Wellington sport – March 22

CRICKET

WELLINGTON JUNIORS

Saturday saw the Juniors hold a "Twilight Presentation Evening", something different which was very well attended to wind up the season. They commenced with a "dual wicket" game where an older player was partnered up with a youngster whilst the T20 Blast Milo players also had their own little game. A big thank you to all the parents and older players who assisted. Games finished and were followed by Presentation with the scrumptious Maccas Burgers and Domino's Pizza's being a big hit.

Awards: Milo T20 Blast - each player received a water bottle along with their playing clothing if hadn’t collected before.

U12s and14s all received a water bottle and bowling marker

12Bs: Best & Fairest:- Callee Black; Most Improved: Abbey Kiss

12As: Best & Fairest:-  Lachie George

Most Improved: Will Taylor

14s - Best & Fairest: Bianca Douglas; Most Improved:- Lachlan Cook

The following Representative players were also recognised receiving a signature bat with their details: Western School Sports PSSA - Callee Black, Kimmie Trappett and Alex Morley. Macquarie Valley U12s and Western PSSA -Artie Taylor. Western Zone U18s and Western CHS - Bianca Douglas Special Umpiring Award was presented to Harry Broome who assisted with the 14s each week. State Challenge helpers - all received items from Cricket NSW for their efforts. Cricket Guessing Competition:- Callee Black received a MiloT20 Blat Bag filled with items.

Major Association Awards: Adam Stanley Memorial Fielding Award - Max Mason. . Alf Roberts Memorial "Player of Year" - Nick Redfern.

A huge "thank you" to Chris Tremain and family for donating the Best & Fairest Awards - Australian hats and caps. That winds up another great summer of cricket and the Association would like to thank the Coaches- Rod Dimmick, Steve Kiss, Paul and Loren Douglas along with all their parent helpers and their children for participating. A big "thank you" also to Loretta Brien (computer guru) for entering the weekly results and Marie Cornish, Loren Douglas for assisting with organising entering teams into the Dubbo District Junior Competition, Presentation and Kate Kiss for taking photos.

Western Zone Female Winter Academy Trials/Training

Wellington will be playing host to these trials/training on Sunday April 2 from 9am to 3pm at Pioneer Park and is open for any players aged 11yrs to u18s as at 1/9/2017, with a "wet weather" venue backup. Girls from Wellington who haven’t received the "Flyer" please contact Marie Cornish (WZ Female Co-Ordinator) for details or just turn up on the day.

BOWLS

LADIES

Results of the Trophy Day played last week.

Winners were - Dot Blackburn and Regina Last. Runners-up - Dot Heath Rene Hannelly. Raffle winner - Rene Hannelly. Tracey's Haircut - Myrtle Lee.

"B" Singles match to be played at 10am. Robyn Hinton vs Colleen Forby Marker: Dot Heath.

Matches to be played on Saturday 10am are: Winner of Thursday's match vs Carolyn Temmesl. Marker: Regina Last. 

Delma Gershbach vs Tracey Reid. Marker: Dot Heath

GOLF

WELLINGTON GOLF CLUB

Wellington Golf Club saw cloudy skies greet the many golfers last Saturday with only one visitor from Dubbo golf club Dave O'Brien. Up and coming events for the Wellington Golf Club are on the 1st of April a Ladies and Men's day is planned and on April 29 an invite your mate day will be held. Last Saturday's events were an Individual Stableford and the Elimanition Semi-Finals of the KEIRLE'S Pharmacy summer competition were played. This Saturday's events are a Individual Stableford plus the Qualifying Semi-Finals of the KEIRLE'S Pharmacy summer competition. Winner of last Saturday's golf and on a count back as well was David Naveau who put together a round without having his leg worring him, his final score being 40pts. Runner-up was Steven McCarroll who with a little bit of luck would have won the day easly, he also had 40pts.

Ball competition winners were, David Naveau 40pts, Steven McCarroll 40pts, Rod Irwin 39pts, Lewis McCarthy 39pts. Ron Stubblefield Toyota terrific tee shot the 3rd went to Wayne Lang, the 8th went to David Naveau, the 14th went to Dave O'Brien, the 16th went to David Naveau 287ctms. Gersbachs Mechanical nearest the pin in 3 shots on the 5th hole went to Gary Cusack. McDonald's biggest whack in A grade went to Kurt Cusack this week and in B grade it went to Paul Hannelly, welcome back Paul. Brent's NFI award winner last Saturday was David Wilson and this was the first this year, but will it be his last, his final score being 25pts. Qualifying Semi-Final of the KEIRLE'S Pharmacy summer competition saw the Dirt Scoopers defeat the Printers Devils and the Goodsorts defeat the Back Nine Boys. This week in the KEIRLE'S Pharmacy summer competition the winner's of each match will play for the Major prize and the losers will play for the Minor prize, the Dirt Scoopers will take on the Bye and the Goodsorts will take on Von Zipper, good luck to all teams as you may need it. Round 24 winner of the Twilight golf competition saw Gary McNaughton win the day with a 30nett. The mystery hole was squared and has risen to 12 and the raffle winner was Steven McCarroll, good onya Chicago. Leaders of the Twilight golf competition with 2 rounds left to play are David Wilson -24, Jamie Gersbach, Rex England and David Gillard -22 and Peter Payne -20.

WOMEN’S GOLF

Last week saw a great rollup of 22 players with Marilyn Watts having a superb round of 70 nett followed by Bev Brien with a 76. Jan Payne and Carmel Cohen day out was rewarded with the "Nearest the Pins". Today's see's a Stableford Event combined with the 1st rounds of the Lousick and Cornish/Hollow Trophies. The Frappell Family - Jean and Janelle have scored Card and Starters duty. Don’t forget 8.30 for 9am start for the rest of March.

Calendar of upcoming events for April: Saturday 1st - Male & Female Golf Day kindly sponsored by Rex England. Everyone must have teed off the 1st Tee by 1pm. This will be followed by a Family Sausage Sizzle evening: Sunday 2nd - Gulgong Tournament; Thursday 6th - Dubbo Tournament. Ladies please note in your program book, the Foursomes Championships on the 5th and 12th have been swapped with the Day's Events on 19th & 26th due to Coring of the Greens.

Visitors: Lovely to see the Jamberoo Group lead by Stewy Potter returning for another year (they are saying it is probably their 22nd since it first started). Each year they stay at the Caves and walk across to the Club House. They are also very impressed with the recent improvements at the Caves and love the new barbecue/pool area.

SWIMMING

Wellington Amateur Swimming Club 

On Saturday the Wellington Amateur Swimming Club held its annual Club Championships, and in conjunction with this event the Arnold and Barton Cups were held as well. These particular events are to establish the Clubs fastest 14 year and under male and female swimmers.

The Arnold Cup had 31 female swimmers competing whilst the Barton Cup and 13 male swimmers. The overall winners of the Barton Cup were 1st place Bryton Sarsfield 34.32, 2nd Harry O'Donnell 36.79 and 3rd CJ Wheatley 39.09. For the Arnold Cup 1st place was Lara Clarke 31.83, 2nd Kyla Tasker 33.23 and 3rd Josie Clarke 34.74, our thanks to Ruth, Fiona & Col Arnold and Nat Barton for their continued support for these events and their support of the Club. Another highlight to the afternoon was the opportunity to watch our very own Olympian Ben Austin do a 50m freestyle exhibition swim, the swimmers were in awe of the wake that Ben is able to generate,and how fast he is able to swim, it was a real honour to witness. We thank Ben for this opportunity and for his continued support of the Club and the sport of swimming itself. Swimmers swam very very well throughout the afternoon, weather was kind to us, and the event was well supported by families, with everyone pitching in to assist with conducting the Championships. And we finished off all sharing an early dinner supplied efficiently by Dominios pizza. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Pointscores is in its last few weeks, with the last swim being Friday the 31st of May. Presentation night scheduled for Friday evening May 12 and and the Clubs AGM following this.

On the podium: Kyla Tasker, Lara Clarke and Josie Clarke. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

On the podium: Kyla Tasker, Lara Clarke and Josie Clarke. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

RUGBY LEAGUE

WESTERN RAMS

Western will have something of a home-field advantage when the semi-finals of the 2017 SLE Worldwide Australia under-16 and under-18 championships are played at Bathurst. The top young talent in country NSW will run out on to Carrington Park for the four matches, with the make-up of the semis only decided after washed out matches were able to be played in the Newcastle region after heavy rain. The Western Rams and Newcastle Rebels will feature in both grades, with six of the eight Country Championship regions represented on the day. The under-16s semi-finals will see the Bidgee Bulls take on the East Coast Dolphins, and the Newcastle Rebels go head-to-head with the Western Rams. In the under-18s division, the matches will feature the Newcastle Rebels taking on the Greater Southern Stingrays, and Western Rams clashing with the Greater Northern Tigers. The grand finals of the respective competitions will be played on Saturday, April 1, with the venue to be determined after the completion of this weekend’s Semi-Finals.

Semi-finals – Saturday March 25

10am (U16) Bidgee Bulls v East Coast Dolphins (Referee – Jack Bird)

11.20am (U18) Newcastle Rebels v Greater Southern Stingrays (Referee – Nick Martin)

12.50pm (U16) Newcastle Rebels v Western Rams (Referee – Karra Lee Nolan)

2.10pm (U18) Western Rams v Greater Northern Tigers (Referee – Dylan Clarke)

TOUCH FOOTBALL

WELLINGTON DRAW

6:15 Field 1: Coates Hire V Electric Red Bulls B-Grade Grand Final - duty: Ben Hyde

6:15 Field 2: Soldiers On V Fallon’s Team C-Grade Grand Final – duty: Rob Mackeknic

6:45 Field 2:  AKS V Mean Machine A-Grade Grand Final - duty: Rob Mackeknic/Ben Hyde