Parkes sporting news | Club Championship Triples to be played on or before July 16

JUNIOR LEAGUE: Parkes Marist Junior Rugby League players had the opportunity to join the Parkes Spacemen on the field during a home game in June. Pictured is Carter Moran with the ball, and his team mates. Photo: Jenny Kingham
JUNIOR LEAGUE: Parkes Marist Junior Rugby League players had the opportunity to join the Parkes Spacemen on the field during a home game in June. Pictured is Carter Moran with the ball, and his team mates. Photo: Jenny Kingham

Junior League

Round 9 K and H constructions under 12s had a draw against Forbes last Saturday.

Sportspower under 14 Whites lost to Forbes side on Saturday 34 -10.

MP Home and Design Under 14 Blues won against Forbes last Saturday 36 - 6.

Brian Collins Smash Repairs Under 16's won 20 - 8 against Forbes last Saturday in Parkes.

Bob Skinner Painting and Decorating Junior League Tag team won 28 - 8 against Forbes Blacks and then won against Forbes Whites 16-10.

Parkes Ex-Services Club Senior League Tag team lost by 2 to Forbes on Saturday 10 - 12.

Hansen Plumbing Senior League Tag Blue had a draw 16 all against Forbes last weekend.

Ladies Bowls

Two games of triples were played following 'the fog', with Di Howell, Hilda McPherson, Kim Evans defeated Rose Howlett, Maureen Miller, Merilyn Rodgers.

Ann Wright, Chris Curteis, Marja Iffland defeated Heather Harvey, Lea Orr, Lorraine Baker.

The draw for the Club Championship Triples to be played on or before July 16 as follows:

Bye Gwenda Carty, Cherie Frame, Rhona Went.

  • Di Howell, Eileen Bradley, Rosemary Mitchell versus Merilyn Rodgers, Margaret Hawken, Marja Iffland.
  • Maureen Miller, Maree Grant, Pat Cooney versus Chris Curteis, Jan McPhee, Kim Evans
  • Betsy Johnstone, Brenda Davies, Liz Byrne versus Heather Harvey, Audrey Jones, Joan Simpson.

Umpire Gwenda Carty.

The Cannon-Merritt will be played at Parkes on Wednesday, July 31 against Forbes, Teams as follows

  • One: Lea Orr, Maureen Miller, Merilyn Rodgers.
  • Two: Kay Craft, Heather Harvey, Marja Iffland.
  • Three Di Howell, Eileen Bradley, Jan McPhee.

Manager Marja Iffland.

If unable to play please contact Audrey Jones 6863 4242 or Di Howell 0409 643 004 ASAP.

There will be a Trading Table on July 16.

To play social bowls ring Table Selectors Rhona Went and Gwenda Carty. Social Rhona Went.

Rosemary Mitchell

Railway Bowls

Hello Bowlers, last Thursday we had one championship game played of major pairs.

Graham Cole and Graham Thomson versus Dougie Miller and Luke Ramsay. Luke and Dougie too strong on the day winning 29-13.

Saturday, July 6 there were 18 bowlers for social bowls. Winners were Col Boehm and Allan Curteis W 17+13, runners up Maria Willcockson, Terry Clothier and Luke Cross W 16+12.

Wednesday, July 10,16 players attended on a cold windy day.

Winners John Monti and Marty Fitzpatrick W 18+15, runners up Rob Clegg and John Corcoran W 18+11. Margins were 1,11,12, and 15. Marble eight came out so it jackpots to next week.

A game of Minor singles saw Terry Clothier versus Gene Rapp. Gene having the better of the day winning 31-15.

Triples to be played by July 21 are Geoff Leonard versus Graham Thomson, Tony Latter versus John Corcoran and Mike Phillips versus Steve Frame. Play, get a sub or forfeit.

Tony Latters Presidents day will be held on July 14 with a 10am start , club colours to be worn. Membership dues are over due so please can you pay them ASAP.

The draw for handicapped pairs is on the board get your teams in, minimum total to be 11 or over.

Raffles, joker and members draw on Friday night with happy hour as well. So get on down the railway a have some fun with your mates.

Dragon's Lair

Sunday, July 7 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played a Stableford Event for Ian Phipps's Trophy and Chris Goodies Raffle.

Winner on the day was Phil Winnenbom with a score of 41 points who received a six Shot Penalty on his handicap for his efforts. Runner Ups were Lyn Davison.Phil Smith and Phil Bishop.

Ladies Nearest the Pin Winners first and fourth holes won by Lyn Davison and 11th Dawn Phipps.

Men's Nearest the Pin Winners first No Winner. Jackpot next week.

Fourth Robert Hey and 11th hole won by our Gentle Giant in Kap Palenapa-Pile with a Birdie but if he keeps writing his name on the Ladies

Nearest the Pin we may have to have a whip around for a Pink Tu Tu.

Our Cuddly Bunny Award won by our President Reg who was possibly off his game when he realised his Golf Cart definitely requires Fuel to keep going forward.

Lucky Card Draw won by Robert Hey. Raffle won by Mick Smith with Golf Balls going to Chris Goodie, Lyn Davison, Bill Warren and Ross Smith.

Next Week we play a Team Event for Kap and Lefties Trophies with Brenda Wells supplying the Raffle. Go the Dragons.

Ross Smith

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw nine shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex. They shot at Buffalo targets at both 25 and 50 metres for a maximum of 520 points.

Target Rifles

  • David Wilson 270, 250, 520
  • John Davis 269, 248, 517
  • Brian Drabsch 270, 246, 516
  • Steve Mitchell 270, 246, 516
  • Ron Cunningham 270, 244, 514
  • Wally Rudenko 264, 239, 503
  • Jeff Charlton 266, 237, 503
  • Peter Nyman 265 for 25 metres only

Field Rifle

  • John Smeaton 267, 245, 512

Our next shoot is at 1pm Sunday, July 14 and will be ordinary targets at both ranges. We tried the new electronic recording attendances again on the weekend and after the information is entered it was a simple as a tap and go card as the info does not have to be entered again.

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks. It does use up a lot of paper in the form of a5 paper, which is a sheer waste.

Brian Drabsch


Duck Creek Picnic Races. Gadfly established a weight carrying record for the race when beating a good field in the Win Television Duck Creek Picnic Cup at Nyngan on Saturday.

Austin and Zaphod were the leaders in the 1250 metres Cup with Gadfly settling fourth in the eight horse field.Despite the hefty weight, Gadfly ( $6.50 ) took control to win by almost two lengths from Blue Channel ( Caitlin King, $3.50 ) and Austin ( Maddison Wright, $4.60 ) with Rehanaat ( $3.20 favourite ) the winner of the 2017 and 2018 Duck Creek Picnic Cups, finishing fourth.

First leg of a winning double for Angela Taylor was the Wayne Marsden, Menindee trained Late Return ( $4 ) which raced outside the leader before beating Pullman Brown ( Maddison Wright, $3.60 equal fav.) and Madison Gardens ( Steven Kehoe, $ 3.60 equal fav.) in the 900 metres Class 2 Handicap.

Ashley Boyd also had a winning double, Lenroy ( $3.20 ) for Bourke trainer James Hatch and Maria Elisa ( $4 ) from the Sharon Jeffries stable at Parkes.Slowly away, Lenroy rounded up the field to impressively win the Maiden Plate ( 900 metres ) from Bel Twista ( Maddison Wright, $1.90 fav.) and Small Dream ( Michael Wade, $7 ) while from fifth on the turn Maria Elisa made a strong, wide run to account for Vonnida ( Tim Grace, $4 ) and Three Rar ( Angela Taylor, $5 ) in the 900 metres Open Handicap.

This was the fourth win from six starts for Maria Elisa since being trained by Sharon Jeffries.

Forbes trainer Wendy Baker and Hawkesbury based jockey Michael Wade combined to win the Class B Handicap ( 1250 metres ) with Getting Ready ( $4 ) which tracked the leaders before racing to a one and a half lengths win over On A Promise ( Ashley Boyd, $3 ) and Work And Chat ( $2.50 fav).

More Ransom led for a while in the Class B Handicap ( 1250 metres ) but was no match for the recent Coonamble TAB winner Tapanui.Ridden by Maddison Wright for Nyngan trainer Rodney Robb, Tapanui ( $1.40 fav ) won by over eight lengths from More Ransom ( Alan Barton, $2.60 ) and Queen Majesty ( Tim Grace, $4.20 ).

Colin Hodges