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Grenfell Tennis Club

Round three of the men's autumn competition got under way on the evening of Tuesday February 18 despite thunder threatening.

Graham Watt and Rod Freudenstein won the night with a great score of 24 games,they were 7-1, 6-2, 6-2, 5-3, well done.

Then came Mark Leibich and 'Ringo' Walker (Ringo was filling in for Pat Hazell) on 19 games which was 6-2, 4-4, 6-2, 3-5 followed by Andrew Bucknell and Arnold Brown with 17 games they were 6-2, 2-6, 4-4, 5-3.

Grahame Edwards and Harrison Starr - who was filling in for Rick Power - scored 12 games for the night they were followed by Grant Fisher and John Walmsley on eight games.

Round Four will be played next Tuesday February 25, weather permitting.

Social tennis continues on Thursday morning starting around 8am.

For more information contact John Walmsley on 63432117 or Arnold Brown on 0427285191, all welcome.

Arnold Brown

Tennis Centre Quiz Night

The year is getting away far too quickly, so it is time to advise that our annual Quiz Night is scheduled for Thursday March 5 at the Country Club.

It is regarded as the longest running and most successful of Grenfell's Quiz Nights.

It will be for tables of eight, at a cost of $10/person, which includes supper.

Start forming your teams for what is always an excellent night out.

Teams can be given to Danny at the office or by ringing/texting on 0428 436266 or Lyndell Rolls on 0418 260306.

Intertown Tennis Competition

The delegates of the Intertown competition will meet in West Wyalong next Monday night February 24, to discuss the upcoming season.

Hopefully all normally participating towns, will once again participate in this year's competition.

Danny Joyce

Grenfell Darts Competition

Grenfell Darts has started its Summer Competition with Round One and Round Two already played.

Play starts 7pm sharp.

Round One Results

Makcrete 4 defeated Royal 2 at the Royal Hotel

Criterion Heroes 4 defeated Albatross 2 at the Criterion Hotel

Albion Warriors 5 defeated Critters 1 at the Albion Hotel

Cricket Club 5 defeated 69ers 1 at the Country Club

Round Two

The second round of the Summer Comp was played on Wednesday night.

Criterion Heroes played Albion at the Criterion Hotel

Makcrete played the Critters at the Railway Hotel

Albatross played the Cricket Club at the Country Club

Royals played the 69ers at the Royal Hotel

Round Three - February 26

Cricket Club vs Royal at the Royal Hotel

Critters vs Albatross at the Criterion Hotel

Albion vs Makcrete at the Albion Hotel

69ers vs Criterion Heroes at the Country Club

Round Four - March 4

Critters vs 69ers at the Criterion Hotel

Albatross vs Albion at Country Club

Royal vs Criterion Heroes at the Royal Hotel

Cricket Club vs Makcrete at the Royal Hotel

Round Five - March 11

Makcrete vs Criterion Heroes at the Railway Hotel

Albion vs Royals at the Albion Hotel

69ers vs Albatross at the Country Club

Cricket Club vs Critters at the Royal Hotel

Round Six - March 18

Albion vs 69ers at the Albion Hotel

Albatross vs Makcrete at the Country Club

Royals vs Critters at the Royal Hotel

Criterion Heroes vs Cricket Club at the Criterion Hotel

Round Seven - March 25

Critters vs Criterion Heroes at the Criterion Hotel

Albatross vs Royals at the Country Club

Makcrete vs 69ers at the Railway Hotel

Cricket Club vs Albion at the Royal Hotel

Round Eight - April 1

Makcrete vs Royals at the Railway Hotel

Albatross vs Criterion Heroes at the Country Club

Critters vs Albion at the Criterion Hotel

Cricket Club vs 69ers at the Royal Hotel

Round Nine - April 8

Albion vs Criterion Heroes at the Albion Hotel

Critters vs Makcrete at the Criterion Hotel

Cricket Club vs Albatross at the Royal Hotel

69ers vs Royal at the Country Club

Round 10 - April 15

Royals vs Cricket Club at the Royal Hotel

Albatross vs Critters at the Country Club

Makcrete vs Albion at the Railway Hotel

Criterion Heroes vs 69ers at the Criterion Hotel

Round 11 - April 22

69ers vs Critters at the Country Club

Albion vs Albatross at the Albion Hotel

Criterion Heroes vs Royals at the Criterion Hotel

Makcrete vs Cricket Club at the Railway Hotel

Round 12 - April 29

Criterion Heroes vs Makcrete at the Criterion Hotel

Royal vs Albion at the Royal Hotel

Albatross vs 69ers at the Country Club

Critters vs Cricket Club at the Criterion Hotel

Round 13 - May 6

69ers vs Albion at the Country Club

Makcrete vs Albatross at the Railway Hotel

Critters vs Royals at the Criterion Hotel

Cricket Club vs Criterion Heroes at the Royal Hotel

Round 14 - May 13

Criterion Heroes vs Critters at the Criterion Hotel

Royal vs Albatross at the Royal Hotel

69ers vs Makcrete at the Country Club

Albion vs Cricket Club at the Albion Hotel

Semi Final - Wednesday May 20 - 7pm

Grand Final - Friday May 22 - 7pm presentation night, food and drinks to follow

Grenfell Kart Club

After much thought and consideration after our recent committee meeting recently the Grenfell Kart Club decided to cancel its first meeting for 2020.

"We have decided to cancel our first club meet on March 1 to allow more time, preparation and affordability towards Round Two of the Southern Stars at Grenfell on the March 14-15," the club said.

Despite the cancellation the Grenfell Kart Club track will be available for practice up until March 7 with the track closed for the week prior to the Southern Stars Round.

"We apologise for any (in)convenience this may have caused and we thank you for your cooperation," the club said.

The Grenfell Kart Club invites all members to a working bee on February 29.

The track will be closed for practise from 8am until midday (TBA) for track and surrounding maintenance prior to Round Two of the Southern Stars Grenfell Round on March 14-15.

Please send the club an inbox through its Facebook page if you are interested in coming out and assisting on the day.

Grenfell Cricket

Second grade cricket

Grenfell White and Grenfell Blue are about to head into the final normal round of the Cowra Cricket Competition with Grenfell Blue sitting in third spot on the ladder and Grenfell White coming in fifth.

Grenfell White 6/148(cc) B Edwards 40 J Greenaway 21 d hazel 19 C Haddin 15* R Cartwright 15 K O'Byrne 13 R Edwards 11* T Byron 4 l ryan 3/31 M Gault 1/22 P Basham 1/27 A Roberts 1/31 were defeated by Bowling Club 4/150 D Howarth 73* M Gault 25 J McLeish 18 l ryan 14* P Basham 6 B Bourke 4 R Cartwright 2/28 K O'Byrne 1/17 J Greenaway 1/25 at Lawson Oval

Grenfell Blue had the bye.

Morongla 80 were defeated by Valleys 8/161(cc) at Twigg Oval

Coming up this weekend in the final round of the normal season:

Bowling Club have the bye

Morongla vs Grenfell White at Oliver Oval

Valleys vs Grenfell Blue at Twigg Oval

Stage Three Cricket

Junior Cricket is heading into Round 13 of the normal season with four rounds left to play until the Grand Finals.

Grenfell Bowling Club are sitting at the top of the ladder on 14 points at the end of Round 12.

Results for Round 12 are:

Grenfell Bowling Club 128 R Cartwright 34* J Greenaway 20 A Nowlan 15 T Byron 13 R Edwards 9 H Reid 9 O Schaefer 5 K O'Byrne 2 D Beasley 1 Z Olbourne 3/10 SM Rush 2/17 KS Heidke 1/4 BJ Densmore 1/9 RT Wilson 1/9 R Shaji 1/9 W Cranney 1/20 defeated Cowra Renegades 10/121 RT Wilson 49* ML Mallon 15 KL Veney 13 BJ Densmore 7 R Shaji 7 W Cranney 5 E Carter 5 KS Heidke 4 SM Rush 2 Z Olbourne 2 K O'Byrne 2/4 H Reid 2/9 T Byron 1/7 Z Clarke 1/8 L Nealon 1/9 O Schaefer 1/12 R Cartwright 1/17 A Nowlan 1/22 at Lawson Oval 1

Canowindra Services Club had the bye.

Coming up this weekend for Round 13 will have:

Cowra Renegades have the bye

Grenfell Bowling Club vs Canowindra Services Club at Lawson Oval 1

Stage Two Cricket

At the end of Round 12 the Grenfell Bowling Club side is sitting in third place on the ladder with four more games to play before the finals.

Last weekend the sides played Round 12 with the results as follows:

Cowra Thunder played Grenfell Bowling Club at Rodwell Oval

Canowindra Tyre Service 10/59(cc) T Burn 28* J Smyth 5* J Burn 2 C Arnott 1 D Carpenter 1 M Wythes 1 CR Peterson 2/2 HG McDonald 2/3 LJ Saunders 1/0 I Doorey 1/1 BJ Howarth 1/6 MN Savage 1/14 were defeated by Cowra Sixers 1/163(cc) K Garratt 20* LJ Saunders 18 AJ McDonald 17* K Riches 13* E Hagar 13* HG McDonald 9* CR Peterson 9* I Doorey 9* BL Wilson 7* MN Savage 4* BJ Howarth 4* J Burn 1/21 at Canowindra High School

This weekend the sides will play Round 13:

Cowra Thunder vs Cowra Sixers at Raudonikis Oval

Grenfell Bowling Club vs Canowindra Tyre Service at Lawson Oval 2

Grenfell Netball Association

I have had lots of kids asking when Junior Mixed Netball is starting up again so I thought I'd better get organised.

We will be playing on Thursday afternoons from 4.30 - 5.15pm, hopefully starting Thursday February 27.

Pending numbers we will have three age groups again - ranging from kindergarten to Year 8.

If you could comment on the Facebook post on the Grenfell Netball Association or PM if your child is interested please include their age in your comment/PM.

The cost will be $10 per child plus $3.50 for bowling club membership.

Children need to be members of the Bowling Club for insurance, so please include your membership receipt with registration form.

No child can take the court until registration form and membership is complete.

Looking forward to it!

Hollie

Grenfell Squash Club

Grenfell Squash Players:

The Orange teams event is happening over the weekend of May 23-24.

Teams of four are nominated into A, B or C grade and compete as a team against other towns.

If you are interested in being in a team and having a fun weekend in Orange, please put your name up on the nomination form on the board in the squash courts.

If you have any questions please see Tracey or Rodney.

Grenfell Goannas Rugby League Football Club

The Poker Run is coming up soon on March 7 and the club is calling on its players to support the major fundraiser.

There are still seats left on the bus, so just let the club know and they will book you a seat.

Those in attendance will be in the running to win $500, lucky door prizes and more.

Lawson Shire will be performing at the Bowling Club and the courtesy bus will be running.

Registrations will be taken from 8am at the Grenfell Bowling Club with the bus departing from 10am.

Dinner is available at the club.

Contact Peter Harveyson on 0427091268 or Lorraine Harveyson on 0428432352 or go onto Facebook and search for Grenfell Goanna Poker Run for more information.

Grenfell Aquatic Centre

The Grenfell Aquatic Centre reopened on Wednesday February 19, 2020.

Race season kicks off Sunday

To kick off the 2020 season, Cowra Motorcycle Racing Club will be holding a membership renewal and practice day for dirt track and speedway riders this Sunday commencing at 11am to 3pm.

One day recreational licences are available for riders. Canteen facilities will be available.

The Club has a big season planned for 2020 with six rounds of the Club Championship for Dirt Track and two State Championships for Speedway.

For more information about the club championship, state championships for speedway or Cowra Motorcycle Racing Club, visit their Facebook page by searching Cowra Motorcycle Racing Club.