Canowindra sports wrap, June 27

Mackenzie Crook (left) and Kyra Fisher after their NSW Country Cup triumph at Wagga recently as part of the Lachlan Lions side that represented western region.

Mackenzie Crook (left) and Kyra Fisher after their NSW Country Cup triumph at Wagga recently as part of the Lachlan Lions side that represented western region.

Men’s golf

Twenty-six players for the Josh Donelly Memorial Day last Saturday.

Money raised on the day went to the Gene Research unit of the Westmead Children's Hospital. Winners for the day Adam Rodgers and Malcolm Miller Net 63 from Mick Donelly and Wayne Middleton.

This day will become an annual event at the club. Sunday the club hosted the Holden Scramble.

Seventy-two players for a very well run day of golf. Brett Savage from Waugoola Motors on hand to present the trophies.

The local team of Paul McKenzie, Mark Grant, Ned Grant and Jason Slattery winning the day with a Net 58.38, from Terry Jones, Graham Thompson, Dave Howarth and Kurt Thompson on Net 58.5.

Third place to Murray Robotham, Jack Heart, Matt Guade and Darril Warren Net 58.75.

A very popular win to the locals who now head to Canberra for the next stage of the Scramble.

NTP on the 4th Matt Steward.

NTP on the 6th Martin Cahill.

Second shot last, Murry Robotham.

Longest drive, Annette Thomas.

Thank you to everyone for their help over the weekend.

The cooks on the barbecue doing a great job feeding the players on both days.

This Saturday we have a wood raffle outside IGA.

Tickets also available at the club and Rue's Tyres.

This weeks golf is sponsored by Marty Reid.

Men’s bowls

Last Saturday a major pairs match was played with Peter Taylor and Roger Traves against Garry Fairley and Steve Glasson (alias Kevin Walker).

Unfortunately for Garry and Kevin they could not hold their winning form from their previous pairs game letting Peter and Roger to win the game 33-5.

A major triples match was also played with Ron Lynch, Jono Preston and Bruce Webb against Steve Kirkman, Matt Cramp and Matt McMullen.

Bruce's team were always in control of the game winning 25-11.

Saturday July 1, minor pairs-

M McMullen and M Cramp versus P Kennedy and S Fisher.

Nominations are now called for the consistency singles and O'Brien Cup with nominations closing July 8.

Coming event Saturday July 8, mixed mufti triples-

Bowls with prize money proudly sponsored by men’s bowls. Winners will receive $120 and runners up will receive $90. Names in by 1pm for 1.30pm start with one game of 15 ends.

Wednesday badge draw will be $450 and Friday badge draw will be $600.

Bingo this Thursday 11am.

Ladies’ bowls

Two Canowindra teams competed in the District Senior Fours played at Cowra on Monday and Tuesday, June 19 and 20.

Ellen Petty, Daph Bryant, Deanna Noble and Gwen Haydon were defeated in the first round on Monday.

Marion Wilson, Nancy Morrow, Libby Balcombe and Colleen Crump made it to the final on Tuesday morning but were defeated by a Cowra team of Joan Bailey, Judith Day, Ivy Fogg and Nada Kurta.

Congratulations to Colleen’s team on being the runners up for 2017.

There were three social games played on Tuesday, June 20, two triples and one fours.

Jeanette Wheeldon, Pauline Carroll and Daph Bryant defeated Leanne Stevenson, Shirley Robson and Christine Pickard 18-10.

Dianne Mooney, Diane Slattery and Betty Jenkins defeated Linda Miller, Sandy McDonald and Joice McNaught 21-16.

Jenny Daley, Deanna Noble, Joyce Middleton and Ellen Petty defeated Karen Cox, Penny Nash, Moyna Rue and Jenny Middleton 15-13.

The Lucky Draw was won by Linda Miller with No. 12. Result of one match played on Thursday, June 22.

Handicap pairs, first round-

Joice McNaught and Colleen Crump defeated Diane Slattery and Dianne Mooney 15-11.

A very successful Street Stall was held on Saturday, June 24 and the raffle was won by David Beath.  A special thanks to the three Gooloogong ladies for selling a lot of tickets and also to the ladies who worked on the stall.

Congratulations to Don Wilkin who celebrated his 100th birthday on Thursday, June 22, a wonderful milestone.


Despite last year being focused on study, Canowindra's Rohan Toole has managed to achieve his best world ranking in the Professional Squash Association's (PSA) list announced earlier this year.

His February 2017 ranking was 211th.

With limited opportunity to play during 2016, his PSA highlights included being a quarter finalist in the Northern Territory Open and being one of only three Australians to make the final 16 in the Australian Open.

Outside PSA events, Toole was selected in the Australian University team for the World Games, where he led them to a seventh place finish. He was also runner up in the Northern Territory under 23s PSA event and the New Caledonia under 23s International.

As well as full time study at Newcastle University in 2017, Toole intends to continue with his professional squash career.

In addition he has taken on a role as an assistant coach with the NSW Bluetongues Junior Squash team which will see him developing the state's young players through training camps as well as supporting them in state and national competition.