Wellington Diggers Swimming Club
By The Platypus
Eleven senior members and ten junior's participated on Tuesday (January 14) in our weekly pointscore. Michael McLaughlan took out the 25 metre being 0.01 outside his time while Colin Sheridan won the 50 metre event being 0.26 outside his time.
Mason Hill and Lilly Sheridan won the Junior events.
Seven teams contested the Brace Relay with the combination of Colin Sheridan & Amy Ryan winning the event being 0.72 outside their combined time.
The Western District AIF Championships will be held in Cobar on Sunday February 9, a sheet is available on Tuesday for members to place their names.
Enteries and nomination have now closed.
New Members are welcome with the condition that you must be a member of the Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club. Membership remains at $2.
Swimming will commence at 6pm sharp as we have an allocated time for use of the pool.
Results for Tuesday January 14:
Juniors 25 metres
- 1st Mason Hill - 0.14
- 2nd Isaiah Hill - 0.15
- 3rd Bonni Sheridan - 0.18
Juniors 50 metres
- 1st Lilly Sheridan + 0.17
- 2nd Xandah Edwards - 0.54
- 3rd Bella Sheridan - 0.82
Seniors 30 metres
- 1st Michael McLaughlan - 0.01
- 2nd Luke Wykes - 0.03
- 3rd Charlie Edwards - 0.19
Seniors 50 metres
- 1st Colin Sheridan + 0.26
- 2nd Sam Lemon + 0.29
- 3rd Di Donnelly + 0.55
- 1st Amy Ryan & Colin Sheridan + 0.72
- 2nd Luke Wykes & Lilly Sheridan - 3.94
- 3rd Isaiah Hill & Nick Knowles - 5.28
Under 13s Female State Challenge
In the round 3 morning of the Under-13s Female State Challenge Country Thunder defeated Country Sixers.
- K McTaggart c A Smith b R Carroll: 22
- EM Humphreys c M Spence b A Smith: 11
- C Bray run out (E Zerafa): 4
- SE Parsons c & b E Rebus: 2
- A Mavros c C Black b C Waters: 0
- L Pearce b C Black: 1
- +S Clune b A O'Brien: 2
- J Dowling b C Black: 5
- M Amrstrong b R Carroll: 9
- L McMillan c C Black b A O'Brien: 0
- C Peters not out: 4 runs
- E Hosking dnb
- L Graham dnb
- A Smith b K McTaggart: 17
- R Carroll c L Pearce b L McMillan: 4
- E Zerafa c S Clune b L McMillan: 0
- A O'Brien b M Amrstrong: 0
- JR Bramble b M Armstrong: 1
- C Black b A Mavros: 5
- C Waters b C Bray: 9
- A Watson not out: 11
- M Spence not out: 6
- E Rebus dnb
- K Baldwin dnb
- E Buckley dnb
- N Hann dnb
Country Thunder won by 3 wickets.
Scores for grand final not available at time of print.
Dubbo made it two-from-two to start the Brewery Shield season when edging past Narromine on Sunday.
A much-changed side scored a narrow win at Dundas Park, as Chris Newbold's hard-hitting in the middle and the work of Lawson Shepherd and Dale O'Donnell with the ball secured the result.
After Tom Peacock (34) had got Dubbo going at the top of the order, it was Newtown's Newbold who belted the side to a competitive total.
Newbold made 63 as Dubbo amassed 193.
Doug Potter led the way with the ball, taking 4/35 from 10, but he missed out with the bat during the chase.
The key man made just 1, falling to left-arm opening bowler Shepherd (3/30), but Cameron Collins and Bronson Barker kept the hosts on target.
At 4/98 and with the pair at the crease things were looking good but Heath Larance removed Barker (52) and then Dale O'Donnell entered the attack and knocked over Collins (49).
O'Donnell proved vital in the win, working his way through a gutsy lower order on the way to finishing with 3/8 from 6.4 overs.
Narromine was knocked over for 180, giving Dubbo a second win after an earlier victory over Cobar.
The Geurie race Club will host a meeting next month.
The Regional Auto Geurie Picnic Races will be held on Saturday, February 1.
Nominations for the country, non-TAB race meeting will close on Monday, January 27.The six race meet will the Picnic Maiden Plate (1400 metres).
To find out more information visit racingnswcountry.com.au
The Western Rams' bid to go one better at the New South Wales Rugby League country championships began in earnest on Saturday during two trial games at Blayney.
The under-16s had the better of their trial game against Penrith, with Rams coach Tony Woolnough's counting nine tries to two in favour of the home side.
The Rams finished as runners-up in both the Andrew John Cup and Laurie Daley Cup last season and the coaches of those respective sides, Woolnough and 18s mentor Kurt Hancock, have returned to go one better in 2020.
Official scores weren't kept during Saturday's fixtures and while the performances were far from perfect, Woolnough said there was plenty to come out of the game for his 16s side.
"We were very rusty, it's very, very early but we're just looking to put the basics in progress," he said.
"Penrith are always strong and always come out with some big boys but I was just looking for some of our boys to be playing hard, playing tough and to put their hand up."
His side has only had the one training session together for the season, with most of the boys all coming together in the past week at Manildra.
Despite Penrith coming to Blayney "under-strength", he said it was a stellar hit-out for "our first run on the park".
Woolnough wouldn't pick any standouts from the encounter, saying everyone on the park performed their role, with another game to come against Northern Tigers in coming weeks.
"Everyone in the squad will travel for that, then after that we'll cut it down and go into a camp at Burrendong," he said.
"We've just got to keep doing what we're doing, that two day camp we'll nail down what we want to be doing and how we're going to do it.
"Last year it was very important taking the squad there and getting the final 17 or 18 down pat."
The Rams featured a combined 17s/18s squad for the second game, giving a number of younger players the chance to develop and learn what it's all about under Hancock.
That meant there was heavy rotation in the match against the Panthers, with nearly three squads' worth of players lining up for the trial game.
"It was hard to gauge how it was all going considering they had so many players coming on and off," Woolnough said.
"I don't envy the job Kurt Hancock has trying to pick a team out of that."
The John and Daley Cup competitions begin in mid-February, with the Western Rams to play three homes games during the country championships.
Those fixtures will be played out Forbes, Mudgee, and Bathurst.