Dumbleyung Darts Club
Kukerin Bowling Club
We wish our four ladies good bowling and good luck next week when they travel to Perth for the annual country week championships, also to Bev and Debbie who have been selected in the Country side to play the metropolitan side on Sunday prior to country-week.
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Dumbleyung Wednesday Ladies Tennis
A lovely lunch was shared afterwards along with the Annual general meeting. Thanks to Tarin Rock for a great day of tennis and to Sharon Robinson for all her hard work as secretary.
Final score was 6 sets, 60 games to Dumbleyung and 3 sets, 43 games to Tarin Rock.
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Pictured below left (left to right): Victorious Dumbleyung pennant players Julie Ramm, Carly Smith, Tara Ball, Cassy Edwards, Jane Smith. Absent Carmen Bairstow, Hanna Chiswell and Chloe McDougall.
Pictured below right: Dumbleyung Captain Tara Ball (left) accepting the perpetual trophy from Sharon Robinson from Tarin Rock.
Dumbleyung Tennis Club
Pictured left: Pennant players enjoying refreshments at the end of the day.
Please not the following changes to the fixtures to conclude the season:
SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS Sat 25th March at 3pm.
CLOSING DAY & CHAMPIONSHIP MIXED DOUBLES Sun 2nd April at 3pm. (Time TBC)
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Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
With tight bowling by Cuballing, and watchful eyes from the opening pair, the score was slow to move but the wickets were kept intact. At the ten over mark the first wicket fell. Disaster then hit shortly after, when four wickets in four overs put Kukerin-Dumbleyung in a difficult position. At 5-42 it was looking gloomy but then the fightback started to commence. The score pushed up to 59 before another wicket fell and it was looking to be a short game. Luckily for Kukerin-Dumbleyung they had an ace up their sleeve in the form of an injured Kalan Joyce who came in to bat. He was determined to get Kukerin-Dumbleyung back into a reasonable position. When the eight wicket fell the score was 65. Kalan was joined by Scott Gray whose reputation as a big hitting tail ender is quickly becoming one of a batsmen resilient under pressure. The combined to move the score up 135 though some big hitting from Kalan and some great defence from Scott, with the occasional six thrown in. When Scott fell there was a reasonable score on the board. The last partnership pushed this up to 147 and ate up most of the overs, giving the team a small total to defend.
Despite the small total, with finals pressure and a weak lower order, it was a realistic target to defend providing that some early wickets could be found. There are some days where everything seems to happen, and other days where it just doesn’t. Unfortunately it was the latter, and despite some good bowling and fielding, the first wicket didn’t fall until the score was 49. The next wicket fell shortly after but then there was nothing. There was no more wickets, there weren’t any big shots being played but rather Cuballing just meandered along, ticking of the milestones as they went. It wasn’t there were three overs left and Cuballing still needed nine runs that some excitement was felt. Despite the all the previous overs a win was still possible but it was not to be. Cuballing continued to tick along, winning the game with an edge over slip for four.
Unfortunately for Kukerin-Dumbleyung the loss meant the end of the season. Despite feelings of disappointment, and questions of what could have been, the boys still managed to get to the pub for some celebrations of what the season was. Thank you to all the supporters who turned up to watch the game, and to the supporters who have turned up throughout the season, it is very much appreciated by the players. Thankyou also to Trish who turns up every week to score and also the other helpers who provide and set up afternoon tea and do all the other jobs around the club. While this year was not successful on the field, off field we have the best arvo teas and most support in the competition. It is not the players, rather all these people that make ours a successful club.
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