Kukerin Bowling Club
Of the travellers who played in the Inter Zone competition at Dalwallinu, from reports received, they all played quite well. Congratulation are extended to Tim Adams who at the conclusion of the event was named to play in the country All Stars side, playing against a metropolitan side on the Thursday evening, prior to men’s country week.
Next weekend Kukerin will host Kulin in the local pennant competition. This is once again an important game, as we get nearer to the finals. At present, we hold second position, but with three other teams not far behind, a big effort will be needed this week against the ladder leaders, to maintain our position.
There will be a working bee on Friday afternoon at 4.00 pm for all who can be there to clean up the green and surrounds. A pennant practice will follow. We hope for a good attendance.
The club wish Bev Davidson and Deb Smith good bowling and luck when they travel to Wickepin as members of the Southern Zone Ladies Bowls Team (in the ladies pairs). The Inter-Zone Round Robin series will be played next weekend – good luck!
Article by P.Adams
Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
After a slight hiccup, with both teams turning up without a new ball, the game got underway with Dame Leo and Matt Gilfellon opening the batting for Kukerin-Dumbleyung. It was a slow start with some accurate bowling from the Williams openers to a well set field. Dame fell first which brought out Kalan Joyce. He fell shortly after, followed by Scott Jefferies. Pete Joyce then joined Matt and they tried to keep the score ticking along, but even with the first change bowlers, it remained difficult to score. At drinks, after 25 overs, the score was only 53. After drinks, Matt and Pete were able to start pushing the run rate up, until Matt got out with the score on 115. Pete departed shortly after a very good innings. During the last ten overs, the runs continued to creep along, and the wickets continued to fall. Conan Holder made a cameo appearance to help push the score to 9/157 off 45 overs.
David Head and Conan Holder opened the bowling, but unfortunately the team did not get off to the start they wanted. David kept the runs tight, but the batsmen didn’t look troubled and were able to keep the runs ticking along. Lee Smith came into the attack, and made the breakthrough that the team needed. Kalan Joyce looked dangerous from the other end, but catches failed to go to hand. At drinks the game was evenly poised with Williams cruising along at the required run rate, and with plenty of wickets in hand. Dame Leo came on to bowl a few overs, and picked up a crucial wicket.
David Head returned, picked up another wicket, but crucially kept the runs to a minimum. At the other end, Matt Gilfellon was brought into the attack, a sure sign of desperation. The game continued to get tighter, with Williams starting to lose wickets and the required run rate slowly increasing, but never getting too high. It came down to 23 off 24 balls. A few good overs left Williams with 8 to get off the last over. The first five balls were tight, Williams needed a four off the last ball. Despite a good strike, it was kept to a two: Kukerin-Dumbleyung won by one run.
A good win keeps the team in the finals race. Kukerin-Dumbleyung play at home again this week against the new team, Pingelly-Noonebin.
M Gilfellon 69 M Gilfellon 3/35 (10)
P Joyce 22 K Joyce 2/43 (10)
C Holder 21 D Head 1/15 (10)
Article by Jiminy Cricket
Dumbleyung Tennis Club
Weekend pennants played in Toolibin on Sunday and were just defeated. They play their next game against Newdegate at home on the 25th of February.
Players are looking very smart in their new uniforms, thanks for organising Chloe.
This weekend sees the club host the Lawn Classic, a great weekend of tennis on the lawn courts. Please get names into Secretary Chloe McDougall as soon as possible (see flyer for details). All levels of tennis skills are catered for from beginners to A Grade.
Can members please remember to bring afternoon tea on Saturday and Sunday. All hands on deck from 3:30pm on Friday for set up. Social tennis still available for those wanting a hit.
Article by T.Ball
Dumbleyung Bowling Club
While everyone else is winding down for holidays, summer ramps it up for the bowlers.
Since the end of pennants pre-Christmas, the Dumbleyung bowlers have been hard at it. 2018 began with a very successful New Year’s Day carnival. Seven teams enjoyed a relaxing fun day sashaying up and down the greens to the music provided by local DJ Johnny Lee. Winners of the day, no surprises, was once again the Kukerin husband and wife combo of Barney and Debbie Smith and Peter and Bev Davidson.
The next big day was Jose’s carnival – twelve teams entered with all visitors and in particular, Ashley Kemble and his Mandurah boys enjoyed some good country hospitality. Winners of the day were Johno Davidson’s team including local Garry Bateup.
Audrey Bateup and Karen Ward represented us in the inter-league pairs at Kojonup, whilst Lola Hannah, Liz Dare and Justine Hughes played in the triples.
Karen Kitty Ward is not sure where she lives: Kojonup, Albany, Wickepin or Mandurah; but like a good homing pigeon, she always returns to base - invariably armed with a new set of bowls and lots of retail therapy.
Congratulations to Karen on being selected in the Inter-Zone Four’s to be played in Jurien Bay and the Country vs. City team game played before Country Week. Well done Karen. We are proud of you.
Audrey and Karen also played in the Inter-League Four’s at Albany.
Audrey Bateup and Cheryl Snell were on fire and burnt everyone else off in the Club Championship Pairs. Jeanne Hudson played brilliantly, beating good pal Audrey in the Singles.
Bob Hannah and Russell Hall are Men’s Pairs Champions and Bob Hannah won the Singles. Congratulations to all these players.
Gough Hughes is running a very successful night social bowls 20/20 competition open to all. Numbers have been good, averaging 21 on the two nights played thus far. It is a lot of fun, and a great way to introduce yourself to this game.
Julie has the kitchen open, so that’s Thursday night’s tea sorted!!
There is a busy bee for the men at 9.00am this Saturday (February 17) to prepare the greens for the weekend’s league pairs and triples. Another busy weekend for the ladies and some good bowls to watch.
Thank you to Lola Hannah and Audrey Bateup who always ensure our club house remains “tickety boo”.
Article by H Gooding