Parkes sporting news | Round 13 and only two more weeks left of netball

This Saturday: Crazy Hair plus Sock Day.
This Saturday: Crazy Hair plus Sock Day.


Round 13 and only two more weeks left of rounding before the finals, looking back at the scores you can defiantly see how well teams have improved and it will be close to see who makes it to the finals.

Last week was defiantly the coldest night we have had so far and it was good to seem that teams were still keen to play, lets hope the next last few weeks aren't that cold.

Week 12 Results


  • Parke Cellars 33 defeated Bron's Babes 25
  • Platelets 31 defeated The Loose Screws 13


  • PHS Teachers 30 drew u15s Parkes Reps 30
  • Drama Llamas 15 defeated u14s Parkes Reps 9
  • Drama Queens 29 defeated Railway Hotel 24

Tuesday, June 11 Round 13 Draw

Set Up: Platelets


  • 6pm Court 1: Bron's Babes versus Platelets (Umpires: Jack McGrath & Lucy Dempsey)
  • 7pm Court 1: Parkes Cellars versus The Loose Screws (Umpires: Stacey Jones & Emily Jones)


  • 6pm Court 3: PHS Teachers versus The Railway Hotel (Umpires: Brooke Norman and Kaitlyn Macdonald)
  • 6pm Court 7: U15/17s Reps versus u14s Parkes Reps (Umpires: Kahlia Hayes and Hayley Hoffman)
  • 7pm: Court 3: Drama Queens versus Drama Llamas (Umpires: Paris Neville and Ally Bush)
  • Pack Up: Parke Cellars

Lisa Nutley

Veterans' Golf

A small field of twenty-five veteran golfers played at Parkes last Thursday while enjoying a wonderful change of weather from the week before.

Parkes had a rear victory in the Mick Miller Shield over Forbes, by the good score or 160 to 110.

This could be the result that Forbes was represented by only nine players. Gordon Christie (Pks) won the major prize on 29 points from Mick Bond (Pks) on 27 points. Don McKeowen (Bogan Gate) won the encouragement award.

Nearest the pin winners were Tony Cogswell, Michael Lynch and Ian Phipps.

This week we play at Forbes. On June 20 we have the 18 Holes Lachlan Valley Competition at Parkes, commencing at 10am. The Club will be open for a cup of tea at 8.30am.

On July 11 the Parkes veterans will have their Annual General Meeting after the round of golf.



This Wednesdays draw

A grade grand final

  • Top Flights versus Pluggas at TBC

Brett Jones will be scoring this game

B grade grand final

  • The Wolves versus Strikers at Parkes Hotel

Rob Clegg will be scoring this game

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, June 12 at Parkes Hotel 6:45pm. At least one person per team is to attend. If you are unable to attend please contact Leah on 0455 182 228.

Leah Roberts


Gulgong Sunday, June 9

Wendy Peel who was one of five jockeys injured in a five horse fall at Tamworth in early March, landed her first winner since the accident when Mr Pumblechook prevailed in a close finish to the 1200 metres Oatley Wines & Hamilton Island - Gulgong Cup on Sunday.

To help recover from a broken shoulder, the Tamworth based apprentice embarked on a rigorous fitness programme and was able to resume race riding at Muswellbrook in late May.

Given a charmed run by Peel behind the leaders More Than Art and Wollartant, the Cody Morgan, Tamworth trained Mr Pumblechook ( $3.40 ) wore down a tenacious More Than Art ( Billy Cray, $15 ) to score by a short neck with Attalea ( Jake Pracey-Holmes, $2.80 favourite ) a short head away third.

Wendy Peel who has been riding for less than two years has now ridden 66 winners.

Gulgong attracted a big crowd and there was a local victory in the opening event when the Brett Thompson trained Queen Isla (Jake Pracey-Holmes, $4.40 ) led throughout to beat Ticket To El Aye ( Daniel Pitomac, $9 ) and Nanga ( Kacie Chater ,$6 ) in the 1400 metres Maiden Handicap.

Mudgee trainer Bob Howe had a winning double, with Byzantium ( Tony Cavallo, $6 ) in front from the outset and Northern Conqueror ( $4.60 ) responding to hard riding by Tony Cavallo to reach the lead close to home.

Pat Farrell, a long time leading trainer at Muswellbrook combined with former Queensland jockey Rhiannon Payne to win the Maiden Plate ( 1000 metres ) with Calcitro ( $2.60 fav.) which led all the way to beat Donelita ( Jake Pracey-Holmes,$4.60 ) and Water Union ( Ashleigh Stanley, $7 ).

The Michael Mulholland, Wellington trained Butter Toast ( $6.50 ) was taken to the early lead by Daniel Pitomac and was a one and a half lengths winner of the 1800 metres Benchmark 56 Handicap.

Comzig ( Wendy Peel, $4.60 fav.) from the back of the field finished fast out wide to run second while Sorry I'm Awesome ( Billy Cray, $6 ) also finished well for third.

Colin Hodges