Narromine sportings news

All Welcome: A Charity Day this Saturday from 2pm with all proceeds going towards helping the family of Jamari Clarke. Dress is casual.
All Welcome: A Charity Day this Saturday from 2pm with all proceeds going towards helping the family of Jamari Clarke. Dress is casual.

Bowling

Bowlers and non-bowlers, boys and girls. The organising committee have organised a plethora of prizes, raffles, Food and entertainment and all for just a mere $20 per head. 

So if you’re a mind to support this event simply ring the Club on 6889 1164 to enter or wander up the Club before 1pm Saturday and “Plonk” your name down on the nomination form, which of course is attached to the Club’s Bowls Notice Board.

Speaking of the Club’s Notice board? That also is the place where the Nomination List for the upcoming “FINO” Day and Club A grade Triples resides and again intending players should check these two flyers out and make sure they don’t miss out of what are traditionally great events. 

Social bowls this week saw smallish fields go round on Thursday and Sunday, with perhaps the weather having a bit to do with it, but for those who did participate in the bowling activities. It certainly wasn’t gloom and doom for some at least.

On Thursday Clifton Harris, Phil Harding and Don Sullivan put the sword to Richard, Bob and Danny, thrusting their way up to the podium courtesy of a 28/12 win and some 16 points.

Sunday saw Danny redeem some pride when he and partner Kevin McDonald got the win and all the chocolates on offer thanks to a solid 15/08 win over Ronnie and Bill.

Our Annual General Meeting has been gazetted for Sunday 23rd September at 10am, and hopefully by the time this column hits the stands, all positions on the Board of Management will be filled.

Congratulations to Aaron Clark, Sam Crook and Robbie Stanford on their play last weekend at the State Inter-Zone Sides Championships held at Wagga.

All three Players had stellar performances over the two days, especially Aaron’s Saturday Afternoon effort, which saw him awarded the Coach’s MVP.

Our Zone representative squad performed above expectations, and whilst defeated by the eventual State Champions from Zone 12 certainly weren’t overawed by the names, and it augers well for the future of our Zone Rep Teams.

-by Norman Bohm

Lady Member’s Golf 

Nine Hole comp. winner was Marie Bishop 32 ½ nett winning on a count back from Leonie Crawford 32 ½ nett. Leonie won Drawn Card. Raffle was kindly donated by Pam Hamilton won by Peta Ferrari.

Saturday, September 8 ten players attended (four of the ten played 9 holes) Stroke Scratch and Handicap event with Tracy McIntyre’s kindly donated Trophy.

18 hole A grade Handicap and Trophy winner; Sue McCutcheon 69 nett, A grade Scratch winner; Betty Berryman 85 sch.

Only one B grader attended, Jan Brennan who won one and only opp. ball 74 nett. C grade Handicap winner Marie Houghton 75 nett. C grade scratch winner Jeanette O’Brien 112 sch.

Nine Hole comp Handicap winner; Marie Bishop 36 ½ nett and R/Up Leonie Crawford 37 ½ nett. Nearest Pin ninth was not won. 17th nearest pin won by Betty Berryman. Raffle kindly donated by Tracy McIntyre won by Marie Bishop.

Four Warrior Ladies travelled to Warren Sunday, September 9 for Warren Open Tournament. Results of their efforts next report. 

Today September 12 (draw starters Peta/Heather) will see Veterans Championships A,B and C grades ( trophy don. by Vet Men) plus Super Vet (Trophy don. by Joan Collins). This is an All Day don’t forget your plate for lunch. 

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 Men’s Four Ball Veterans Championships. There is a ladies comp if you wish to play either day.

Wednesday, September 19 the sixth round Monthly and WGNSW Medals plus Committee Meeting after Presentation. Draw Starters Gail/Tracy. Weekly Ponder;-Marriage is a relationship in which one is always right and the other is the Husband.

-by Granny Golfing Guru

Men’s Golf

Last Saturday we had 19 starters in a Monthly Medal sponsored by Ron Powell and Bill Burke.  A grade was won by Steve Buckley with a 63 nett while B Grade was won by Chris Harding with a 68 nett.

Other good scores included Steve Gillette 66, Nathan Walker 67 and Tony Mann 67. NTPs ninth Tony Mann and tenth Steve Buckley.

On Sunday we had 23 starters in a 4BBB sponsored by Mal and Tracy McIntyre. Glen Monaghan and Ross Smith had 49 points to win from Jamie McKinnon and Sam Brien with 47 points.

Also on 47 points were Greg Barling and Phil Johnston while on 46 points we had Bob Fletcher and Ron Jackson. NTPs 9th Glen Monaghan and tenth Sam Brien .

Next weekend we are hosting the NSW Sandgreen Veterans 4 BBB over both days, We will be still running  separate comps in the afternoons for those who aren’t playing the Championships.

-by Peter Treseder

Racing

Triple Win: Scone based Vad Bolozhinskyi rode three winners for Coonabarabran trained Graeme Brooker. Photo: Barry Smith 050814BSD12

Triple Win: Scone based Vad Bolozhinskyi rode three winners for Coonabarabran trained Graeme Brooker. Photo: Barry Smith 050814BSD12

Balmain missed a place in the NRL Finals this year however a former Tigers player,Gavin Groth, now a racehorse trainer at Gunnedah, won the B and W Rural Collarenebri Cup ( 1400 metres ) on Saturday with Beale Street.

A recent winner at Coonamble, Beale Street ( $3.60 ) at Collarenebri was taken to the early lead by Jake Pracey-Holmes and in new track record time won by over two lengths from Prettylittlefellow ( Vad Bolozhinskyi, $5 ) and Zoutenant ( Michael Hackett, $2.70 favourite ).

Scone based Vad Bolozhinskyi rode three winners at the meeting including a winning double , Tattinger and Operatic, for Coonabarabran trained Graeme Brooker.

Tattinger, a winner two starts back at Scone, backed from $3 to $2.70 favourite at Collarenebri,  burst clear from a pack of five to score a convincing win over Newcastle Dancer ( Scott Sweedman. $3.60 ) and Diamond Court ( Wendy Peel, $5) in the 1000 metres Joe and Jane Willis Memorial Benchmark 50 Handicap.

In an exciting finish to the Jack Meaney Memorial Maiden Plate ( 1200 metres ), Operatic ( $4.40 ) came home fast on the outside to win by a short half head from Carinda Road ( Rasit Yetimova, $3 equal favourite ) with Spy’s Shadow ( Michael Hackett, $4.40 ), a head away, third.

The third leg of the Vad Bolozhinskyi treble, the Douglas Fernando, Moree trained Beau In Chains ( $2.50 favourite ), tracked the leader then shot away to win the Benchmark 45 Handicap ( 1200 metres ) in new track record time from Road To Nowhere ( Wendy Peel,$3 ) and Festival Of Light ( Michael Hackett, $4.40 ).

Lightly raced three year old gelding What Diddy Say ( $2 favourite ) was well ridden by Parkes jockey Michael Hackett when holding a narrow lead turning for home then moving away to win the Maiden Handicap ( 800 metres ) by a length and a half from Silly Talker ( Wendy Peel, $5 ) and An Absolutemiracle ( James Rogers, $4.80 ).

What Diddy Say is trained at Parkes by George Wright for a Trundle syndicate including the Taunton family.

Final event, the 1600 metres Benchmark 50 Handicap, saw the Lindsey Kennedy, Coonamble trained Genetics ( Jake Pracey-Holmes, $4.40 ) leading most of the way when a three lengths winner over Double Eagle ( Daniel Pitomac, $2.50 ) And Bon Honour ( Rasit Yetimova, $2.20 favourite ).

-by Colin Hodges