Kukerin Bowling Club
This Tuesday and Wednesday, the annual Alan & Mary Williams Classic, will be played at Kukerin and at this stage a capacity field of bowlers from a wide area of the South-West of W.A. have entered and two days of some very good competition are anticipated.
Next Saturday Kukerin travel to Lake Grace for our pennant game. There will be pennant practise on Friday afternoon from 4.30 pm for all who can attend. Teams will be announced following practise. On Sunday, the club triples are to be played. The captain will advise starting times after pennants on Saturday
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Kukerin Tennis Club
This week Kukerin travelled to Toolibin in the 36 degree heat. We were lucky the flies weren't to bad as the little bit of breeze kept them away until later in the day. Kukerin won the day 22 sets, 170 games to 12 sets 133 games.
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Pictured left: Players stay out of the heat at Toolibin
Dumbleyung Tennis Club
On Saturday we will hold the Championship Doubles at 1pm. Please get names to Jane 98637205 firstname.lastname@example.org or Drew 0427084500.
It is a BBQ tea so please bring a salad to share and we will have meat available to purchase. Cost
is $7 to play in the tournament if you are a member and $15 if you aren’t a member. Might be a good time to pay your subs please. bsb 066525 acc 10004283 - $80 for senior members.
Congratulations to Frosty who won the Solaris Raffle. Chocolate, Wine and a size 3XL Solaris Shirt!
Wednesday Ladies Pennants
Wednesday Ladies have won both their games and play in Kukerin this week.
Weekend Pennants have another week off this weekend and play on the 6th Nov against Tarin Rock at home.
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Dumbleyung Bowling Club
Pennants for the women commenced on Tuesday 18 October at Dumbleyung against Kojonup Gold with unfortunately the ladies going down 1-3. Room for improvement with some ladies deciding to get a few coaching tips during the week.
Men's Pennant Bowls were played in Wagin with a great win over Wagin Black 5-1 and this was with some of the big guns missing in action. With all the celebrating, the trip home was quite late!
Ladies Championship 4's Sunday 23 October
After looking at the fixtures, the ladies voted to play the 4's at the same time as the men. But due to too many of the men unable to back up 2 days bowling or celebrating in Wagin for too long on the Saturday after their win, they cancelled, with the ladies holding theirs. There was one hiccup when hubby Malcolm Gooding came looking for his mobile phone with an extremely withdrawn and worried look on his face, not too sure what he was so concerned about, Helen didn't know his code anyway, but might want to look into this incident more closely. Of course Helen didn't think she had it but!
The final scores didn't give a true closeness of the games played, with many a change in players holding shot. I have decided bowls is not for the weak-hearted. You have to be super fit to play bowls; having to contend with the wind, heat, obeying and trying to do what your skipper wants, standing up all day and of course sometimes the advice of others.
Winners: Skipper, Audrey Bateup (who we believe is just getting over celebrating her birthday at the casino), Lola Hannah, T Bartram and Justine Hughes 2 wins =30 R/ups: Skipper, Jeanne Hudson(who will be joining the jet setters with Murray shortly), Jean Lee and Tania Kirk- 1 win minus4.
Scroungers was held on Sunday as well and it was great to see new comers in Hanna and Scott and I believe Graham Coad has had a crack at scroungers some time in his career. It was great to see such a good crowd at the club with the younger, jet setting establishment and their children enjoying the facilities.
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Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
Narrogin eventually turned up and after a couple of attempts, Narrogin won the toss and decided to bat. The Kukerin/Dumbleyung team was very similar to last year so as always the bowling was opened by the reliable combination of David Head and Scott Gray. Narrogin got off to a good start and reached their fifty after ten overs without the loss of a wicket. In the final overs of his spell Scott managed to get the breakthrough that was required. Nathan Ditchburn and Conan Holder then came on and started to tighten the screws. The pressure mounted before two wickets fell in successive overs. At 3-85 the scoring had slowed and Conan started to take charge, picking up two wickets in two balls. With a weakened batting lineup Narrogin were exposed, reaching drinks at 5-101. Kalan Joyce came on for a few overs and picked up a quick wicket before Conan finished off a great spell, picking up three wickets in his last two overs to finish with the great figures of 6-35 off his 10 overs. Narrogin finished with 137, not an imposing total but a potentially tricky chase.
Dame Leo and Matt Gilfellon went out to open the batting knowing that if the team batted out their overs then the runs should be reached comfortably. They got off to a steady start with Dame showing a glimpse of his flair and Matt using the edges of his bat to full effect. The momentum started to build and they reached the fifty in the eleventh over. A good opening partnership of 75 was broken when Dame fell. Kalan came in but before he could could get his eye in Matt was out. This brought Scott Jefferis to the wicket and things started to speed up. By the time his dashing innings ended there was only ten runs left to get which were knocked off without incident. Kukerin/Dumbleyung passed the score four wickets down in the 25th over to finish with a comfortable win.
This week the team travels to Wandering who have entered the A Grade competition after a successful season in the B Grade last year. After a good start Kukerin/Dumbleyung will be hoping to get another win on the board but with an unknown team it will be an interesting game. The next home game will be on 12 November at Stubbs Park.
Matt Gilfellon 57 Conan Holder 6/35 (10)
Scott Jefferis 33 Scott Gray 2/43 (7.4)
Dame Leo 29 Kalan Joyce 1/9 (4)
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