On 20th February 1956 a frightful cloud burst at the head
of Warrah Ck caused the highest flood in the creek. The
flood entered the sheds and flooded all around Arthur
Barwicks house and went through Ern Brecht (Burnside)
and Leon Saunders homes. Very lucky that Jim and
Beryl had moved.
8-3-1959 Dette, Peter and I coming home late where met by flood waters at Warrah Ck reserve, the water
was so fast that we were unable to turn around as the
water was already behind us.Spent a long night.
12th June 1948 a branch of the Bureau was formed at
Warrah Ck known as the Warrah Bureau.
1-6-1955 at the instigation of the AG Bureau an
arrangement was made for the TB testing of milking
cows-house- of the district, Geoff Carter vet tested 192 cows.
29-11-1954 Ag Bureau fieldday was held. Bob Martin from Blandford, brought up Fordson tractor and chisel plow
and gave demonstration. Col Logan judged the lambs, Gardiners, Chads and Leon Saunders. Gardiners 1st Bernie Gardiner won best pet lamb. Ron Craker judged sheep dog trial won by Mick Fitzpatrick from 11 competitors (2 Edgar, 2 John , 2 mine, Luke, Mick Eric, Paddy Kelaher and Wallace.
16-11-1955 field day held to-day. Seven entries fat
lamb comp judged by Arthur Godlee (sheep wool officer Tamworth) Les Barwick 1st, Col Chad 2nd,Arthur Barwick 3rd. Field wheat comprtition judged by John Loveridge agromonist, Fred Benham 1st...40 acres Ron Symonds 1st 20 acres. Seven entries sheep dog trial judged by Ron Croker. Terry Fitzpatrick 1st and 2nd (both very good dogs) Great display by machinery firms also electrical firms. Demonstration of Victor lawn mower.
WARRAH CREEK CRICKET TEAM
A crack club or rather team was formed at Warrah Creek mainly at the instigation of Ernest Barwick who had been a member and a noted batsman of a team known as the
A.B.C.'s formed in 1888 hi the Sparkes and Kieraans Creeks South of the range in
the Scone district.
With the help of A.L.B.(Bunty) Hall a number of young men of the district were given some training, a cement pitch was constructed on the recreation ground and matches were playedJn the main the members were:ERNEST chief batsman BUNTY good batsman and successful bowler ALAN BARWICK solid batsman EDGAR BARWICK batsman but very successful right hand leg-break bowler BERT SMITH devastating fast bowler BILL PALMER stubborn with the bat RON PALMER aggressive and forceful batsman especially on the off JIM and LEONARD HOLMES capable of making runs FOSTER CARTER BILL MEREDITH left hand bowler with some success JACK SMITH BRIAN SEYMOUR useful change bowler LES BARWICK solid with the bat TOM MC CLUAND WALTER HULL HECTER BARWICK WALLACE and RON BARWICK tireless in the out field.
Matches were played against JACKS CREEK, WILLOW TREE, QUIRINDI and MURRURUNDI district teams.
JACKS CREEK CRICKET TEAM
Ted Barwick was mainly instrumental in organising a cricket team and a cement
wicket was constructed on the flat on Yarrabah now the property of Neil barwick,
TED BARWICK of "Coorooga" who was a noted wicket-keeper and batsman in
his younger days with the A.B.C ,s and despite the passing of the years such was the
keenness of his eye-sight he was keeper for the local team, and on occasions gamed
selection for the inter district matches as the wicket keeper ; quite often the two local
18-4-45: EAST of the hill v WEST . EAST 219 RUNS; WEST 101 runs
29-4-45; EAST 139 runs v WEST 144 runs Exiting finish TED BARWICK retired
28, SAM SAUNDERS 28 retired
Both BERT SMITH as a fast bowler and EDGAR BARWICK as a spin bowler gained
selection at times in a QUIRINDI ASSOCIATION TEAM IN INTER-DISTRICT
ON 20-12-1930 picked in a young team to play TAMWORTH Bert took 3 wickets
for 6 runs and Edgar 3 for 7 .
ON 26-12-31 in a Quirindi A grade assoc. team playing TAMWORTH Edgar took 4
wickets for 23 and made 8runs.
28-3-32 Quirindi assoc. v Upper Hunter Edgar 5 for 13 runs Odi scored 203 Upper
10-12-32 Edgar picked with Gordon Elsley and Cecil Weessel to play in Tamworth in
to Far North teams for selection in the Far North team for country week. Edgar took 2
for 31. and 9 not outEdgar. Eddie Radcliff and Gordon Elsley were picked for the Far
North team in Newcastle.
On account of the old associations the Warrah Creek team occasionally played a match against the A.B.C. team which was mainly made up of descendents of the
On 12-2-27 A.B.C. team came to Warrah Creek Warrah Creek 88-70
On9-4-27 Warrah Creek at Thornthwaite A.B.C. ground played a draw On 20-12-30, eighteen riders gathered at Warrah Creek hall, rode to and through the cedar brush and a futher 10 miles to the A.B.C. wicket to play . A.B.C. scored 59 & 121 Warrah Creek scored 29 & 128. Wallace Barwick scored 66 runs not out. All rode home that evening
—many had a 40 mile ride for the day.