Sports Shorts || Veterans pad up for state

In good state: Cricket NSW reps Peter Boyd, Barry Hoy and Rowan Chandler.
In good state: Cricket NSW reps Peter Boyd, Barry Hoy and Rowan Chandler.

TWO Walcha cricketers have been selected for New South Wales to play in the National Veteran Carnivals later in the year. Round Swamp legend Barry Hoy is off to Perth to take part in the over 50s competition from November 15 to 22 and will be joined by Mitch Woods from Guyra.

FORMER Walcha Road and Rugby League allrounder Peter Boyd and Uralla's Rowan Chandler will head to Albury the following week to play in the over 70s carnival. All four players Baz, Mitch, Duke and Chalky played in the New England Vets' competition which commenced late last month.

THE Bushies (Walcha and Uralla) defeated Townies (Armidale) here at the park a fortnight ago where Peter Mooney starred with willow when he scored 38 runs off just 20 deliveries. Pete belted one 6 and seven 4s during his brief stay at the crease.

KENTUCKY'S Wayne 'Pothole' Boyd cracked three boundaries in thirteen runs. Barry Hoy hit two 4s in 12 runs. Whereas Kentucky's Bob Jex scored his four runs with one shot. Unfortunately for Peter Boyd and Stephen' Wilba' Haslem they were the first listings in Poultry Farmers of the week this season after they failed to get off the mark.

URALLA opener Nick Endacott made an unbeaten 29 which included four boundaries for the winners whereas Craig Morgan played for Townies against Bushies. Round two of the New England Vets' competition is on Sunday, November 3 where Bushies take on an Inverell/ Glen Innes combination here at the Park.

THE Walcha Cricket competition commences this Saturday with Colts taking on Uralla at Peter Fenwicke Oval while Kentucky is up against Round Swamp at John Oxley Sportsground.

A GENTLE reminder that local Touch Football nominations close Thursday October 17th and any teams nominated after that date will not be accepted. If you can't nominate a team for different reasons please let secretary Kristy Bird know of your circumstance to avoid any disappointment. Please contact Kristy on 0428 353 371 .

ALL Teams are requested to register online at Sports TG. The team captain is required to register their team and once registered the captain can pass on the team code. If you need assistance please contact Kristy Bird.

FORMER golf club champion Andrew Brennan, who won the A grade title in 2016, shot a five under par 65 here last Sunday which is equal to the course record he currently holds with 12 time champion Timmy Stackman.

UNFORTUNATELY, last Sunday's effort won't be recognized because it was a Stableford, not a stroke round, where the tees are set at championship distances. Trainee professional AJ putted for 15 birdies and an eagle, but also managed two bogies including a three-putt on the third green.

WELL done to the Roosters on becoming the first team since the Brisbane Broncos in 1992 and 93 to win back-to-back premierships despite some controversy late in the match. It isn't the first time that Chooks have won two titles on the trot. They also did it in 1974 and 75.

WHAT a way to end your playing career when Roosters half-back Cooper Cronk won his third frand final in a row, the last two with his current team, and the Storm before that. Cronk became the first player since Johnny 'Monkey' Mayes to win three straight premierships with two different clubs. Mayes won his first with Manly in 1973 before switching to Easts where he won two more.

Ladies Golf

Fourteen women played the monthly mug, putting competition in conjunction with the first stage of the Secretary's eclectic.

Conditions have not improved on the course, but there were some very handy scores. Beth Ross showed the way with 65 net.

Sweepstakes went to Cheryl McDonald on 67, Marg Parsons on 68 who counted out Jenny Lisle on 68 who again counted out Jill Burnell.

Division 1 of the monthly mug went to Cheryl, Division 2 was Jill's and Division 3 went to Beth.

Marg Davidson managed the nearest the pin on 3 but no one managed to get on the sand on 16. Cheryl counted out Marg Parsons to take the putting with a very handy 24 putts.

Next week we will be playing a par event for Margaret Royle's trophy.

Please note that the NSW Golf Medal playoff will be on in Uralla on that day weather permitting.