Riverina Leader sport, August 2, 2017

HAWKS: Under-11s EWK netballer Rowan Smith holds the ball during the junior netball game against TRYC on Sunday morning at Gumly Oval. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
HAWKS: Under-11s EWK netballer Rowan Smith holds the ball during the junior netball game against TRYC on Sunday morning at Gumly Oval. Picture: Kieren L Tilly


IT HAS been a quiet week, once again with the only activity being the Saturday morning Meet and Greet with 17 in attendance. Ross Woodbridge turned up in his left-hand drive 1960’s Chev Corvair (in immaculate condition) which got all the girls a bit giggly. Lorraine couldn’t help herself and  jumped in the driver’s seat but couldn’t find the get-up-and-go button. Just as well. Sunday was quite good weather wise  and a few did go off into the sunshine rubbing a bit more tread off the tyres. It was nice to see a bit of decent rain on Monday and we hope it holds off for today’s Wednesday ride and Sundays ride to Morundah where we meet up with others from the district for our annual feast.  Cost of the meal will be $30 which includes sweets and tea or coffee.

August 19 it’s off to The Temora Aviation Museum where they will be having a fly day. This is always a good event  and food and drink is no problem, being available on site. One event which is gaining a lot of interest is Woody’s mid week over-nighter to Albert which will leave Billy’s at 9:30am on August 23.  Accommodation is at the Albert Hotel or you can take a swag if you are brave an slightly demented.  For further info give Greg call on 0488 772 900.

On Sunday, September 3 the ride will take in Tumbarumba, Tooma, Corryong and Jingellic, returning home through Holbrook and Mangoplah. Then there is the Tri Branch weekend at Jerilderie on September 8 to 10

Remember that all rides start at 9.30am. That will change on  September 1.

Indian Motorcycle is thrilled to announce the launch of the 1 in 50 Competition.

If you book a Weekend Escape on any Indian motorcycle from July 1 until September 30, 2017, and buy a bike from either our Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth Dealership, you have a 1 in 50 chance of winning back the cost of your new ride.

The Editor of the Riding On is always on the lookout for photos including captions. Please email to ridingon@ulysses.org.au with the deadline for submissions of ride reports, stories and photos for the Riding On, approaching, please take the time to tell us what's been happening in your Branch, on the really good ride you did, or your new bike. Please send your reports, photos and stories to Gary at ridingon@ulysses.org.au.  

For further information on the Ulysses Club call 0408 420 766  or get on to  headquarters on 1300 134 123 or 02 4647 7772. Enjoy the breeze and watch out for the trees.


I HAVE the internet again so shooting news is back on. The Murrumbidgee Muster was not held this year due to very low numbers of black powder shooters but it is hoped it will see more competitors and be on again next year.

On Sunday the fly shooters took advantage of the fifth Sunday to stage a 500m match as a prelude to the Blue Heeler. Competition was fierce at the top with Rob Cheetham on 242.01 just pipping Barry Wild (241.01). Tony Gestier on 210 and two flies filled third place.

There is no competition on the 5th and 6th as it would have been  the Murrumbidgee Muster.

Saturday, August 12  is shotgun from 1.30pm and Sunday, August 13 is military range rifle (5 at 100; 10 at 200 and 5 at 300).  For more info ssaawagga.org.au or Don on 6926 3757.

Rules Men’s Bowls

FRIDAY Fully Loaded Blind  Pairs winners and $100 prizemoney Jeff Post and Charlie Ryan 2 wins plus 26 shots points; 2nd place and $60 prizemoney Andrew Carey and Kevin Tyrrell 2 wins plus 18 shots  Best 1st game $20 Ron Smith, Bernie Bensun plus 11; best 2nd game $20 Dennis Rawlings,Wayne Smithers plus 12 shots.

Wednesday blind draw Triples winners: Andrew Carey, John Ashcroft, Kevin Wales 23 points; runners up Paul Fenwick, "Cowboy" Metcalf 22 points; 3rd place Ralph Todd, John Stemp, Steve Brown 21 points.

Saturday blind draw winners: Bob Robertson, Eddie Forbes 18  points; runners up Paul Wilson, Peter Wild 17 points 3rd place Lonnie Hampton, Bob Linnett 16 points.

Sunday Mixed mufti blind draw winners: "Tiny" Bower, Greg Newbold, Ollie Henderson 20 points; runners up Barry Belt, Wal Green, Terry Hilton 19 points; 3rd place Jeff Post, Joy Percival 17 points.                                                                                               

Bowlers are advised that owing to the State No 2 Grade State Pennant finals at the Rules Club Greens there will be no social bowls on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this coming  week.

Coming Events

  • Wednesday blind draw Triples: names in by noon  for 1pm start        


MONDAY Vets this week was won by Tony Thompson with 33 Nett on a count back from Bernie Mogford. All 35s won a ball in the ball comp. Tuesday Ladies Results for the 4th GNSW Medal

Div. 1 Pat Tooze 97-23-74 c/b. Runner up:  June Byrnes 95-21-74. Div. 2:  Marg Hogan 96-29-67. Runner Up:  Sue Oakman 101-29-72 Div. 3:  June Rootes 103-31-72. NTP:  Div. 1 Kitty Howe, Div. 2 Una Pocock, Div. 3 Janine Fitzgerald

John Parker took out A Grade honours on Wednesday this week with 39 points.

Andy White came in next with 36 points. B Grade winner was Peter Friedleib 39 points and Mic Devries second with 36 points Balls went down to 33 on a count back. Peter Treharne, Steve Hall and Warren Lynch won the NTPs.

Thursday Vets were won by John Burkinshaw 33 Nett, Bill O’Rourke came in second 34 Nett. 36 points on a count back won a ball.

Friday Ladies Event this week Division 1 - Anne Leonard 38 pts. Runner Up Una Pocock 32 pts. Division 2: - Pat Grieve 30 pts. Runner Up:  Cae Cobby 29 

Worthy of a special mention is Anne Leonard's Slam Dunk 3rd shot on the Par 4  4th for a three of five points!

After working hard in golf simulator this week Geoff Nichols cleaned up in A Grade with 42 points. Peter Treharne had 38 to come in second place. B Grade winner was Steve Weeton 37 points from Ray Barnett 36 points on a count back from Ross Henley. Dean Merrigan won C Grade 38 points Frank Veliscek 36 points. Ntps went to Mark Beggs, Peter Taylor, Paul Hallam and 31 points on count back got into the ball list.

Our 18 Hole Sunday event was won by Roy Sanders with a massive 44 points from Phil Harrison 41 points and all 35s or better won a ball.


AT LOCKHART this Saturday it was a 500 Yard shoot.  The wind looked difficult from the mound but if the stronger gusts were avoided and you were careful about direction changes it was a lot easier than it looked.

In F Class John Smoothy threw the gauntlet down early with a great return to form.  But Graham Crowe managed to get past him by one point in the first stage.  Not to be outdone John put in an even stronger second stage with an 87.4 out of 90 which Graham could not match.  John was very much in the “zone” and his second stage was great to watch as he maintained his rhythm and his group settled around the Super Centre.

In Target Rifle Scott Brindley returned to his 308 with new stock and had a good run till the 2nd last shot of the second stage when he dropped one out of the Bullseye.  Ken Cooke had a good second stage shooting F Class with open sights.

A reminder that our Prize Meeting is coming up with the Sweepstakes on August 19 and the main event on August 20.  We will be preparing targets next Saturday morning as well as some other jobs including cleaning the clubhouse. If you are available your assistance would be  appreciated.

Target Rifle Scott Brindley-149.112, Dave Xuereb-146.14. (Out of 150).

F Class  John Smoothy-FS-169.9, Graham Crowe-FS-168.11, Ken Cooke-FS-156.6, Hubert Hassall-FS-146.1. (Out of 180)

Next week will be a 600 Yard Trophy Shoot. 


TUESDAY, JULY 25: SOCIAL BOWLS: A. Bower & M. Hounsell def G. Smith & J. Wilson. L. Carroll & F. Mahon def J. Edwards & K. Reid. Winners: I. Crouch, M. McCrum & K. McMillan def B. Belt, P. McDonald & S. Lucas

THURSDAY: G. Smith, M. McCrum & B. Cotterill def A. Leonard, P. McDonald & J. Chappelow. J. Robbins, I. Crouch & V. Burkinshaw def N. Post, N. Gay & K. Reid. M. Williams, J. Edwards & M. Henderson def A. Purcell, J. Mitchell & T. Iirilli. Winners: A. Bower, J. Stair & F. Mahon def E. Larkin, v. Quigley & J. Wilson.


Lettuce Pray last. Scr: Hookes Lore. 3.8m x 3.9m. Time: 2.12.3 (rate 2.01.3) 5-RON CROUCH TRANSPORT PACE 1755m 1.90 fav OKONLYOK (b g 4 Safari – Only One. Trainer: C C McPherson) fr (T J Gilligan) 1, 10.30 RUBYS SHADOW fr (M J Buckingham) 2, 10.10 JUSTCALLMECHIEF fr (M P Berger) 3. Then followed: 3.30 Mister Decorum 20.60 Kennys Fella 57.60 Refused Service 24.00 The Mighty Falcon NZ 26.30 Conrod Kenze 46.50 Iwasinthepool last. Scr: Miss Peabody NZ. 4.2m x 2.9m. Time: 2.09.9 (rate 1.59.1) 6-TAB PACE 1755m 4.30 LETS HOPE HIS GOOD (b/br g 5 Artistic Fella USA – Sister Soul. Trainer: S J Harris) fr (A S Jenkins) 1, 20.00 OHOKAS ROMAN NZ fr (M A Harrington) 2, 9.00 IM TILLY DEVINE NZ fr (R E Druitt) 3. Then followed: 2.80 fav All Together Betta 5.50 Idunnoyet 16.50 Norms Courage 24.30 Glenburn Cheeky 20.00 Major Maguire 33.60 Paulie Walnuts 15.50 Chinghi last. All started. 1.4m x 3.1m. Time: 2.12.2 (rate 2.01.2) 7-COREY TOZER CONSTRUCTIONS PACE 1755m 2.40 fav CAMS A MILLION (br g 3 Million Dollar Cam USA – Dollys Sokys. Trainer: M T Diebert) fr (M T Diebert) 1, 33.10 BLISSFULDAY fr (S J Harris) 2, 93.60 Shes Gifted 21.60 Kamwood Izzy 50.20 Artistic Bill 6.50 Kellys Beach 21.70 Mach Charm 10.20 Tommy Parker 19.90 Tophat 3.30 Harry Turbo last. Scr: Cant Catch Him. 16.7m x 1.2m. Time: 2.10.7 (rate 1.59.9) 8-TASCO PETROLEUM PACE 2165m 10.10 OUR RED JACK (b g 4 Aces N Sevens USA – Glenburn Smoothie. Trainer: R A Walker) fr (R A Walker) 1, 6.00 COMEDY OF MANNERS fr (D E Kenna) 2, 8.20 SAND SAFARI fr (S P Hallcroft) 3. Then followed: 7.40 Park Run 2.20 fav Sway 77.40 Famous Brew 7.80 Bonnybobbyshaftoe 34.40 Janes Idol 37.80 Dream Safely 56.20 Robins Gift last. All started. HFHD x 5.9m. Time: 2.45.5 (rate 2.03.0) 9-EQUISYNERGY 2YO PACE 1755m 1.70 fav WESTERN RON (b g 2 Western Ideal USA – Dance For Madi. Trainer: B A Harpley) fr (B A Harpley) 1, 6.00 MISS ELLY MAY fr (S M Maguire) 2, 5.40 RUN BUSINESS RUN fr (R W Maguire) 3. Then followed: 21.20 Conquer The Day 37.10 Susan Joy 12.70 Bemajor 75.60 Buckledown Buddy 12.40 Eva Kelly last.