Dumbleyung Tennis Club
Saturday dawned, and Captains Glenn and Tara Ball drew the pairs for the day and just got it perfect. With many tiebreakers over the course of days play proving this was so, with 12 men and 8 women contesting this event.
With quite a few playing in their 1st Championships, they displayed courage, tenacity and with heaps of encouragement from the sidelines were ecstatic on the days tennis. The men's final winners were young Rohan (Mr Bean) Morris only 18 years, winning his 1st championship playing with the 50-year-old sly cagey left-handed President, Jamie Dare. Rohan and Jamie defeated young guns Ethan Henry (who plays much like his mum Megan, but is a bit taller) and Mark Smith who has been seen getting tips off his mum Jane. The score in the final was 6-0 which did not reflect the game. A fantastic effort and brilliant playing by all players made for great tennis.
The women's event was a very close competitive competition, with tiebreakers all day. Candice Ward in her 1st ever Championship played extremely well, rarely missing a serve; Pippa Bairstow travelling from Perth to play, was also seen to be getting a few tips off her father, Greg. Net prowess by Leonie Nolte was in full force, very hard to get past her, a bit like the rhyme, ‘can't go under her, can't go over her, will try our best to go around her’.
The final winners, a rematch of the previous game which they lost in a tie-breaker, was Jane Coad and Tamara Bartram defeating Margie Ward and Pippa Bairstow 8-5. Margie is still playing her usual consistent tennis and the dynamite badminton hit that is her trademark has not slowed down even with her many years break from tennis. Jane Coad certainly carried her aging partner with her agility, cross-court winning hits and brilliant serving, winning her 1st ever championships. The Cowaramup Lassie who stole the heart of the Dumbleyung Laddie 12 years ago will also have reason to celebrate this win. It is her anniversary with the man who gave her everything he had that was important, his love.
Friday night tennis continues and, on the Sunday, a trip to Kukerin for the last pennant game before Christmas.
Article by T.Bartram
Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
Captain for the day, Scott Gray won the toss and elected to bat. The opening partnership once again did not yield to many runs as the boys lost the first wicket after only 4 runs. Kalan Joyce again anchored the middle order as wickets tumbled around him leaving the score at 6/40 until a mini fightback was mounted by Joyce and Lachy Ward. Not a lot of resistance was to follow these two, as the team limped to 107 off their 45 overs.
With a young enthusiastic Pingelly side it was always going to be tough to defend a small total and that was the case as the score was passed in the 29th over with only one wicket taken.
A disappointing result but considering a few regulars were missing the boys fought hard all day which is all we can ask for.
Top scorers – Kalan Joyce 51, Lachy Ward 19
Wicket Taker – Kalan Joyce 1/21
There is a bye this week then the following Saturday (November 10) we have our first home game in Kukerin where everyone is welcome to come along for a relaxing afternoon.
Article by D.Leo
Kukerin Bowling Club
Day two saw many changes as each game finished and going into the sixth and final game the winners could have come from a number of teams. The final result saw the Dunsborough team of E. Hoemburg, G. Benn, G, Oddy, and D. Henderson, come through on four wins and a draw, 18 points, from Quairading’s side of J. Gimbell, V. Hadlow, P. O’Hare, and C. Hayes four wins 16 points plus 40 shots up in second place and the team of M.Carey, S. Salomon, S. Lambert, and P. Barrow, from Manning in third spot with four wins 16 points plus 35 shots up and four other teams close behind on four wins and 16 points.
First day winners were D. Bairstow’s side from Albany and second day winners were M. Cousins and team from Mundaring.
Kukerin Bowling Club would like to thank all sponsors and visiting players for their continued support of this event. Our wonderful band of ladies once again excelled themselves with their catering which drew praise from all players. Thank you ladies.
Saturday saw the continuation of the pennant competition with Kukerin hosting Kondinin in what what was expected to be a very tough contest as Kondinin have been a thorn in our side for some years, however Kukerin’s players stepped up to the mark and won comfortably on three rinks and only lost the fourth narrowly to record a good win and a 7—1 result.
The club triples were played on Sunday and the winners were G. Smith, T. Adams, and I. Faulkner who will now represent the club at the league triples on Sunday 18th November at Kukerin. Second place were M. King, P. Adams, and J. Adams.
Next Saturday Kukerin are at home for pennants against Karlgarin. There will be pennant practice for all who are available on Friday from 4.30 pm. Good luck and bowling to the ladies’ team travelling to Quairading later in the week.
Article by P.Adams