Around the grounds



Social Bowls

Cooler conditions greeted 41 social bowlers that played last week.

The winners were: Chooks:  Rob Coleman, Nev Coleman, Dennis Hughes, Bruce Herrett and W Neville. Vouchers: Ross Cartwright, Nev Hughes, Gary Pipe, Greg Fanning and David Frost. Free games: Barry Bradtke, Mark McSpadden, Q Murray and Gary Pipe.


This week you needed -7 on the 6th end on an even numbered rink.

The jackpot was not won. Next week's jackpot is $590.00.

Competition News

At Grenfell on Sunday the Number 4 Pennant side beat Minildra 10 - 0.

Meanwhile at Parkes on Sunday the Number 6 pennant side defeated Parkes Railway a 9-1.

The Number 4 Pennant side to play Dubbo Railway at Grenfell on Sunday March 24 at 1pm is James Hunter, Andrew Armstrong, John Joyce, Daryl Spalding, Blake Bradtke, Sam Brown, Matty Reid, Dylan Troy, Steve Galvin, Andrew Brown, Col Myers and Tim Fowler.

Reserve is Graeme Hunter.

On Sunday March 24 the Number 6 Pennant side to play Condobolin at Condobolin has the bus leaving at 10am.

The team is Ross Hunter, Keith Brus, Rhys Hughes, Dennis Hughes, Barry Jones, Barry Bradtke, David Hancock, Rod ONeill, Warren Paine, Ray Walter, Kerry Aston and Rob Chambers.

Reserves are John and Phillip Hunter.

In the Major club championships John Joyce defeated Barry Bradtke, and Gav Johnson defeated Daryl Spalding and in the minor club championships Dennis Hughes defeated Rhys Hughes and Martin Betcher defeated Gav Johnson.


Welcome to another week from the green.

It's been a very quiet week as far as our bowls are concerned.

Illness and holidays have well and truly interrupted our club championships.

Pennant Season however, is all but upon us, so hopefully there will be some good results coming soon.

Just a reminder that pennant trials will be held on Thursday March 21 at 10am and Saturday March 23 at 6pm and will be played over 21 ends.

These are not the final selections, owing to some players being unavailable on these dates.

All members are considered to be available unless one of the Selectors has been notified otherwise.

Pennant dates are March 30 at Boorowa Ex, April 6 at Grenfell, April 13 at Boorowa Ex and April 27 at Grenfell.

The trial teams are : Lead S. Bradkte, Second S. Paine, Third K. Betcher, Skip C. Hunter.

Team two is Lead J. Wood, Second J. McAlister, Third S. Gault, Skip R. Walter. New club uniform to be worn.

Saturday and Sunday found us visiting Harden Bowling Club for the District Triples. S. Paine, K. Betcher and R. Walter played on the Saturday and bought home a convincing win to put us into the semi finals.

Unfortunately our opponents were much too strong on the Sunday and not only won our game but played through in the afternoon to take out the Finals.

Congratulations Young Bowling Club and thank you to S. Bradkte for stepping in at the last minute when Rosemary was unable to play on the Sunday.

With the weather cooling down it's a great time of year to be out on the green.

If you looking for a friendly atmosphere and some gentle exercise, the ladies bowling club would love to meet you.

There are plenty of spare bowls to play with and there is always someone who will gladly introduce you to our members and show you the ropes!

We even have two Club Coaches available now, as Kathy and Martin Betcher have recently returned from an intensive two day training course in Orange.

Our Ladies days are held on a Saturday but Thursday mornings are also well patronised.

No uniform or bowls are required, just turn up and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and then maybe pop into the club for a beverage afterwards.

If you think you might be interested, please call the club on 63431656 by 9.30am on a Thursday or 5.30pm on a Saturday, to notify us so we can arrange a roll up for you.

Sandy P


Cowra Fun Day - March 10, 2019:

The Grenfell Indoor Bowling team travelled to Cowra RSL Club to compete against Cowra, Bathurst, Cootamundra, Forbes and Young.

The Grenfell players bowled valiantly but more importantly, everybody had a good time.

We now look forward to playing our usual Tuesday competition at the Grenfell Bowling Club.

General News:

The new club president is Neridah Feeney, Neridah has been elected to hold the reigns after the recent passing of Tom Hazell, who we all miss greatly.

Former treasurer Marie Rudd handed over her calculator to Jean von Thien and our long serving secretary Mavis Drogemuller will remain in her position.

The Grenfell Indoor Bowling Club always welcomes new members, so why not visit on a Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm - 3.30pm and have a little look. 

For more information contact the club on 02 6343 1656.

Anke Paull-Hopkins - Captain


All teams are reminded that team folders are due back this week with all registrations completed and signed.

Team fee of $300 is due this week also and all players need to be a member of the Bowling Club.

After this Thursday you wont be able to the court if registrations, team fees and memberships have not been attended to.


Hoochie Mammas 33 def  Not So Swift 12

Blush Bombers 28 def  Born Again 26

Titanium 11 def  Sapphires 7

RPM had the bye


6.30pm Titanium v Hoochie Mammas - Duty Team Blush Bombers

6.30pm Sapphires v Not So Swift - Duty Team RPM

7.30pm Blush Bombers v RPM  - Duty Team Sapphires

Born Again has the bye

See you on court


Weddin Mountain Muster- Presidents Report

Another hugely successful Muster was completed for 2018, one of our biggest and best yet.

Congratulations and fervent thanks go to all who were involved.

On a very sad note, we lost our long-time worker and supporter, Nev Condon.

His presence in the committee, wisdom, wit and tireless effort at the Showground have been greatly missed.

Much to our relief, there were no serious incidents recorded this year during the Muster, and I think that reflects back on the organisation's commitment to safety.

I can only reiterate my thanks to all the people involved in last year's Muster.

There is a huge amount of work that goes into it, much of it behind the scenes and not known to many.

Rebecca Maslin and Megan Taylor do a tremendous amount, and I thank you ladies on behalf of all of us on the Muster committee.

A mighty effort!

But every area of the committee has to work together to make the event a success, and I am pleased to say that happens with this group.

To Virginia Drogemuller and the catering crew, thank you for another great week of eating.

The toilet towers, Keith Starr and Brian Johnson, thanks a lot and for the flowers - they are always appreciated in the port- a-loo.

Thank you to Margaret Condon and her helpers on the gate, not an easy task but carried out with great style and aplomb.

Thank you to the road crew under Craig Livingstone's direction.

No hugely dramatic occurrences there, thank goodness. We had a couple of new hands, who went well, and I'm sure they'll be back next Muster.

Many thanks to Craig for his work surveying and clearing tracks prior to the Muster, and for his continued supply of the carved egg for the Wordsmithing competition.

Geoff McClelland was kind enough to tow the water tank around with water for the horses.

This is the first time this has happened and it was much appreciated.

Our thanks go to the Weddin Shire Council, for supplying the trailer, tank and water, and the extra bins and garbage removal service at the Showground.

Josh Taylor, a special thank you to you for erecting the new Muster signs on the Eastern and Southern sides of town. They look very flash.

For those who arranged raffles, the prizes and selling of tickets, thank you, a job well done.

Thank you to all the local businesses that donated to our raffle.

It was greatly appreciated and we hope the voucher system meant there was more foot traffic through your shops.

Vested riders, thanks for your efforts in keeping the Muster group safe as the rides progressed.

And what about the Team Paint Girls.

Their efforts in raising donations for the Royal Far West Grenfell branch exceeded anything they've done before.

Their great efforts help keep the Weddin Mountain Muster in the public eye with these donations and we owe the ladies a vote of thanks.

A huge thank you to Mel Lane for her efforts in running a mini recycling scheme which raised quite a substantial amount of money for Royal Far West.

Thanks to Grenfell Pony Club for running the breakfast again this year, it adds a little something extra to the week of fun.

Also, a big thankyou to Ngaire Soley at the Grenfell Record for her efforts in helping us publicise the event and keeping the community involved.

A special thanks to all the property owners for allowing us access to their properties, it is a big ask but these people continue to support us.

Without your support the Muster would not be the amazing experience that it is for our visitors to the town.

Thanks go to the Show Society and the Showground Trust for working with us as we progress towards the erection of new stables.

A site has been selected, and we now just have to wait for the wheels of Government to turn.

This will be a fabulous addition to the Showground for all equestrian users and groups to enjoy.

If I have forgotten to thank anyone at all, I apologise, it is not intentional.

It was a pleasure to host the committee for our wind-up BBQ at my place recently, it was a great night and lovely to mix with you all in a more relaxed atmosphere.

The Muster is a week of hard work but great fun.

Everyone enjoys themselves, even with the dramas that surface daily.

I think that this is what its all about. But the biggest benefit is what it does for our great little town of Grenfell.

The Weddin Mountain Muster committee spent $17,235.26 in Grenfell, on items for the 2018 Muster.

The extra revenue the actual event brings in has never been measured, but I think it is well recognised as one of the Shire's most important and anticipated events, and this Committee should give itself a big pat on the back.

My congratulations to you all on a job well done.

Don Robinson


WEDDIN MOUNTAIN MUSTER: The muster will be back in 2019.

WEDDIN MOUNTAIN MUSTER: The muster will be back in 2019.

Weddin Mountain Muster

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