Nyngan Sports Results – February 7

STRUGGLE: The Warren Bulldogs won the Castlereagh League's league tag title in 2017 but now the club may fold. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
STRUGGLE: The Warren Bulldogs won the Castlereagh League's league tag title in 2017 but now the club may fold. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

BOWLS

Great to see the green full of players Sunday morning with the ladies all rolling up for pennant practice and the usual Sunday morning bowls game.  

The winner of Sunday morning bowls was Phil Gibson and Fred Fitzalan.

Wednesday winners last week were Alison Hampstead and Tom O’Neill.  This Wednesday evening mixed bowls names in by 5.30pm for start soon after and thereafter Wednesday evening will be commencing twilight bowls with teams of three starting at 6pm on February 14.  

There is a sheet on the board for nominations so get your teams together and nominate. Zone fours team who were Mick and Tim Walsh, Steven Read and Tristan Dal Forno travelled to Dubbo at the weekend and managed to get into the quarter final but sadly went down to 2 shots.  Tim Walsh was the skip for the team and did a marvellous job and certainly came under notice by other bowlers for his bowling skill.

Next weekend Nyngan men bowlers will trip off to Trangie for a trail pennant roll up which commences at 12pm.

Trangie will return the visit on February 18  and this will be mixed pennant teams so get your gear and turn up on the day. Golden Oldies and Sunday bowls will commence at 10.00am.

NYNGAN GOLF

Neill Earthmoving with 47 pts were the best in round 15 in twilight golf. Kirsty Burley, Nate Matheson and Dean Woods set their team up for a good score with a steady stream of pars. Their other teammate Tara McDermott put the icing on the cake with a four pointer on the 3rd hole, followed by a five pointer over the cowal. Great stuff by her.

Crack in Plumbers’ 25 points makes them the leaders, two points clear of the Nyngan Innovations team and Neill Earthmoving.

Just six rounds to go. Sunday’s Ambrose was a drought-breaking-win for Tex Tomek and Croc Read with 29.62 net. Birdies on the 7th and 8th gave them the edge over Nate Matheson and Matt Sheather on 31 nett.

Despite their booming drives they could not snare a birds’ eye. A fair score by Sam Keating and John John Wynne of 32.37 nett for 3rd spot with John being the only pin winner.

Les Dorrington took out Saturday’s stroke with 69 nett, not a good score but he took the cash quick smart. Rex Vang’s 70 nett should have won by a mile. He played back the 18th like a novice taking 8 shots to get the pill in the hole. Young Nate had a similar fate on the back nine and finished with a 70 nett also

The ladies’ mid-week finished in a tie between Mandy Martin and Sarah Walsh on 19 points each. Sarah won the countback. A boost for her to get around the champ.

Di Donald was the pin winner. Badge draw this week is $900. Sam Keating missed the $987 jackputt by an inch, the ball managed to dribble out of the cub. A big pat on the back to the Vanes and Wynnes who cooked the very tasty barbecue last Thursday.

RUGBY LEAGUE

Situation dire at Warren

The situation at Warren has been described as “dire” as the Bulldogs battle to stay afloat in the lead up to the 2018 season. The Bulldogs’ senior men’s outfit folded last season and didn’t compete in the Castlereagh League but the women’s League Tag took the competition by storm and downed Dunedoo in the final to claim the premiership.

But it now appears the Bulldogs won’t be able to defend their premiership with both a lack of players and board members meaning the club is likely to fold completely.

“It’s all quiet. There’s just no interest,” current president Phil Fuller said, just six people turning up to the club’s annual general meeting. “We can’t get anyone on board to make a committee and we haven’t heard from many players either. It’s all a bit dire.”

It’s a rapid fall from grace for a club which ended a 33 year wait for a premiership when claiming the Castlereagh League title in 2010.

Another premiership was won two years later, following on from a grand final defeat in 2011, but there has been few highlights since then.

A lack of senior players forced the men’s team to fold in the lead-up to the 2017 but the women kept the club afloat.

“But what can you do now?” Fuller said.

“Usually things go well after success but people always move on and leave or retire but we’ve just go no young ones coming through.

“All the locals used to ring or ask me when we’re playing and where but it’s just got hard to run a club with one side. There’s not as much money coming through with just one side, not as much money through the gate and that’s what runs the club. “It’s not cheap to run a club and people don’t realise that. They just think it runs itself.”

Fuller pointed to the lack of junior players coming through as a major reason for Warren’s decline and it’s easy to see why that’s the case.

Anyone interested in helping can contact Fuller on 0418 619 220.