SPORT NOTES: Young cricketers make strong charge to finals
PROSERPINE GOLF: Saturday’s Master Butcher Whitsunday Stableford was won by Lance Lloyd on a count back from James Faust on 42 points.
The ladies’ winner was Helen Deighton with a great score of 39 points, from Jill Farinelli on 35.
The ladies’ placegetters were Tina Badenhorst and Peta Thomas both with 33 points.
The men’s placegetters were Trevor Paroz and Steven Stewart on 38, Len Booroff, Danny York, Matt Goldman, and Andrew Mau on 37, Jason Whitney and Sam Deicke 36, and Dean Kercher, Larry Muller and Barry Mortimer all on 35.
The pin shots went to Andrew Albergo on hole two, Ross Meade, nine, Ann Gardel 10, Steven Stewart 13 and Danny York on 16.
Five shared the two-shot pool.
On Thursday, Michael Ward was the division one winner with 41 points from Greg Walker on 38.
The division two winner was Tim McBride with 36, on a count back from Wayne Fitzgerald.
Two others scored 36, Mat Bower and Allen Roberts, Albert Pini had 35, while Warren Deighton, Peter Elms and Paul Gray all had 34.
The pins went to Geoff Harrison on two, Chris Brett on nine, Albert Pini on 13 and Paul Gray on 16.
Paul also shared the two-shot pool with Allen Roberts and Ken Lovette.
Wednesday’s ladies’ winner was Toni Clauss with 35 points, from Tiina Randmae on 34 and Lyn Muller and Ann Gardel on 33.
The pin shots went to Tina Badenhorst on two, Lyn Muller 13 and Beryl Nosworthy 16.
Next weekend the event is a single stroke.
WHITSUNDAY GOLF: A field of 26 players turned up for the four ball best ball stableford on Valentine’s Day.
Members teamed up as couples and the winning couple was Dean Kercher and Brendon Meharry with a combined score of 44 points.
Following on were Peter Fox and Tiina Randmae on 42 on a countback from Jason Bourke and Ritchie Atkins.
Then came Wilf Herwig and Vicky Tuck, Aaron Watts and Jacquie Wall, Pasuline Redpath and Mick Caton.
Nearest the pins went to Geoff Harrison, Jason Bourke, Peter Fox, Don Cameron, Mark McDougall, Paul Nicol and Pauline Redpath.
Longest drives were Jason Bourke, Mark McDougall, Peta Thomas and Sally Little.
Sunday, February 21, will be a stableford multiplier.
JUNIOR CRICKET: Last week the second four-week girls only program started at Galbraith Park from 4-5pm.
A dozen girls turned up with quite a few of them being new participants.
The girls had fun with a quick warm up and some skills training before hitting it out in a Master Blasters match.
It was great to see them all so keen to play a game of cricket and practise their skills.
We saw a number of fours hit and bails go flying and they all had a great time.
Quite a few of the girls then backed up for another game in the Friday fixtures in Proserpine, which is great to see.
New participants are welcome each week with all abilities catered for.
Participation in the Friday fixtures is still growing each week, which is great to see, and we welcome anyone who would like to give it a go.
Head out the cricket grounds at 3.45pm and you will be set up in the appropriate group.
The U12 and U14 teams are making a strong run to the finals.
Both teams had wins on Saturday, moving them up into second place in their respective competitions.
With only three weeks left until the start of the finals, if the teams keep up this form they will be in with a shot at bringing home the silverware.
In the U14s, Grady Turner scored a quick 40 and Darcy Milne 27 on the way to a team score of 5-122.
Everyone bowled exceptionally well and shared the wickets while keeping Pioneer Valley to a meagre 39.
In the U12 game the boys headed to Mackay to take on Magpies Grey.
Batting first, Jack Valmadre put on 34 and Corey Stroud 20 with the team making 7-121.
In reply Magpies were kept to 5-108 off their 20 overs, giving Proserpine a 13 run victory in a close match.
This week the U12s will play their last home game of the season and they are taking on Walkerston Red.
The U14s will head to Mackay to take on the top of the table Brothers team at Harrup Park, which should make for a great battle.