Kukerin Bowling Club
The club pairs that were to be played on Sunday were postponed owing to not enough players being available and will now be played next Sunday. Starting times will be advised by the captain following bowls on Saturday evening. Those players that were available played competitive social bowls on Sunday afternoon.
Next Saturday, Kukerin travel to Newdegate and will be hoping to back up the good start to the season but will find Newdegate formidable opponents on their home green.
There will be pennant practise from 4.30 pm on Friday afternoon for those who can be available.
Safe travelling and good bowls to the men’s and ladies’ teams playing at Albany this week.
Article by P.Adams
Dumbleyung Tennis Club
Pictured above right L-R: Solariscare Runners Up R Morris, S Jefferis, H Ward, M Ward with Captain G Ball
There will be no Friday night social tennis this week due to the CRC’s birthday celebrations.
The tennis club will host a farewell for Chloe, Bevan and Hugo McDougall on Saturday (20th) at 4pm. Please bring a plate of nibblies to share. Burgers available for tea. All welcome.
Pennants is on Sunday 21st at Stubbs Park against Dudinin at 1 pm. There will be a short meeting prior at 12:30pm to finalise the constitution.
Article by T.Ball
Well the commencement of the Pennant Season on Sunday 14 October, saw a road trip to Newdegate. The bus driving was shared between Glenn Ball and Margie Ward - safely there and safely home again. Thanks Clem for the loan of your bus - worth it as your boy won 5 sets and the other 5 setter in the men was Howie Ward. He hasn't done this ‘for the past 30 years’ he was heard to say. Must have been the pairing with wife Margie, also making a comeback, winning both sets after a rocky start being down 2 - 5 in the 1st set. Howie did mention that the experience of two of the women paired, combined to 120 years ‘playing experience’. Others to win 5 sets were Tara Ball -playing her 1st singles and winning the match in a tiebreaker, Jane Coad, Margie Ward and Tamara Bartram.
Julie Ramm fought gamely all day but just couldn't win a set after a very interesting night before celebrating her 50th surprise Birthday at the Oasis - and we all know what happens there - don't go on a garden trip as it takes you to places you seem to never get home from. Jane Smith did not fair too well also, probably all the dancing on the pool table with Julie the night before didn't help.
Mention must be made of the 4 sets won by Jamie Dare and Scott Angwin - well done boys.
The highlight for Newdegate and their shining star was Erica Wiech who won 5 sets. I believe that Erica will be giving the boys some tips for their next match. A great afternoon spread and nibbles to follow the days play was once again appreciated by all, though the burnt pizza was not a great hit. Final scores Dumbleyung 24 sets defeated Newdegate 10 sets with some very close tiebreakers over the day’s play.
A stop at Tarin Rock Tennis Club on the way home to check the competition out, and of course to have a few coffees with them, was appreciated by some. Stories of the days play being bandied about with Tarin having a good win over Lake Grace 24 sets to 10 sets, just a game short of the Dumbleyung outcome.
Article by T. Bartram