Kukerin Bowling Club
In the final stages of the match, three rinks had finished, and Kukerin held a one shot lead for the aggregate. The fourth rink locked together on 19 shots apiece, and the skips played their last two bowls of the game. Newdegate holding four shots in the head, Kukerin’s skip played a magical bowl and trailed the jack to take shot. The Newdegate skip attempted to dislodge the bowl but missed narrowly. Kukerin’s skip then drew another very good shot. The last bowl of the day saw Newdegate skip spring the jack, but was unlucky to have it move to a Kukerin bowl almost alongside a Newdegate bowl. This left Kukerin winning by two shots and three rink wins resulting in a 7—1 win. A huge result because if the Kukerin skip had not been unable to convert, the result would have been a win to Newdegate 6—2.
Sunday produced more drama! Whilst playing the second end of the game at Kukerin, where the home side were hosting Karlgarin, the heavens opened, and within minutes the green was flooded. However, after some effort to assist with the drainage issue, play resumed about an hour later. The game proved to be a close contest in the early stages however, in the closing stages, Kukerin were able to win on all four rinks, resulting in an 8—0 win. This leaves Kukerin in second position, and they will host Kondinin in the semi-final to be played on the March 17.
We wish our two Kukerin team’s good bowling and luck, when they travel to Perth for the annual Country Week championships next weekend. Good luck to Tim Adams, who will be playing for the country All Stars against a metropolitan side on Thursday evening.
Article by P.Adams
Dumbleyung Tennis Club
Then came a break, which lasted for the remainder of the day, albeit with very long, tight tiebreaker matches and a few 7-5's being played. Congratulations goes to new recruit Daniel McDougall who played his 1st Pennant and won 5 sets - this would have to be a potential record breaking event for the men, so well done Daniel! The added bonus to spurring him on was lovely Petronella and daughter, Maggie who witnessed his win.
Five set winners to most players with Greg Bairstow & Glenn Ball -4, Chloe McDougall and Julie Ramm - being drawn, once again to play singles. Young Harry ( only 24), Captain of Newdegate thanked all, and commented that a few of the Dumbleyung players form will need to be looked at -although he was extremely pleased with the sets his team won.
Throughout the rain (no hail), lightning and sunshine a great day was had by all.
Final scores - Dumbleyung 29sets/195games to Newdegate 5sets/104games. Thank you to all supporters who rocked up, with Howie Ward finding it strange not needing to collect containers and tennis racquets when it was time to leave - Howie is resting for the next few months!!
Article by T.Bartram