ROOS fullback and skipper Steven Eveleigh was at his brilliant best last Saturday but it had nothing to do with football. When his good mate Millie Kuhr ordered a takeaway soup for lunch at the Newie she asked 'Dizzy' if he could grab a spoon from behind the bar to help her eat it. Not long later Steven turned back up with a fork - but we all know Dizzy is dizzy.
MY much better half Linda was enjoying a ham, cheese, avocado and pepper sandwich in our backyard the other day and after she had finished about three-quarters of it decided to leave the remaining bit wrapped in a paper towel while she hand watered a few plants from a 200 litre drum.
AFTER completing the task Linda turned to finish off her sandwich from the seat she had placed it on only to see a magpie swoop in and grab it first before flying off. The feathered one mustn't have liked avocado though because it left that part of the sandwich behind.
ROUND Swamp cricketer Ossie Kuhr must have been happy when he read he had scored 66 not out in last week's Apsley Advocate. Late last week AJ Brennan congratulated Ossie on his batting achievement before Ossie informed him that it didn't happen mainly due to the fact he didn't bat that day - Lee Harrison in fact scored the runs.
NRL star Preston Campbell will be in town on December 6 where he will attend the Walcha Central School's 'Festival Friday'. Preston is the guest speaker at the wellbeing function and is expected to play in a community touch football game that afternoon.
SURELY with the amount of current and former players involved in local Touch Footy we can get a couple of good teams together to put on a show that day. Anyone interested can let myself or Walcha touch president Ben Ussher know.
A REMINDER to the Newie footy tipsters that your end of season party is on this Sunday from noon. The Newie's 777 competition on Saturday has jackpotted to just under $1000 where all you have to do is select the winner of race 7 at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and the fee is $2.
CONGRATULATIONS to the five local sportspersons who have been nominated for the Armidale Sports Awards to be held at the Armidale Bowling Club next Thursday. Once again Brian Lockyer has been selected for Deaf Lawn Bowls, Jorja Power is in for tetrathlon, Jo Nivison for swimming while Peter Norbury and Wayne Brennan were picked for golf.
WALCHA-URALLA United veteran cricketers Peter 'Duke' Boyd and Rowan 'Chalky' Chandler certainly had a good warm-up for their upcoming national over 70s carnival when they put on an unbeaten 99 run stand last Sunday here at Peter Fenwicke Oval. Duke and Chalky have been selected to play for NSW at Albury at the end of this month.
THE local competition moves on to Round 4 this Saturday and changes from the twenty/ 20 format back to 40 overs per team. Uralla will host Colts at the Uralla sports complex and Round Swamp do battle with Kentucky at Peter Fenwicke Oval.
LAST Saturday the Walcha Cricket Association conducted a doubleheader at 'The Park' where the Turton Cup final was played under lights. A barbecue, liquid refreshment, and a raffle were on offer where just under $1000 was raised which was donated to Beyond Blue. Thanks to everyone who supported the event.
A BIG thank you from the Cricket Association to Transwest Fuels, Dales Downtown Meats Uralla, Peel Valley Tyres, Walcha Carrying Company, Lowes Petroleum and Landmark Armidale for their donations on the day.
PIERATA was up to his old tricks last Saturday when he won the Redsel Stakes over 1300metres at Rosehill. Part-owned by 'Wilga West' resident Brian Turton the 5-year-old stallion has now accumulated prize money totalling over $5.5M - wonder if Turt had a shandy when Pierata won?.
DON'T forget the pool opens this Saturday week on November 16th at 11am. Water is currently circulating in the low 20 degrees Celcius, but with warm weather predicted, it should be a bit more comfortable come opening day. Season tickets can only be purchased from the council office.