Parkes sporting news | No 5s progress to the Zone play offs.

 Railway Bowlers No 5s: won all three games giving them a 10/0 win and progressing to the zone play off.
Railway Bowlers No 5s: won all three games giving them a 10/0 win and progressing to the zone play off.

Railway Bowls

Hello Bowlers

Fantastic news, the no 5s won all three games giving them a 10/0 win and progressing to the zone play off at Dubbo city on May 4-5. Saturday social we had ten bowlers with winners Col Boehm and Lea Tanks w15+19.

Runners up Kevin hynds and Lisa Thomson and Ron Murray 13+10.  Major Singles Flippy Fliedner defeated Tony Peisley 31-16. Mick Furney won over Graham Thomson 31-28 in a great match that either could have won.

Major Pairs John Corcoran and mike Valentine defeated George Greenhalgh and Col Hornery 19-17 in a very entertaining match.

Wednesday social 18 bowlers turned up on a very nice afternoon. A very special mention to Ken Bolton a visitor from Hervey Bay who bowled extremely well for a beginner.

Winners Gene Rapp and Col Honery W17+ 9 Runners up Mike Valentine and Greg Huggins W16+12 . Margins were 3,4,9,12 and marble 2 came out so next weeks jackpot is $214.

Easter April 20 we have two bowl triples power pairs 4x 9 ends get your teams together. Thursday night social bowls as usual.

Pictured: D.Miller, P.Job, J.Corcoran, L.Cross, L.Ramsay, T.Latter,Lee Hetherington, M.Furney. S.Frame, F.Fliendner, G.Leonard, L.Tanks. R.Griffith, G.Thomson.

Women's Bowls

Two games were played in the Club Championship Pairs this week Robyn Morgan and Maree Grant defeated Merilyn Rodgers.

Gwenda Carty and Cherie Frame defeated Chris Curteis and Marja Iffland. The next round will be played next week with Gwenda Carty, Cherie Frame v Minnie Riordan, Joan Simpson.

Lea Orr, Rosemary Mitchell versus Rhona Went, Liz Byrne. Jan McPhee, Kim Evans versus Maureen Baillee, Pat Cooney.

In a social triples game played Valmai Westcott, Laurie Keane, Hilda McPherson def Frances Charlton, Rosemary Mitchell, Joan Simpson. Welcome back Laurie.

Isabel Svendsen, Di Greenhalgh, Kim Evans defeated Christine Cox, Carol Reed, Maureen Baillee. In a game of Scroungers Lea Orr defeated Heather Harvey and Minnie Riordan.

Winners for the day were Gwenda and Cherie and runners up Chris, Carol and Maureen B. Next week the Easter Trading Table will be held with lots of prizes to be won.

On the first Friday of each month at the Friday night Badge Draw and prizes night, Ladies are invited to join together and enjoy socialising with each other.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea will be held on 21st May to raise money in the fight against cancer. Clubs from other towns will be attending and an invitation is extended to everyone, friends, family, etc to come along and help raise funds and enjoy some delicious morning tea. To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Brenda Davies and Di Howell between 9am and 9.30am. Social roster Marja Iffland.

Rosemary Mitchell


On Sunday, April 7 our annual inter town club challenge between  Condobolin, Forbes and Parkes was held in Bogan Gate. Also this year we welcomed a small team from West Wyalong. There were thirteen tables of players in all. The winners of the north south side were Alpana Mahagaonkar and Helen McQuie representing Forbes.

The east west side winners were Suzie McNamara and Margaret Hawken of Parkes. The winning club this year was Parkes. Congratulations to all our participants. The day was ably catered for by the Bogan Gate CWA ladies. Thank you for a delicious spread.

On Thursday, April 4 we played a seven table Mitchell game and the new winners for north south were Warren and Nancye Blatch 59.29 per cent who finally knocked Peter Quin and Louise Payne off top spot.

They scored 56.43. In equal third place with 52.5 were Dawn Phipps and Vicki Burke and Laurie Keane and Marlene Freeman. For east west Helen Hall and Jill Peterson topped with 59.58. Keith Fiedler and Greig Ball were second on 55.42 followed by Rosemary Morris and Beryl Twardy 54.17.

Monday night's winners were Keith Fiedler and Anne Berkeley with 63.69 per cent. Greig Ball and Gary Somers were second with 54.17 followed by Barbara Hughes and Beryl Twardy53.57 and coming in fourth were Wendy Andrews and Robyn Sheridan 50.6.

On Tuesday, April 9 there was a tie for first on the north south side between Greig Ball and Joan Reilly and Keith Fiedler and Jill Peterson all on 54.5 per cent. Third were Laurie Keane and Val Worthington 51.

For east west Peter Dearden and Isabel Orange topped with a good 63 per cent. Second were Val Boyd and Jenny Freeman 54.5 and in third place were Lee McCabe and Beryl Twardy 49.

Jenny Freeman


What a great first week of netball. The committee would like to ask if all players could arrive 15-20min before the start of their games to meet their teams, coaches and warm up before the commencement of games. Uniforms are black skirts/shorts and white shirts.

After this week we will break for two weeks over the school holidays and be back at netball on May 4. In the holiday break the committee will be looking at all teams and may need to regrade/shuffle players amongst teams where necessary.

Draws and umpires will be posted on this page each week and published in both Friday's Champions post and the Parkes Phoenix newspapers

Parkes Netball Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at the Parkes Services club on Monday 20th May at 7pm. Please come along and have your say about netball in Parkes. See you all Saturday, it's set to be a fantastic season of netball, for any enquires please contact Niki Guy 0405 160 830

Results - Round 1

Division 1: Tigers 44 defeated Panthers 4 (MVP: Lucy MacGreger and Marley Takiari), Wildcats 54 defeated Pumas 7 (MVP: Mhairi Wyllie and Ava Curr).

Go Division: Wildcats 13 defeated Tigers 0 (MVP: Edie Seaman and Josie Jennings), Pumas 14 defeated Panthers 4 (MVP: Grace Dunford and Jessica Morgan)

Saturday, April 13 Round 2

Division 1 - 9:30am

  • Court 1: Panthers versus Pumas (Umpires: Mel Evans and Julia Dunn)
  • Court 3: Wildcats versus Tigers (Umpires: Katie MacDonald and Jack McGrath)

Go Division - 10:30am

  • Court 1: Wildcats versus Panthers (Umpires: Ally Busy and Holly MacGregor)
  • Court 3: Pumas versus Tigers (Umpires: Paris Neville and Julia Dunn)

Set Division - 9:30am Court 4

Net Division - 10am Court 8

Lisa Nutley

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw six shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex. They shot at ordinary targets at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum of 500 points. This match was shot under near perfect weather conditions and with no wind to speak of.

Target Rifles

  • Brian Drabsch 250, 248, 498
  • John Davis 250, 244, 494
  • David Wilson 249, 235, 484, who was trying a new experiment on his rifle which did not work out at the longer distance.

Field Rifles

  • John Smeaton 248, 242, 490
  • Jim Nash 239, 218, 457

and Major Mitchell shot time true lie down Smallbore for practice only. Now that the reporting period expired on March 31 we will be reverting back to animal targets every second weekend. Our next shoot is Sunday, April 14 and will be fox targets at both ranges. Now is the time to start getting your required shoots up for the next round as there is plenty of benches vacant now and no waiting around to shoot. We have two club rifles to load to licenced shooters but they are not taken out to the range unless you ring 6862 1969 to bring them out. We have ammo out at the range if you don't have your own but they can't be high velocity ammo. We also have three testers to do your license application on, just call the number above for an appointment.

Brian Drabsch