The second round of Club Championship Pairs were played with Rhona Went and Liz Byrne defeating Gwenda Carty
and Cherie Frame. Margaret Hawken and Audrey Jones defeated Kim Evans and Elaine Miller. The next round to be played next week is Rhona Went and Liz Byrne versus Margaret Hawken, Audrey Jones.
In other games played, Di Howell, Merilyn Rodgers and Flo Riseborough defeated Maureen Miller, Hilda McPherson and Minnie Riordan. Eileen Bradley, Frances Charlton and Robyn Morgan defeated Isabel Svendsen, Rosemary Mitchell and Maureen Baillee. Winners on the day were Eileen Bradley, Frances Charlton and Robyn Morgan
and runners-up were Maureen Miller, Hilda McPherson and Minnie Riordan.
The CWD Pairs and Senior Pairs will be played at our club on 7th-9th May. Workers are needed to help with catering, raffles etc. Nominations are open for CWD Triples, Fours and Senior Fours so get your entries in please.
Our Trading Table was very successful and our Mother’s Day Raffle was won by Liz Byrne. At the next Trading Table
on 22nd May we will be holding A Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea. Bring your own pretty cup, saucer, plate and make it a special occasion.
Junior Netball Friday 30th March What a beautiful morning for the start of our Junior netball competition. With some great games played and lots of smiles.
Reminder that there are no games to be played during the holidays, Parkes Netball Association would like to wish all their players and their families a wonderful break and see you all back on Saturday 5th May for Round 2.
We are still shuffling a few teams around, so keep an eye on Facebook during the holidays. Draws will also be published in the next few weeks.
Results Round 1
Division 1: Galaxy 30 defeated Wildcats 24 (MVP: Paris Curr + Ally Bush); Eagles 28 defeated United 10 (MVP: Katie Dunford + Gracie Jones).
Division 2: Eagles 19 defeated United 9 (MVP: Grace Dunford + Ava Curr); Galaxy 11 defeated Wildcats 1 (MVP: Tia Dunn + Lara Brown).
Set Go: Eagles 4 defeated Galaxy 0; United 4 defeated Wildcats 3.
Ladies Netball Tuesday 17th April
Great work to all our teams fulfilling umpiring duties each week. We now break for the school holidays and Parkes Netball would like to wish all our players and their families safe and happy holidays. We will return to
netball on Tuesday 1st May.
Round 6 Results
A Grade: Inline Panel + Paint 32 defeated U15s Parkes Reps 13; Parkes Cellars defeated The Star Budgies Forfeit.
B Grade: U14s Parkes Reps 35 defeated U13s Parkes Reps 16; PHST 20 defeated Plateletes 13.
By Lisa Nutley
Two games were played on Tuesday, with a triples game played by Di Howell, Betsy Johnstone and Maureen Baillee, who defeated Isabel Svendsen, Hilda McPherson and Audrey Jones in a close game 16-15.
In a pairs game, Merilyn Rodgers and Frances Charlton defeated Maureen Miller and Kate Keogh.
The CWD Singles are being played at Forbes with several of our members playing. The 2nd Round of Club Pairs will be played on the 17th April. A Trading Table will also be held on the 17th April, and the Mother’s Day raffle will be drawn, so get your tickets and win a great prize.
The CWD Pairs and Senior Pairs will be played at our club on the 7th-9th May. Please volunteer your time to help with catering, raffles etc. The old adage “many hands make light work” applies to these events and makes the day enjoyable for all.
Nominations are open for the CWD Triples, Fours and Senior Fours so get your entries in please.
To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Eileen Bradley and Minnie Riordan between 9am and 9.30am. Social roster Betsy Johnstone.
By Rosemary Mitchell
Parkes Boars have opened their New Holland Agriculture Cup account with a double header win against rivals Dubbo Rhinos. The Boars second-grade team faced the Rhinos, under the coaching of Ethan Kosef. The challenge this year was to start strong and the team didn’t disappoint. Mitch Hutchings crossed for the first of his three tries, then kicked the conversion to give Parkes the lead within the first five minutes. Ben Rathbone’s defence on the line was instrumental in keeping Rhinos scoreless for the match, with the Boars final score being 33.
First points on the board for the firstgrade game went to the Rhinos, due to a Boars handling error. The Boars, coached by Joshua Miles, soon evened the scores thanks to Ben Ryan’s tries, along with the combined strength of the Boars front row holding well. A penalty scrum to Parkes on the 15m took the half time score to 22-5.
In the second-half, the tempo of the game increased, and tempers started to flair. The Boars tenacity was awarded when Rodgers successfully landed 3 penalty goals, then crossed undefended under the posts in the final moments to seal the match with a final score of 43-22.
Players player and winner of the Old Boys Jersey went to Sam Davis on Debut. The 2018 New Holland Agriculture player of the day was awarded to Mitch Hutchings from Boars second grade.
A vote of thanks to the referees Chris Reynolds (2nds) and Paul Hannock (1sts) for recognising the very hot conditions and allowing extra drink breaks for both teams. Next weekend the Boars travel to Narromine’s Cale Oval to face the Gorillas. Narromine had a strong win over Mudgee Wombats in their first round so this will be a
big match for both teams. Seconds kick off at 1:50pm with First at 3:15pm.
By Cath Ryan
What a great start to our ladies competition enjoying the last few weeks of daylight savings. Hope all our players had a wonderful Easter break.
No player is to take the court this week unless they have registered and paid their netball fees. There are still a few players who have not registered online through MyNetball.
If you are having troubles with online registrations or payment please let us know. So great to see teams for filling their umpiring duties each week, please remember to print your name when you umpire so we can work out umpiring payments. It is also important that all players sign the score card each week, and if there are any stoppages for injury they are to be recorded on the back of the scorecard.
Junior netball is starting this Saturday 7th April, if there are any senior players who would be interested in coaching, umpiring or helping out please contact Calli Miller
Results Round 4
A Grade: The Star Budgies 29 def U15s Parkes Reps 24. Inline Panel & Paint 23 def Parkes Cellars 21
B Grade: PHST 38 def U14s Parkes Reps 14. Sweaty Betty’s 10 def Platelets 8
Round 5 – Tuesday 3rd April
• Setup: The Star Budgies
• Pack Up: Inline Panel & Paint
A Grade – Court 1
• 6:00pm Inline Panel & Paint v The Star Budgies (Umpires: U15s Parkes Reps + Parkes Cellar)
• 7:00pm U15s Parkes Reps v Parkes Cellar (Umpires: Inline Panel & Paint + The Star Budgies)
B Grade – Court 3
• 6:00pm Sweaty Betty’s v U13s Parkes Reps (Umpires: Platelets + U14s Parkes Reps)
• 7:00pm Platelets v U14s Parkes Reps (Umpires: Sweaty Betty’s + U13s Parkes Reps)
• BYE PHST
By Lisa Nutley
3rd April 2018
The first round of the Club Championship pairs were played today with Margaret Hawken and Audrey Jones defeating Chris Curteis and Frances Charlton. Kim Evans and Elaine Miller defeated Merilyn Rodgers and Rosemary Mitchell.
The next round will be played on 17th April as the CWD Singles will be played next week at Forbes. Good Luck to our
The draw for the pairs are as follows:
• Margaret Hawken and Audrey Jones versus Kim Evans and Elaine Miller.
• Gwenda Carty and Cherie Frame versus Rhona Went and Liz Byrne.
In other games played, Maureen Miller and Hilda McPherson defeated Di Greenhalgh and Gwenda Carty. Betsy Johnstone and Maureen Bailee defeated Eileen Bradley and Rhona Went.
The CWD Fours and Senior Fours close 8th May. Entries for our Classic Triples to be held at Parkes close on the 8th May. Please put your entry in. There is a Committee meeting on Friday 6th April at 2pm.
To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Eileen Bradley and Minnie Riordan between 9am and 9.30am. Social roster is Marja Iffland.
By Rosemary Mitchell
Early last week some people may have noticed a woman running along the highways between Forbes and Parkes, or between Parkes and Peak Hill, or Dubbo. Jenna Brook was passing through the Central West region of New South Wales as part of a 4,500km odyssey to start a conversation about bums, specifically to raise awareness about Bowel Cancer.
“80 Australians die every week from bowel cancer, making it our nation’s second biggest cancer killer. If you talk to friends and family about bowel cancer, it is amazing how many have stories to tell,” said Jenna.
“Bowel cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. Treatment has a 90% success rate if detected early. Currently, only about 40% are caught in time.” Jenna was spurred to commence her campaign, dubbed “Running for Bums”, after learning these statistics.
Jenna’s grandfather survived bowel cancer late in his life. The family took the matter seriously and openly discussed the issue. “I have grown up knowing that my risk is elevated. I’ve now had three colonoscopies since I was 25, as a preventative measure.
The doctors have removed 14 polyps as a result. The process is painless.” “Many people are still too embarrassed to report symptoms to their doctors and push for screening. Still more people avoid discussing bowel cancer within a family setting because it seems undignified. However, the fact is that 1 in 4 people diagnosed have a family history of bowel cancer.”
Jenna’s journey began on 17th February from the southernmost end of Tasmania and will see her reach the tip of Cape York by early June, averaging more than 40km per day.
As at 27 March, Jenna has already travelled over 1200km and raised more than $20,000 for Bowel Cancer Australia.
For route information and donations, visit runningforbums.com.au.