Forbes sporting news

Being Prepared: The defibrillator has arrived and a training programme was held at the Forbes Sports and Recreation club on the June 26, where many of our members were in attendance.
Being Prepared: The defibrillator has arrived and a training programme was held at the Forbes Sports and Recreation club on the June 26, where many of our members were in attendance.


We are pleased to announce that funding for a defibrillator was granted by the NSW department of Sport and Recreation and the Forbes Shire Council.

The defibrillator has arrived and a training programme was held at the Forbes Sports and Recreation club on the June 26, where many of our members were in attendance.

The Defibrillator has now been installed in the Croquet club House by the capable hands of John Browne and Neville Spry. We are hoping it is never needed, but nevertheless it is a great asset and goes a step further in caring for the croquet community.

The birthday girl for July was Libby Smart, a celebratory lunch was well attended at the Sport and Recreation Club.

The Closest Games of golf croquet Tuesday, July 2

  • The winners of three games were John Allegri, Colleen Liebich, Bob Murray and Kevin Rubie.
  • Neville Spry7, defeated Jill Rubie, Ruth Cheney 6
  • Lorna Field, John Cole 7, defeated Mal Smith, Bruce Field 6
  • Bruce Field, Denny Smith 7, defeated Dorelle Scott, Alec Todd 6
  • Kevin Rubie 7, defeated John Cole, Lorraine Todd 6
  • Jill Rubie 7, defeated Elvy Quirk 6
  • John Cole, Mary Hodges 7, defeated John Job, Bruce Field 6
  • Kevin Rubie, Bob Murray 7, defeated Dorelle Scott, Evelyn Mahlo 6
  • John Job, Elvy Quirk 8, defeated Marie Spry, Ruth Cheney 5

Closest games of Aussie Croquet Saturday, July 6

23 players participated in Saturday's Aussie Croquet. There were four winners of three matches; they were John Browne, Merv Langfield, Kevin Rubie and Neville Spry.

The last game was a nail biter at the end. Bill Scott and Kevin Rubie defeated Harley Stewart and Jeff Liebich 14 to 13. It was an up and down game with no one getting a clear advantage.

Harley Stewart was one hoop behind as he cleared the hoop and aimed straight for the peg in an amazing shot which hit the peg. It ended up four players aiming at the finishing peg at the same time.

Bill Scott finished the game with a clean shot which hit Jeff Liebich's ball and his second shot finished the game after hitting the peg.

  • Colleen Liebich, John Allegri 14, defeated Elvy Quirk, Anne Stewart 11
  • Harley Stewart, Lorraine Todd 14, defeated Jeff Liebich, Lorna Field 12
  • Elvy Quirk, Bruce Field 14, defeated Bob Murray, Lorna Field 11
  • John Browne, John Cole 14, defeated Cherylin Cole, Anne Stewart 11
  • Harley Stewart, John MacCullagh 14, defeated Lorraine Todd, John Allegri 12
  • Lorraine Todd, Colleen Liebich 14, defeated Marie Spry, Jill Rubie 11
  • Cherylin Cole, John MacCullagh 14, defeated Bob Murray, Dorelle Scott 11
  • John Cole, Anne Stewart 14, defeated Bruce Field, Lorna Field 12
  • Bill Scott, Kevin Rubie 14, defeated Harley Stewart, Jeff Liebich 13

Ladies' Bowls

Welcome back again after another lovely day for bowls last week when fourteen ladies rolled up. It is good to see some of our newest members coming along and joining in to play in our social bowls.

Kay Toohey and Loris Stewart defeated Judy Kerr and Ann Mackay 15/9; Alice Allen and Judy Girot defeated Robyn Mattiske and Pam Stevens 19/16; Irene Riley, Margaret O'Connell and Colleen Liebich defeated Angela Dent, Noela Girot and Annette Tisdell 13/10. Well done ladies.

Winners for the day were Kay Toohey and Loris Stewart. Kay was on a roll as she also won the raffle.

One game of minor pairs was played last Tuesday where Lesley Dunstan and Loris Stewart defeated Robyn Mattiske and Colleen Dean 25/13.

The final of this event will be played tomorrow (Wednesday) with Judy Kerr and Kay Toohey to play Lesley Dunstan and Loris Stewart.

The Jones Trophy will be played at Forbes tomorrow (Wednesday) when the local girls hope to keep the Cup when they play Condobolin.

Teams selected are: Loris Stewart, Judy Girot, and Annette Tisdell; Noela Girot, Pam Stevens, and Jan Waugh; Sandra Priest, Ann Mackay and Lyn Simmonds. We wish them all good luck.

The Forbes Bowling Club's Mixed Pairs is to be played on July Saturday and Sunday July 13/14 with forty two entries which is really great to see. Some good bowls should be played so pop along to the Club for a look.

Games should get underway around 9.00am.

Unfortunately I missed the birthday girls for last week so very happy belated birthday wishes go to Margaret O'Connell for the third and Lyn Elliott for the July 4. Sorry girls.

The Cannon Merritt Trophy will now be played at Parkes on Wednesday July 31. Names of those members selected to represent Forbes will be announced shortly.

Social bowls as usual tomorrow with names in by 9.30am for a 10am start.

Good Bowling everyone.

Dawyn Harvey

Indoor Bowls

Last week we only had two games as we had a great afternoon tea.

It was good to see Allann and Gloria Wright back for the afternoon.

Winners for the day Liz Sue and Allan two wins 18 points.

Runners up Joan Wilma and Betty Mc one win one lose 16 points.

Chocolate was won by Doreen. Betty R and Sandy.

Then on Wednesday winners were Denny and Vera three wins 34 points.

Runners up Wilma Loraine and Sue two wins one lose 32 points.

Chocolate went to Liz Betty R and Allan Wright.

Competition was won by Loraine Betty R and Vera

A great day we had of bowls so come to the community centre at 1.15pm for 1.30pm start on a Wednessday afternoon.

Wilma Hepburn

Veterans' golf

It's taken awhile but Forbes veteran golfers had revenge over their 'twin town' rivals Parkes last Thursday to score best in the Miller Shield where the best six scores from each town count.

Forbes only just, 151 points to Parkes' 150.

However that did not stop the visitors to the Forbes course from returning home with all the major individual awards. Best was John O'Shannessy with 28 points for the 12 holes helped by a birdie four at the 7th hole for five points.

Runner-up, beaten on a count-back was Gordon Christie.

Roel ten Cate took home a 'burner' ball with the Bradman Award, but only just with several others in line after finding the fast greens hard to handle. Nearest the pins, 9th Kim Herbert (F), 18th Roy Bell (P).

With 32 starters ball sweep to 22 points. 27 points Jeff Haley (F), 26 John Dwyer (P), Kim Herbert (F), 25 Gary Collits (F), Ralph Baker (F), 24 Scott Kirkman (F), Rodney Joseph Besgrove (F), Alf Davies (F), 23 Phil Bishop (P), Dale Stait (P), 22 Greg Webb (F), Csabe Belley (P), Sunna Bell (P), Graham Newport (F), Tom Edols (F), Rod Luyt (P).

Thursday's play will be over 12 holes in Parkes, noms from 12.30pm for a 1pm shot gun start. Thursday week (July 18) will be the monthly Lachlan Valley 18 holes here in Forbes.

Last Tuesday 12 hole social golf organiser Geoff Drane hosted a Christmas In July luncheon at the 'Bowlie' which was well received by the 25 players and guests in attendance.

None more so then Geoff Coles, back from a shoulder injury to win the days comp with 31 points from Peter Barnes and Terry Shannon, both on 30 points.

For those interested Terry has a tale on how to play the short game after being by the edge of the fourth green for three to walk off with a seven then the seven hole, beside the green for four to leave with an eight.

There's always today Terry with ball toss at 9.30am for another challenging 12 holes.

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


Duck Creek Picnic Races

Gadfly established a weight carrying record for the race when beating a good field in the Win Television Duck Creek Picnic Cup at Nyngan on Saturday.Allocated 74kgs by the handicapper, the Mark Ward, Condobolin trained Gadfly humped 71kgs following a 3kgs allowance for first season jockey Angela Taylor who is a trackwork rider for Warwick Farm trainer Jeff Englebrecht and rode her career first winner at Moree Picnics in late May.

Austin and Zaphod were the leaders in the 1250 metres Cup with Gadfly settling fourth in the eight horse field.Despite the hefty weight, Gadfly ( $6.50 ) took control to win by almost two lengths from Blue Channel ( Caitlin King,$3.50 ) and Austin ( Maddison Wright, $4.60 ) with Rehanaat ( $3.20 favourite ) the winner of the 2017 and 2018 Duck Creek Picnic Cups, finishing fourth.

First leg of a winning double for Angela Taylor was the Wayne Marsden, Menindee trained Late Return ( $4 ) which raced outside the leader before beating Pullman Brown ( Maddison Wright, $3.60 equal fav.) and Madison Gardens ( Steven Kehoe, $3.60 equal fav.) in the 900 metres Class 2 Handicap.

Ashley Boyd also had a winning double, Lenroy ( $3.20 ) for Bourke trainer James Hatch and Maria Elisa ( $4 ) from the Sharon Jeffries stable at Parkes.

Slowly away, Lenroy rounded up the field to impressively win the Maiden Plate ( 900 metres ) from Bel Twista ( Maddison Wright, $1.90 fav.) and Small Dream ( Michael Wade, $7 ) while from fifth on the turn Maria Elisa made a strong, wide run to account for Vonnida ( Tim Grace, $4 ) and Three Rar ( Angela Taylor, $5 ) in the 900 metres Open Handicap.

This was the fourth win from six starts for Maria Elisa since being trained by Sharon Jeffries.

Forbes trainer Wendy Baker and Hawkesbury based jockey Michael Wade combined to win the Class B Handicap ( 1250 metres ) with Getting Ready ( $4 ) which tracked the leaders before racing to a one and a half lengths win over On A Promise ( Ashley Boyd, $3 ) and Work And Chat ( $2.50 fav.)

More Ransom led for a while in the Class B Handicap ( 1250 metres ) but was no match for the recent Coonamble TAB winner Tapanui.

Racing at Cowra on Saturday.

Colin Hodges

Squash Club

Wednesday Evening June 3, week 2 of our Winter Comp and the Bilsborough Brothers meant business as they stretched their match into five lively sets.

At two sets each Wayne moved ahead of Danny to win 15-13.

Team Results were:

Court One; W Bils defeated D Bils 23 to 12 points, Bec Connell beat Louise Webb 3-1, sub Al Carlisle lost to Mitch Bayley 1-3, Angus Webb beat Isaac Barnard 3-0 and sub Bradman beat Kimberley Chudleigh 3-0.

Court Two; Allegris defeated Hemmings 18 to 17, Brendon dispatched Jake 3-0, Ellie Cowhan lost to Alex Bayley 0-3, Harry Toole beat Josh Barnard 15-17, 16-14, 15-7, 16-14, Ben Schofield beat Lucy Cowhan 3-1 and Sam Haley lost to Jono Webb 0-3.

Court Three; Coombs lost to Carlisles 17 to 18, Graham beat Haig 3-2, Michelle Bentick and husband Daniel were two sets all when Michelle claimed the last four points to win 15-11, Cam Toole beat Ben Barnard 3-0, sub George Falvey lost to Al Carlisle 1-3 and Claire Bayley lost to Kirsty Boswell 1-3.

Thursday Night.

Court One: Millers defeated Hornerys convincingly 27 points to 14 and Lockie lead the way beating Sam 3-0, Dennis Haynes lost to Shayne Piper 1-3, Pete Cowhan lost to Chris Cannon 2-3, Bec Connell beat sub Alex Jones 3-0 and a lively Lindy Cowhan beat Blake Maslin 13-15, 15-4, 15-8, 13-15, 17-15.

Court Two: Pipers lost to Sharpes 17 to 25 where Darryn beat Kyle 3-0, Dennis Haynes lost to Brendon Allegri 0-3, Scott Webb lost to Jack Gordon 15-9, 9-15, 6-15, 13-15, Max Ridley lost to Henry Kross 1-3, Adam Chudleigh beat Alex Jones 3-1 and George Falvey lost to Rowan Madge 0-3.

Court Three was where Dawes lost to Krosses 13 points to 29, Oli lost to Jay 1-3, Pete Thompson lost to Jono Cannon 0-3, Mark Webb beat Graham Coombs 3-2, Richard Plowes beat sub Bec Connell 13-15, 15-7, 10-15, 15-10, 15-13, Brodie Hodges lost to Ellei Cowhan 0-3 and Dan Suringa lost to Adam Chudleigh 0-3.

Next weeks draw: both nights, Team 5 v 6, 3 v4, 1 v 2.