Forbes sporting news | About twenty four participants graced the courts on Tuesday.


About twenty four participants graced the courts on Tuesday. The courts were in good condition especially our two new ones. The winners of three matches were John Cole, John MacCullagh, Kevin Rubie, Harley Stewart and Tony Thomson. After croquet we all made our way to the Returned Services Club for our birthday lunches for the month of May.

A good time was had by all. Following lunch the committee held a meeting to discuss relative issues concerned with our alterations. A council officer attended the meeting to update us on progress, we appreciated his input.

Due to the cold conditions and people away from Forbes on holiday, the numbers were down on Saturday. It was a subdued group as we all adjusted to the cold and windy conditions.

Games were over as quickly as possible as we headed for the hot tea and coffee to warm up. The winners of three matches were John Browne, Jill Rubie, Tony Thomson and Geoff Coles. Happy travels to Tony and Pammy Thomson as they head off on a several months journey through Europe. Travel well and safely.

Golf Croquet May 7

Closest games of the day:

  • Bill Scott, Libby Smart 7, defeated Mary Hodges, John H. Browne 6
  • Alec Todd, Jill Rubie 7, defeated Bob Murray, Colleen Liebich 6
  • Lorraine Todd, Tony Thomson 7 defeated Jeff Liebich, John MacCullagh 6
  • John Browne, John MacCullagh 7, defeated Merv Langfield, Alec Todd 6
  • John Cole, Geoff Coles 7 defeated Veva MacCullagh, Libby Smart 6
  • Harley Stewart, John Job 7, defeated Mary Hodges, Jeff Liebich 6
  • Elvy Quirk, John Job 7, defeated Geoff Coles, John H. Browne 6
  • Colleen Liebich, Kevin Rubie 7, defeated Veva MacCullagh, Bill Scott 6
  • John Cole, Bruce Field 7, defeated Alec Todd, Jill Rubie 6
  • Jeff Liebich, Lorna Field 7, defeated Bob Murray, Neville Spry 6
  • Libby Smart 7, defeated Marie Spry 6

Saturday Aussie Croquet May 11

  • Anne Stewart, Doreen Rogers 14, defeated Elvy Quirk, Bob Murray 11
  • Bill Scott, Jill Rubie 14, defeated Bruce Field, Kathleen Broderick 12
  • Tony Thomson, John Browne 14, defeated Kevin Rubie, Lorraine Todd 12
  • Lorna Field, Geoff Coles 14, defeated Cherylin Cole, Jeff Liebich 11
  • Colleen Liebich, Jill Rubie 14, defeated Lorna Field, Merv Langfield 11
  • Bob Murray, Tony Thomson 14, defeated Elvy Quirk, Doreen Rogers 11
  • Lyn Simmonds, Merv Langfield 14, defeated Lorraine Todd, Kathleen Broderick 11
  • Geoff Coles, Jill Rubie 14, defeated Bill Scott, Bruce Field 12

Harley and Anne Stewart

Croquet club birthdays: included Lorna Field, John Cole, Dot Hailstone, Anne and Harley Stewart, John Browne and Elvy Quirk.

Croquet club birthdays: included Lorna Field, John Cole, Dot Hailstone, Anne and Harley Stewart, John Browne and Elvy Quirk.

Veterans golf

With greens equal to any in the state 'soft hands' were needed to score well in the weekly Forbes/Parkes veteran golfers 12 hole competition contested here in Forbes last Thursday.

One of the best (most times) when it comes to putting Rodney Joseph Besgrove from the local club proved his worth to take top posting scoring 28 points last Thursday from a field of 39 players.

Runner-up was another Forbes representative Barry Shine with 27 points while the encouragement award winner was taken out by Bill Warren from Parkes.

Ball sweep went down to 23 points. 26 points Garry Pymont (F), Tom Edols (F), John Pearce (P), 25 Phil Bishop (P), 24 Frank Hanns (F), Graham Newport (F), Joe Davies (P), 23 Neil Wright (F), Ken Sanderson (F), Richard Nixon (F), Alf Davies (F), Garry Collits (F), Niel Duncan (F), Rod Luyt (P), John O'Shannessy (P).

Nearest the pins, 9th A grade Barry Shine (F), B grade Mark Toohey (F), 18th A grade nil, B grade Tom Delmenico (P). In the Mick Miller shield, Forbes 155 points to Parkes' 143. Raffle winner Roy Bell (P).

After play all enjoyed and appreciated their 'hot dog' served by stalwart Beryl Roberts. Play on Thursday will be in Grenfell for the monthly Lachlan Valley competition over 18 holes.

Magnificent outdoor weather greeted 23 players for 12 holes last Tuesday where competition organiser Geoff Drane topped the scoring with 32 points from Vince Aitken one point in arrears.

All golfers, young and old, female or male, are invited to play any Tuesday which now has assemble at 9am for a 9.30am shot gun start. For all information on Forbes golf phone the Pro Shop on 6851 1554.

Pennant ladies: Annette Tisdell, Jan Waugh, Lyn Sommonds, Glenys Ryan, Sandra Priest, Leisa Burton, Ann Mackay and in front Ann Walker.

Pennant ladies: Annette Tisdell, Jan Waugh, Lyn Sommonds, Glenys Ryan, Sandra Priest, Leisa Burton, Ann Mackay and in front Ann Walker.

Women's Bowls

Last week the Forbes ladies Pennant team travelled up to Dubbo for the finals play-offs. Play commenced on Monday and a very excited group of local ladies made it through to the final on Wednesday needing only five shots for victory.

Despite putting up a very determined fight they went down to Orange with the score at 39/35. Well done ladies. You have done the Club proud and we'll see you all back at the club tomorrow.

On the home front, fourteen ladies braved the chilly wind for the social bowls. One game of fours and one of triples were played with the winners being a very excited beginner Cheryl Hodges along with Alice Allen and Noela Girot who defeated Gail Mackay, Anne Nixon and Colleen Dean 13/10. Well done girls.

Alice Allen was having a good day as she also won the weekly raffle. Birthday wishes so far this month have gone to Pam Stevens for the eighth, Judy Kerr for the 9th and this week best birthday wishes go to Kay Toohey for the 12th and Carmel Murray for the 19th . Committee members are reminded that there will be a meeting after bowls tomorrow.

Before bowls there will be our monthly charity 'spider'. For a game of Social Bowls get your name in by 9.30am for a 10am start. Good Bowling.

Dawyn Harvey


Connie Greig stable at Dubbo, jockey Rasit Yetimova rode a winning double on Saturday including the Greig trained Naoko in the $12,000 Westpac Cobar Cup. Queensland visitor She's Tidy set the pace in the 1700 metres Cup from Royal Abbey and the $1.90 favourite Rusty Motorbike, with Naoko settling midfield.

Coming with a well timed run, Naoko ( $4.20 ) grabbed the lead close to home and won by a half neck from She's Tidy ( Jeff Kehoe, $6 ) with over four lengths to the third placed Sorry I'm Awesome ( Rhiannon Payne, $4.40 ).

Purest ( $8 ), the first leg of the double for Connie Greig and Rasit Yetimova, finished strongly from the back of the field to win the Sullivans- Dr Allan Brady Memorial Class 2 Handicap ( 1370 metres ) from Engaging ( Rhiannon Payne,$4 ) and Late Return ( Ken Dunbar,$2.40 favourite ).

Orange trainer Michael Plummer and former Queensland jockey Rhiannon Payne after their second with Engaging then won the Broughton Field Services- George Booth Memorial Maiden Plate ( 1000 metres ) with Spicy Menu ( $2.60 fav.) which fought off a challenge from the Wangaratta ,Victorian trained Bella Shadow ( Tiffany Jeffries, $5 ), with Steph's Wish ( Ken Dunbar, $3.40 ) running third.

Melbourne based jockey Rhonda Mangan made the trip worthwhile by winning the KML Industries -Buckman Family Memorial Benchmark 50 Handicap ( 1200 metres ) for Cobar trainer Wayne Prisk.

Jawsome ( $3.80 ) took the early lead and held on to beat Minamahal ( Jeff Kehoe, $5 ) and Divine Design ( Rhiannon Payne, $6 ).

Colin Hodges