Cowra sporting news

Netball

Saturday, September 16 Grand Final Day. Please note 10/11 years games start at 10:30am.Presentation and sausage sizzle will be held after the game. Join us for a fabulous day of Netball.

10/11 Years: 10.30am Cowra Glass versus Elgas, Court 1. Cowra Creative Tiles versus Cowra Bus Service, Court 4.

 12/14  Years: 12pm Thompson’s Livestock versus Elders, Bottom 2.

 B grade: 1.30pm Thompson’s livestock versus Newell Motors, Top 4.

 A Reserve grade: 1.30pm First National versus Cowra Carpet Cleaning, Top 1

 A grade: 2:45pm Royces Jets versus CPW Spot On, court TBA

Hockey

Minkeys had their traditional game versing their parents, and although I didn’t get the score, I’m sure the kids won and the parents realised how good their young ones are. Juniors finished the season with teams versing others based on the results of the last two weeks, the round robin serving to match up similar teams for a fantastic last game.

Saints played Lachlan Engineering Services and both these teams have been extending themselves all season. Great runs by Ky Garratt and Chloe Muddle, with some well earned goals by Chloe Muddle Darby Hubber. Both teams moved the ball around showing great teamwork to finish off the season. Final score was 2-1 to Saints.

Gutsy defense by Clare Harris for Cowra Hire showed the growth in her skills this season, as was others such as Nikolai Paki, Sienna Adams, and Abigail Partridge. Natasha Hagar led the charge for Mr Embroidery, playing both great defense and attack. Her brother Erik was working well in the midfield, tackling, while Aiden Green helped Natasha with the goal scoring. Although an even match to watch, the final score of 4-0 showed that Mr Embroidery was the better team on the day.

The game between Cowra Toyota and Waugoola Motors was an exciting one, the teams being so close they needed to resort to penalty shoot outs. The score was still 0-0 on full time (from memory) and each player then got the opportunity to stand at the top of the circle for a shot on goal.

Both teams played a strong game, players using each other in a free flowing game. Well done to Maria Kollas who defended well, Poppy McGuiness and Charli Raynolds who worked well with their team as well as Zander De Wet who has played a great season in Juniors, going from strength to strength.

Likeswise, Brayden Dowd has really excelled this season and once again was an asset to Waugoola Motors; Imogen was helpful defending her goal. After penalty shoot outs, Cowra Toyota took the day out 8-4 for an sensational finish.

Cowra Glass and Canowindra played their hearts out in their Intermediate Grand Final game while a sizable crowd looked on. Ky Garratt in goals for Cowra Glass, saving a number of well placed attempts from the Canowindra forward line. Ky was well served with Eliza Mulligan assisting in defense, clearing out several threatening balls from the circle.

For Canowindra, Will Wright continued in his role as the spine of the team, providing strength and stability in defense in particular, and was well supported by both his sisters, Claire and Julia.  Ronan Gailey yet again proved the quiet achiever, managing to break through a tough defense line for the first of Canowindra’s goals. Jamie Austin’s skill with a ball shone through, causing a lot of angst in the Cowra Glass ranks, and crediting himself a goal.

The final score of 2-0 announced Canowindra the Intermediate Premiers but the quality of play is something both sides should be proud of.

Congratulations also to Eliza Mulligan who played what I believe to be her best game of the season to win the Player of the Grand Final trophy.

What a finish to the season the Senior’s game between Canowindra and Service Club was!

After an early goal for Canowindra by Jamie Austin the tone seemed to be set for a good deal of the game, Services working hard to make up any difference but constantly thwarted. Services had the bulk of the opportunities in the circle but struggled to make good the threat.

Continued pressure eventually made it’s mark when a sensational ball from beyond the 23 metre mark from Tracy Lamb into a well placed Mel Ousby at around the seven, deflecting hard and fast into the top corner and the equalizer they were searching for.

With around 20 minutes left of the game, neither team could again break through the solid defense at either end. The no-nonsense defensive style of Tayla Garratt sent any ball well out of Services defensive half. Both keepers – Scott Idiens and James Garling -were busy at times but reliable last lines for their teams.

Glen Falconer showed what skill still looks like protecting Canowindra’s defensive end and feeding the ball through his mid field.

Tracy Lamb was a great support defensively and in attack for Services. Will Ousby was outstanding for Services Club, taking back any ball in his area, running the ball up the field, through the opposition, and distributing to his team mates with great timing.

With the full time bell ringing to a 1-1 tie, the teams were sent back on the field for extra time and a golden goal situation.  Desperation set in with the remaining nine players doubling their efforts. More attempts at goal made for sensational viewing. It wasn’t until about eighteen seconds before the end of extra time did Kristy White’s persistence paid off with a rebound finding its mark, signaling the end of finals and awarding Services Club Grand Final winners.

Lets Keep in Touch: With the winter season now completed, it is at this time communication with players becomes problematic. Keep in mind that there will be events and potentially competitions that may be happening in the summer season, including clinics, summer comps, and development opportunities. Don’t forget (if you haven’t already) to “like” Cowra Hockey on Facebook as anything that is going on will always be placed there.

Thanks to all the coaches, players, parents and umpires for a great season, as well as those that tirelessly help out on the weekends to make sure that our hockey can run. It’s always so encouraging that if something needs to be done, once noticed, often volunteers just appear and the job’s done. You all know who you are- you’re fantastic.

Croquet

September 9: A really lovely day and only four players arrived to try their skills.  Heather Edwards and Jan Trengove teamed up to play Helen Bryant and Netta Noack  The game started with Heather and Jan off to a flying start and lead with three hoops to their credit.  Helen then found her form and she Netta soon caught up.  The game see-sawed between teams but at the end Helen and Netta proved the stronger side and pegged out 26 to Heather and Jan 22.  Quite a tussle by the sound of it.

September 11: Seven ladies arrived to play and practice today. Glenys, Heather, Alison and Jenny teamed up for the first game with the new players doing quite well in their strokes. Pam, Shirley and Netta made up the second group and had a very competitive game together with Shirley producing some good long roquets and hoop shots.

September 13: Ten players today. A singles game was played between Don Capps and Alison Muggridge, which turned into a very uneven contest. Alison had a horror day and her roquets let her down, while Don sailed to the front and was well ahead when time was called.  However they said they enjoyed their unequal battle.

Chris Palazzi and Pam Boler played Jan Trengove and Heather Edwards.  Quite a friendly game with some excellent shots coming from both sides, however Jan and Heather were too good for Chris and Pam and they pegged out 26 hoops to 19.

Ana Kusetic and Gwen Bush drew Colleen Houghton and Helen Bryant.  The latter pair got away to a good start while the other two were having a lot of trouble with executing shots and tactical moves.  Colleen and Helen went on to peg out for the win.

MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: The club has a visiting coach next Wednesday at 1pm. This is your chance to ask questions about shots you are not sure of, and make improvements to your game. 

Bridge

On Monday four and a half tables played. First went to Cathy Wood and Phil Millard 95 points. Second was Betty Remond and Jean Mary Fagan with 87points. Third Nola Johnston and Jenni Fagan on 82 points.

On Wednesday night four and a half tables played. First was Jean Mary Fagan and Tiit Tonuri with 97points. In secondd was Jim Clements and Marianne Payten on 86 points. In third Moreton Harrison and Jenni Fagan 78 points.

On Saturday and Sunday our congress will be payed with teams and pairs travelling from many clubs to compete. Play commences at 9.30am sharp and David Reddel will be directing.

WOMEN’S BOWLS

It was decided at the last Committee meeting, that on Tuesdays for social bowls only the team with winning point score overall for the day, that each member of this team be given a small gift.

Social bowls September 7 J Bailey, H Hoad, D Clark defeated M Tremble, S Bohanna, S Hubber. H Withers, B Bundy, D Presnell defeated J Thompson, M Nicholls, A Castelli.

September 12 J Davies, S Bohanna defeated J McAlister D Clark. C Howarth, E Bryant, B Bundy Defeated M Southwell, J Saurine, M Peterson. H Withers, J Thompson, E Brown Defeated M Ewens, V Penhey, A Castelli.

The winning point scoring team for this Tuesday was J Davies and S Bohanna. Queen of the Green was played this week and S Hubber Defeated J Kiernicki. The winner of the resting toucher for August was S Hubber.

More names are required on the board for the Young Challenge to be played at Young October 3. Also, more names are required for the travelling bowlers please. A Sheet has been put on the board for ladies to put their names on who would like to play in a team for pennants in 2018.

LEARN TO PLAY BOWLS:  Please contact our coach Margaret Tremble on 6342 1358, and Margaret will arrange a time suitable for you and her, Lessons are free, all you will need is to have flat soled shoes, bowls will be supplied.

Raffle donation roster for next week is B Bundy and Committee H Withers. Committee meeting next Thursday, September 21 at 1pm. All the best to those on the sick list.