Kukerin Bowling Club
With the pennant final cancelled, Kukerin Club decided to hold our wind-up to the season on Saturday by playing a round robin series during the afternoon, playing in the usual teams selected during the season. With a lot of banter and some very good bowls played the team of M. King, T. Adams, C. Faulkner, and P. Adams came out on top, narrowly. Following play our wonderful ladies at short notice were able to provide a meal. The presentation of trophies won during the season followed. This concluded another successful and happy season for the club.
We wish all our bowling friends and the general public good health in the current health crisis sweeping the world.
Article by Phil Adams
Dudinin-Toolibin Tennis Association
The final result Dudinin 22 sets 184 games to Kukerin 12 sets 165 games.
Please see full story ‘Testing times at tennis’ in this Quack Chat issue.
Below is Carmen Bairstow’s speech in response to receiving the Liz and Owen Dare Shield for the most sets won over the season:
If I could, I would give this back just to be in the finals today.
Personally I do not think it is important who was in the final last year or the year before.
But today, it means everything. So congratulations to both Kukerin and Dudinin for being in the finals.
I am humbled to be recognised in front of the calibre of players in our Association.
I can only aspire to play tennis like some of you guys, so I am assuming playing every fixture may improve the numbers game. 😊
I would like to thank the Association and the committee members, Glenn and Megan as our captains, Jamie as our President and our Dumbleyung members, some regular, some not so regular and then the ones dug out of the woodwork to ensure we had a team each fixture.
To my partners, you are obviously awesome. Special mention to Jamie who has seen me at my absolute best, pulling some serious kick arse shots, to my very worse. Love 40 and Jamie does not dare to turn around at the net, to ask politely what is going on! But just says “Hey, you got yourself out of that one”, as we win the game.
To my opposition, I will work on my LOVE/HATE relationship I have with tennis, and my unconscious beliefs on my ability to throw a ball and hit a slow loopy ball, so there is a little more LOVE in the game.
Lastly, thank you to Liz and Owen for this recognition,it is an honour.
And in amongst all this self-isolation, may we be kinder to each other and to ourselves. Thank you.
Pictured above, Carmen Bairstow in self isolation with a well-received coffee organised and delivered via a couple of community angels.