Wellington community Cricket and Golf Sporting updates

The Dubbo Peckers, the winning team in Seniors Cricket.
The Dubbo Peckers, the winning team in Seniors Cricket.

CRICKET

The 2018-19 season wound up on Saturday for both our Seniors and Junior teams.

Seniors:

Saturday saw the final between Minor Premiers Muckarounders and Dubbo Peckers.

Muckarounders batting first were in trouble early being 4 for 15 before Sam McGregor & Mitchell Preston steadied the innings with a 39run partnership.

Then followed by a 36 run partnership between Mitchell and Sara Darney finally being 9 for 112 at their 20 overs innings close.

Mitchell finishing with 40, Sam 23 and Sara 14 with 2 wickets each to C Herd and T Cuddle.

Peckers in reply were 1 for 11 and then 2 for 82 before suddenly being 4 for 83 but managed to settle into find the remaining runs with Tim Iverach 39.

Charlie Whiteley 28 with Bailey Preston returning the best figures of 2wkts for 7 runs from 2 overs.

Fielding awards for the day go to:- Charlie Whiteley’s slip catch and Will Eathers high ball catch.

A huge thank you to both teams for the spirit in which the game was played and agreement to play the game earlier than normal.

Presentation followed at the Bowling Club for both teams and other teams representatives.

A huge thank you to the Association, Angus Maurice for overseeing the Pointscore for the season and all team managements for making cricket possible in Wellington.

Next season some thinking caps need to be put on as to what format to try and play eg Night cricket Friday & Saturday nights mixed with some Saturday afternoon games.

Juniors:

U12A’s played in the semi-finals on Saturday morning against Dubbo Cyms White.

Cyms batting first were 4 for 167 after allocated 28 overs with Bourke, Sutcliffe. Maas & Townsend all compulsory retiring on 30 with Nathaniel Robinson and Jessica Taylor taking one wicket each.

Wellington chasing such a big total were dismissed in the 24th over for 94 with Nathaniel 50 (retiring on 30 & coming back in) with Deacon George 12. With 3 wickets each to Walsh, Dennis & Ryan.

Congratulations to the players, Coaches Steve Kiss & Joe mason along with all the parents who assisted throughout the season.

Our 12B’s and 14A’s had a great season missing the semi-finals but all goes well for next season.

14A’s owe a huge thanks to the 4 Narromine boys who travelled each Saturday to play with them, parents who scored and Rob Dimmick who coached them.

12B’s – what a great learning experience for this bunch of youngsters with a number progressing to the A team next season.

This team a huge thanks to players, parents and Joe Mason for assisting with Coaching, Kellee O’Brien, Rowena Horton and Karen Duetscher for all the organising work.

JUNIOR PRESENTATION – Friday 22nd March from 5pm at the Bowling Club

LADIES GOLF

The 2019 season began last week with a 12hole Ransom Opening Day event being held

18 players were in attendance with Cheryl Royal and Marie Cornish with 43pts followed by Marg Hollow & Sue Martin 40pts

Today’s Event is:- 18 Hole Stroke with Monnie Newman Putting, E’s & G’s and Stanford

Names in by 9.15 for 9.30 start.

BIRTHDAYS

Lorraine Forrest celebrated her big “0” birthday on Saturday night as well as a surprise “O” birthday for Mooch McCarroll, congratulations to you both.

All those other “0” birthdays that have occurred so far and those still to come this year – 39, 49, 59, 69 & 79 must have been good years for many of our golfing families.

PENNANTS

What an effort by our Mens teams with Divisions 1, 2 & 3 into semi-finals and 4 missing out on a countback.

Unfortunately on Sunday Division 1 & 2 run came to an end by Bathurst in Parkes losing 3 games to 2 each but Division 3 were successful over Parkes 3 games to 2 at Duntryleague.

We now cheer on Division 3 who are up against Mudgee in the Final which will take place in Duntryleague.

Congratulations and well done to all players and team captains – Elton Keeffe, Nobby Naveau (a cheerio call and hope you are on the mend after your surprise visit to hospital), Rod McMahon and Rod Irwin.

What a mighty effort.