By Grumpy Fisher
NEIL Blackett, Jason Jones and Wayne Watmore travelled to Wagga for the State Rookies championship, where they performed quite well.
Neil just missed a spot in the final by three shots, on a countback.
Neil won two and lost one, Wayne won one, lost one and had a bye, while Jason won one and lost two.
Good luck to the boys when they return to Wagga next Saturday for the Rookie Pairs.
FRIDAY saw 22 bowler play on a great sunny day.
On rink six we had a very close game where Ginger, C Jorden and P Hoang 20-19 winner against R Hillier, J Harriott and J White with the score equal on five occasions.
Rink five was K Hampton, A Small and The Duck winning against T Curtis, W Watmore and P Cockram.
The Duck’s team won the last six ends to record a great 19-12 win.
G Bushell, J Rankin and T McDonald were never headed in there win over S Leggett, Bloopy and P O’Brien, while M Andrews and G Hillier comfortable winner against J Huntington and Pickles.
Another great roll-up on Sunday where 20 bowlers enjoyed their game of bowls on a magnificent day.
Rink four saw O Lopez, C Gorden and P O’Brien had a close 21-18 win against R Hillier, A Small and Pickles, while on rink five M Andrews, Grumpy and G Hillier had a close 20-15 win over G Bushell, G Snape and G Dennis after the score was 16-15 on end 19.
Jonesy and J White narrow 19-16 winners against K Hampton and J Cook.
On rink six T Curtis and J Harriott kept N Blackett and J Goggin scoreless for the first seven ends before going on to win 20-13.
WOMEN’S BOWLS at the COUNTRY CLUB
LAST Thursday we had a team travel to Grenfell for their “dress in mufti” President’s Day.
Well done to Jan Slavin, Diana Buchanan and Betty Cleveland!
They were the winners on the day, defeating a team from West Wyalong in the process.
Tomorrow we have social bowls, followed by lunch together for those available, after which our monthly meeting will be held at 1pm.
HARDEN Ladies Singles
Kelly Daley defeated Di Walsh 25 to 7.
An easy win for Kelly; she was much too experienced for Di, who was playing her first Club Championship.
Di stuck with Kelly fir the first half of the match to only trail five to eight.
But from that point on, it was all Kelly, as she raced away for an easy win.
Although beaten, a good effort Di.