Parkes sporting news

Railway Bowls

Four important matches were played at the weekend three majors and one minors In the major singles two of the top bowlers in the club Luke Ramsay and Steve Frame did battle in a entertaining match with Steve taking out the match 31-23. In the major pairs matches Ray Griffith and Graeme Fliedner won their match against Peter Job and Peter Creith 24-18 the turning point in the match was Jobie and Creithie going down six shots on the second end .

Lee Hetherington and Gene Rapp were to good for Matt Mcgrath and Jim Daley winning a one sided match 24-9. Geoff Leonard and Lee Hetherington were at their best beating Dav Law and Graham Cole 35-17 Dav and Coley just could not get a roll on after they went down eight shots on the 11th end.

Social Bowls last Saturday was won by Allan Affleck and Gene Rapp. Runners up Graham Thomson and Ray Griffith. Wednesday winners Allan Affleck and Les Carpenter. Runners up Bill Searl and Ron Hornery Stefan’s Haircut won by Paul Roberts.

Lot of bowls coming up, this weekend the Zone 4 Senior championship pairs will be held at the club and will be represented by Peter Creith and Ray Griffith, Mike Valentine and John Corcoran and Marty Fitzpatrick and Col Boehm. President Pairs at Eugowra represented by Terry Hetherington and Gene Rapp, Kev Hyhes and Les Carpenter Matt Mcgrath and Jason Gosper. Open pairs at Grenfell Lee Hetherington and Geoff Leonard best of luck to all bowlersto proceed to the second round.

Also coming up at Forbes, Gulgong and Canowindra on the June 30 and July 1 are the Zone singles. June 2 Jobys electrics day  June 17 Tony Latters President Day. Also this weekend Saturday Social Bowls as many bowlers we get the more prize money. Members and guests are asked to support Friday Night Raffles, Joker Draw and Badge draw lots of fun and prizes to be won. Until then keep on Bowling.

-by Graham Thomson

Women’s Bowling

Several bowlers enjoyed the beautiful weather while playing bowls this week. In triples games Di Howell, Minnie Riordan, Gwenda Carty def Di Howell, Di Greenhalgh, Audrey Jones. Jan McPhee, Joan Simpson, Robyn Morgan def Lorraine Baker, Merilyn Rodgers, Kim Evans.

In Pairs games Valmai Westcott, Marja Iffland def Rosemary Mitchell, Eileen Bradley. Flo Riseborough, Heather Harvey def Hilda McPherson, Frances Charlton. Winners on the day Jan, Joan and Robyn and runners/up Hilda and Frances.

The Women’s Club would like to welcome our new members, Heather Harvey and Jan McPhee, to our club and hope you enjoy your bowls. Next week we will be holding a Biggest Morning Tea which will be Lunch. Lunch is provided. Please bring your own pretty cup, saucer and plate to use.

Following Lunch will be our Trading Table pick-a-box with numbered prizes meaning that that is the prize you get and not a choice from the table. Players must ring in to play as normal. We are also celebrating a special birthday for Pam MacRae. Social bowls, call Table Selectors Rosemary Mitchell and Kim Evans between 9am and 9.30am on 6862 1446. Social roster Rosemary Mitchell.

-by Rosemary Mitchell

Dragon’s Lair

Sunday, May 13, 2018 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played a Stableford Event for the Robert Hey Trophy with Margaret Rea supplying the Chocolates. Winner on the day was Rosscoe Smith with 39 Points who put Robert Rea into second place with 38 Points. Brian Hogan coming in third with 37 Points.

Moral to this once in a while Victory is not to beat Captain Chop as you guessed right. Four shot deduction on my Handicap. Nearest the Pin Winners first Ray Cabban, fourth Robert Rea, sixth Robert Rea and 15th Robert Rea. Really Robert with all those Nearest the Pin Results you would think you could accumulate a few more Points.

Lucky Card Draw won by Rodney Luyt. Bunny Award went to Richard Wells would you believe on a three way C/B. (All trying to build up their Handicaps.) Raffle Winner was Vince Kelly with Golf Balls going to William Warren,Mick Thorn and Robert Rea.

Next week we play a Stableford Event for the Richard Wells Trophy and Ross Smith to supply the Raffle. Big wake up call to the Dragons this week when the Bunnies served it up to us in Spades. Canberra this week in Mudgee. Go the Dragons.

-by Ross Smith

Netball News

Through the cold and windy weather, Saturday morning netball hot last weekend. While there has been a change of name, last year’s Division 1 runners up United McGrath’s have put their mark on the competition, indicating they are out for a finals berth only two weeks into the season, defeating the newly formed Galaxy. With several players new to the sport, Galaxy performed well and under the guidance of coach Christine Watson and are bound to grow and be a force to be reckoned with as the season continues. 

Wildcats defeated an undermanned Eagles side, with Eagles calling on several Division 2 players to step up and fill in vacant positions after injuries suffered during the game. Big thanks to Stella Neville who got to play with her older sister, and to Jessie Bush who played against her older sister. Both girls played well and should be proud of the effort they put in. 

After several weeks of team shuffling, the Division 2 competition should now be settled and players and coaches can start getting to know each other. The games on Saturday were wonderful to watch, and the skill of the girls will continue to increase as the season goes on. A big thank you to Carmel Laing, Mel Evans, Anita Morrison and Cathy Treasure for your patience as coaches so far this season. 

The SetGo Division continues to see many budding athletes with big smiles on their faces learning the game and skills of netball. It is great to see the players and parents supportive of this change in how the competition has started this season. 

The Net athletes again looked to have a fantastic morning, and congratulations to Lily Phillips on being awarded last week on her excellent pivot skills. Well done Lily!  Thanks again to those parents for helping last week with time keeping and the canteen. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Don’t forget the AGM being held on Monday, May 21. This week is Shoosh for Kids week, highlighting how we as spectators of children’s sport can impact the enjoyment of the sport for the children. Remember to show respect to all of the children and officials and that sport is there to be enjoyed. 

Results Round 3

  • Division 1: Wildcats 39 defeated Eagles 23 (Most Valuable Players: Emilia Takiari, Zoe Anderson). United 21 defeated Galaxy 17 (Most Valuable Players: Paris Curr, Kasey Macdonald).
  • Division 2: Wildcats 11 defeated United 3 (Most Valuable Players: Tia Dunn, Edie Seaman). Eagles 12 defeated Galaxy 4 (Most Valuable Players: Naomi Dunn, Lara Brown).

Round 4 Saturday, May 19

  • Division 1 - 9:30am: Court 1 Eagles 1 versus United 1 (Umpires: Kaitlyn Macdonald and Jack McGrath). Court 3 Wildcats 1 versus Galaxy 1 (Umpires: Julia Dunn and Maely Macgregor).
  1. Division 2 - 10:30am: Court 1 United 2 versus Eagles 2 (Umpires: Ally Bush and Paris Neville). Court 3 Wildcats 2 versus Galaxy 2 (Umpires: Julia Dunn and Holly Macgregor).
  • Set Go - 9:30am: Court 5 Eagles SetGo versus Galaxy SetGo. Court 6 Wildcats SetGo versus United SetGo. Net - 10am.

-by Lisa Nutley

SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend saw only three shooters out at the Deep Lead Range and shot at fox targets at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum of 530.53 points.

  • Ron Cunningham 280.24, 250.22, 530.46. Brian Drabsch 280.26, 249.22, 529.48.

David Wilson 280.28 for 25 meters and then practice on another target for an upcoming shoot in Sydney. Most of our regular shooter were away for Mothers day apparently. Our next shoot will be at 10am Sunday, May 20. It will be regular targets at both ranges. Don’t forget there will be no shooting the following Sunday May 27 as we are holding a working bee on both sides of the range. Any help would be appreciated. We have to make a number of frames to cover the target frame and a general clean up.

-by Brian Drabsch

Parkes Gun Club

Last Saturday the club held its May Shoot with competitors coming from Orange, Cowra and Dubbo. Conditions were cold and windy. The first three events were cash divides with all top scorers sharin in the prize money. The major event of the day was the 25 target handicap. After sharing several wins earlier Geoff Breadon, proudly showing off his new under and over, was equal to score with two top grade visiting shooters. He won this event convincingly after the following shoot off. This was a great win against two worthy opponents.

In the next several months the club will conduct several major events including the Central Zone Tower Championships and the Toby Hawke Memorial Handicap. In shoots away three Parkes members attended a major shoot at Cowra recently. They were Brett Dean, who won his grade in several events; Karl Milligan, who won one event outright and featured in various events all day, and newer shooter Reece Bodian who won the C Grade in most events. He won’t be in C Grade for long - great shooting boys at a strong club like Cowra.

-by Eric Miles


Canteen Duty: 12noon-12.30pm under 6s Pumas and under 6s Kookaburras. 12.30noon-1pm under 8s Parkes Services club and Under 12s United. 1pm – 1.30pm under 17s Glory and Under 7s Coates. 1.30pm–2.30pm Open ladies Boilers. No Ground Control

  • Under 6s 12pm L1 Pumas  versus Tigers, L2 Rabbits versus Kangaroos, L3 Lions versus Kookaburras, L4 Bears versus Wombats, L5 Emus versus Dolphins.
  • Under 7s 1pm L1 Coates FC versus Parkes FC, L2 Central West FDC versus Signs U See, L3 SBS Services versus Parkes Services Club, BYE Parkes SSF.
  • Under 8s 12pm G4A CWFD versus Parkes Services Club. 1pm G4A Merv & Sons Bus Services versus BDN Kitchens, BYE Mensland.
  • Under 9/10s 12pm G3 Leopards versus Tigers, G6A Cougars versus Lynx. 1pm G6A Parkes Services Club versus  Astrodish Panthers, BYE Pumas.
  • Under 12s 12pm G6B Olympic versus Brumbies (E. Hoswell), G2 Mariners versus United (S.Lowe). 1pm G1 Wanderers versus Victory (D. Hodges).
  • Under 17s 12pm G1 Jets versus Glory (J. Ford). 1pm G2 Mariners versus Parkes FC (B. Hutchings).
  • Open Ladies 2:15pm G1 PHFC versus Parkes Leagues Club Raptors (B. Hutchings), G2 Off the Rails versusTichborne Tigers (D. Parker), G6B HERS Raptors versus Darling Irrigation (S. Lowe). 3:30pm G1 Super Cellars versus Railway Hotel Boilers (A. Kronenberg), G2 Forbes Fury versus Star Hotel Cougars (L. Kronenberg).