Walcha Jillaroos now third on ladder

Two birds with one shot: Gordon and Snow Bird send their bowls down in unison.

Two birds with one shot: Gordon and Snow Bird send their bowls down in unison.

THE Walcha Jillaroos have dropped back to third on their Group 4 second division Ladies League Tag ladder after they were defeated by Uralla 14-8 last Friday night.

Kootingal lead the competition on 23 points, followed by Uralla 20 and although the Jillaroos are also on 20 points, Uralla has the best points for-and-against differential.

GOOD to see Bundarra, under the captaincy of former Jillaroo Laura Beard, break through for their first win of the season when they beat Bendemeer 14-10 last Saturday.

Ex-Walcha resident Kimberley Partridge also plays for Bundy.

WITH just under half the Group 4 second division competition rounds remaining, it is still mathematically possible for 10 of the 11 teams to qualify for the semi-final round.

Just three points separate the second and seventh teams on the ladder, with Kootingal leading on 22 followed by Bendemeer and Barraba both 16, Manilla, Bundarra and Uralla all 15, Dungowan 13, Werris Creek 10 and Walcha nine, with Bingara looking like they are in line for the spoon at this stage on four points.

SOME interesting results to come out of the long weekend round where Bendy flogged Bundy 52-12; The Creek drilled Manilla 48-114; Boggy belted Dungowan 40-14; while Kooty cruised home 58-12 against Bingara.

THIS Saturday, both the Roos and Jillaroos are here at home to Bendemeer where the boys will be in for another solid encounter and the girls will need to regroup to put themselves back on track.

Go the green and gold this Saturday.

With just under half the Group 4 second division competition rounds remaining, it is still mathematically possible for 10 of the 11 teams to qualify for the semi-finals.

THE Walcha Rams resume this Saturday after they had the long weekend off.

This weekend they will travel to Brumby Park at Scone to take on the homeside who are currently fifth on the Central North ladder.

Walcha remain in second position behind Pirates, while the Rams “Reggies” are a couple of rungs down their ladder from the Scone team. Up the red and white.

THERE was no golf on the local scene last weekend due to the wet weather and it would be doubtful if the crew that travelled to the coast got much of a hit either – for a further update, check the What’s the Goss column this week! 

This Sunday, Australia Regional Bank is a stroke medal round for a trophy donated by Wayne Brennan where Andrew Robertson is rostered on for clubhouse duty.

ON the long weekend, the 15th annual John Oxley Triples Bowls Tournament was well supported with 16 teams in the main event and 14 teams in the mixed pairs.

Organiser Noel Goodwin said he was happy with the way everything went with the tournament over the three days, despite some testing damp and cool conditions on the green at times.

ALTHOUGH Irishtown Mayor Mick Steep was a member of the winning team, only two Walcha teams have won the tournament – Miles Lawrence, Dion and Gordon Bird in 2016, and Brian Lockyer, Matty Hamel and Brian Olrich in 2012.

As well as these wins, Steve Goodwin (2003) and P. T. Clarke (2004) were members of composite teams that also claimed the title in their respective years.

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