Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
After losing the toss and being sent out to bowl, David Head and Scotty Gray were working hard for an early breakthrough. With a couple of catches hitting the deck in the first few overs we were making hard work of it and were unable to break the opening partnership until the score was 228. A couple more wickets were taken in the last few overs and a target of 276 was set.
With the weather changing later in the afternoon, the run chase got underway in stormy wet conditions. The opening partnership was productive for the first time this season. The score ticked over freely to 68 before the first wicket fell. Momentum was lost a little after this and the big target eventually got out of reach as we were dismissed for 179.
Top scores - D. Leo 42
K. Joyce 38
Bowling - J. Williams 2/62
K. Joyce 1/49
Good to see the team out on the park having a crack, and it was also good to see a bit of a crowd there braving the cool conditions to cheer the Cougars on.
We have another home game in Dumbleyung this week and we would love to see a few people come down again to support the boys.
Article by D.Leo
Kukerin Bowling Club
Sunday’s social bowls were well attended. Captain Ross devised a couple of different competitions which were played for points during the afternoon and at the end of the day Tim Adams came out winner and Graeme Smith second.
There will be a break in the pennant competition next week-end. The league pairs and triples for ladies and men will be played at Kukerin on Saturday and Sunday. We wish good bowls to our representatives in these events. Debbie Smith and Jenny Joyce, Peter Davidson and Phil Adams on Saturday for the pairs on Saturday and on Sunday Kukerin’s teams will be Bev Davidson, Jenny Joyce, and Therese King for the ladies and Graeme Smith, Tim Adams, and Ian Faulkner in the men’s event.
Of the travellers Bev Davidson and Debbie Smith played in a composite side with Jenny Hosking, (Moodiarrup) and Bev Fleay (Kojonup) at the Wagin Ladies Jackpot Fours last week and played well enough to win the event.
Article by P.Adams
Dumbleyung Tennis Club
The Dumbleyung Tennis Club has arranged coaching with Mr O’Brien in the lead up to our Junior Tournament (junior tournament flyer attached.) Please note the day has changed to Saturday this year due to Kojonup changing to Sunday.
Coaching will be on Saturday afternoon of 24/11 and 1/12 starting at 3:30pm for the younger children and 4:15pm for the older group.
This will be at the same cost of in past years. $10 per session for junior members and $20 per session for non-members.
Fruit will be provided, hats and water bottles are required.
Please let me know if you would like to book your child in.
The Championship Singles was played on Saturday, 10 November, commencing at 3.00pm with the weather nearly perfect except for the 90 mile an hour winds (maybe a slight exaggeration) but it certainly made for some unusual, exceptional classy shots over the day’s play, which didn't finish until 7.25pm. The final of the men's going to 3 sets between young gun Jon Ward, making his 1st appearance in the singles and the older more wiser and experienced maybe, greyer member in Jamie Dare. Jon winning the 1st set 6-3, then Jamie making a comeback with a 6-1- 2nd set. The 3rd set see sawed with the crowd very impressed with the standard of tennis, eat your hearts out, Wimbledon. The final set saw the lean mean machine, Jamie, finally conquering in an epic last set 6-3 win. Congratulations to both men on an awesome display of tennis, most impressed with Jon's ability to handle Jamie's left-handed dynamite hitting.
Mention must be made of our 60 plus Life Member Howie Ward, also the new President of Woolorama, still playing nearly at his peak, with 3 tiebreakers, though we think he might just struggle a bit over the next day or so, though he did say that he was going to be sitting down in some machine, so he will probably cope. When the going gets tough, the tough get going (or cramp up). A very high standard of tennis throughout the day, so well done to all the men playing.
The Ladies had the keen players, comeback queen - 1st day home for the tennis season, and maybe one mad older member competing for the Ladies title. The wind of course playing a major part in the tennis, hit the cover off the ball one end and needing a soft touch the other. The hard-hitting comeback queen reigned supreme this year with Carmen Bairstow defeating quite easily Tamara Bartram 6-0, 6-1 in the Final. It was heard that if was great to hear Carmen’s laugh and good to see her back even for 1 day’s tennis, though I believe she has made a few surprise visits in between horses, children and business. A great day’s tennis by all ladies.
Friday night social continues so see you there.
Article by T.Bartram