Riverina Leader sports, November 27

STRONG EFFORT: Andrew Dutton made a solid knock, running up 46 runs for the Colts on Saturday.
STRONG EFFORT: Andrew Dutton made a solid knock, running up 46 runs for the Colts on Saturday.

RULES MEN'S BOWLS

Wednesday Blind Draw Triples sponsored by Wagga Caravans and Riverina Crane Service saw Dennis Rawlings, Henry Sperrin, Peter Hoskins take out the winners prizemoney with 23 points; runners-up Andy Carey, Doug Murray, Kevin Rafter 20 (on countback); 3rd place Rod Roy, Bernie Benson, Jim Davis 20 points.

Friday Nominated Pairs was sponsosed by Wagga Meat Supply and Cartridge World. Winners with 26 points were Dennis Rawlings, Terry Rosewall; runners - up Chris Leonard, Henry Sperrin 21 points.

Draw for Mixed Pairs Championship on board with first round to be played November 28.

Bowlers Christmas Party Wednesday, December 4 with drinks and sausage at 11.30am with blind draw Triples to follow at usual time.

Nomination sheet is on board for the Annual Nostalgia Day Challenge against South Wagga for the Mick Nelson Perpetual Trophy, December 1; 2 games 14 ends with 10am start and lunch provided.

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 Sets Play. Names in by noon for 1pm start

Sunday Mixed Blind Draw. Names in by 1pm for 1.30pm start

THE ROCK BOWLS

Winners Wednesday Twilights Butchers vouchers, 20/11/19.

Annette Vanbree and M Marston jackpot not won this week $220; names by 5.45pm for 6pm start.

Odewhan Shield semi-final this Saturday: The Rock versus Henty at Henty.

Medley day at The Rock this Sunday from 9.30am.

WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB

Last Monday's nine-hole vets stroke comp went to Bob Moore with 29 nett, one shot clear of Grahame Winson, Roy Sanders and Lex Boardman, then Mick Tilden, Peter Briggs, Jim Briggs, Bob Alexander, Charlie Down and Barry Longmore on 32 nett.

Bert Adams won Thursday's event with 30 nett, on a countback from Max Robinson.

Third place was shared by Bill O'Rourke, Garry Forde, Ray Gladman and Bob Moore, each on 31 nett, then Peter McDonald, 32, and Len Jenkins and Eddie Wall, each with 33 nett.

The ladies' continued their nine-hole Summer Cup last Tuesday.

In Division 1, Monica Kember scored 22 points for a win, from Gloria Vonarx, 21 points, on a countback from Carmel Pearce, also on a countback. Val Brunskill won Division 2 with 23 points from Marg Bradley, 21 points, on a countback from Colleen Mavroudis, also on a countback. NTP to Val Brunskill. Ball Comp to 19 points on a countback.

In Friday's Ladies' Summer Cup, Janelle Doust collected the Division 1 voucher with a great score of 26 points from Linda Coombes, 24, and Pam Kellam, 22 points. Sandra Donohue also played well for 25 points and a countback win in Division 2 from Carl Gardner, with Joan Veerhuis taking third place with 23 points. NTP to Sandra Donohue. Ball comp to 21 points on a countback.

Trevor Garside had a solid win in A Grade in last Wednesday's members' stableford comp, scoring 43 points, followed by Bob Alexander and Bill Whalan, each on 42 points. In B Grade, Ray Barnett enjoyed one of his best rounds of golf, accumulating 48 points, one better than the unfortunate Rod Whitlock, while Rod Porter took third spot with 44 points. NTPs to Bob Alexander, Eddie Wall and Owen Guthrie. Ball comp to 40 points on a countback.

Kobi Nimmo kept his recent good form going, scoring 43 points for a win in A Grade in Saturday's members' stableford event. Dave McManus went two-under off the stick for 42 points and second place, followed by Richard Flanigan with 40 points. In B Grade, John McLeod got home in a close one, scoring 41 points for a countback win, from Eddie Wall and Steve Rodham. Alan French also scored 41 points to take the C Grade voucher from Darryl Dickinson, 40 points, on a countback from Ron Flanigan. NTP to Bob Alexander, Eddie Wall and Paul Hallam. Ball comp to 38 points on a countback.

Tony Martin finished the week on a high, scoring 44 points for a win in Tim Barlow's Sunday stableford comp. Warren Lynch was runner-up with 42 points, followed by Ken McPherson and Sam Rodham, 41, Frank Veliscek, 40, and Steve Rodham 39 points.

TENNIS

By Roman Adamcewicz

Three weeks remain in the Wednesday Junior Doubles Tennis Competition at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex.

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, finishing at 6pm sharp. Intersport Australia gift cards 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 Victoria Grantham on 48 points, then Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 44 points, with Wyatt Piltz on 31. Beau Bradley is on 25 points and Max Laurent on 24.5 points, making up the top five placings.

This week's winners of the McDonald's Sports Award were Wyatt Piltz and Michael Paolucci-Ellis.

For inquires about the junior competition or tennis lessons, contact Roman Adamcewicz on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.

At Forest Hill, there's social tennis every Sunday afternoon from 3pm for all standards; contact Col on 0447 464 234 or Trevor on 0407 513 974.

San Isidore Tennis Club has tennis coaching on Fridays from 4.30pm. Also, there is social tennis every Friday at San Isidore at 6pm. All standards are welcome; contact Ruth on 0409 743 677.

ULYSSES CLUB

The weather is really great at the moment but can get a little warm in the early afternoon, so last week the Wednesday riders - Pat, Les, Sue, Mark, Don on the Indian, Thommo riding his Goldwing resurrected from the reservation and Darren - all headed for the hills and passed through Tarcutta and Humula to arrive at Rosewood.

Darren, a new chum from Kapooka, peeled off at Tarcutta and went back home to attend to some other matters. The rest of us settled down to some nice cool drinks, ice creams and snacks in the outdoor area of Barneys Gone Crazy's and whiled away the time in a nice cool breeze. By the time we had festered and rested, the degrees were climbing up the scale so we headed straight home through Kyeamba and Gregadoo in time for a late lunch. No a long ride (190km), but most enjoyable all the same.

On Saturday, we had a really good roll up for meet and greet. Management at the Busy Bean have pulled out all the shade bushes out front so the ladies all elected to sit inside and gasbag, while the men sat outside in the sun to discuss their individual skills as the traffic rolled by.

There was no club ride set down for last Sunday, but the day was absolutely pristine and several groups availed themselves of the conditions and hit the highways and byways.

The only major events coming up are the Christmas party at Tallangatta this coming weekend and, of course, the toy run on December 7. The Christmas convoy will leave the Busy Bean Cafe after meet and greet this Saturday morning. Each person is requested to bring a gift to the value of about $10. I will give you some further details of the toy run next week.

There will be a branch meeting at the club rooms on Tuesday, December 17. This meeting will get under way at 6.30pm with a barbecue and then a short meeting before Santa hits our shores. Things are beginning to slow down a bit as Christmas Day looms, so see you on the road soon.

SOFTBALL

Turvey Park Red caused a minor upset when they defeated Saints 6-3 in the feature match of the Wagga Softball competition on Saturday.

Both sides were short of regular players and several players on both teams were playing their second match for the day when they lined up in the top grade.

Sarah Carter was first to score for Turvey when, after a safe hit, was batted in by Jamila Piercy.

Despite hits to Paula Potts and Tessa McGlynn in Saints first innings they were shut out in response.

Turvey was shutout in the top of the second and Saints drew level when Grace Ryan was batted in by Emily Weir.

The top of the third proved most fruitful for the Reds when Carter, Belinda Dennis and Piercy all crossed the plate to give them a three-run lead.

This margin was lessened by one when Seona Dwyer took advantage of a muffed fly to add a single to Saints score.

Following a shut out of both teams in the fourth, Turvey scored again courtesy of a left-field three-bagger which sent Anneka Piercy the whole way. Again Saints were dismissed without score in the bottom of the innings.

Turvey was also shutout in their sixth dig, whilst Seona Dwyer, after a strong left-field hit, was advanced to home by Grace Ryan's hit to the outfield.

Turvey scored yet another run in the top of the seventh leaving Saints the task of scoring three to draw or four to win.

Despite getting two on base, a smart double-play by Turvey third-bagger Belinda Dennis ended the Saints innings.

In the other game, two fruitful innings were enough for the South Wagga Warriors to outbat the young Turvey Park Blue team 12-1.

The Blues were without experienced players, Sharon Hall and Jane Wadley and talented youngsters, Jess Wendt and Leila Wadley.

After two innings each the score was 1-all with Jess Swaysland crossing the plate for the Greens in the top of the first and Charlie Hall equalising for Turvey Park in the responding dig.

The floodgates opened in the top of the third after both teams were shut out in the second.

Montana Kearnes made first base on an error and was batted in by sister, Layhnee Kearnes, who hit the first of her two home runs for the day. Hits to Mackaylee Little, Kimberley Dennis, Kristy Tenison and Swaysland contributed to the Warriors' seven runs in the innings.

Hits to Swaysland, Tenison and Layhnee Kearnes' second home run in the fifth made the score at 12-1 and the mercy rule was applied.