Forbes sporting news: Netball is back!

Bowls: Helen Mackenzie and Leisa Burton in the weekend's mixed bowls carnival at Forbes Sports and Recreation Club.
Bowls: Helen Mackenzie and Leisa Burton in the weekend's mixed bowls carnival at Forbes Sports and Recreation Club.

Veteran's golf

Due to excellent outdoor sporting weather 34 veteran golfers from Forbes and Parkes played their weekly 12 hole competition in Parkes last Thursday.

Forbes' Barry Parker, noted as one of the better handicap golfers across the Lachlan Valley showed why winning with 25 Stableford points on a count-back from Parkes' Billy Warren.

Parkes did receive a 'major' with Rick Glover taking the encouragement award while in the Mick Miller Shield, Parkes with their best six scores from 20 representatives scored 141 points to win over Forbes 139 points (14 players).

Nearest the pin winners - fourth A grade Steve Uphill (F), B grade John Pearce (P), 11th A grade Garry Pymont (F), B grade Geoff Drane (F).

Ball sweep - 24 points Alf Watts (F), Geoff Drane (F), Gordon Christie (P), Laurie Wakefield (P), 23 Robert Lea (P), Joe Davies (P), 22 Garry Pymont (F), Brian Clarke (F), Ted Morgan (F), Mick Bond (P).

This Thursday Lachlan Valley veteran golfers will gather in Parkes for the monthly 18 hole competition with nominations from 9am for a 10am shot gun start.

Tuesday casual golfers will gather today at the "Golfie' Hotel for Christmas In July dinner after play where organiser Geoff Drane will play the part of Santa in welcoming all after a successful season on the course.

Showing leadership skills 'Big GD" led the scoring last week scoring 29 points over 12 holes from his revised mid-week handicap with John Smith only one point in arrears.

Tuesday golfers gather from 9am for a shot gun start, everyone welcome. For more information on all golf in Forbes contact the Pro Shop on 68511554.

Lots of Fun: Lorraine Todd on the Forbes croquet courts.

Lots of Fun: Lorraine Todd on the Forbes croquet courts.

Croquet

Results Golf Croquet July 7: Thirty two players turned up for todays Golf Croquet. The general idea for new players is to have some time getting used to playing Tuesdays golf croquet before going on to Saturday's Aussie croquet which needs a little more skill. Your partner is very important in Aussie croquet and working as a team wins the game. Five players won their three games this week.

They were: John Cole, John Job, Bob Murray, Jill Rubie and Dorelle Scott.

Closest games on the day were:

Jill Rubie, Jeff Liebich 7, defeated Sandy Hepburn, Alec Todd 6.

Bob Murray, Joan Littlejohn 7, defeated John MacCullagh, Evelyn Mahlo 6.

John Browne, Vince Robert 7, defeated Colleen Liebich, Sally Perry 6.

Jill Rubie, Bill Scott 7, defeated Evelyn Mahlo, Jeff Liebich 6.

Dorelle Scott, Sally Parsons 7, defeated Elvy Quirk, Sandy Hepburn 6.

Kevin Rubie, John Job 7, defeated Elvy Quirk, Sally Perry 6.

John MacCullagh, Neville Spry 7, defeated Alec Todd, Jenny Job 6.

John Job, Sally Perry 7, defeated Geoff Coles, Ray Burridge 6.

Evelyn Mahlo, Sally Perry 7, defeated Colleen Liebich, Vince Roberts 6.

John MacCullagh, Neville Spry 7, defeated Kevin Rubie, Sandy Hepburn 6.

Bob Murray, Lorraine Todd 7, defeated John Allegri, Marie Spry 6.

Results Aussie Croquet July 11: There were twenty seven players on the courts for the start of Aussie Croquet. The main concern was to complete the three matches before the rain arrived. Halfway through the last game it was run for cover. Three of the games had to be cancelled. There were only two winners of the three matches, they were: John Cole and Libby Smart.

Closest scores on the day were:

John Browne 14, defeated Judy Ellis, John Allegri 10.

Marie Spry, Neville Spry 14, defeated Merv Langfield, Joan Littlejohn 11.

Geoff Coles, Harley Stewart 14, defeated John Job, John MacCullagh 13.

Joan Littlejohn, Kevin Rubie 14 defeated Jill Rubie, Lorraine Todd 12.

Merv Langfield, John Cole 14, defeated Elvy Quirk, John MacCullagh 12.

Marie Spry, John Cole 14, defeated John Browne, Bill Scott 11.

Jeff Liebich, Libby Smart 14, defeated Dorelle Scott, Cherylin Cole 13.

John Allegri, Robin Pols 14, defeated Tony Thomson, John Job 12.

John Cole, Elvy Quirk 14, defeated Harley Stewart, John Job 12.

Libby Smart, Neville Spry 14, defeated Bob Murray, Cherylin Cole 10.

Rug Up: Bob Murray on a chilly Saturday.

Rug Up: Bob Murray on a chilly Saturday.

Anne Stewart

Netball

Welcome back day for boys and girls. It will be held on Saturday, July 18. NetSetGo is for five years and over to play at 10am.

Junior mixed is for 15 years and under and will play at 11.15am. Registrations close at the end of the day and committee members will be on hand to help. There will be a free sausage sizzle for players.

We also have plans for a junior carnival for September 20. Last year we held a junior gala day that was very successful and the committee has decided to run the carnival on the same lines. More information will be provided as the dates draw closer.

Night Competition: With the Autumn Comp only just starting before COVID-19 lockdown, unfortunately it had to be shut down.

Registrations to NNSW is a yearly fee and they have declared that refunds will not be given at this time.

But we have plans underway for the new Spring Comp for both mixed and ladies teams, to start on August 26 with the first grading game.

The second grading game will be played on September 2, with the first competition games to be played on September 9. Team nominations are open now and will close August 19.

Any player who has paid their comp fees for the cancelled Autumn season will have their payment carried over to spring comp.

Forbes Womens Bowling Club: Nominations for Major Pairs is open.

Forbes Womens Bowling Club: Nominations for Major Pairs is open.

Women's Bowls

Nominations for Major Pairs is open. Closing date is July 25. Get your teams in. Major singles resuming round to be played by July 25.

L Burton versus P Stevens and A Mackay versus E Cunningham. Next Round after that to be played August 8.