Riverina Leader Sport | January 22


TARGET: James Evans, bowling for St Michaels, fires one down the pitch in Wagga Wagga District Cricket.

TARGET: James Evans, bowling for St Michaels, fires one down the pitch in Wagga Wagga District Cricket.

The ladies' nine-hole Summer Cup Comp continued last Tuesday, and in Division 1, Monica Kember took charge, putting together 21 Stableford points for a win, from Fay Baker 20, and Sue Oakman, 19 points.

In Division 2, Jan Leonard fired up for 22 points to get the better of Carole Gardner 21, and Val Brunskill 20 points.

NTP, Vi Gardner. Ball Comp to 17 points on a countback.

In Friday's comp, it was a tight as it gets in Division 1, with Pam Kellam scoring 20 pts for a countback win from Jenny Hazell, also on a countback from Jan Marks, once again on a countback.

Therese Quinn scored 20 points for success in Division 2, one clear of Sally Davidson, followed by Kerry Celegon on 18 points. NTP to Anne Leonard. Ball Comp to 19 points.

In Vets news, Kan Batt was back in the winners' circle last Monday, scoring 32 nett in the nine-hole stroke event, one better than Bob Martin, Len Jenkins, Warren Lynch and Tony Thompson.

Then followed Frank Veliscek, Bob Moore and Mick Tilden on 34 nett, with the last of the vouchers going to Barry Longmore and Les Hodges, each with 35 nett, on a countback.

Thursday's comp saw Peter Biscaya score 32 nett for a countback win, from Ron Culgan and Peter McDonald, then Ray Gladman, 33 nett, and Barry Longmore, Ken Morden and Roy Sanders on 34 nett.

Geoff Asgill played well in last Wednesday's Members' Stableford, scoring 42 points for a solid win in A Grade, from John McLeod, 40 points.

In B Grade, Peter Lyons' 43 points saw him cruise to a seven-point win from Rod Porter, 36 points. NTPs to Peter Fulmer on the 9th and 18th, and the consistent Bob Alexander on the 13th. Ball Comp to 38 points.

Members competed in another Stableford event on Saturday, and in A Grade, John Burkinshaw carded 42 points for a win from Trevor Graham, 40 points on a countback from Trevor Garside.

Tony Merrigan took care of B Grade with 39 pts, one clear of the recently-retired Peter Barnes, 38 points on a countback from Ray Harrison.

C Grade went to Rod Whitlock with 41 points on a countback from Dan Emery, with Graeme Coulton taking third spot with 40 points.

NTPs to Ray Harrison, Ray Bell and Grahame Winson. Ball comp to 37 points on a countback.

Tim's Sunday Stableford completed the week, with Peter Austin picking up the main voucher with 40 points, from Barry Miller 39, Jim Neiberding 38, and Warren Lynch and Steve Rodham, each with 37 points.


We got off to a good start last week and six of us headed out toward Coolamon then up the road to Ariah Park and did a left turn to Ardlethan.

Sue and Pat pulled into the BP at Beckom unsure how much fuel they had on board but all was good and they topped up and rode on to Ardlethan to join Les, Mark, Neil and Don.

Ice cream was the order of the day instead of coffee and cake and when that was consumed after a bit of a chat with a couple of locals, we all motored on to Narrandera for lunch.

Lunch was at the Ex Serviceman's Club and the manager took great pains to get us to bring all our gear into the Club with us.

They apparently have some car-park scavengers at the club who are amassing quite a collection of helmets, jackets and gloves.

With lunch out of the way, we all headed home through Grong Grong and Matong, and turned right at Matong and followed the river road home through Currawarna and Euberta. We wound up just over 300 kms and it drizzled with rain practically all the way. But it was nice and cool.

On Saturday, we had another good roll up at the Commercial Club for Meet and Greet and at 11am Don, Mark, Les, Pat and Sue shot over to Coolamon and met up with seven or so old friends from the MIA Branch.

We spent a good hour chatting to them over a milkshake and a snack and then came straight home, arriving at about 2pm.

On Sunday morning, a dozen arrived at the Grauer's for breakfast and what with the donation for the breakfast and a raffle held on the morning $180 was raised to go toward the bushfire appeal.

Thanks to the efforts of Lesley and Gerhard who have been hosting this breakfast for many years now.

Usually, after the breakfast, a short ride is organised but this year that was dispensed with due to the fact that there is still a lot of bushfire damage up in the hills.

Our next Sunday ride will be on February 2 but at this stage, I am not sure where.

I'll find out and let you know next week.

Anyway, the rides start at McDonalds' Edward Street Car Park at 9am, so be there about 8.30am and away you go.

Thankfully, the heat is easing off a bit so riding is quite pleasant.

The next branch meeting will be held in the Radio Club Rooms in Small Street at 7.30pm on the 18th of February.

I will let you know of future developments as they come to hand so in the meantime ride to the conditions and stay safe.

Rules Men's Bowls

Doug Kinder and Leonie Maher are the 2019 Mixed Pairs Champions after defeating John Hetherington and Lyn Eggleton in the delayed Final 26/15.

In the semi-finals, Hetherington and Eggleton def Bernie Benson and Jenny Mitchell 22/20 and Kinder and Maher def Bill and Jan Wilson 21/11.

2020 Open Draw Fours Championship second round: Kevin Cheney, Noel O'Brien, Paul Cooper, Phil Howarth def Andy Carey, Graham Rutherford, John Rankin, Bill Wilson 21/17; Glen Fahey, Dennis Rawlings, Mick Carey, Jim Davis def Zac Gabrielsen, Nathan Kemp, Peter Reid, Chris Priest 31/17; Ross Maguire, Barry Belt, Mick Foxall, Kevin Rafter def Rob Marshall, Steve Wilson, Wayne Smithers, Kevin Wales 20/10; Col Firman, Darren Conroy, Henry Sperrin, Bernie Benson def John Hetherington, David Streher, Mick Wilson, Max Simmons 21/19.

Wednesday blind draw Triples sponsored by The Athletes Foot and Rods Compleat Angler saw Gus Williams, "Cowboy" Metcalf, Jack Cousley take out the winners prize money with 2 wins plus 21 shots; runners-up: Bob Robertson, Paul Fenwick, Noel Comerford 2 wins plus 15 shots; 3rd place Keith Wellham, Geoff Rainbird, Col Plater 2 win plus 5 shots; 4th place Chris Leonard, Johnno Johnston, Jeff Edwards 1 win 1 draw plus 10 shots.

Friday Nominated Pairs was sponsored by Remax Real Estate and 000 Plumbing Services.

Winners with 26 points were Bob Robertson, Peter Turner; runners-up Barry Belt, Doug Kinder 25points; 3rd place John Cowper, Max Simmons 21.

Saturday blind draw Sets Play winners: Gary Brookes, Keith Gill 14 points; runners-up Keith Wellham, Doug Murray 13 points; 3rd place Nick de Bruyn, Bob Linnett 10 points.

Attendance sheet on Board for Presentation Night January 31, commencing at 6.30pm.

Cost $30 per head includes 3 course meal and drinks. Wives and Partners are most welcome to attend.

Draw for 1st round of 2020 Pennant season on Board with first round 1st February.

Nomination sheet on Board for Monthly Settlers Group blind draw Triples 10th Feb with $610 prizemoney and 9.30am start.

Nominations for Major Singles Championship close 7th Feb with the first round to be played 16th Feb.


Wednesday blind draw Triples. Names in by 9.00am for 9.30am start.

Friday Blind Draw Pairs: Names in by 9.00am for 9.30am start Saturday Blind draw Sets Play.

Names in by noon for 1.00pm start Sunday Mixed blind draw.

Names in by 1.00pm for 1.30pm start.

Lockhart Bowls Club

The always-popular Business House bowls series kicked off last Thursday, January 16, with all rinks filled.

Leaders after the first round are Shearers, B.T.S., and Smiths Motor Garage - all on 19 points.

On Saturday, January 11, Steve Johnstone, Duncan Lamont, Jason Healy and Barry Love travelled to Ganmain for the Wagga and District Opening Day, coming home with the runners up prize, missing out by 1!

A team travelled to Urana on Sunday, January 12 to play Urana but were not good enough for the total.

Thanks to all the bowlers who went.

Last Saturday, January 18, bowlers contested the Shire Shield against The Rock Yerong Creek at home.

The second round of business house bowls saw some close games with B.T.S finishing on top with 37 points, followed by the Cricketers on 36 points and the Railway Rollers and the Lockhart Ex-Servicemen's Club in third spot with 35 points each.

Just a reminder that there are no bowls this Thursday night due to the long weekend.

Lockhart welcomed The Rock and Yerong Creek on Saturday for the Shire Shield which was won by Yerong Creek.

The Rock were runners-up, and a great day was had by all.

Thanks to the Lockhart Lady Bowlers for the great salads and Terry and Riley Mildren who were our cooks for the day.

Jackpot Pairs will start up again after the long weekend.

The Rock


Winners of the Crystals Chinese vouchers were Petri, Baz White and Skip Jamie Hogan.

The jackpot was not won this week, $170.

Names for this week must be in by 5.45pm for 6pm start.

In the shire challenge, played at Lockhart, Yerong Creek took home the shield.

Congratulations to the host club - the green and surrounds were a picture. Games were followed by a great barbecue lunch.

This Sunday, January 26 is the annual Dennis Owen shield at The Rock against Wagga.

A couple more names are required.

Availability sheet on board for pennants, which start February 1.