Sporting world changes

Stanthorpe Golf Club Captain, Brendon Barker played a beautiful round to take win the Carnell Memorial trophy as the winner of the men''s Medal of Medallists competition.

By Casey OÇonnor

 What a week it has been. It seems like an eternity since Spin went hurtling off into the abyss this past Tuesday on its journey onto the pages of the paper – so much has happened in Sport let alone the rest of the world.

The Melbourne Cup 2020 – a Cup like no other before it and surely like no other we will ever see.

Twenty-five-year-old Jye McNeil one of the rising stars of the saddle realised every jockey’s boyhood dream of winning the Melbourne Cup with an astonishing front running ride on Twilight Payment. Once again the Cup was tinged with sadness and thrown into a mire of controversy when one of the favourites, Anthony Van Dyck was pulled out of the race.

The valuable Irish derby winner was later euthanized after it was established he suffered a catastrophic fetlock fracture and could not be saved. These animals are much loved and the loss cuts deep across the industry.

The debate around the safety of all Cup runners especially the Internationals continues and hopefully we will see more safety protocols put in place.

There were plenty of stellar performances across the carnival in the many black type races and while we failed to find the Cup winner for our readers I hope some backed our Oaks fancy, the winner, Personal.

As we recovered from the excesses of Cup day it was straight into Origin One and while I don’t back away from my disdain at the game being played in Adelaide, I’m still hooting and hollering over the Maroons victory.

I can’t figure out if some of the comments coming from scribes south of the border are born out of frustration at their Blue brothers or simply ‘Sour Grapes.

In fact I’m not sure listing to some, that we all watched the same game.

What no one missed was Benny cutting some moves in the dressing room after the game and yes those real smiles blew the façade of a ‘grumpy old man’.

Bring on Game Two – It won’t be easy but then what Origin is. A situation the Blue’s should have realised the day before the game not the day after.

And then it just got better – Finally – the Wallabies put it together – in a fashion. At any rate fans will take a Wallabies win of any ilk as Suncorp fast becomes our Rugby fortress.

Hats off to the Rugby officialdom for their tough stance on tackles to the head. It is an attitude that should adopted across all codes.

A bouquet for Michael Hooper the Wallabies captain for his post-game reaction to the red cards issued – brickbats to the All Blacks captain Sam Cane who thought it was all an over-reaction by the officials.

The evidence around repeated concussions is not fake, it is real, and frightening and it is time everyone got on board.

Unfortunately that very issue has cost NSW Blue’s captain Boyd Cordner his spot in the side for the remaining Origin games.

Many believe his playing future may already in jeopardy as a result of a raft of concussion issues this season.

Let’s hope that is not the case, but congratulations to Cordner for having the courage and common sense to put his health first. Nothing is more important than your health.




If Melbourne Carnival sans crowds wasn’t bad enough what about Stakes Day (Saturday) without a TAB ouch. Can 2020 possibly have anything left in the locker to throw at us?

It must surely be a conspiracy when diehard punters don’t get the opportunity to lose their hard earned cash. Now was the outage the result of Russian or Chinese interference – an attempt to pervert the course of our greatest racing carnival? A travesty.

Tabcorp has since issued a public apology. The disruption they say was the result of a fire which caused “extensive damage” at one of their third party server locations. (I’m unconvinced and sticking with the conspiracy theory).

Racing officials around the country delayed their meetings in the hope the problem would be rectified but it continued into the afternoon and evening as frustrated punters were unable to place bets.

It was too much for South Australians who took the drastic step of postponing the final seven races at Morphettville Parks until Monday.

It was not only frustrating but costly. Outraged industry participants are demanding answers. The biggest meltdown in Australian betting history is estimated to have come at a cost of $100 million in lost betting turnover and $7-10 million in what would have been fed back to the racing industry. More importantly what about my missed trifecta. Definitely a conspiracy.




The winners of all Monthly Medal events at the Stanthorpe Golf Club over the past 12 months qualified to play off in last Saturday’s Medallist’s Medal. Unfortunately, not all qualifiers were able to play but there were sufficient numbers in both the men’s and ladies’ events to ensure a competitive match.

Recently appointed Club captain, Brendon Barker seems to have little difficult switching from golf to cricket and back again as the cricket season gets into full swing. On Saturday he was seeing the little white ball very well. Barker posted a score of nett 70 after a par round to emerge as the winner of the men’s event and was awarded the Roy Carnell Memorial trophy for 2020. The club appreciates the ongoing support of the Carnell family who sponsored the event. Richard Reardon, a former club captain represented the Carnell family and presented the trophy.

The ladies’ event was won by Racheal Hendry who played exceptionally well. Racheal returned nett 74, a score that put her well ahead of the field. The Ladies event was sponsored by Tom and Trish Fittock and Trish Fittock presented Racheal with the 2020 Trophy.

The November monthly medal heralds the first of the new season medal rounds and was played in conjunction with the medallist’s final. The event was sponsored by Adele and Howard Poole of Poole’s Produce and the Stanthorpe Golf Club thank them for their support over many years.

A four way tie in the men’s event resulted in a detailed count back to find the winner after each player recorded nett 70. After the onerous task of checking the scores was completed Mark McCosker was declared the winner, just half a shot separating him from the runner up Brendon Barker.

Others on nett 70 were Keith Jones and Tom Fittock who settled for a rundown each, as did Mick O’Brien (71) and Richard Reardon (72).

Things were far clearer in the Ladies event. No photo finish required here. Racheal Hendry’s impressive score of nett 74 gave her a four shot winning buffer over runner up Annelle Batterham, (nett 78). Shaneen McLellan collected the run down prize for the ladies.

Best gross scores on the day were from the medallist winners, Brendon (72) and Racheal Hendry (88). In the putting stakes Terry Roser, Brendon Barker and Mark Hendry, shared the spoils, each with 26 putts for the round. It was Annelle Batterham who had the least number of putts in the ladies event, 32 for the day.

A special encouragement award was presented to Keith Allen in the men’s section and to Trish Fittock in the ladies section. No doubt, this pair will be firing next event.

This Saturday the club hosts the M & D Auto Golf Day. This is a very popular day on the golfing calendar and a big field is expected to play the two ball Ambrose event. It is a shot gun start at 11.45 am and players are requested to complete their registration no later than 11.25 am to allow the starter ample time to determine tee positions.


Stanthorpe Sporters gathered bright and early last Sunday morning for their nine hole event played the back nine. A brisk westerly kept temperatures down and had most of the field searching for something warm clothing.

Norm Steele played a steady round returning nett 27 and outlasted Paul Armstrong in a count back to claim first place. Norm’s scores on each hole were little up and down, but nothing worse than double bogey. Overall his handicap allowance gave him the win. A double edged sword because with that win his handicap drops for the next game. Armstrong collected the runner up prize and also returned the best gross score of 38. The highlight of his round was a birdie on the 16th hole.

Terry Roser had a steady round but unfortunately he tripped up at the last couple of holes. Usually known for his steadiness and accuracy, things got a bit out of control, and he recorded an impressive seven and then a nine to finish the round.

Margie Locke had to leave after play so she was not able to accept the prize for highest score. Others in the club house looked after the packet of chips on her behalf.

Sporters head out on course again this Sunday and will be playing the front nine. Players will be hoping conditions are warmer and there is a little less wind. Someone please remind the weather gods that we are in November not June or July. Tee off is from7.30 am and everyone is welcome to join the group.


Sunday marks an historic day for the Stanthorpe United Football club as the Redbacks line up against Willowburn in the grand final of the Football Toowoomba men’s Premier league at Stadium Toowoomba.

Can the Redbacks do the impossible and win the competition in their Inaugural year in the competition? It won’t be for the lack of trying and self-belief.

Against the odds, United find themselves in the grand final this weekend but it is certainly no fluke. The team has worked hard and shown extraordinary commitment throughout the season. The team has travelled every weekend and some sometimes midweek, mainly to Toowoomba, to fulfil their commitment to the competition. The squad has suffered injuries, suspension and played games with limited numbers to get through the season.

If the United men are successful it will be a wonderful advertisement for country football, especially on the Southern Downs.

The entire playing group should be proud of their efforts but the players are not satisfied with just making this far. They are determined to finish the season with a victory in the grand final.

The group is well aware of the task in front of them as they line up against Willowburn. United lead the matchups 2-1 and as has been the case at their previous meetings throughout the season and in the finals series this is sure be a great game.

Injuries to Andy Crestani and a suspension to goal keeper Jamie Carnell, who have both been inspirational this season highlights the enormity of the task facing the United playing group on Sunday.

Players and club officials encourage all football lovers to get along to Stadium Toowoomba and show their support for the team on Sunday. Kick-off is 4.00pm. For those who cannot make it to the game club officials are again arranging to live stream the game via the club’s Facebook Page.

Best of luck Redbacks.


The Warwick Wolves Colts finished the 2020 season as Minor premiers in the Football Toowoomba under 16/17 B competition but know their job is not yet done. On Saturday the Wolves face St Albans in the grand final at Toowoomba Stadium. Kick-off is 4.30.

The young Wolves side has lost just one game this year, and that was against their grand

final opponents, so they know they are in for a tough game.

The team is a combination of six Stanthorpe and eight Warwick players who have travelled to each venue weekly for training and then to Toowoomba each Saturday to play.

The Wolves will be hoping golden boot winner Noah Dwan can continue his recent goal scoring form while hard working midfielder Jacob Walters should control the play from the middle of the park. A grandfinal win would be just reward for the commitment of these youngsters.


Following the recent rain the Warwick Golf course is in amazing condition. The greens are running fairly quickly and the fairways fantastic. This was confirmed by everyone who played in the recent trainees ProAm event with lots of positive comments from the players.

On Saturday another big field teed off in the John Dee monthly medal event. Slim Eldridge won the Division A medal after recording 68 nett four ahead of runner up the division, Shaun Campbell.

The division “B” winner and competition winner on the day was Ray Dudley. Following an excellent round he recorded nett 66 to win the division by a single shot from Phil McEvoy. Both he and Dudley recorded their best rounds for many weeks.

Featuring in the ball run down were William Martin (68), Jon Pearson and Peter Millard (70), Neil Moore and Darren Rabbit (71).The only 72 to score a ball was that good golfer Eamon Cockram.

Ray Dudley hit a great shot to the fifth hole which won him that pin and no doubt helped in his overall win. Eddie Kemp won the seventh, Kris McLennan the ninth and 16th while Trevor Rock claimed the 11th.

Shane Reid won four balls at the pro pin on the 13th. Allan Matthews and Charlie Morrison picked up three balls and Peter Farrell two.

Players will do it all again in Saturday’s Single Stableford event.

The greens staff and helpers have been busy. The greens were renovated on Monday, as is the case with all clubs at this time of the year and will be back better in no time.

The DDGA championships will be played at City Golf Club in Toowoomba on the December 5.There are sure to be members interested in playing in these graded championships which will include three grades with seniors and super seniors’ grades also being contested. There are further details posted on the club noticeboard.


Warwick Sporters were out in numbers for the Pro Shop sponsored November stroke round on Wednesday (Nov 28. The big field of 58 got the complete round in after rain interrupted rounds in the past couple of weeks, not that we all didn’t welcome the rain.

The winner playing, off his 17 handicap was Dave Speedy. His nett score 67. Runner up Garry Two Names finished a stroke behind off a 12 handicap.

The ball rundown looked like this: – Tegan’s Dad/Greg Carey/Scott McLennan (69) and Robin Farrell/Craig Burgess/John Urwin/Darrell Bain all on 70.

NTP’s: Mal Galloway (5th), chainsaw Al Matthews (7th), Mike Hoskin (9th) and Mort Henderson (16th).

Players collecting balls for the Pro pin on the 11th were Danny Lyons (4), Sam McLennan (3), Tegan’s Dad (2) and Bryan Slattery {aka Dr Who 2} (1). The Pro pin on 13 saw balls to Dave Speedy (3), Dr Who 2 (again) and Peter Walsh (1).

The Shot of Day, according to our informant (thanks Don) belonged to Stu Wade who allegedly in attempting a trick save off the dam wall on the 16, managed to hit the distance marker fair in the gizzards, for a nett loss of 150 meters. Of course I am assured that there was no undue laughter from his playing partners (yeah right).

Of course it’s been reported there were some other notable shots of the day. One belonged to Brian Davidson, who managed to hit the tree on 16th fairway and end up OOB. That effort was possibly upstaged by Walsh’s six (yes six) putts on the 14th green.

I also understand that Con Seibel was a bit confused by the ‘WTF’ message displayed on the scoring computer screen when he tried to enter an 11 on one of the par three holes.

Of course that “just golf” and why everyone plays is it not?

On Wednesday (Nov 11) Sporters played in the Betta Home Living trophy. Looks for the hits, misses and results in next week’s Spin.

The following Wednesday (Nov 18) play will be for the Hawker Road Function Centre trophy.

A reminder to all Sporters, the Annual Patron’s Day will be held on Sunday November 15.Nomination sheets are currently available in the pro shop. Club Patron and long-time member of Sporters, Rod MacDonald has not been enjoying the best of health lately members are encouraged to come along and support his day and have a chat afterwards.

Finally the golf thought for the week: – “I don’t let birdies and pars get in the way of having a good time.” Angelo Spagnolo.


One of the highlights of the week on the green at the Stanthorpe Bowls club was the completion of two of the heats of the B Grade singles competition. Jack Bell out-scored Gordon Gallaway to win the first game and Robyn Rose defeated Bruno Stefanon in the other.

A game of Club selected triples was also played. Len Girgenti had a win over opponents Ernie Jones, Gary Trevena and Ray Rankin 24-8. Dot Rankin and partner Jack Bell played a game of pairs against Mark Wicks and David Rose which after some great bowls were played, ended in a thrilling draw.

Conditions last Saturday were perfect for lawn bowls and another game of Club selected three bowl triples were played as well as a social game of triples. In the competition triples the team of Mark Wicks, Dot Rankin and David Rose had a 22-14 win against Luisa Girgenti Gordon Gallaway and Len Girgenti and got off with the chocolates.

In the social triples Val White, Bruno Stefanon and John Butterfield triumphed over Helen Jones, Jack Bell and Brian Brown 26-17.

The Stanthorpe Bowls Club and members acknowledge and thank John and David of Favero Motors for their continued support.


The Warwick Croquet group have had another busy week on the court. Here are the results of all the action during the last week.

Results: – Thursday Nov 3

L Grayson (20) Vs C Beaumont (18)

T Hinde and D Gartery (23) Vs J Mc Keen (7)

Results :- Golf Croquet Thursday Nov 5

H Guymer and D Logan (7) Vs B Schottelius and B Morrison (3); L Henricks (7) Vs H Dooley and S Stanley-Harris (5); L Treadwell Vs R Luck (5); L Treadwell and S Stanley-Harris (7) Vs L Henricks and B Morrison (6); B Schottelius (7) – R Dearden (5) – M Bowe (5); M Bowe and B Schottelius (7) Vs B Morrison and J Mahony (4); H Guymer and J Mahony (7) Vs R Luck and H Dooley (2); L Treadwell and R Dearden (7) Vs R Luck and H Guymer (5)

Only one Hole In One and honours and congratulations go to Beth.

Results: – Saturday Nov 7

L Grayson and D Gartery (18) Vs I Gregory and C Beaumont (16); S Hegarty (15) Vs T Hinde (21)


It was a family affair at Sunday’s shoot with Tom Magor managed to take the 400 yards F Class (open) section by just one shot from his father-in-law Kevin Jones.

The competitors had to conquer very difficult conditions with strong gusting winds and a mirage for the shooters.

Despite the conditions Gavin Harrower shot well to take the standard class just ahead of Greg Wilson. Target rifle first place went to Dave Broadbent ahead of Bob Tyllyer. Next Sunday November 15 shooters will be at the 500 yard mound. Sign-on is at 7.30 am for 8am start. Contact Margaret on 4666 1018 for more details.

Results 400 yards: –

F Class (open): Tom Magor 122.7, Kevin Jones 121.7, Richard McKillop 118.2, Neil Sexton 116.4, Margaret Taylor 114.3, Dave Taylor 113.9, Bob Tyllyer 107.4.

Standard: Gavin Harrower 115.4, Greg Wilson 114.2, Daryl Reck 109.2.

Target Rifle: Dave Broadbent 87.1, Bob Tyllyer 79.3.


Conditions were perfect for the Stanthorpe ladies who played the RSL November Monthly Medal Individual Stroke event on Wednesday (4 Nov).

The field was only small with several members off holidaying or unavailable due to various other commitments but play was very competitive.

Lynette Ludlow who played an excellent round took the honours for the day with a score of 71 nett. Fiona Kelly also played an impressive round to finish runner up. The rundown went to Lorraine Evans with 75 nett. Trish Fittock was on song with her putter winning the putting competition with 26 putts.


The rinks at the Summit Bowls club were buzzing on Saturday with 30 bowlers on the greens for the trophy afternoon sponsored by Cliff Jones and the club extends their thanks for his generosity. Not only did Jones sponsor the day but he also shook up the format, arranging an interesting game of Triples where each player had to change positions after six ends and players seemed to appreciate the change in format. Winners on the day were the team skipped by Gai Wilmot while Rob Capelli’s side were the runners up.

The cards were as follows: – Rocky Thompson, Steve Mexted and Lorraine Callaghan (21) defeated Artie Zamprogno, Elana Scott and Brian Wilmot (15); Sylean Fairley, Phil Davis and Rob Capelli (29) defeated Keith Mungall, John Graham and Darren Stanley (7); Brian Brown, Tina Schubert and Dale Callaghan had a 22-20 win over Sharon Watkins, Rod Newlands and Ray Spiller; Dale Barker, Carl Sutherland and Gai Wilmot defeated Pam Moore, Alex Mattiazzi and Jamie Zamprogno 23-12; Audrey Mexted, Cliff Jones and John Fairley had a 17-10 win against Vickie Sawyer, Maree Ball and Paul Zamprogno.

A reminder to all members of the Summit Bowls Club that the Annual General Meeting of the club will be held this Saturday November 14 commencing at at10.00 am. It is important for the future of the club that there is a good attendance at this meeting.

There will be vacancies on the Board and nomination forms are on the club Notice Board.

The Men’s District Triples will be held at Inglewood on Saturday November 21 and the District executive believe participation in this event is important for the selection of the District Sides next year.

The programme for upcoming weeks looks like this:-

Sat 14 Nov-AGM 10am – Social Bowls – 50th Birthday Parties.

Tue 17 Nov-Turkey Triples; Sat Nov 21-Men’s District Triples – Sectional Play (Inglewood) – Social Bowls Summit; Sun 22 Nov Men’s District Triples – Finals; Sat 28 Nov -The Summit Men’s Triples – Social Bowls; Sun 29 Nov The Summit Men’s Triples; Sat 12 Dec-Bowls and Christmas High Tea.


The Warwick Bowls club held their Monthly Triples on Thursday (Nov3) and thank the many visitors who joined the home bowlers.

Results: –

First Round: – S Valentine, D Stirling, J Ruhle d Y Reid, T Wright, E Welsh (15 – 4); C Davidson, G Davis, J Johnson d P Kerr, C Lawler, B Black (11 – 8); N Collis, M O’Leary, P Collis d M Thompson, M Wagner, J Calam (12 – 7); O and J Buse, G Crighton d K Mungal, C Jones, G Wilmot (13 – 6); T Galagher, R Bean, C Thurgate d Killarney (12 – 7).

Second Round (Skips Only): – P Collis (14) d G Crighton (5); Killarney (15) d G Wilmot (4); C Thurgate (15) d E Welsh (4); C Johnson (15) J Ruhle (4). J Calam (10) d B Black (9).

Congratulations to the team skipped by Craig Thurgate who with 27 points were the winners. After a count back Peter Collis and his team were declared the winners ahead of the Southern Cross team both teams recorded 26 points.

There was just one game of social played last Saturday. T Prichard, H Gibson, R Tartan defeated R Forbes, P Cutmore and D Stirling 19 – 11.

There was no competition bowls played this week however, the draw for the Championship Pairs to be played on Saturday November 22 is as follows:-

T Gallagher and E Welsh play J Ruhle and R Tartan. J Rickard and B Black play Y Reid and C Thurgate.

Please note at Saturday’s Committee meeting the decision was made to alter the starting time for Wednesday bowls through the summer months to 6.00 pm not 5.00 pm as previously advised.

The Club Christmas party will be held at the Club on Friday December 4 at 6.00pm. If you are planning to attend please enter your names on the notice in the clubhouse.

On Saturday 21 November there will be a working bee at the club commencing at 9.00am and every able bodied member is urged to lend a hand.

What is ahead in November: – Saturday Nov14 – Social; Wednesday Nov 18 (6pm) KFC and barbeque; Saturday 21 Nov – Working Bee (9am) and CS Pairs + Social: Wednesday Nov 25 (6pm) Club Trophy and barbeque (6PM); Saturday Nov 28 – final CS Pairs and Social on Saturday 28th.

The Warwick Bowls club welcomes visitors on Saturday and Wednesday. For Saturday games, please have your names in to the club or phone between noon and 12.30pm for a 1pm start. For Wednesday twilight bowls names should be in between 5pm and 5.50pm in readiness for a 6.00pm start. You can contact the club by calling (07) 46611516.


Conditions were perfect for the 27 women who teed off on Wednesday Nov 4 in an event generously sponsored by The Coffee Club, Warwick.

AS the winner, Melanie McLennan who returned a great score of 37pts will be rewarded with a night free of cooking, or afternoon tea with friends at the Coffee Club. Not too far away was the runner-up Roslyn Darton with 35pts. Balls in the rundown went to Patti Hemmings (35), Anna Cox (34) and Janine Stewart and Di Evans (33). The extra balls went to Tub Ingall, Di MacDonald, Majella Kahler and Helen Olsen who all returned 31pts.

Scoring birdies during the round was the winner Melanie at the 13th and 16th. Sharron Cooper shot a birdie at the 10th; Janine Stewart on the 11th; Tub Ingall on the 16th and Anna Cox at the third.

Last Saturday a field of 24 played for the November Monthly Medal. In Division One the winner with a net score of 72 was Majella Kahler who also took home the putting prize with 29 putts for the round. She was closely followed by runner up Sam Hinze (73).

The Division Two winner was Lou Carey with a great score of 71 net. The winner in this division also took home the putting prize and again it was 29 putts. Helen Olsen was the runner up with 73 net. Balls in the run down went to Di Evans, Ann Tompkins, Jill Barnes and Mary Young (74); Danielle Siebel and Tub Ingall (75); Gwen Mills (76) and Yvonne Pinington (77).

This Saturday, the Ladies will play a Single Stableford (the sponsor yet to be confirmed)

A reminder that Ladies should be organising partners for the 4BBB Mixed Stableford on Patron, Rod MacDonald’s day on Sunday November 15.

A Single Stableford 18/9 hole competition is scheduled for November 18. The event sponsored by Warwick Sandstone will be played off the white markers.

Ladies wishing to order Shootout Shirts are asked to add their size and details to the list in the Ladies restroom.


A reminder to everyone to support the Warwick Women’s Golf Club AGM which will be held on Sunday November 22, commencing at 1.30pm. If you have any ideas or issues you would like raised please add to the sheet in the presentation room.

The Warwick Golf Club AGM is scheduled for Monday November 23 at 7.00pm. Prior to the meeting, paramedic Kerrin Delaney has volunteered to demonstrate the use of the defibrillators that the club has purchased. This demonstration will be at 6.30 and all members are encouraged to attend and learn how to operate these these life-saving pieces of equipment.


There was plenty of giddy up in and around Melbourne Cup Day at the Southern Cross Bowls Club. Raffles, sweeps and a fair bit of horsing around and the opportunity to celebrate Lola Butler’s big nine oh was the only form needed for a fun day.

Brian Bourke and Bill Lee were first past post with their bowls. Kev Seaby and Steve Tyter whipped into second place in front of a small crowd of punters and fortunately nobody was injured or had to be put down.

Taking home the cash on Saturday after Crazy Bowls were the winning connections Joe, Cheryl, Pat and Val.

Today, (Thursday Nov12), the ladies are hosting Social Mixed Bowls commencing at 1.00pm. Everyone is welcome (including beginners) and bowls can be supplied. Contact Cheryl (0407 641 158) if you require further information.

A combined Men’s and Management Committee Meeting is scheduled for this Friday at 4.30pm.

On Saturday (Nov14), the Men’s A Grade Singles commence at 10am. The draw is:- Geoff Davis v Wayne Foster; Steve Tyter v Bill Lee; Barry Frame v Darryl Busch and Allan Davidson v Joe Torrisi. Linda Hartley, Julie Foster, Clark Davidson, Dave Scotney and Barry Ziebell will be required to act as markers.

In the second session, commencing at 1pm Greg Johnson v Kev Mooney; Clark Davidson v Slave and Peter Klowss v Brad Gainey.

Social Mixed Bowls will also commence at 1.00pm. If you any inquiries regarding Saturday’s play please contact Clark on 0427 673 277.

If are looking for an enjoyable afternoon, you can’t go past The Southern Cross Bowls Club Inc. located opposite St Mary’s Church in Warwick. Follow the club news and activities on Facebook or if necessary call the club Secretary, Cheryl on 0407 641 158.


Judging by the large turnout the Warwick East Bowl’s club triples competition last Thursday, sponsored by the Shelley clan was popular with local and visiting bowlers.

Congratulation to the overall winners, D Callaghan’s team and the runners-up, G Creighton’s team.

Round One results:-

P Collis, M Wright, L Collie (14) d. J Calam, M Wagner, M Thompson (5); K Mooney, G Davis, D Scotney (14) d. J Johnson, C Davidson, S Morris (5); S Tyter, S Ford, J Torrisi (12) d. A Imhoff, M Skaines, G Jayco (7); D Callaghan, F Taylor, E Scott (14) d. R Tate, K Bloomfield, G Shelley (5); E Diery, J Harslett, B Lee (11) d. M O’Leary, D Clouten, G Assay (8); G Creighton, G Carson, R Philps (14) d. B Ziebell, L Clark, K Hankinson (5); B Black, C Lawler, P Kerr (11) d. M Shepherd, D Hughes, P Beaman (8).

Round 2 (Skips only): J Johnson def R Tate 11-8; S Tyter def J Calam 14-5; D Callaghan def K Mooney 15-4; A Imhoff def P Collis 12-7; G Creighton def B Black 13-6; M Shepherd def E Diery 15-4; B Ziebell def M O’Leary 12- 7. The club acknowledges and thanks Shelley’s for their support.

On Saturday the final of the club-selected fours competition was decided. Congratulations to the winning team of P Dipplesman, R Alcock, L Collie, P Beaman who defeated P Collis, G Shelley, C Lawler, S Alcock.

Last Sunday saw the commencement of the club-selected triples competition.

Results to date are :- J Johnson, L Collie, P Beaman (20) def. R Tate, D Hughes, S Morris (18); P Collis, C Lawler, G Shelley (30) def. P Dipplesman, M Wright, S Alcock (13); E Diery, R Alcock, B Gibson (31) def. M Shepherd, S Ford, J Harslett (15); P Collis 26 def. J Johnson 14.

The teams of P Collis and E Diery’s move onto the final which will be played on a date yet to be announced.

This Saturday normal mixed social bowls commence at 1.00pm.

Sunday the club will hold the November Carnival – major sponsor of the carnival is Warwick Credit Union. Prior to play which commences at 9.00am there will be morning tea available from 8.30am.


Round four of the Stanthorpe and District Cricket Assoc fixtures were played last Saturday. Tenterfield had their first outing this season on Sheehan Oval when they faced an inform RSL side.

Having won the toss and Tenterfield took first use of the wicket and got off to a promising start dismissing opener Dave Becker for a duck mid-way through the second over.

With all games played in T 20 format because of rep cricket on the following day, Sam Dowie was in his element and smacked 33 from 24 deliveries before Adam Genninges grabbed his second wicket dismissing Dowie with the score 2/40.

Neil Perritt (41 off 39) and Josh Wren (23 off 26) both kept the score moving along and Duane Lihou added 10 off 10 deliveries. At the close of the innings Tenterfield were looking at a run chase of 129 to win.

After dismissing both RSL openers Adam Genninges opened the batting for Tenterfield with Tyler Sargeant. Sargeant was bowled by Nate Mackenzie in the third over and two deliveries later Genninges followed after he was caught by Neil Perritt off the bowling of Wren. The score in the fourth over 2/20. Geoff Swan came in at first drop and was the lynch pin of the Tenterfield run chase before being dismissed with a little more than six overs remaining. Swans 42 came off 35 deliveries. He fell to a ball from Anthony Di Bella which was well caught by Dave Becker. The score 4/81 and the game in the balance.

Sheather (28) and Brody Parker (10n.o.) both played their roles as Tenterfield pushed toward the required runs. The Tenterfield cause was not helped when Josh Parker fell for a duck and late in the innings Sam Dowie ran out Neil Savins and in the final over Finnerty was run out by Nate Mackenzie. In the end Tenterfield got within reach of the win but fell just short. The score at the close of the innings 8/122.

Good performances from the RSL Bowlers Anthony DiBella and Nick Lawer with the ball but RSL’s fielding late in the game certainly made a difference.


Wanderers played Valleys on the CF White Oval and after winning the toss elected to bat. John Halford and Barry Bulow opened for Wanderers and both looked to be batting well before Halford was dismissed for 11 bringing Jamie Carnell to the crease. Carnell was in blistering form and when his partner was dismissed at the end of the 11th over the score 2/57. Carnell continued his assault on the attack and was finally dismissed in the 14th over when he danced down the wicket once to often and was stumped by Coup off the bowling of Oliver Omerena for 45. The score 4/88. David Marino and Damien Anderson contained the remaining Wanderers batsmen and at the end of the 20 Overs Wanderers were 7/113 having not been able to capitalise in the final five overs.

RSL would have been feeling reasonably relaxed chasing 114 to win but as is often the case things did not go to plan with not one batsman making it to double figures. Brendon barker had as much success with ball in hand as he had hitting a golf ball earlier in the day finishing with 3/7 from his four overs. A great performance with the ball saw Wanderers dismiss their opponents for 39. In a match winning performance Jamie Carnell backed up his batting by taking the two crucial wickets of David Marino and Valley’s captain Damien Anderson. In a result that would have surprised a few, Wanderers took their opportunities and held their catches.


Rep cricket swung into action last weekend with teams from Stanthorpe and Warwick involved in Mitchell Shield games with both Southern Downs teams playing away.

Stanthorpe played Lockyer in an away game and Warwick played Central Downs.

After winning the toss Warwick sent their opponents in. It proved to be a good move as the Bulls bowlers quickly took the upper hand and Central Downs founds themselves 3/15. The Bulls bowling attack sliced through the batting line up and it was only a 70 run knock from the number eight batsman Harjinder Dhillon that saved Central Downs from an embarrassing score. They were bowled out for 147 with extras contributing 29 valuable runs to the score. The Bull’s Andrew McConnell took four wickets and Mitch Darton and John Cleary two apiece.

In reply the Bulls reached the required target with four wickets in hand and five overs remaining.

John Cleary (33) top scored but all batsmen contributed Andrew Ryan (7); Mick Bourke (10); Sean Bryson (18); Steve Grogan (28) Tim Exelby (13) the not out batsmen were Luke Cullen (6) and Joe Morris(6).


Stanthorpe travelled to Cahill Park to play Lockyer. The home side won the toss and batted first. They lost one of their openers for a duck with the score 1/7 however their other opener, Steinhardt batted nicely for a top score of 70 before Harry Williams and Ben Staley combined to dismiss him. Unfortunately he could not find a solid partner to build a big total with and Lockyer were all out in the 30th over for 132.

Stanthorpe did not have the best of starts with Lanza bowled for one and the score 1/24. Captain and fellow opener Ben Staley (67) looked to be in a hurry to be somewhere as he punished the bowling attack. He was well supported by Brock Patti (21) and Jamie Carnell who was also on 21 when Stanthorpe reached the required target in the 40th over. A big eight wicket win for the visitors.

Condamine Cup Round Five results:-

Condamine Cup Results Rd 5:

Maryvale, 7/153 (A Ryan 42no, M Darton 21, D Sandhu 2/14, Joe Morris 2/20)

Defeated Victoria Hill 148 (R Suresh 35, I Jawfer 33, Mick Bourke 3/26, Kev Bourke 2/5)

Allora 9/138 (M Higgins 31, S Bryson 27, M Hay 3/28, J Frawley 2/20) were defeated by Sovereign 7/139 (C Davis 58no, A Nero 26no, J Holmes 2/21, S Bryson 2/26)

Redbacks 109 (A McConnell 26, D Stewart 18, S Bourke 3/13, J Fern 3/22) were defeated by Colts 8/165 (J Cleary 57, H Inmon 22, R Snyman 2/7, D Stewart 2/41)