Nyngan sporting news

Bowling

A very enjoyable night was held at the bowling club on Saturday with presentation prizes to bowls winners for 2018 followed by a BBQ and salads for dinner and to top it off dancing the night away to the band Overkill.

Championship games:

Mixed Triples final: Andrew Reynolds, Helen Beetson and Tristan Dal Forno defeated Jacob Homer, Alby Homer and Joy Deebank.

Hcp Pairs Final:  Baden Powell and Andrew Reynolds defeated Rick Jermyn and Alex Miles.

Wednesday bowls: Nil due to a quick shower of rain.

Friday Night Barefoot bowls: Lucky winners a family affair of Baden, Rhianna and Shelby Powell.

Don’t forget this Friday night which there will a BBQ after bowls and money to be won.

The children’s Christmas party will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 2pm.  All children welcome. Santa will give presents to children who are ten years and under.  There is a sheet on the board for names so please put your child’s names down to avoid disappointment.

New Year Eve there will barefoot bowls and a 4 man band from Dubbo called jj also there will be prize money of $1,000.00.

Bowls times for Golden Oldies on Tuesday start at 10am. On Wednesday night, names in by 5.30pm for a start at 6pm. On Friday we have Barefoot bowls with names in by 6.30pm to start at 7pm. On Sunday names in by10am please, to start  at10.30am.

Marie Bexon

Golf

Locked together on 12 points after eight rounds of Twilight golf are the Rough Nuts and Vanes Buses and McQuarie Electrics. Weekly winners were the the Nuts with a score in the mid forties. 

John Wynne cleaned up Saturdays Stableford with 40 points, he had a great front nine of 22 points and maintained his half time, led to the very end.

Mick Beetson 38 points and Rex Vane 37 points were the nearest contenders. 

The hot trio of Tim Lewis/Les Dorrington/Ozzie Smith were Sundays winners with 40 points a strong start by them with an eight point hole plus a Birdie by Ozzie on the 18th gave them a two point leeway over Arron and George Bennett and Dang Holmes. 

Young George was the pick of that side also on 38 points was Dave Buggy/Greg Matheson/Tim Tulenew the river hole was most unkind to them. Just one 

 Pin winner for the week, that was Steve Peterson the rest go into a jackpot for later on.

Pat Walsh

Cricket

The Aussie Bulls expressed their premiership credentials on a green top on Saturday, demolishing fan favourites Dalkeith at Frank Smith Oval.

Winning the toss, Dalkieth skipper Jackson Hedges confidently declared he would bat, but winning the toss was all he managed to win.

The deck was doing a bit early, but openers Jak Jeffery and Dylan Franklin mustered 30 for the first wicket. This was as good as it got for Dalkeith as the rot set in and they lost ten wickets for 26 runs to be bowled out for 56.

Connor Macdonald was the chief destroyer, taking 6-20 in a performance that sees him lay claim to be the best off season signing.

Toby Miles took four at the other end and the Bulls were confident they could chase this meek total. They did. 

Before drinks the Bulls had won the game and the afternoon's social proceedings got under way.

Stu Barton and Tom Prentice were the not out batsmen after Obi and Miles had lost their wickets rather cheaply. 

An eight wicket win takes the Bulls back to the top of the ladder. This weekend will see the RSL take on Dalkieth at midday Saturday. 

Toby Miles

Racing

The now ten year old Something Borrowed, winner of the $100,000 Country Championship Qualifier at Dubbo in March 2016, returned to form when winning the Alan Lloyd Memorial Handicap ( 1600 metres ) at Narromine last Thursday for local trainer Justin.W.Stanley and the owner-breeder Terry Marskell from Mudgee.

Something Borrowed had gone 26 starts without a win since taking out the Warren Cotton Cup from Our Sarastro and Laugharne in November 2016 with the only placing being a third to Gentleman Max in the 2017 Forbes Cup.

Brilliantly ridden at Narromine by Greg Ryan, Something Borrowed ( $3.10 ) weaved through the field from well back and finished strongly to beat Mackellars Love ( Jake Pracey-Holmes-Holmes, $13 ) and The Frick ( Grant Buckley, $2.70 favourite ).

Something Borrowed ( by Volitant from Wedded Chimes ) did not start racing until 5 years of age and was initially trained at Dubbo by the late John McKinnon who had been a successful harness racing trainer-driver.

At debut Something Borrowed finished fourth in a Maiden Handicap won by Mickey Spanooch at Bligh Picnics in May 2014 but at the 5th start promised better to come when ridden by Kody Nestor in a Maiden win at Warren from Tuliman and Sutton Bailey.

Six starts later in August 2015, Kacie Chater was the jockey in a win at Coonabarabran and then Something Borrowed ran seconds at Narromine, Coonamble, Bathurst, Dubbo and Warren and during this time John McKinnon due to ill health handed over the training to his good friend Justin.W.Stanley.

With Aaron Bullock in the saddle, Something Borrowed won the Western Racing Association Country Championship at Dubbo from Not A Shadow and Farewell Julia in March 2016 and then finished a creditable eighth Of 16 in the $400,000 Final over 1400 metres at Royal Randwick won by the outstanding Clearly Innocent.

Subsequent good performances by Something Borrowed included wins at Dubbo ( 1600 metres ),Gosford ( 2100 metres ), a third at Warwick Farm ( 2200 metres ), second to Any Blinkin’ Day in the Dubbo Cup and third to Can I Have in the Coonamble Cup.

Prior to the Narromine win last week Something Borrowed had resumed from a spell and with two good runs at Dubbo had indicated a return to form.

Four men with significant contributions to Racing, Max Crockett, Max Frankel, Errol French and John “Sam” Glasgow have sadly passed away over recent weeks.

Max Crockett the legendary horse breaker at Randwick for champion trainers such as Tommy Smith, Bart Cummings, Les Bridge and Jack Denham later continued his trade at Mudgee where he was also a successful trainer with the most recent winner being Mackellars Love at Orange.

Max Frankel was a stock and station agent at Tullibigeal and as a prolific owner of racehorses achieved his 100th winner back in 2011 at a Wagga Wagga meeting.

Errol French from Tamworth raced hundreds of gallopers , most with the the word Blinkin’ in their name including the Dubbo Cup winner Any Blinkin’ Day trained by Clint Lundholm.

John “Sam “ Glasgow from Tullibigeal was a very well liked racegoer and more recently was an owner of the promising Caszar trained at Forbes by Barry Molloy and a fast finishing second at Narromine last Thursday.

The $50,000 Mudgee Cup features at the Mudgee Showcase TAB meeting on Friday followed by Dubbo ( TAB ) on Monday, Warren Twilights ( TAB ) on Friday December 14 and the annual Charity Sports Day and racing fraternity get together commencing 3pm Saturday December 15.

Colin Hodges