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60 Wednesday November 1, 2017
Sydney to the Gong
With his trusty Fuji touring bike
beneath him, Warwick Long has
cycled countless roads throughout the
Monaro, and taken on some pretty big
challenges, including riding up Mount
Delegate, starting from Bombala.
He’s as ready as he’ll ever be to take
on the MS Sydney to the Gong Ride -
The Ride to Fight MS. And he’s doing it
this very weekend!
A passionate cyclist who is
enamoured of the picturesque Monaro
setting he has been training in,
Warwick has an even more personal
motivation to take part in the MS Ride.
“I’m so pleased to support this
cause,” Warwick says. “My wife, Libby
has lived with MS since her 20s. I have
witnessed the way this disease affects
sufferers at first hand. Let us, together,
help to find that elusive cure.”
Multiple sclerosis is the most
common disease of the central
nervous system in young adults, and
it strikes young people in the prime of
“Every working day, four Australians
are diagnosed with MS and the
average age of diagnosis is just 30
years old. That’s incredible,” Warwick
“So I’m riding to help people living
with MS to get them the support they
need to achieve their goals and live life
to the fullest.”
Warwick has already received
wonderful support from the public,
having far surpassed his original
fundraising target of $250, and well on
his way to raising $1000 for the cause.
This will no doubt give him even
more drive to take on the November
5 charity event, which will see him ride
82kms from Sydney to Wollongong in
one day to earn his donations.
Warwick will depart from the Tempe
Recreation Reserve, ride through the
Royal National Park past Waterfall
to the Otford Lookout at Stanwell
Tops, along the spectacular Sea Cliff
Bridge, then along the coast through
to a backdrop of sun, sand and surf in
Wollongong. A remarkable ride that he
knows he’ll never forget.
Warwick offers grateful thanks to
all of those who have donated so
far, including main sponsors, Jake
Heffernan at Get Switched Electrical,
and Adam Higham at Adam’s Bikes in
“Thanks to all of those kind people
who have supported this cause,” he
If you’d like to donate as Warwick
prepares to take on his MS Sydney to
the Gong Ride this Sunday, please visit
www.msgongride.org.au and search
Warwick Long in the Fundraiser bar.
Pictured: Bombala’s Warwick Long is
set to take on the MS Sydney to the
Gong Ride this coming Sunday.
Date set for Cooma Fours
Southern Zone U14 Cricket
The rain forecast for last Wednesday did not
arrive and bowls continued uninterrupted with a
good roll up of twenty four players.
Rhonda Russell, Max Butler and Kevin Jackson
were trailing Innes Rees, Alby Marshall and Denis
Steinfort 7/9 when they scored four shots to take
the lead and remained in front to end 16 when
scores were level 14/14.
Rhonda, Max and Kevin then went ahead and
just to make sure of it scored five shots on the
last end to win 22/15.
Bob Douglass, Ron Wainwright and Geoff
Venables scored six shots on end nine against
Allan Crowe, Steve Seears and Jack Sajina to
Allan, Steve and Jack closed the gap to some
extent but their opponents finished strongly to
Some times every thing clicks and this was
the case for Peter Harris, Kathy Abel and Paul
Cannell when they were leading 15/4 after six
ends against Ron Gammon, Judy Locker and
Mick Mayhew. Five shots to Ron, Judy and
Mick on seven made the card look a little better
but Peter, Kathy and Paul stormed home to win
In the match, Mary Phillips, Ken Rees and
Renate Winckel v Mary Hilton, Bronwyn Abel and
Brian Searl there were 19 shots scored over the
first five ends but 14 of them went to Renate’s
team which was their score for the next four ends
although Mary, Bronwyn and Brian could only
advance to nine.
Mary, Ken and Renate won seven of the
remaining 12 ends to win 24/18.
Who was the normally modest Wednesday
bowler who went to great lengths to explain how
he had managed to get two touches with two
bowls but was strangely silent when asked what
happened with the other 58?
With players away helping to raise Far South
Coast District funds there were only six starters
for social bowls on Saturday.
Bob Douglass, Renate Winckel and Geoff
Venables established a 9/1 lead by end seven
against Gayle Schouten, Max Butler and Leonie
Snell which was reduced to13/9 by end 14. From
that point on it was all Bob, Renate and Geoff as
they put on 12 shots to three in the run home to
On Sunday Cooma Brumbies were home to
Tathra Eagles in Super Sixes and were successful
on their home Turf.
They shared the singles for 1 1⁄2 points each,
won the Pairs and the Triples for four points for
each plus four points for overall win to give them
a total of 13 1⁄2 points to 1 1⁄2 points.
Just four players for social bowls on Sunday.
Denis Steinfort and Darren Collins were leading
Mario Frezza and Ignazio Mondello 16/1 after
seven ends and 21/12 on 19 when Mario and
Ignazio made their move in scoring 11 shots
to two over the remaining six ends to end in a
The playing date for the finals of the Fours
Championship and the Don Jarvis Plate will be
played on Sunday November 12 commencing at
Mel Storta’s team v John Vincent’s in the Fours
and Geoff Venables’ team v Daniel Clough’s team
for the Don Jarvis Plate
Girl to Girl conversation, “It wasn’t much of a
proposal, he just suggested we combine pay
The Far South Coast / Monaro U14 rep side was
excited to play on the historic Bradman Oval and
attempt to make it two from two as they took on
the Highlands team in Bowral on Sunday.
Losing the toss, the FSCM side were sent out to
bat on a wicket that favoured the bowlers.
Runs were hard to come by in the opening overs
due to excellent bowling by the Highlanders and
a slow outfield which prevented many shots from
reaching the boundary.
Captain, Zak Keogh (72), lead the batting charge
for the FSCM side with support from Morgan
Thorton (14) and Preston Hilless (14), to set a run
chase of 137 for the Highanders.
Despite some very consistent and accurate
bowling by FSCM, wickets were proving hard to
Ahead in runs and wickets at the drinks break,
the Highlanders were getting some momentum
until Zak finally broke through.
This wicket proved to be a game changer for
FSCM, as the team dug deep to claw their way
back into the match.
Bowling good line and length and with very few
extras given away, all bowlers produced figures to
be proud of.
Wicket takers for the match were Colby
McDonald 3/16 off 9, Tom Pouliot 3/15 off 8, Zak
Keogh 2/11 off 7, Jessica Mudaliar 1/21 off 6 and
Thomas King 1/22 off 6.
Great work in the field saw some catches worthy
of a classic catches segment and the never say die
attitude of the FSCM side saw them completely
turn the game around, bowling the Highlanders out
for 120 in the final over.
Next week sees the FSCM team head back
to Bowral for a T20 double header against South
Coast and Shoalhaven.
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