Wellington sport results – September 13
Only 11 players played last Wednesday with Ross Pharo and Barry Smith being the winners on the day defeating Allan Manning and Laurie Stanley. Runners up were Ray Gersbach and Ian Smith defeating Don Graham and Richard Carpenter. Other result Jack Charlton and Ron Oxenham defeated Jack Charlton and Dave Stace. Jackpot not won. Raffle to Trevor Elemes.
Today we have visiting bowlers playing with us and we need as many bowlers as possible to turn up to match them. Names by 12.30 for 1pm start.
Mixed Pairs Championship this Saturday 16th has Rose Davis and Kevin Stanley v Tracey and Scott Reid; Caroline Temessi and Dave Stace v Relina Last and Gary King; Sue Manning and Peter Baker v Delma and Ray Gersbach.
Last Saturday saw a very successful Micky Wall Memorial Day played with approximately 40 bowlers on the green. Winners of the day being Scott Reid, Laurie Stanley and Chooka.
MORLEY TO BE MISSED
On a sadder note our number one ticket-seller Charlie Morley passed away last Wednesday. His funeral was held yesterday. He will be sadly missed at the club.
Match results played last Thursday:
Winners - Dot Harris, Judy Roberts, Delma Gersbach, Myrtle Lee. Runners-up - Francis Cookson, Colleen Forby, Regina Last, Rose Davis. Raffle - Francis Cookson
Consistency match played on Sunday 10th September result was Myrtle Lee defeated Carolyn Temmesi.
Consistency matches to be played on Saturday September 16:
Leanne Erwin verses Sue Manning marker Colleen Forby.
Regina Last verses Myrtle Lee marker Carolyn Temessi.
Play at 10am. This is the semi-final match.
CYMS WIN 2017 DECIDER
By Nick Guthrie
The build-up to Sunday’s first grade grand final was dominated by the excitement around Nyngan as the Tigers prepared for their maiden Group 11 decider. But that’s not the way Tim Ryan saw it.
The Tigers faithful had the chance to be a part of grand final week for the first time and while it was seven straight deciders for CYMS, that didn’t make the 34-18 victory at Caltex Park any less sweet. “It was all about Nyngan never having won one so my theme for this week was, what where they celebrating about? We’ve won 14 now and that’s something to be proud of,” he said. “All week I drummed into the boys every year we’ve won the competition and made it about how we wanted to join them in the history books and we did that.”
While the final margin was 16 points, the match in front of a massive 5125 fans was far closer. The sides seemed certain to go into half-time at 12-all but two minutes before the break a bomb from Alex Bonham, who went on to be named the Bob Weir Medal winner for best on ground, was allowed to bounce 20m from the Nyngan line and CYMS regathered, put it through the hands and Matt Naden scored.
Both Ryan and Nyngan captain-coach Stewart Mills stated that was a major moment in the match, and despite the Tigers getting within four points in the second half, the Fishies were too strong defensively while also counter-punching with class.
Making the win even the more impressive was the fact Naden and Ben Marlin didn’t play in the second half due to injury while fullback Kieran Cubby-Shipp battled through a severe corked thigh for most of the game.
The win rid CYMS of any memories of last season’s shock grand final loss to Forbes and made it three titles in the five years Ryan has been at the helm.
“It was just rewards, I think, for the five years of hard work,” Ryan said.
“This is the pinnacle and why we start work in pre-season, for a day like this with a crowd like this. It doesn’t get any better.”
CYMS shot out of the gates early, Cubby-Shipp jinking his way to the tryline inside three minutes.
Both sides had chances as the game swung to-and-fro but in the blink of an eye Nyngan was in front through tries to Bennu Cokanasiga and Brett Howard.
Wade Kavanagh crossed after a simple right-to-left move to help get it all square before Naden’s four-pointer meant CYMS went into the break with a 16-12 lead.
Bonham plucked a Mills pass 10m out from his own line and raced 90m to make it 22-12 and while Nyngan again hit back through Mitch Rixon, Bonham muscled his way across for a second to make the margin 10.
Viliame Turuva scored right on full-time to seal it.
RECORDS TUMBLE ON GRAND DAY
By Nick McGrath
There’s a big chance Sunday, September 10, will go down as one of the biggest days of rugby league in Western history. Across three different sets of grand finals, close to 10,000 people flocked to see ripping deciders in the largest, and you can now definitely say proudest, region in the entire Country Rugby League (CRL).
Get a load of these numbers: $39,300 and 5125 people through the Group 11 gate at Dubbo’s Caltex Park. At Wade Park, Orange, $33,994 from 3000 passionate footy fans. While across at Condobolin, for the 2017 Woodbridge Cup grand final, an impressive $12,749 and 1745 people flocked to see the second division decider.
You could argue there’s never been a day like it in the proud history of rugby league in the region. The gate taking at Group 11 was a record, with the number of travelling Nyngan fans matched by those wearing green and white. The result, at both grounds, was incredible atmosphere that added to two spectacular days of footy with a similar groundswell of support for the Tigers from Oberon at Wade Park.
It’s what bush footy is about. Bush footy is alive and well in this region, there can be no doubting that.
GROUP 11 GRAND FINALS
RESULTS Sunday September 10 Caltex Park, Dubbo First Grade DUBBO CYMS 34 (Alex Bonham 2, Kieran Cubby-Shipp, Wade Kavanagh, Matt Naden, Viliame Turuva tries; Bonham 2 goals, Brad Pickering 3 goals) defeated NYNGAN TIGERS 18 (Benni Cokanasiga, Brett Howard, Mitch Rixon tries; Sam Simmonds 3 goals) Under 18s DUBBO MACQUARIE 34 (Blaine Fernando, Dylan Carr, Randel Dowling, Luke Gale, Kane McDermott, Thomas Brisbane tries; Randel Dowling 5 goals) def FORBES MAGPIES 6 (Charlie Staines try; Kurt Mylecharane goal) Reserve Grade DUBBO CYMS 18 (Braden Wynne, Hamish Astill, Joeby Vetakula tries; Nick Karydis 2, Vetakula goals) defeated WELLINGTON COWBOYS 10 (Nathan Smith, Kenny Everson tries; Lewis Stanley goal) League Tag DUBBO CYMS 20 (Majayda Darcy 2, Shanae Daley, Madeline Towney tries; Kaitlyn Mason 2 goals) def PARKES SPACECATS 10 (Claire Barber 2 tries; Claire Barber goal)
CASTLEREAGH LEAGUE GRAND FINALS
September 9 McGrane Oval, Gilgandra Youth League Coonabarabran Unicorns 40 (Jack Isedale 2, Jackson Sulter 2, Konna Newton, Tyrelle Griffiths, Darcy Abel, Tristan Sulter tries, Quade Milgate 4 goals) defeated Baradine Magpies 26 (Lane Hawkins 2, Sam Molyneaux 2, Ethan Andres tries Hawkins 2 goals) Player of the match: Tristan Sulter (Coonabarabran) League Tag Warren Bulldogs 26 (Katina Darcy 2, Karen Harris, Nikki Fuller, Katie Poidevin tries, Harris 3 goals) defeated Dunedoo Swanettes 14 (Emma Gallagher 2, Lauren Sullivan tries, Channy Burgess goal) Player of the match: Katina Darcy (Warren) First Grade Gilgandra Panthers 46 (Ashley Hazelton 3, Ray Buchanan 2, Josh Nixon, George Alchin, Kieren Hazelton, Jamie Towney tries, Brandon Hammond 2, Luke Ritchie 2 goals) defeated Coonamble 10 (Derek Robinson, Michael Morrissey tries, Marshall Williams goal) Player of the match: Ashley Hazelton (Gilgandra)