- Kukerin Bowls
- Dumbleyung/Kukerin Cricket Club
KUKERIN BOWLS - Kukerin Championships have been played with the finals just around the corner!
The men’s championship singles were completed on Sunday the 21st of February which saw two new names in Ian Faulkner and Tim Adams play the semi-finals, however the two premier bowlers of the club in Clive Bahr and Matthew King won through to have a rematch of the previous year. Clive Bahr in a masterly display of consistent draw bowling won convincingly. Clive and Debbie will now represent the club at the League singles at Lake Grace this Saturday 27th February.
The men’s plate final was contested between cousins Ross Ditchburn and Graeme Taylor and in a very closely fought contest Taylor led early but Ditchburn eventually prevailed in a high class game.
The three pennant games played in February have resulted in a loss to Kulin, and a win against Lake Grace and Newdegate which leaves Kukerin in third place at the end of the home and away games. The finals are to be played on the weekend of 12th and 13th of March.
Finally the Kukerin Bowling Club offer condolences to members of the Castle family on the passing of Bill who was a long time member and champion of the club.
Thanks to P.Adams for this sport article
CRICKET - Starting 2016 with a win
On the 6th February Kukerin-Dumbleyung hosted Harrismith at Kukerin. In warm conditions Captain Kalan Joyce won the toss and elected to bat.
With training over the Christmas Break mainly consisting of watching the Big Bash, you cod tell from the start that Dame Leo had been dedicated to training. Dame got that team off to a strong start in swashbuckling style. He was a my supported by Ryan Taylor who now has a string of solid supporting knocks. When Ryan fell the scored had passed 50. Kalan Joyce contributed with a handy score which kept the runs flowing. At drinks the score was 3/112. After drinks the runs kept flowing but so did the wickets which brought Pete Joyce to the crease. He immediately looked at home, balancing patience and aggression to develop good partnerships with Scott Jefferis and Conan Holder which saw Kukerin-Dumbleyung to 7/225 of their 45 overs.
With Harrismith boasting a strong batting line-up, the score was competitive but a good bowling performance was required. The innings started in a deadlock with Dabid Head and Scott Gray restricting the run rate but unable to break through. In warm conditions the bowlers were changed over quickly. Conan Holder came on and got the breakthrough. At drinks it was still evenly balanced with Harrismith behind the run rate but only one wicket down and with plenty of firepower still to come. After drinks, Kalan Joyce, Pete Downey and Conan Holder bowled good tight spells to retrict the runs and increase the pressure. Harrismith were left with a bit of work to do in their last ten overs. Scott Gray returned and bowled a very tight spell which was followed by another tight spell from Conan Holder who also picked up a couple of vital wickets. David Head and Scott Gray returned to finish the innings off. With which run rate required the wickets started to fall. Harrismith in the end fell short, finishing on 7/199.
There will now be two byes in a row before the final two rounds are played. Kukerin- Dumbleyung are currently sitting in third place with the top three going through to finals.
KDCC 7/225 def HDCC 7/199
D Leo 61
P Joyce 46*
S Jefferis 39
C Holder 3/29 (10)
S Gray 1/24 (9)
Congratulations to Kalan Joyce, David Head and Conan Holder who represented Upper Great Southern at Country Week. Kalan played in the 1st team that were defeated the A Section final by Peel. David played a bit in both teams however David and Conan played in the 2nd team that won the D Section final against Wyalkatchem.
NEXT GAME - Williams vs. Dumbleyung played in Williams.
Cheers Jiminy Cricket for the writeup