Parkes sporting news | What a difference a week makes!

Pennant 7's team Peak Hill: Last weekend the 2’s and 5’s had good wins and the 7’s had the bye – all three teams undefeated.

Pennant 7's team Peak Hill: Last weekend the 2’s and 5’s had good wins and the 7’s had the bye – all three teams undefeated.

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What a difference a week makes!

Last weekend the 2’s and 5’s had good wins and the 7’s had the bye – all three teams undefeated.

This week the 2’s travelled to West Dubbo and all three teams were beaten. Brett Frames team fared the best but went down 22 -26. Mark Dwyer’s side lost 17-23 and Mike Went’s side were defeated 12-23 – a 10-0 win to West Dubbo with an aggregate score of 73-51.

The 5’s hosted Parkes Railway club and the visitors claimed victory 9-1 with an aggregate score of 71-40, the only highlight of the weekend was Dave Johnson’s side having a win 19-16. Team Gary McPhee went down 28-9 and Team Col Mudie lost 27-12.

The 7’s didn’t fare any better when they visited the Parkes Railway Club. The home team won 10-0 with an aggregate score of 68-46. John Carr’s side were beaten 27-17 and Gordon Dickson’s side went down 26-15. Ron Hornery’s side came closest to a win, losing by one shot, 14-15.

The Flag was flying high last week but on Sunday night it was well below half-mast. Let’s hope it is at the top of the flagpole next Sunday.

Club Champions

During the week three Championship games were played, each of them resulting in rather comfortable wins.

On Thursday March 7, in a Major Singles match Mark Dwyer lead all the way to defeat Greg Howlett 31-19 and in a Major Pairs match George Boatswain and Ray Jones had a 25-12 win against John Davies and Graham Barby.

On Friday evening, March 8 Tom Furey and Dave Johnson were too good against Gary McPhee and Martin Tighe.

Social Bowls

Thursday March 7

A good turn-out of 30 players (including the six players involved in the Club Championship games) filled the green on a great day for bowling.

Results on the day were:

Colin Mudie and George Bradley 21 – Steve Ryan and John Watson 17

Rob Irving and Greg Huggins 23 – Gordon Dickson and John Dunn 15

John Corcoran, Maureen Baillie and Trevor Harvey 28 – John Ward, Gordon Dickson and Bernie Mitchell 20

Keith MacRae, Les Kent and Chris Dunn had a good win against Arthur Corbett, Ron Hornery and Warwick Parker

Tom Furey and Martin Tighe were too strong for Gary McPhee and Col Woods.

Saturday March 9

Another great day for bowling with twenty-six bowlers taking to the green with some surprisingly similar results.

Steve Turner and Allan Affleck had a close game against John Ward and John Wright. Scores were close all day and with seven ends to play scores were locked at 14 all. Six of the seven ends were won by one shot but Steve and Alan Scored three on the last end to win the match 21-16.

Ron Hornery and George Bradley had a similar battle against John Carr and Col Woods before Ron and George had a win by the same score, 21-16

In other matches:

John Dunn and Joe Crowley had a narrow win against Gordon Dickson and Greg Huggins 21-14

George Boatswain and Maureen Baillie got home against Rob Irving and Brian Townsend 22-15

Col Mudie and Steve Ryan were too good for Gary McPhee and Martin Tighe, winning 30-15

Brett Frame, Greg Howlett and Tom Furey played a two bowls triples match against Mark Dwyer, John Davies and Geoff Freeman. I’m not sure how many ends were played but the score card I have indicates

It was 19 all after twenty-two ends and Team Frame were the winners 25-21.

The Lucky Rink Jackpot wasn’t won and carries over to next week.

Twilight Bowls

Ten teams again turned out for what was a great night of Bowls.

Three Amigos got off to a flying start against The Golden Girls, winning the first two ends, to lead 6-0 and eventually ran out winners 17-10.

Casey Surveying had their first win of the year, beating We Wreck ‘em ‘N’ We Fix ‘em 16-10.

In other matches:

Bowls Bros 15 defeated Central West Glass 15-13.

Loopy Loppers 1 had a good win against Rebelle.

1300 Bugman had a comfortable against Loopy Loppers 2.

Thanks again to Tom Furey, Bob Riseborough and their helpers for organising the night and the supper.

Badge Draw.

The badge draw was won last week and will revert to $900 this week. As usual, it will be drawn on Friday night sometime after 8pm when the raffle is finished.

Hope to see you at the club for the chance to enjoy a great pub style meal, win cash, a meat tray or voucher and (if you are a Member) having a chance to take home the Badge Draw jackpot..

The Rookie

Macarthur Flames: We still have a number of players who are not registered. Anyone who’s name is highlighted on the scorecard means they haven’t registered and will not be able to take the court. If you have any troubles with registrations please let us know so we can help. Photo: Anna Warr

Macarthur Flames: We still have a number of players who are not registered. Anyone who’s name is highlighted on the scorecard means they haven’t registered and will not be able to take the court. If you have any troubles with registrations please let us know so we can help. Photo: Anna Warr

Netball

What a great first week for netball, awesome work to all the teams that played it was great to see so many people there on Tuesday.

Just a reminder to all teams to ensure you are at the courts with enough time to get your team organised and on the court on time. We need to ensure games start on time, so the bell will ring even if players are not on the court.

Can all umpires please ensure they sign the scorecard, and if you are replacing an umpire please cross off their name and write your name on the sheet. Players also need to sign the scorecard each week, to ensure they have played enough games when we get to the finals end of the competition.

We still have a number of players who are not registered. Anyone who’s name is highlighted on the scorecard means they haven’t registered and will not be able to take the court. If you have any troubles with registrations please let us know so we can help.

Round 1 Results:

Mixed

  • Bron’s Babes 40 defeated Platelets 13
  • Parkes Cellar 36 defeated The Loose Screws 5

Ladies

  • Drama Llamas 13 defeated The Railway Hotel 7
  • PHS Teaches 25 defeated u14s Parkes Reps
  • Under 15/17s Rep 29 defeated Drama Queens 13.

Round 2 – Tuesday, March 12

Round 2 – Tuesday 12th March

Mixed

  • 6pm Court 1 Bron’s Babes versus The Loose Screws (Umpires: Cath Ryan and Alana Ryan)
  • 7pm Court 1 Parkes Cellar versus Platelets (Umpires: Emily Jones and Stacey Jones)

Ladies

  • 6pm Court 3 U14 Parkes Reps versus Drama Llamas (Umpires Monica Murray and Jack McGrath)
  • 6pm Court 5 U15/17s Parkes Reps versus PHS Teachers (Umpires: Kaity MacDonald and Kasey MacDonald)
  • 7pm Court 3 The Railway Hotel versus Drama Queens (Umpires: Teagan Smede and Maely MacGregor)

Lisa Nutley

Veteran's Golf

Thirty-two veteran golfers played at Forbes Golf Course last Thursday.

The outright winner was Mick Bond (Parkes) on 27 points, one point ahead of runner-up, Dale Stait (Parkes).

The encouragement award was again won by Lynnie Roberts (Forbes). Parkes was successful in the Mick Miller Shield, 148 points to 140.

Nearest the pin winners were Neil Duncan, Garry Collitts in A grade, with Mick Bond and Tom Delmenico in B grade. Tony Cogswell took home the tray of meat.

We play at Parkes this week. Forbes are holding their ‘Week of Golf”, commencing on Monday, March 18.

Please support this well organised event. The AGM of the Lachlan Valley Association precedes the game on Thursday, March 21.

Mcl

Darts

Keith Rogan and Joe Van Opynen both hit a 180.

Last weeks results

Top Flights defeated The Wolves 7-0 with players player going to Keith Rogan for Top Flights and Dale Davis for The Wolves. High scores were Keith Rogan 180. Hans Christensen 138, 121, 4x 100. Dave Rogan 135, 123, 2x 100. Geoff Nolan 101. Dale Davis 104, 2x 100.

Strikers defeated Twist Tops 4-3 with players player going to Kathy Madden for Strikers and Bob Green for Twist Tops. High scores were Joe Van Opynen 180, 125, 121, 100. Kathy Madden 144. Peta Barnes 124, 102. Peter Clegg 104. Rob Clegg 101. Paul Roberts 100.

Pluggas defeated Budgies 5-2 with players player going to Gary Barber for Pluggas and Chloe Barnier for Budgies. High scores were Gary Barber 140. Michael Dunn 108. Darrell Bailey 3x 100. Jake Tonkin 125, 100.

This Wednesdays draw:

Twist Tops versus Top Flights at Tbcb

The Wolves versus Budgies at Parkes Hotel

Strikers versus Pluggas at Parkes Hotel

Meeting this Wednesday 13-03-19, at the Parkes Hotel 6:45pm. At least one person per team is to attend. If you are unable to attend please contact Leah on 0455182228. Team registration fees are due at this meeting, $40 per team for the year or $25 per competition (summer and winter).

Leah Roberts

Racing

Ashley Boyd was following in some famous footsteps when he strode out to mount Free Ticket prior to the running on Saturday of the 1400 metres Robinson Grain Tottenham Picnic Cup.

Free Ticket, the previous Sunday, had been ridden by superstar jockey Hugh Bowman when finishing fourth in a Benchmark race at the Mudgee Cup TAB meeting.

Bowman, the day after yet another win on champion mare Winx, had made a rare visit to a country meeting and rode Free Ticket for his parents Jim and Mandy Bowman who part own the six year old brown gelding.

“ Free Ticket was ridden last start by the best jockey in the world and today is being ridden by the fattest jockey in the world !, quipped Ashley Boyd.

Ashley was of course exaggerating about his weight as even under the higher scale at the Picnics he still made the 65.5kg handicap for Free Ticket.

The Emma Gill, Gulgong trained Free Ticket was brilliantly ridden by Boyd who obtained a good position behind the leaders.

In front turning for home, the strongly supported Dead Reckoning ( Michael Hackett, $2.80 to $2 favourite ) was overtaken and beaten a length and a half by Free Ticket ( $6 ) with Collins Street ( Ricky Blewitt, $17 ) running home well for third.

Winning trainer Emma Gill ( née Telfer ) was a talented apprentice jockey with 49 wins to her name while she has now recorded three wins as a trainer.

Michael Hackett, runner up in the Cup on Dead Reckoning, had earlier kicked home a winning double for Parkes trainer Sharon Jeffries on Maria Elisa and Fasfer.

A newcomer to the Jeffries stable, Maria Elisa ( $3.50 ) led most of the way to win the Tottenham Hotel Class 3 Handicap ( 800 metres ) while Fasfer ( $2.30 fav.), in the Maiden Plate ( 1000 metres ), set the pace before clearing out to score by five lengths.

Another all the way winner was former Queensland galloper Excelcat ( $1.70 favourite ), now trained at Nyngan by Rodney Robb and ridden by Maddison Wright in the 1000 metres Open Handicap.

Patiently ridden by Michael Wade, the seven year mare Getting Ready was a popular winner for well liked Forbes trainer Wendy Baker in the 1200 metres Goodsell Machinery Class 2 Handicap.

From near the tail of the field,Getting Ready ( $5.50 ) produced a stout finish to beat Sikum ( Michael Hackett,$3.80 ) by a length with over four lengths to Amare ( Ricky Blewitt, $6 ).

Now the winner of four races from 72 starts, Senoritaville was a good result for bookmakers when taking out the final event, the 1400 metres Class B Handicap, after a nice ride by Gilgandra based Michael Gray.

Trained at Cootamundra by Debbie Prest, Senoritaville ( $15 ) enjoyed a cosy run before finishing best to account for Spud ( Steven Kehoe ( $12 to $8 ) and Toorak Beauty ( Michael Wade, $17 ).

Sixteen year old Steven Kehoe, the son of well known jockey Jeff Kehoe, was riding at his first meeting and was responsible for a good front running ride on the Craig Tyack, trained Spud.

Under drought conditions, Tottenham racecourse very well presented and the outstanding committee was rewarded with a big crowd.

Racing on Saturday at Broken Hill ( St Pats meeting ) and Crookwell Picnics and on Sunday at Bathurst ( TAB ).

Colin Hodges