Dumbleyung Tennis Club
Weekend Pennants started again on the 5th February with Dumbleyung beating Toolibin in Dumbleyung and Wednesday ladies pennant started on Wednesday with Tarin Rock soundly beating Dumbleyung in Tarin. This week sees the weekend team head to Newdegate and Wednesday ladies take on Katanning at home. Good luck to both teams.
Lawn Classic will be held on 18th & 19th February, get your names into Tamara Bartram! We thank our sponsors of the Lawn Classic, Dumbleyung Roadhouse, Flexitrans, Dumbleyung Ag Supplies, Wishbone Transport and Churchview Wines.
Tennis Fixtures below
Wed 1st School starts this week.
Sat 4th Social tennis from 3pm.
Sun 5th PENNANTS: vs Toolibin at Du @ 1 pm
Sat 11th Social tennis from 3pm.
Sun 12th PENNANTS: vs Newdegate at Newdegate @ 1pm
Fri 17th All hands on deck to help set up for Lawn Classic 3pm.
Sat 18th DUMBLEYUNG LAWN TENNIS CLASSIC DOUBLES sponsored by DYG ROADHOUSE, FLEXITRANS
Sun 19th DUMBLEYUNG LAWN TENNIS CLASSIC MIXED
DYG AG SUPPLIES WISHBONE TRANSPORT CHURCHVIEW WINES T.Bartram.
Sat 25th Social Tennis from 3pm.
Sun 26th PENNANTS: vs Dudinin at Dyg @ 1pm
Sat 4th Social tennis – Boarder’s Pizza Night, long weekend
Sat 11th No Social Tennis – Woolorama
Sun 12th PENNANTS: SEMI FINAL
Sat 18th Social Tennis & CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES @ 3 pm sponsored by EDWARDS HOLDEN &
WAGIN PANEL + PAINT J.S.
Sun 19th PENNANTS: GRAND FINAL at Toolibin at 1pm
Sat 25th CHAMPIONSHIP MIXED DOUBLES at 1 pm sponsored by DONGOLOCKING PLUMBINGJ.R.
Closing Day Wind up and presentations. BBQ tea, bring a salad to share and afternoon tea.
Tue 28th AGM 7pm at Stubbs Park.
Article by T Ball
Dumbleyung Bowling Club
Graeme Jose organised the day which has 12 teams entered. Although hot, there were no complaints from the bowlers with the sprinklers working and the eskies full.
Pictured left (L-R): Shane Hall and Graeme Jose
Winners of the day were the team from Darkan (pictured below left), with Katanning runners up.
The club would like to thank the sponsors of the day Hall Electrical and Data Services, Dongolocking Plumbing and Gas, Clem Henry Shearing, Wagin Earthmoving, Dumbleyung Roadhouse, Dumbleyung District Club, Graeme Taylor of Elders Livestock and Hughes Holes. Thank you to the men for making sure the greens and club surrounds were immaculate, to the ladies for feeding the masses and to Julie Biston for volunteering her time all day.
Such was the success of the day that it appears that this will be an annual event.
Article by H.Gooding
Kukerin Bowling Club
Sunday will see the commencement of the Club championship singles. Players to notify the captain by Saturday evening if you intend to play in the event.
There have been a number of Open Carnivals during January and bowlers from the club have travelled and competed with varying degrees of success without any major winners, however all have assured us that they had a great time.
Bev Davidson and Deb Smith were Kukerin’s representatives in South Central Arunga Bowling League team at the I.L.R.R. pairs played at Gnowangerup recently. The S.C.A.B.L were successful in winning the event. Following the event selectors named a team to represent the Southern Zone at the Inter Zone Round Robin and congratulations to Bev and Debbie who were selected in the Southern Zone team to play at Eaton on 18th and 19th February.
Article by P.Adams
Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
January 28th Match
Cricket returned for 2017 with an away game against Narrogin. With Captain Kalan Joyce away, David Head was anointed as Captain and charged with trying to cobble a team together on the Friday afternoon, not an easy feat considering the predicted 40-degree temperature. After some frenzied messaging, 11 players turned up to the ground and were delighted when the toss was won and it was decided to bat first.
Dame Leo and Matthew Gilfellon resumed their normal positions at the top of the order. After the layoff Dame still looked in fine touch as the pair easily saw off the opening bowlers, the main problems being the combination of a slow outfield on a hot day and Matthew looking like he forgot which end of the bat to hold. Despite this, the score continued to move along at a steady rate setting the innings up for Kukerin-Dumbleyung. The opening partnership passed one hundred and reached 133 when the first wicket fell. Scott Jefferis then came in and started to take advantage of the conditions, bludgeoning the attack. He was joined by Conan Holder, Gary Leo and Kael Gray who also took to the attack, boosting the score in the late overs. By the end of the innings, the team had amassed 6/292, a formidable total on a slow field.
David Head and Scott Gray opened the bowling and both struck early to put Narrogin in trouble. Conan Holder then came on a bowled a tight spell to keep the pressure on, picking up a wicket in the process. Narrogin launched a comeback however and the fall of the sixth wicket opened the floodgates and the last five wickets fell for 20 runs. Scott Jefferis picked up a handy three wickets to round out a good game. In the end, Narrogin were bowled out for 114 off 31.4 overs. Kukerin-Dumbleyung picked up a handy win to start the second half of the season.
D Leo 80 S Jefferis 3/9 (1.4)
S Jefferis 75 K Gray 2/12 (4)
M Gilfellon 44 D Head 2/16 (8)
Despite the Upper Great Southern Association taking a break over Christmas, Kukerin-Dumbleyung was still represented by some great cricketers over the period. Kalan Joyce played for WA Country in the Australian Country Cricket Championships. Following this he successfully captained the Upper Great Southern Association to victory in the top division of Country Week. David Head was also an essential part of the team (see team photo below). Scott Gray also represented the club in the C Grade at Country Week. Congratulations to the players for their achievements.
February 4th Match
The team travelled up the road to Williams for an important encounter. The winning team would end up higher on the ladder. On a warm day, perfect for a game of cricket, Captain Kalan Joyce won the toss and chose to bowl.
The usual starting combination of David Head and Scott Gray opened the bowling. Despite bowling well, the first wicket did not come quickly, falling once the score had reached 24. Nathan Ditchburn and Conan Holder came on and continued the tight bowling but it took even longer for the second wicket to fall, after drinks with the score on 92. Though the bowling and fielding did not lose much discipline, some good batting by Williams meant that the wickets did not tumble and the run rate continued to accelerate. The third wicket only fell on the second last ball of the innings. Williams ended their 45 overs on 3/253.
The innings of Kukerin-Dumbleyung started off well with Dame in his normal destructive form. Unfortunately his start caused a change in the bowling attack, though he fell before he could face it. Scott Jefferis came in and kept the runs ticking over but then disaster struck. The team lost 4/0 which left them reeling. The wicket rate then slowed but so did the run rate. It was looking to be a complete whitewash when Nathan Ditchburn entered. Nathan made the difficult look easy, starting off his innings with a booming cover drive for four. The inevitable bouncer that followed was met by the bat as Nathan leant back and guided the ball over slips for another boundary. Nathan continued the innings looking in complete control until he fell for 40, bringing a little bit of respectability to the score in the process. Shortly after his dismissal the last wicket fell. Kukerin-Dumbleyung were bowled out for 104 from 21.3.
L Smith 2/29 (4) N Ditchburn 40 C Holder 1/47 (10) D Leo 30
This week’s game is at Kukerin against Harrismith. A finals appearance looks likely for both teams,however a win or loss will play a big factor in where they finish in the four.