee includes a BBQ lunch. There will be some great prizes up for grabs.

Also, between 4 and 5 pm on the day, Steve will be having a shave and haircut and donations can be made at Parkes Bowling and Sports Club, Neighbourhood Central, Parkes Bricks and Pavers and Parkes Blinds and Awnings. All proceeds on the day will go to Can Assist who provide a great service supporting cancer sufferers and their families.

Zone Championships

Entries for the 2018 Zone Championships are now open. Details of the various events, dates, venues and entry fees are on the notice board and if you wish to enter please place your names on the entry forms before the closing date, Friday May 4.

-by The Rookie

Railway Women Bowls

Results of final of club fours played April 12 were Gail Ford, Dawn Parker, Lea Tanks, and Tracey Dixon defeated Freda Thompson, Norma Pollock June Burgess, Evelyn Gibson. Congratulations to all  these players.The luncheon for 90th birthdays of Shirley Bishop and Joan McGlynn is on Wednesday, April 18.

The draw for club singles is as follows 1 Lea Tanks versus Samatha Teauge. 2 Shirley Bishop versus Evelyn  Gibson. 3 Jessica Stonach versus Pauline  Currey. 4 Tracey  Dixon verus Dawn Parker.

These matches can be played ASAP by mutural agreement  at time suitable to opposing player. Please arrange marker when playing game. Thought for week is One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.

​-by  Evelyn Gibson 

Veteran Golf

Parkes Golf Course was the venue for last week’s clash between the local lads and Forbes to contest the Mick Miller Shield. Twenty-five veterans faced the starter’s gun at 1pm. The overall winner on the day was Chris Goodie (Pks) on 26 points.

The winner on the veteran individual competition was Gary Pymont, on a count-back from Greg Webb, on a count back from Alf Davies, all from Forbes. The encouragement award was again taken out by Tom Delminco (Pks).

Nearest the pins were won, in A grade, by Roy Bell and Ian Phipps, and Rob Lea, in B grade, all from Parkes. The points for the Mick Miller Shield again went to Forbes, 145 points to 141.

This week, we travel to West Wyalong for the Lachlan Valley 18 Holes Competition. The bus will depart from the Parkes Golf Club at 7.30am. Next week Forbes are holding their annual “Week of Golf”.  All Veterans are saddened by the news of the passing of Condobolin stalwart, Doug Parnaby. May he rest in peace.

-by Mcl    

Bogan Gate Golf

Although the course has little coverage of green grass for this time of year, it is still playing quite long but with the dry weather there is good amount of run, Hopefully  some  rain will green the course over the next few months.

Saturday, April 7 the club held an 18 hole Stableford event with a good roll-up of players.

Men’s winner with an exceptional round of 72 of the stick and 45 points was Ron Boness second was the in form Robert McIntyre with 41 stableford points, nearest the pin was Ron Boness on the sixth and 15th

Ladies winner with a good score of 37 points was Marion McIntyre. Saturday, April 14 the club held a par round winner was Don McKeowen with a respectable sore of plus one, second was Ron Boness on a score of Square. 

Ladies winner was Maureen Boness on _four, nearest the pin on sixth and 15th was Ron Boness. This week a 4BBB Mixed will be played with a high tea to follow, all welcome.   


Great work to all our teams fulfilling umpiring duties each week.

We now break for the school holidays and Parkes netball would like to wish all our players and their families a safe and happy holidays. We will return back to netball on Tuesday 1st May.

Round 6 Results

A Grade: Inline Panel + Paint 32 defeated U15s Parkes Reps 13. Parkes Cellars defeated The Star Budgies Forfeit.

B Grade: U14s Parkes Reps 35 defeated U13s Parkes Reps 16. PHST 20 defeated Plateletes 13.

-by Lisa Nutley


Last weeks results

CC'S defeat Pluggas 4-3 with players player going to Tommy Davis and Michael Dunn. High scores were Matt Clarke 123, 2x 100. Tommy Davis 139, 2x 100. Paul Sinclair 100. Darrell Bailey 8x 100. Michael Dunn 100.

Top Flights defeat Strikers 7-0 with players player going to Keith Rogan and Leah Roberts. High scores were Dave Rogan 140, 3x 100. George Corcoran 100. Keith Rogan 3x 100. Mick Herft 100. Leah Roberts 132, 100. Teona Wakefield 100.

Twist Tops defeat Warriors 4-3 with players player going to Jayden Capple and Ray James Jnr. High scores were Martin Phelan 4x 100. Jayden Capple 100.

Star Budgies defeat Big Macs 6-1 with players player going to Simon Scott and Tyron Phillips. High scores were Jed Whiteman 115. Steve Marshall 100. Doug Miller 134, 101. Tyron Phillips 110.

This Wednesdays draw is 

  • CC'S versus Top Flights at Leagues Club
  • Pluggas versus Star Budgies at Parkes Hotel
  • Twist Tops versus Strikers at TBC
  • Big Macs versus Warriors at Broadway Hotel

Team registration fees need to be paid, $40 per year or $25 per competition.

-by Leah Roberts

Soccer News

Parkes and District Amateur Soccer Association season is starting. No Canteen Duty, No Ground Control

Draw for Saturday, April 21. Open Ladies Round 1.

  • 1.30pm G1 PHFC versus Forbes Fury (Lara Kronenberg). G2 Star Hotel Cougars versus HERS Raptors (Brett Hutchings). G6b Darling Irrigation versus Off The Rails (Arno Kronenberg).
  • 2.45pm G1 Tichborne Tigers versus Super Cellars (David Parker). G2 Boilers versus Leagues Club Raptors (Jack Ford).

-by Tash Butt 

Flashback: Tableaux (third from right) wins the 2015 Tamworth Cup. 2015 runner/up Kaypers, this year's topewight, is at extreme right. Photo: Gareth Gardner 260415GGG20

Flashback: Tableaux (third from right) wins the 2015 Tamworth Cup. 2015 runner/up Kaypers, this year's topewight, is at extreme right. Photo: Gareth Gardner 260415GGG20


Saturday was special for the Jeffries family from Parkes with trainer Sharon Jeffries and her stable foreman husband Dale Jeffries winning three races at Grenfell Picnics including the Cup with Rehanaat while further south their daughter, jockey Tiffany Jeffries, won the Holbrook Cup on Tableaux for Wangaratta trainer Russell Green.

Making a come back, the talented former professional jockey William Pearson was aboard the Jeffries winning trio at Grenfell and before a record crowd gave classy exhibitions. Rehanaat ( $3.40) was given a charmed run by William Pearson behind the leaders in the Doug Allen Memorial Grenfell Picnic Cup (1400 metres ) and took control in the straight to win by two lengths from Sergeant Bilko ( Ricky Blewitt,$5.50 ) and Dream On Stan ( Shannon Fogg, $5 ).

Raced by Phil Easman from Parkes,a long time client of the Jeffries stable,Rehanaat at the previous start had won the Trangie Gold Cup. Armedanddangerous ( William Pearson, $4.60 ) led throughout to win the Sweet Lauraine/Grenfell Pharmacy Class 2 Handicap ( 1200 metres ) while the first leg of the Jeffries trained treble All Good ( William Pearson, $2.10 favourite ) overhauled One Eye Watching ( Alan Barton, $4.40 ) in the Maiden Plate,1200 metres.

Cowra trainer Neil Smart had last start Tullibigeal winner Princess Strada ( Ricky Blewitt,$3 ) very fit to tackle the 2,000 metres in the McClintock President’s Class 1 Handicap and the 4 year old mare led all the way to beat Tumbleweed ( Paula Mills,$3.40 ) and Moralto ( Michael Wade,$2.70 fav.).

After ten placings but still winless after 29 starts, the Trevor Sutherland,Wagga Wagga trained Deadly Cute ( Shannon Fogg, $3 ) broke through to win the Maiden Plate (1000 metres) from Illourie Arch ( Ricky Blewitt, $5.50 ) and More Cheers ( William Pearson, $1.70 fav.).

Shannon Fogg completed  winning double when the Kylie Kennedy, Narromine trained Long Lasting ( $5 ) from near last rushed down the outside to defeat Layo Layo ( William Pearson, $2.50 fav.) and Raheen Lady ( Michael Wade, $4.60 ) in the 1000 metres ) Railway Hotel Handicap.

-by Colin Hodges.