Parkes sporting news

Men’s bowling

Things were very quiet on the greens this week. No Championship matches were played, the District Pennants season is over and the sudden arrival of winter conditions kept a lot of Social Bowlers at home..

Social bowls Thursday, May 10

In the closest match of the day John Ward and John Watson got off to a fling start to lead Gladrin Sun and Rob Irving 8-0 after three ends.

The two John’s continued to build on their lead and, though Gladrin and Rob won the last five ends, they ran out winners 27-22,

The Triples match followed a similar pattern and ended with a similar margin.

Greg Howlett, Jim Blake and Bob Freeman lead 7-0 after five ends against Trevor Harvey, Steve Rogan (visiting from Kew on the Mid-North Coast) and Col Woods. Greg’s team led throughout the match and won 18-12.

The other Pairs match was won by Ray Jones and John Dunn over Col Mudie and Joe Crowley 20-11.

Saturday, May 12.

Once again, only two games of Pairs and one game of Triples were played.

Ron Hornery and Les Kent came up against Arthur Corbett and Rob Irving with Ron and Les leading 8-0 after four ends. Arthur and Rob gradually got back into the game and after seventeen ends the margin had been reduced to three shots, 24-21.

Ron and Les scored three on the next end but Arthur and Rob replied, scoring six over the two ends to level the scores 27 all with one end to play. Ron and Les scored one shot on the last end to win 28-27.

Tom Furey and Ray Jones had a comfortable win against Gary McPhee and Gordon Dixon.

The Triples game resulted in a comfortable win to Col Hayward, John Taylor and Rob Tinker against John Ward, Col Mudie and Jim Blake.

Winners on the day were Tom Furey and Ray Jones.

-by The Rookie

Railway Ladies Bowling

Results of Club singles played on May 9 was Shirley  Bishop defeated Evelyn Gibson this was good game. the other singless matches are to be played  as soon as possible.

There will be general meeting on Wednesday, May 16 at 1.30pm.Thought for week is to keep a lamp burning you need to keep putting oil in it.

Selector is Ann Currey 6862 6229 and on Raffles is Ann Priest.

-by Evelyn Gibson 


Last weeks results

Warriors defeat Star Budgies 7-0 with players player going to Lee Davis and Belinda Boardman. High scores were Lee Davis 2x 140, 100. Ray James Jnr 100. Jed Whiteman 103. Chloe Barnier 113.

Cc's defeat Strikers 7-0 with players player going to Matt Clarke and Peta Barnes. High scores were Matt Clarke 140, 3x 100. Jeremy Clarke 138, 125, 120, 101, 2x 100. Paul Sinclair 100. Peta Barnes 117.

Pluggas defeat Twist Tops 7-0 with players player going to Darrell Bailey and Peter Clegg. High scores were Darrell Bailey 174, 3x 100. Michael Dunn 125. Cody Hando 105. Gary Barber 100. Troy Daroczy 100.

No sheet handed in for Top Flights versus Big Macs.

This Wednesdays draw

  • Strikers versus Pluggas at Parkes Hotel
  • Star Budgies versus Cc's at Star Hotel
  • Warriors versus Top Flights at Parkes Hotel
  • Twist Tops versus Big Macs at Tbc

-by Leah Roberts

Veteran’s Golf

What a difference a day can make! Twenty-nine brace souls gathered at the Parkes Golf Club last Thursday to do battle with wind and cold.

At least it did not rain! The individual winner on the day was the South African, Rodney Luyt, (Pks) on 26 points, followed home by John Pearce (Pks) on a count-back from Ross Williams (Fbs), both on 25. Veteran Barry Parker (Fbs) took home the encouragement award.

Nearest the pins, on the fourth, in A grade, went to Alf Davies (Fbs) and in B grade, Chris Goodie, (Pks).

There was only one winner on the 11th, Dale Stait (Pks). The Mick Miller Shield points went to Parkes 145 to 137.

This week we travel to Grenfell for the continuation the Lachlan Valley 18 Holes Competition. Our bus will depart from the Parkes Golf Club at 8am.

-by Mcl

SHOOSH: Parkes Netball Association is joining the state wide Shoosh for Kids campaign. Please remember to keep your comments positive at junior sport.

SHOOSH: Parkes Netball Association is joining the state wide Shoosh for Kids campaign. Please remember to keep your comments positive at junior sport.


The nights are getting cooler, but there are some great games being played in our ladies netball competition.  Special thank you to the players who stepped up to play in our A grade competition last week.

It is a great opportunity to develop some of our younger players and give them a taste of our A grade competition. However please note that each player may only fill up for a total of three games into the A grade competition.

Please remember that each team is required to umpire at the opposite timeslot to which they play. 

It is the teams responsibility to find an umpire for your team. If you are unable to find umpires please let us know and we will try and help out, but require due notice.

Parkes Netball AGM

Parents  - Please come along to the Netball Annual General Meeting Monday, May 21 evening at 7pm at the Parkes Services Club.

To quote an old school saying “Many hands make light work”  - we need your help to support and grow a great netball community.

Netball is not just a game – it’s a chance for you and/or your daughter to meet new people, socialise/playas a team, learn new skills, gain confidence and support growth and resilience in and around our kids.

Please come along. Any volunteers will be supported in their roles by the existing committee members who are continuing next year – please think about it and for more information contact Calli Miller (President) or Monica Murray (Secretary).

Shoosh for Kids

This week is Shoosh for kids and Parkes netball association is a proud supporter.  If you are down at the courts his week please remember:

  • If your comment is negative, then SHOOSH!
  • If your negative comment is directed at a child, then SHOOSH!
  • If your negative comment is directed at an official, then SHOOSH!
  • Reward good work with applause; if you can’t then SHOOSH!
  • Show respect to kids and officials. Remember, sport should be fun!


Results Round 8

A Grade Parkes Cellar 22 defeated u15s Parkes Reps 16. The Star Budgies 38 defeated Inline Panel and Paint 14.

B Grade Platelets 20 defeated i13s Parkes Reps 17, Sweaty Betty’s 17 defeated PHST 13.

Round 9 - Tuesday, May 15

Setup: Parkes Cellars. Pack Up: Under 15s Parkes Reps.

A Grade 6pm The Star Budgies versus Parkes Cellar (Umpires: Inline Panel and Paint + i15s Parkes Reps), 7pm Inline Panel and Paint versus u15s Parkes Reps (Umpires: The Star Budgies + Parkes Cellar).

B Grade 6pm Sweaty Betty's versus Platelets (Umpires: PHST + u14s Parkes Reps); 7pm PHST versus u14s Parkes Reps (Umpires: Sweaty Betty's + Platelets).

Bye Under 13s Parkes Reps.


Parkes trainer Sharon Jeffries had won the recent Cups at Trangie and Grenfell with Rehanaat but had to share the spoils with Moree trainer Peter Sinclair when Rehanaat finished a dead heat for first with Track  Flash in the CJ & AM Pastoral Company Marthaguy Picnic Cup ( 1400 metres ) at Quambone on Saturday.

Ridden by Hawkesbury based Michael Wade,Rehanaat ( $2 favourite ) led for home from Hyacintha and Edge Of Madness before Track Flash ( Ricky Blewitt, $3.50 ) gained an inside run to draw level on the line with Rehanaat while Cuban Lass ( Shannon Fogg,$3 ) was over four lengths away third.

Sharon Jeffries had earlier won the O’Brien Winter and Partners  Class 2 Handicap ( 1200 metres )with Armedanddangerous ( Michael Wade, $2.60 ) which led throughout.

George Wright who is also a trainer at Parkes had a busy day, winning  at Cobar with Stravali and at Quambone with Choppa ridden by Narromine based Ricky Blewitt in the Sundowner Pub and Quambone Roo Shooters Class 1 Handicap,1400 metres.

Choppa ( $3.50 ) raced close to the pace and won by over three lengths from Festival Of Light ( Ridge Wilson, $2.50 fav.) and One Eye Watching ( Alan Barton, $7 ).

Nyngan trainer Rodney Robb also supported both meetings on Saturday winning with Northern Myth and Lucienne at Cobar and at Quambone with Retreat Star ( Ridge Wilson, $1.70 fav.) which took out the Earth N Beauty Maiden Plate,1100 metres.

Displaying a stack of early speed from the barriers the Luke Berger, Inverell trained Cool Stinger ( Scott Sweedman, $8 ) led all the way to win the IOR Petroleum Class 3 Handicap ( 800 metres ) from Black Comedy ( Ricky Blewitt, $2.20 ) and Jessie Prevails ( Ridge Wilson, $1.80 fav.).

-by Colin Hodges