WEDNESDAY BOWLS: Eighteen bowlers took to the Greens in last Wednesday Jackpot Bowls in more pleasant weather. Winners on the day were Garth Watts (better than Golf) and Dave Stace who defeated Don Graham & Jack Charlton.
Runners-up were Mick Buttsworth, Jason Cornish & Kevin Stanley who defeated Charlie Morley, John Gersbach & Terry Dray. Other results were Ray Gersbach & Trevor Elemes defeated Glen Porter & Bill Meharg, Ross Pharo & Jason Robbins drew with Mo Clare & Ron Oxenham.
The Jackpot was not won and Garth Watts won the Raffle. Jackpot Bowls are on again today (Wednesday) names in by 1.00pm for 1.30pm start. Our Grade 7 Lucky Number last Thursday was 38 – Ray Gersbach.
Our sympathy is extended to our President Kevin on the passing of his Mother last week. Best wishes go to Frank Gersbach who has not been well and it is good to see Allan Manning back at the Club as a supporter.
Fourteen Members participated in the John Dewer Memorial Day at Geurie last Saturday with Ross Pharo, Ron Oxenham & Tracker Elemes taking out the Runners Up trophy.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS: Results of Minor Singles matches played last Sunday are as follows:
Kevin Stanley defeated Jason Cornish – 31 - 6
Dave Stace defeated Ray Gersbach - 31 - 17
Barry Smith defeated Ron Oxenham - 31 – 28
Matches set down for Saturday 15 July are as follows:
Minor Singles Semi Final Dave Stace V Basrry Smith Marker Jason Cornish
First Round of Triples – John Gersbach, Ray Gersbach & Terry Dray V Ross Pharo, Ron Oxenham & Richard Carpenter.
PENNANTS: A trial has been arranged with the Dubbo City Grade 6 State Finalist on Sunday 30 July, commencing at 10.30am followed by a Sausage Sizzle.
Any Player not available are to advise the selectors.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Badge Draw $1000. Raffles Meat Trays & Vouchers Tickets on sale from 6.00pm.Music by local artists.
Social Bowls was played on Thursday, June 29.
Winners were Dot Blackburn and Regina Last.
Runners-up were Delma Geeshbach and Myrthe Lee.
Raffle winner was Myrthe Lee.
Championships semi-final was played on Saturday, July 1. Winners were Delma Gershbach, Colleen Forby and Robin Hinton.
Runners-up were Carolin Temessh, Regina Last and Tracey Reid.
Triples Final wil be played on Saturday, July 15 after the committee meeting at 11am.
Teams are Deralle Maxfield, Leanne Erulin, Sue Manning versus Robyn Hinton, Delma Gershech, Colleen Forby.
Good luck to both teams.
Cameron Crockett concedes a tilt at midweek metropolitan company is on the agenda for Nictock after the gelding won his fourth race from five starts at Wellington on Tuesday.
The three-year-old gave his rivals weight but still gave them a beating as he took out the Wellington Hotel Class 3 Handicap (900m).
Nobody rides the tight Wellington circuit better than Greg Ryan, and he was at his patient best on Nictock ($1.50 fav).
After letting early leaders Ace Lightning ($14.00, Andrew Banks) and I’m Imogen ($4.80, Jake Pracey-Holmes) go, Nictock tucked in and got a cosy run in third place.
But when I’m Imogen started to hang out approaching the home turn, Ryan elected to go for a run between the two leaders and it paid dividends.
Nictock shot through and established a lead, and held off I’m Imogen which balanced up and hit the line well to be beaten a length.
Bernie’s Desert ($81.00, Ken Dunbar) sprinted well fresh to finish in third place.
The time for the 900m trip was a slick 51.16s, and Crockett said he was happy to see the gelding bounce back from a first-up third placing at Randwick on a bog track.
“He goes good. He’s a racehorse, that’s the best thing about him he just knuckles down and wants to win,” Crockett told Sky Thoroughbred Central after the race.
“I can’t say I was really confident with the weight (60.5kg) and coming back to the 900m but that confidence will do him good.
“We said if he won we’d give him a crack at midweeks at Canterbury over 1100m or 1250m but The Championships next year would have to be in the back of our minds.”
Ryan was also impressed by the Nicconi x Ready To Rumba gelding’s effort.
“Cameron has freshened him up nicely from the Highway race to the 900m,” he said.
“I’m Imogen gave me a nice cart through the race and then she hung two or three times down the hill and gave me a run.”