Sport Shorts October 16th
Cricket gets underway this weekend and Guyra will be fielding four junior and three senior teams in the Armidale District Competition. The first grade competition was under threat due to water restrictions which meant the preparation of turf wickets was under threat. Only two ovals, the Guyra Turf and TAS Oval, will be available for play. Both venues have access to bore water.
This weekend will see Guyra play Hillgrove at Ted Mulligan Oval in first grade, second grade will be up against Easts at Newling Oval and third grade will be at home against TAS at the Lions Park Sporting Complex (Truckstop).
Junior cricket has increased in popularity and this year will see two under 10 teams, an under 12 and an under 14 team representing Guyra. The first round of games will be played this weekend, however draws are not yet available.
All players are asked to get along to training on Thursday afternoon at the recreation ground cricket nets, where the draw will be available. They will also need to register online at playcricket.com.au before the first game. For more information, Jason Campbell (Under14s) 0428 763 688, Simon Brown (Under12s) 0427 665 131 or Graham Cameron (Under 10s) 0415 872 685.
Guyra Cricket Club will also be running Junior Blasters (5-7 yrs) and Master Blasters (7-10 yrs) at Guyra Central School on Tuesday afternoons commencing on October 22nd. To take part in these programs register online at playcricket.com.au. Contact Linley Ryan 0474 854 242
There is little to report on this week, however there are a number of sheets on the notice board in regards to this year’s Annual Carnival.
There is a sheet for entries in the Mixed Triples and the Women’s Open Triples so Bowlers interested in these please feel free and enter today.
More information on the Annual Carnival as the date draws nearer.
There is also plenty of room to place your name on the Sheet provided for the visiting bowlers from Scott’s Head Travelling Bowlers Club Sunday afternoon October 20th. There is 20 male bowlers required so if interested place your name on the sheet
The Bowls Bandit
Last Sunday was the Dougie Waters Memorial Day. The winners with 46 points were Darrin Towells and John Coppock. Runners up were Jake Ellis and Corby Kliendienst. Nearest to the pins were Anthony Dittman on the 7th, Barry Simpson on the 10th and John Coppock on the 18th.
Next weekend will be the inaugural Guyra sixes. This is a new event and should go very well as all positions are full. We are still struggling for numbers in the midweek which is due to start on the 21st. This year it will be a nine-hole competition with rounds from veterans, ladies, Molly Sole and Sunday competitions able to be used. On Sunday the 27th, the Sole Taxation Guyra Open will be held.
Last Tuesday the 8th saw a very windy and challenging day for golf. The results showed how difficult it was. At one stage a hat went further than a drive and faster than a cart.
The winner of the Individual Stableford was Col Walls with a score of 35 ahead of the runner-up Pat Grills and Herb Wilson on 34. Herb also was the best putter on the day.
Nearest the pins went to Wal Chapman on the 7th, Herb Wilson the 10th and Paul Redden the 18th.
On Melbourne Cup day the 5th November we will again be holding a 2 person Ambrose over 14 holes. The cost for the day will be $20 including a lunch put on by the Club. The Walcha 4BBB is on this coming Friday and a reminder that Midweek Golf starts on Monday 21st.