Nyngan sporting news | Incredibly mature batting performance

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When they went, the skipper Tyler Martin joined Smith for the last couple of overs and the two put on twenty in no time to budge the total up to 5/154 off the allotted 40 overs with Trae finishing with an influential 25 not out.

It was an incredibly mature batting performance from a young top order against a good attack.

Dubbo sent out some hitters to open their innings, but they were frustrated by the tight line and length offered by Martin and Brett Moon.

Moon, whilst new to cricket, has all the attributes to be a fine quick bowler, most notably a desire to learn and improve.

The first wicket to go was caught Black, bowled Black as Cooper was sure to hold onto a chance off the bowling of his older sibling. Could have been messy. Moments later, Kyle Hall pulled off an outstanding bit of fielding that would have made Andrew Symonds proud.

Fielding at point, he dove to stop a well hit cut shot, picked the ball up whilst on the ground and with his non-throwing hand fired it in to the keeper, Rory, who removed the bails before the Dubbo batsman's bat was grounded.

It typified the effort of the Nyngan boys in the field. Cody and Naite chased the ball hard. Trae and Rory had great chat and Digby, despite the presence of a fierce and bright sun, has a lovely pair of hands.

In the end, the Dubbo batsmen were too experienced and punished anything loose, to reach the total in the 26th over.

Cheers to Tristan Dal Forno who scored and organised and goes above and beyond when it comes to anything Nyngan High sport.

Thanks to the boys, who were an absolute pleasure to coach this year and will come back strong again in February.


Congratulations to Lyn Hawley in becoming the President of the Nyngan Bowling Club. This is the first time in history that a female has been elected for this position at the club. Treasurer Graham Jackson.

Vice Presidents are Kevin Miles and Ian Midgley. The Directors are Alex Miles, Darrell, Deanna Stephens, Teressa Rose and Dennis Bourke. Congratulations all and the very best.

Championship Game Final: Hcp Singles Greg Wright was successful in taking the title for 2019 Hcp Singles defeating Mick Walsh in very tough, windy conditions.

Winners of Ham Triples donated by foodworks were Joe Healey, Marie Bexon and Helen Beetson. Second place went to David Anderson, Shelby Powell and Baden Powell. A big thank you to foodworks for the hams.

Golden Oldies winners: Kenny Simmonds, Mick McGlynn and Lyn Hawley.

Wednesday, December 4 Twilight final will be played by the following teams Don Cameron, Kayne Taylor and Mick Walsh verses Tim Lewis, Pat Walsh and Mark Cashion at 6.30 pm. This should be a terrific final game to watch.

Nyngan Bowling Club extend their deepest sympathy to Rex Vane and family on the passing of his father.

Tamika Ryan travelled to Gulgong on Saturday to contest the under 25 Singles championship. Tamika did very well making it to the final and only missed by a couple shots to go to State.

Don't forget the Nyngan Bowling Club Joker draw is held each Saturday night and this coming Saturday, December 7 will be worth $4,200.00. Ticket sales commence at 6pm.

Barefoot bowls will be held on the night. The Courtesy car is available to and from the club telephone 02 6832 1711 from Wednesday to Sunday and other occasions as it is seen fit.

Events coming up: Joker draw and barefoot bowls each Saturday night as above.

Texas Holden Poker Sunday, December 8 names in by 3.45pm for 4pm start. Texas Holden will be every Sunday if there is enough interest.

Presentation night will be Friday, December 6 at 6.30pm. Make sure you have your name down for this event for catering purposes.

Sunday, December 8 President's day and Robb's Butchery Pairs at 10am. Single nominations. Sheets are one the board at the club for all of these events so please come to the club check out all the flyers and get your names down on the various sheets.

Children's Christmas party December 15 at 2pm. There will be presents from Santa for children age ten and under. To nominate ring 68321711 or visit the bowling club to get your children's names down. All children welcome.

Bowls times Golden Oldies Tuesday names 10am start 10.30am - Wednesday Twilight bowls 6.30pm - Saturday barefoot bowls names in by 6.30pm start 6.45pm - Sunday names in 10am start 10.30am.

Marie Bexon


You would not have put a cent on Dave Buggy to win Saturday's Stableford after his first hole effort. (His ball in the pocket with 100 metres to go). After that boy-o-boy he had his mojo back and tallied 38 points despite another wayward washout on the 8th.

He plays some unbelievable shots at times, mixed in with some ordinary ones. Leading at half time with 20 points was Anthony Ah-see.

Did not have the best of luck on the way home with a couple of unplayable shots, he finished with 36 points. Next best was three players with 32 points, Les Dorrington was the count-back winner. No pin winners, however Nate Matheson nailed an eagle on the Par five, seventh hole.

The strange thing was he three putted the hole before and the hole after and knocked in a 20-footer for his eagle.

Nate teamed up with Tim Lewis to take out Sunday's AM ambrose, they had a par round for a 31.62 nett. Both are very long off the tee which gives them many birdie chances.

Only half a stroke away with 31.12 nett was Dave Bartley and Andy Lane, they chipped and putted well for the most part. Nic Beetson is a new player plus sneaking Deacon on the comeback trail boosted the field.

Pat Walsh and Codge McCarthy were the pin winners. Jodi Stewart with 18 points was just ahead of Dolly Ryan 17 points. In the mid-week nine holer NTP to Dolly.

Round four of twilight was won by 'Dunlop Tyres and Batteries' they had 46 points. Hams and Turkey's for Thursday nights raffle along with Santa at the kids Christmas party.

Pat Walsh


Ricky Blewitt who rode Frenzied to victory in the Bong Bong Picnic Cup last week had further success at Narromine on Thursday as the part owner of Bansuri, winner of the 1600 metres Class 1 and Maiden Plate.

Unlike his counterparts in the professional ranks, Blewitt as a Picnic jockey is allowed to be an owner and he races Bansuri with his partner, Narromine trainer Kylie Kennedy.

Threatening to win a race for some time, Bansuri finally broke through after 32 starts had yielded eight placings but no wins.

Bansuri ( Clayton Gallagher, $15 ) finished fast on the rails from midfield for a three way photo finish win over Ticket To El Aye ( Angela Cooper, $26 ) and A Krupt Pick ( Daniel Northey, $12 ).

All three place getters are trained at Narromine, by Kylie Kennedy, Terry Fulwood, and Wayne Collison, respectively.

Owned by former jockey Andy Lordan and trained at Narromine by ex jockey Justin.W.Stanley, You Know Zon also broke through for an initial win after 12 placings from 37 starts.

Gaining a rails run, You Know Zon ( Billy Cray,$21 ) edged out Harabel ( Daniel Northey, $21 ) and Electrostep ( Tony Cavallo,$10 ), the margins being a nose by a nose in the 800 metres AG N VET Maiden Plate.

Forbes trainer Dennis Bush after recent wins by stable star Molasses had a win at Narromine with Yeas And Nays in the 800 metres Narromine Hardware Benchmark 58 Handicap.

Owned by the Taylor family from Sydney, Yeas And Nays ( Mathew Cahill, $16 ) maintained a slender lead to beat Maria Elisa ( Tiffany Jeffries, $11 ) by a short head with Cannizzaro ( Angela Cooper, $19 ) a nose away third.

Honest mare Lulu's Destiny ( $3.50 favourite ) bred and owned by David Ringland from Dubbo and trained at Nyngan by Rodney Robb led throughout to win the Ag Auto Spark Benchmark 58 Handicap ( 1300 metres ) from The Long Run ( Ashleigh Stanley, $5.50 ) and Yu Long Sheng Hui ( Grant Buckley, $8.50 ).

Daniel Northey was responsible for a nice ride when the Rod Northam, Scone trained Valree ( $6 ) swept past a good field to win the Rushweld Engineering Open Handicap ( 1300 metres ) while Athena's Lad ( Tony Cavallo,$7.50 ) trained at Wellington by Michael Mulholland for Kel Turner from Dubbo made an impressive debut when working home strongly to win the 1300 metres Alan Lloyd Memorial Maiden Handicap.

Other winners were the Darren Hyde, Dubbo trained Mr Epic ( Andrew Banks, $9 ) and Northern Conqueror ( Ashley Morgan, $5.50 ) trained at Mudgee by Bob Howe.

The well attended funeral for Peter "Wacky " Pennell was held at Coonamble on Saturday." Wacky" from Carinda, was a well liked owner and trainer with some of his winners over recent years including the good sprinter Princess Pachara, Sword Fighter, Cannizzaro and Knights Honour.

Some of his wins were achieved at far flung tracks when he enjoyed trips away to remote parts of Australia with Nyngan trainer Rodney Robb and other owners and trainers.

Mudgee Cup is on this Friday with Wellington to race next Monday, the meeting having been transferred from Dubbo due to water shortage caused by the drought.

Colin Hodges