Sports reports February 9

09th Feb 2022

Mate versus Mate

The Guyra Aboriginal Lands Council, in conjunction with the Guyra Cricket Club, will be hosting a reconciliation Twenty/20 cricket match at the Guyra Turf (Ted Mulligan Oval) on Friday February 11th. This will be the third attempt to hold the game which had to be cancelled due to rain on the first attempt and then fell victim to COVID-19 second time around.
The Mate versus Mate Trophy is up for grabs as team mates become opponents. The game will kick off at 4.30pm and will feature all local cricketers.
Hopefully it will be third time lucky for the cricketers and the scene is set for some entertaining cricket.
Spectators are welcome and everyone in the community is invited to come along to witness the action.
A sausage sizzle will operate with proceeds going to a nominated charity.

Ladies’ Golf
No golf results to report for last Wednesday, because of the wet conditions. This week is the first round of the Ladies’ Championships. The second round is to be played on Saturday 12th February.
The final round is on Wednesday 16th February, with Vicki Reeves as the starter. Here’s hoping the weather is kind and good luck to all.

Men’s Bowls
Two games of open singles were played on Saturday, in game one John McIlwain defeated Cameron Peardon 31-13 in 28 ends in a one sided affair, the other game was much closer with David Wilcox defeating Ian Jacobs 31-30 after 37 ends.
This Saturday the 12th February at 12 pm four games of open singles are set down. Col Stanley will play Wayne Reeves with David Wilcox to mark. Robert Moore will play Mallie Walls with Andrew Sparke to mark. Roger Cox will play Robert Walls with Barry Presnell to mark and Dan Kennedy will do battle with Barry Walls while Anthony Bull marks.

Men’s Golf
With the championships at the half way mark the Club Champion for 2022 is still not a certainty. Mick Purvis has a one shot lead over Adam Brennan with eight players within 8 shots. Ian Taylor has a 9 shot lead over Steven Sole in B Grade and Harry Purvis has an 18 shot lead over Pat Grills in C Grade.
Saturday's Country Fresh Bakery round 1 was won by Harry Purvis with 70 nett from Richard Burey runner up. Nearest to the pins were Mal Gaukroger on the 7th and 18th with Richard Burey claiming the 10th 
Sunday’s Fourways Service Centre second round was won by the up and coming Peter Collins, who also claimed the Monthly Mug on a count back from Ian Taylor. Nearest to the pins were Adam Brennan on the 7th, Brock Reeves on the 10th and Barry Simpson on the 18th.
The championships will conclude this weekend with the final two rounds sponsored by Guyra Smash Repairs, Kirks IGA and Guyra Fuels.
The Albatross.

Vets Golf
Thirteen players competed in the Reg Taylor shield last week. It was good to see a Yamba visitor, Dennis Blackburn, playing with us.
The Stroke winner was Neil Paine with a score of 89. This score could have been a lot better if not for some difficulty on the 11th. The nett winner with nett 71 was Wal Chapman on a countback from Phil Devlin.
The best putter was Neil Paine with 25 putts but only 9 on the front nine. Nearest the pins went to our visitor Dennis Blackburn on the 10th and Don Campbell the 18th.
This coming Friday we will be traveling back up to Glen Innes for their Highland Classic.
A vet