WONDERFUL WIN IN THE WET
The Grenfell Men’s Bowling Club’s grade three actually played their first round zone five final play off match against Molong Bowling Club last Saturday afternoon, June 2.
Yes, it rained heavily on occasion, drizzling irritatingly on others, but these conditions did not thwart the Grenfell and Molong lawn bowlers from completing their obligations.
Grenfell managed to win two of the three rinks contested.
Steve Galvin’s foursome got over the top of their rivals from Molong to the tune of 20 shots to 14.
The foursome skipped by Andrew Brown had a real struggle at first but came away stronger in the final stages to win 23 shots to 16.
Graeme Hunter’s contingent had a real battle on their hands but try as hard as they might, this Grenfell team was defeated narrowly by 17 shots to 14.
The final outcome for the two combatants on the “big board” was Grenfell 57 shots to Molong’s 47.
This result provides the Grenfell squad with a very advantageous commencement to the play off phase of the zone five final series which resume and conclude over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17.
Although all Grenfell bowlers made very useful contributions to their teams performances through the afternoon’s proceedings there, as always, were a couple of standout efforts.
On his rink and for his team, senior bowler, Keith Brus, “played the house down.”
Keith saved many a shot when the opposition held multiples and he was able to get the ultimate shot through the cluster surrounding the jack.
On this rink and for his team skipped by Andrew Brown, top junior Blake Bradtke, midway through the contest was able to turn things Grenfell’s way in grand fashion.
When the Molong bowlers were holding close shots about the kitty, Blake would deliver that super shot enabling his side to get out of heaps of trouble.
Of course, other bowlers for the locals made significant contributions but the efforts of Keith and Blake certainly caught the eye of the spectator.
It is to be hoped that you fellows can continue in this winning mode.
Result overall: Grenfell two play off points, Molong zero.
FATHER AND SON VICTORIOUS
After a short period of uninterrupted competition, the Major Pairs Championships for 2012 are complete.
This is the consequence of the final being played last Friday afternoon, June 1.
This final was contested between John Joyce and Andrew Brown, and father and son combination, Bradley and Stephen Galvin.
Both teams certainly turned up to play and play with determination and resolve they did.
This was undeniably a classy contest for a Bowling Club the relatively small size of Grenfell.
The result of the match favoured the Galvin due by 22 shots to 18.
However, at times this was anybody’s match and the combination of Joyce and Brown must be congratulated for their “never say die” attitude.
As is often said there can be only one winner, and in this instance, it was Bradley and Stephen.
The consequence is that the Galvin’s have claimed the title of Major Pairs Champions of Grenfell Bowling Club for 2012.
Congratulations and well played to the pair of you.
All the same, John and Andrew, take heart because you were very close to the money.
HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN?
Pennants play for Grenfell’s grade five and six finished a couple of months ago so this might be difficult to believe.
A few of the Club’s Pennant Shirts that were provided to players on loan have yet to be returned.
If you are one of the fellows still to return a pennant shirt, please do so at your earliest possible convenience.
This coming Monday, June 11, the Men’s Club will be staging the “Neville Coleman Triples Day.”
Now, before saying you are unable to play (gotta work), Monday is the third day of the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend holiday break.
So, you probably can play.
The day’s prizes amount to the value of $200.00 provided generously by Mr Coleman.
This certainly makes playing next Monday worthwhile, don’t you think?
A nomination sheet is presently on display at the Club.
This caters for nominated triples teams and single entries.
Please get your name in one way or the other because, weather permitting, it should be a good day’s bowling.
In short, this jackpot was not won last week. The draw last Monday morning, June 4, presented the following requirements:
(i) an odd rink
(ii) end number 13
(iii) minus nine shots
The new jackpot is $51.00
Yours in Bowls
What bowlers should do:
1. If you finish your game, jack and mats go back.
2. If you put shades up, you take them down.
3. If you take a glass out, you take it in.
4. If they won, you say well done.
With Keep Rollin’