Riverina Leader sport news

GOTCHA: Will Merritt is tackled by Tim Hurst and Kyle McCarthy in the Brothers and Southcity group 9 match at McDonald's Park. Picture: Les Smith

GOTCHA: Will Merritt is tackled by Tim Hurst and Kyle McCarthy in the Brothers and Southcity group 9 match at McDonald's Park. Picture: Les Smith


Last Monday’s Vets comp saw Kerry Smith score 33 nett to win by two shots from Bob Alexander, 35 nett.

It was good to see Maureen Martin take on the men, and she did so in style, with a score of 36 nett to claim third spot on a c/b from Ken Batt and John Hazell. Bernie Mogford, and Denis Adams each carded 37 nett, followed by Barry Longmore 38 nett on a c/b from Roy Sanders. 

In Thursday’s comp, Russell Parr ignored the pain of a nagging hip injury to score 31 nett for a solid win from Les Hodges, 33 nett, followed by Bert Adams 34, Danny McIntyre, Eddie Wall, Tony Thompson and Bob Moore 35, and Denis Stillman and Bernie Mogford, 36 nett.

The ladies played a stoke event last Tuesday, with the consistent Monica Kember taking out Division 1 with 70 nett, from June Byrnes 72 nett. In Division 2, Pam Seymour scored 70 nett for a win, from Carmel Pearce,

73 nett c/b, while Cae Cobby really got her game together with a terrific round of 66 nett to win Division 3, from Vi Gardner 73 nett c/b. NTP’s to Jan Marks (Div 1), Marg Bradley (Div 2) and Janine Fitzgerald (Div 3).

Brian Smith had plenty left in the tank after he cruised to 40 pts to win the 

A Grade voucher in last Wednesday’s Members’ Stableford event, followed by Steve Hall 38 pts on a c/b from Bob Alexander. In B Grade, Eddie Wall fired up again for 42 pts to win a close one from Rod Whitlock 41 pts on a c/b from Peter Friedlieb. NTP’s to Rod Whitlock, who landed it less than a metre from the pin on the long and tricky 9th hole; Kerry Smith on the 13th and Tony Merrigan on the 18th.  Ball comp to 35 pts on a c/b.

Tony added to his week’s winnings when he also claimed the A Grade voucher in Saturday’s Stableford comp, scoring 40 pts to easily account for Grahame Winson 37, and Andy White 36 pts.

In B Grade, Mark Beggs scored 41 pts for a good win, from Tim Crowley 40, and Steve Rodham 37 pts. Daryl Dickinson played well for 40 pts to get home in C Grade, from Kevin Rafter 39, and Ron Flannigan 38 pts. NTP’s to Mick Laurent, Steve Purcell and Charlie Adams. Ball comp to 33 pts on a c/b.

The Business Girls also played a stableford event on Saturday, with Kerrie Celegon finding her way back into the winner’s circle with 41 pts, from Maureen Foley 40 pts, while the NTP on the 18th was won by Sue Matthews. 

Tim Barlow’s Sunday Stableford comp rounded off the week, and Rick Leonard ran hot with 45 pts for a clear win from Roy Sanders, Kyle Harrison and Peter Austin on 37 pts, and Barry Miller 36 pts on a c/b.

Riverina Travelling Bowls

WOW! How about the response to the Henty Community Club event  last weekend Sunday, May 27. What a success that day and the event, bringing the folks and bowlers from Henty to greet the Riverina Travelling Bowlers Inc.

Mick Brougham co-ordinated and represented the president on the day. This made us welcome and was a great support to the success of the day, which included two games of bowls and lunch, prepared by the volunteer Lady Bowlers headed by Alison Schwartz, well done to you and your valued help and contribution. Greens were a picture and on the fast side and everyone was amazed at how well they preformed.

We can only appreciate the efforts and dedication of Bruce Diffey for his labour of love as the greenkeeper. At the welcome we could see the wonderful touch as the tables were beautifully presented, encouraged  us to look forward to an exciting  day of bowls and spirited friendships. The venue was supported by the welcoming faces of the local club members, all attired  to play their best bowls. 

The atmosphere was of anticipation to enjoy one and others company, while the event organisers teamed the players for battle and friendly competition on the green. Players representing Riverina Travelling Bowlers came from Gundagai Tarcutta Wagga RSL and Wagga Rules Clubs Yerong Creek Bowling Clubs, joined with Henty Community Club, 41 in the morning enjoyed the bowls and adding  to the numbers and after lunch another five bowlers attended the event, totalling 46 for the day.

Great effort to all.

Winners overall on the day were 2 game winner with the highest margin Barry Metcalf, Sam Harrison and Des Speer.. well done guys ...running’s up and a close second was Mick Brougham’s team Kevin Bourke and Jenny Croaker... all enjoyed the competition.

Next event is the AGM on June 3 at the Riverina Rules Club Lounge starting at 10am followed by a BBQ lunch and afternoon bowls. All welcome, new, current and past members are encourage to attend this important event.

Next Monthly Inter Club event will be at Lockhart Bowls Club on Sunday, July 1, at 19 Green Street.  All welcome, further details as the event gets closer.

Enjoy your bowls take care of each other, be happy and share your passion for bowls with a friend. Have a great week!