Riverina Leader sport, June 7, 2017

THRILLING: Matt Davidson and Bec Carter compete during the polocrosse carnival at Euberta at the weekend. Picture: Laura Hardwick
THRILLING: Matt Davidson and Bec Carter compete during the polocrosse carnival at Euberta at the weekend. Picture: Laura Hardwick


SATURDAY saw 20 gunners challenge the clays. Mick Reed only missed one to finish on 49, he was followed by Greg Chapman  on 47, then Josh Arundell and Aiden Lynch both on 46.

The range will be closed on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 for the long weekend.

The next comp is Saturday, June 17 black powder from 1.30pm and Sunday, June 18, 200y cf score from 10am.

 For more info ssaawagga.org.au or Don on 6926 3757.

Rules Men’s Bowls

Major Pairs Championship 1st round: Paul Fitzgerald, Terry Rosewall def Christian Morgan, Peter Thornton 22/19; Bob Hart, Noel O'Brien def Pedro Rudd, Kevin Cheney 25/13; Barry Belt, Chris Leonard def Peter Dewhirst, Geoff Rainbird 21/17; Ross Maguire, Geoff Rutherford def Andrew Carey, Don Anderson 25/20.

Round 2 : Bob Hart, Noel O'Brien def Paul Fitzgerald, Terry Rosewall 21/11; David Streher, John Hetherington def Dane Bland, Nathan Willis 20/16; Nick de Bruyn, Nathan Gardiner def John Stout, Nathan Kemp 20/15 ; Col Plater, Bill Bishop def Keith Wellham, Ron Francis 22/12; Ross Maguire, Graham Rutherford def Barry Belt, Chris Leonard 24/18 ; Francis Ryan, Rod Cramp def Paul Fenwick, Jeff Post (on forfeit); Mark Pearce, Ross McKenzie def Zac Gabrielson, Paul Cooper 21/12; Darren Peak, Bernie Benson def Paul wilson, Shaun Desmond (on forfeit). 

Wednesday blind draw winners: John Ashcroft, Jack Cousley, Rob Nolan 22 points; runners up Chris Leonard, Henry Sperrin 21  points; 3 rd place Peter Dewhirst, Jim Carroll, Bernie Leitch 21  points. Jackpot winner Jack Jolley.

Friday Pairs winners: Peter Reid, Don Anderson 25 points; runners up Andrew Carey, Bill Bishop 21 points; 3rd place Doug Murray, Geoff Rainbird 20 points. Jackpot winner Peter Wild.

Saturday blind draw winners: Mark Pearce, "Cowboy" Metcalf 22  points; runners up Peter Dolden, Kevin Wales 19; 3rd place Keith Wellham, Mile Knezevic 18 points.

Sunday Mixed blind draw winners: Col Smith, Joy Robbins, Sharon Conners, 18 points; runners up Owen Cotterill, Anne Purcell 16 points; 3rd place Barb Cotterill, Tony Darcy 15 points.

Nomination sheet on board for Versatility 5's Open Draw Tournament; prizemoney $1750 with 8.45am start Sunday, June 25.

Nominations for Minor Pairs Championship close July 3 with first round to be played July 15.

Coming Events

  • Wednesday blind draw Triples: Names in by noon  for 1pm start 
  • Friday Nominated Pairs: Names in by noon for 1pm start 
  • Saturday Blind draw: Names in by  noon for 1pm start       
  • Sunday Mixed Blind Draw: Names in by 12.30 pm for 1pm start


I THINK we are almost back to normal after a hectic couple of weeks. 

A large part of the local members rode up to Port Macquarie for the Ulysses Club 34th AGM and all but a couple say they enjoyed the experience. 

The old saying; “you only get out of it what you put in”.  The actual AGM site was at Wauchope Showgrounds, 22 kilometres west of Port.

Outgoing president, Helena  Gritton, was awarded life membership for her service on the National Committee over the past 14 years and  the newly elected president is Jen Woods, from Canberra.

The club is in decline at the moment with only about 15,500 paid up members, down from 35,000 only three or four years ago. There are several  theories as to why and the current National Committee will be  addressing the issue with high importance. You want to hear some of the theories from the ground floor. Attendance at this years AGM was only just over 1900 where we normally would get around 3000.  

Members rode to The Port in small groups of three or four and all went different ways to achieve the same result. Our group of three rode to Bathurst where we stayed in a motel for the night, dining at a local pub with LOUD MUSIC.  Why does it have to be so loud?

The next day we were headed for Singleton via the Putty Road but when we got to the turn for the Putty Road we all decided that we needed some more fuel and ended up going through to Windsor and Wiseman’s Ferry, ending up the Newcastle  suburb of Cardiff, stayed there for the night.

Had a magnificent meal at the local RSL that evening, and left for   our destination the next morning where we arrived at 1pm.  

The journey home was Nabiac to visit the National Motorcycle Museum there and then Maitland and Singleton where we holed up for the night. 

Then it was off to Dubbo via Dunedoo and finally Parkes after I had a new tyre fitted at Dubbo. 

The next day, Tuesday, May 30 was where the good weather took a dive for the worst and we ended up in showers from Temora onward. The good weather returned the very next day.

On the local front there was a very good roll up at Billy’s for meet and greet on Saturday morning, in spite of the freezing weather conditions. 

On Sunday, June 5  brave souls took off for a ride around the traps with Sue on her Scooter peeling off at Junee to go home and do the ironing. 

The rest of us stopped off at Bethungra to have ‘tea and scones’ at the Old School T-House run by Garry and his lovely wife, Mrs Garry.  From there we slipped across to Temora, had a pie and milkshake, with the next stop Coolamon. Home James by 2pm. A beautiful sky-blue day but frigid.

The next ride on the calendar is Sunday, June 18 and will head out Narrandera, Whitton, Darlington Point and Colinroobie and our next Branch meeting will be Tuesday, June 20 at the Radio Club Rooms in Small Street.  

The weather is good for riding at the moment so enjoy it while you can.

Wagga City Golf

ROB Hodge this week took out the Vets on Monday 26 Nett from Les Hodges and Roy Sanders. 30 Nett got you into the ball list.

Ladies results this week are as follows

Tuesday May 30 - Stroke: 1st Round Captains Trophy. Winners: Division 1:  June Byrnes 77 nett. Division 2:  Glad Leitch 75 nett  Runner Up:  Val Williams 76 nett. Division 3:  Val Brunskill 70 nett;  Runner Up:  Carmel Pearce 75 nett. NTP:  Div 2:  Trish Gray;  Div. 3  Joan Veerhuis

9 hole comp: Winner:  Marg. Gregurke 41 nett

Friday, June 2: Stableford. Winners: Division 1:  Billie Johnston 41 points. Division 2:  Janine Fitzgerald 36 points. NTP: Div 1:  Dee Harley. Div. 2 Sue Mathews. Div 3:  Sandra Donohue.

Wednesday Men’s Comp this week was a single Stableford. Tony Merrigan took out A Grade on 36 from Matt McMullen and Peter Treharne both on 34. B Grade winner was Geoff Nicholls 38 from Rod Porter 36 and Peter Friedleib 35. To get in the ball list you needed 32 on a count back. John Mooney, Roman Adamcewicz and John Dare won the NTPs.

Thursday Vets was won by Barney Mathews, 34 Nett, from Charlie Down and Bill O’Rourke, 35 Nett.

THree clubs and a putter was the Event on Saturday surprisingly the scores were better than most weeks. Kyle Harrison won A Grade 38 points from Graeme Winson 37. B Grade went to Craig McDowall 42 Points Roger Taylor in second 37 points. C Grade going to Eddie wall 40 points and Phil Harrison 37 points. 31 c/b was the ball comp and Kyle Harrison winning the 9th NTP whilst Mark Beggs won the 13th and 18th.

Explorers Rifle Club

VERY still conditions for a 500 Yard match at Lockhart this weekend.  We had a working bee in the morning erecting new signage and repairing target frames.  Thanks to all those that attended. Following a barbecue lunch we commenced shooting at 1pm.

In F Class Neville Lyons and Graham Crowe with Neville winning by one centre. Though it should be noted that Graham was using his .223 F Standard rifle. In Target rifle Dave Xuereb and Scott Brindley continued their contest with Scott coming out on top again with his .223.

Miss Laura Brindley reported in from Canberra during the shoot. She was shooting 700M on the Majura range and scored her first double possible. 50.8 and 50.6 for a total of 100.14.  Well done Laura!

Next weekend will be a 600 Yard shoot. 

Results as follows: Target Rifle Scott Brindley-A-148.14, David Xuereb-A-145.12(Out of 150). F Class Ben Neville Lyons-FO-174.14, Graham Crowe-FS-174.13, John Dixon-FO-173.15, Rob Jeffery-FO-173.16, Brendan Crowe-FS-170.5, John Goodwin-FS-162.8 Donna Seberry-FS-162.6, John Smoothy-FS-159.4, Hubert Hassall-FS-151.2, Paul Golden 130.2, Matt-FS-116.(Out of 180).

Wagga Field and Game

WELL another Saturday shoot has arrived and has turned out to be a lovely winters day. No rain in sight, warm sunny day and slightly over cast. We had 32 shooters which is a little down on number but they all came to bust some clays and enjoy the range set up by Greg Newton, Steve Tipping, Milton Jaeger and Darren Inglis.


  • AA Grade 1st Mick Munro 
  • 2nd Greg “Spike” Newton 
  • A Grade 1st Michael Kruger-Davis 
  • 2nd Milton Jaeger 
  • B Grade 1st Darren Inglis 
  • 2nd Duncan Jaeger 
  • C Grade 1st Vicki McDonagh
  • 2nd Bob Tye on Count back from Matthew Armstrong

June shoot will start at noon.

With this being the long weekend some member have decide to stay overnight with diner at the Coolamon and back to the club for drinks around the camp fire. Those wish to say are welcome just remember to bring your swag.

Raffle won by Greg Newton. Next month shoot will be Handicap. 

Thanks to people who help will lunch and afternoon tea as well as help range setter pack up after the shoot, every extra helping pair of hand helps the job get done quicker. It helps get them who set up to back to the club for presentation and drinks fast. With Bruce Irvine recooperating after his light truck accident we will looking to find a couple of extra helpers for our June shoot 10th So let us know if you can help.

Matt Woolnough, Gary Brill and Darren Inglis will like some help as extra hands make the job a lot easier. Just a last note we have bucket hats, baseball caps available at the club for sale at $20 a head.