Riverina Leader sport news

YOUNGSTER: Jack Pollock at bat during the Lake Albert Public v Eden Public School clash earlier this week. Picture: Emma Hillier
YOUNGSTER: Jack Pollock at bat during the Lake Albert Public v Eden Public School clash earlier this week. Picture: Emma Hillier

Rules Men’s Bowls

HONOUR: Ken and Carolyn Martin receive life membership, Coleambally Golf Club.

HONOUR: Ken and Carolyn Martin receive life membership, Coleambally Golf Club.

THE 2018 Graded 5-6-7 Triples Tournament sponsored by Comm Bank, Riverina Cranes and Tasco Petroleum saw teams from Adelong, Junee, West Wyalong, Barmedman, Tumbarumba, Yerong Creek and and local clubs compete for $2800 in prizemoney.

Three teams go through the two days undefeated with Bob Stoll, Phil Post, Bill Creasy claiming first prizemoney of $900 with six wins plus 77 shots.

In second place and prizemoney of 600 was Tony Parkes, Michael Hughes, Keith Maitland with six wins plus 63 shots and 3rd prizemoney of $450 was won by Keith Wellhan, Mick Foxall, Tony Cantwell with six wins plus 26 shots.

Best day 1 card prizemoney of $180 went to Ethan Sainsbury, Jed Passlow, Allan Shaw with two wins plus 16 shots and best day two  prizemoney went to Andrew Carey, Jim Sloan, Alan jacobson with three wins plus 28 shots.

Wednesday Blind Draw Triples was sponsored by Duffy Bros Fruit & Veg, Windscreen Doctor and Battery World and saw Andrew Carey, Jim Davis, Alan Jacobson claim the winner’s prize with 26 points.

Runners up were John Hetherington, Jim Sloan, Steve Brown on 25 points; third place to Mark Pearce, Rod Roy, Keith Browne on 21 points.

Friday Nominated Pairs was sponsored by Flick Pest Control,Remedial Massage and the Rules Club. The winners with 27 points were John Hetherington and Bernie Leitch; runners up Doug Kinder, Mark Pearce on 26 points; third place to Rob Marshall, Paul Fitzgerald 25 points.

Sunday Mixed blind draw winners: Elaine Larkins, Bev Robinson 19 points; runners up Alice Bower, Anne Purcell 17 points.

Nomination sheet on board for the annual Nostalgia Day Tournament against South Wagga for the Mick Nelson Perpetual Trophy to be held December 2 with a 10am start. Two games, 21 ends, plus lunch provided.


  • 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 5pm for 5.30pm start.


TONY Thompson ran hot in last Monday’s Vets comp when he shot six under his h/cap for 30 nett, three shots clear of the consistent Eddie Wall, 33 nett. Then followed Keith Withers, Warren Lynch and Ron Culgan with 34, and Peter Briggs and Clarrie Ridley, each on 35 nett.

Terry Baker took care of Thursday’s event with 33 nett, from Charlie Down and Tony Thompson 34, Eddie Wall and Peter Kirkman 35, and Clarrie Ridley and Bernie Mogford, 36 nett.

The ladies’ nine-hole Summer Cup competition continued last Tuesday, and in Div 1, Billie Johnston scored 22 stableford pts for a win from Sue Mathews 21, and Cheryl Jeffree 20 pts. Carole Gardner also scored 22 pts, for a win in Div 2 on a c/b from Sandra Mellen, while Fay Baker claimed third spot with 19 pts. NTP to Val Williams.

The girls returned for a stroke event on Friday, with Val Brunskill winning the Open Division event with 36 nett, from Marg Hogan 37, and June Byrnes 38 nett. NTP to June Byrnes.

Andy White had a great round of 76 off the stick for a nett 68 to win last Wednesday’s members stroke event, from Rod Whitlock 71, and

newly-crowned Club Champion, Kyle Harrison, 72 nett. NTP’s to Eddie Wall on the 9th, and Kerry Smith on both the 13th and 18th holes. Ball comp to 72 nett.

Members returned for a stableford event on Saturday, and in A Grade, John Dare scored 38 pts to win on a c/b from Bob McKenzie. Paul Hallam, scored 37 pts in B Grade for a c/b win from Matt McMullen, while Chris Baxter ran hot for 42 pts for a dominant win in C Grade, well clear of Terry McMillan 35 pts on a c/b. NTP’s to Paul Hallam, Kyle Harrison and Sharon Buckley.  Ball comp to 34 pts on a c/b.

The week wound up with Tim Barlow’s 18-hole Sunday Stableford event, which was won by Rick Leonard with 41 pts, from Central Coast visitor, Kylie Baker 37, and Peter McDonald and Peter Austin, each with 35 pts.


Roman Adamcewicz

TENNIS resumes today in the Wednesday Junior Doubles Tennis Competition at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex at the normal time. The final and presentation day will take place on December 5. In the event of wet weather the presentation will take place at the normal start time of 4pm.

The competition is open to all players that are able to serve. To enter turn up at the courts before the start time of 4pm finish at 6pm sharp. Sportsmans Warehouse Giftcards awarded at the end of the competition for those players playing five matches as well as a Best and Fairest award.

Leading the competition is Alastair Wright on 65 points then Makenna Irlam on 40 ½ points close behind Pat Wright on 40 points followed by Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 37½ points and Lucy Goodyer on 34½ points making up the top five positions.

This week’s McDonalds Sports Award went to Alastair Wright and Seth Piltz.

This Saturday is the final and presentation day for the Saturday Junior Singles competition at the Forest Hill tennis courts. In the event of wet weather the Presentation will held at the normal start time of 3pm.

The Saturday Singles competition is for players wanting more serious tournament play, with proper tie-breaker sets being played. There is prizemoney for the top twenty players in the competition for all players having played five matches, as well as a best and fairest award at the end of the competition. To take part, just turn up at the start time of 3pm until 5pm.    

Leading the Singles competition is Oliver Plum on 38½ points followed by Robert Grantham on 28 points then Caden Maxwell on 25 points with Tory Grantham on 13½ points and Riley Wilson on 6½ points making up the top five positions.

This week’s winner of the McDonalds Sports Award was Robert Grantham.

Enquires about the junior competitions or tennis lessons please contact Roman Adamcewicz on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.

Forest Hill Tennis Club will be holding it’s AGM meeting at 7.00pm on Monday December 10th, all welcome. Also at Forest Hill there is social tennis every Monday and Thursday night from 7pm for all standards contact Col 0447 464 234 or Trevor 0407 513 974.

San Isidore Tennis Club has tennis coaching every Monday from 4.30pm and social tennis every Friday commencing at 6.30pm. All standards are welcome contact Ruth on 0409 743677.

JUMP: Shanon Klien during a recent three-by-three basketball match.

JUMP: Shanon Klien during a recent three-by-three basketball match.


AND another Wednesday goes down in the annuls of history as wet and miserable. However, Les Smith aka “The Lone Ranger”, took off on his own and did a trip around the district testing his bike and his  ability to brave the elements. The rest just went home and turned on the elements to heat the water for more coffee.

Saturday Meet and Greet only drew five from the list but then most would have been heading off to Tumut for the Christmas Party.  Twenty five bods went up to Tumut and by all reports the meal at The Royal was fantastic. Everyone had a wonderful time. The next morning twenty went down to the Riverside Coffee Bar, near the racecourse, for breakfast, and once again the spread on offer was top notch.

This Saturday (December 1) is the day for the 2018 Toy Run. The committee have been working hard and have just purchased another lot of toys for the cause which amounted to about $8000 with more to come this week.  The Toy Run starts at the Jubilee Park Car Park at 9am and finishes at the Civic Centre complex at about 12.15pm. If riders get up to Jubilee Car Park a bit earlier, say 8am, the Scouts will be there cooking up a storm on the barbecue for breakfast.  On offer will be bacon and egg rolls, tea and coffee, all for a nominal fee. On the way around the run we will all stop off at Apex Park for morning tea which will be provided by the scouts for a gold coin donation. During the run all corners will be marked so you should not get lost and please make sure you have ample fuel on board.  The run is over a distance of 90 kilometres and we don’t want you stranded in no-man’s land.

This Sunday is a scheduled ride day but I am not sure where to. Just turn up at McDonalds car park in Edward Street at 8.30am and take it from there. The WCMC have a registration day at Alan Gambles in Dobney Avenue on Sunday from 8am until noon.

The next branch meeting will be held on December 18 and will start at 6:30pm with a sausage sizzle followed by a quick meeting at 7.30pm.

With Christmas approaching there will be a myriad of parties to attend so we will catch up with you next week.

Ride slow or ride fast, but ride with care.