CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS: A flu-stricken Andrew Brown struggled out of his sick bed (he said “death bed”) on Sunday afternoon, July 29, and “skipped” his team to a resounding victory in the Club Fours Championships Final.
Andrew and his “sidekicks”, particularly third John Joyce and to a lesser extent second Blake Bradtke, handled the gusty, chilly and difficult conditions much more ably than their opposition comprising Quinton Murray, Rob Chambers, Richard Hasler, and Barry Jones (skip).
As the game progressed, there was no way possible that Andrew and his fellow team members were going to allow the opposition into the match.
The final result of 25 shots to 13 shows the clear dominance displayed by the victorious combination.
Congratulations to the 2012 Fours Champions of the Grenfell Bowling Club, namely Matty Reid, Blake Bradtke, John Joyce and “Bingo” Brown.
The four of you have convincingly claimed the title this year.
Well done indeed, bowlers!
AND NOW FOR INVERELL: This coming weekend, August 4 and 5, Grenfell’s grade 3 pennants team, the recent winners of the zone 5 flag, will be contesting the state play-offs for champion club on bowling greens in the northern NSW town of Inverell.
This, of course, is a long way to go for a game or two of lawn bowls and so, the local lads are determined to make it worth their while.
The traveling party will consist of Tim Fowler, Bradley Galvin, Sam Brown and Stephen Galvin (skip); Dylan Troy, Matt Reid, John Joyce and Andrew Brown (skip); and finally, Brendon McAlister, Blake Bradtke, Ross Hunter and Graeme Hunter (skip).
In addition, Rodger Baker and Barry Jones will be accompanying this contingent as reserve players.
In their pool, the Grenfell grade 3 team will be confronting Sylvania, Bega and Cabramatta Bowling Club teams (in that order).
If the local bowlers win this pool of matches, they will progress to the semi-finals, etc.
As people are known to say, chaps, fingers crossed, heads down, and here’s hopin’!
RAFFLE RESULTS: Very recently the Grenfell Men’s Bowling Club has been conducting a raffle in support of the impending journey to Inverell (see item above) to contest the State Pennants Play-Offs.
It is with much gratitude and many thanks to the many local participants in this exercise that the results are provided here in print.
The fortunate winner of the larger load of firewood for first place goes to Mr Wayne Hutson.
The recipient of the smaller but still very useful supply of firewood for second is Mr John Joyce.
The large bottle of bourbon for third prize goes to “Wild Turkey” Rodger Baker, and Ms Cheryl rolls takes home a delicious bottle of wine for fourth prize.
Again, a mighty big thank you to the local community for its continued support for the Grenfell Men’s Bowling Club.
BIG DAY OUT: This coming Saturday, August 4, will be a big day out for many local and visiting bowlers.
It is the day on which the Henry Lawson Mixed Triples Tournament will be staged.
One can only hope that the entry sheet is full, the weather is hospitable and all nominated teams report in.
All that said, it really is hoped that the tournament is successful and that all involved, organizers and players alike, enjoy themselves.
BOWLERS’ JACKPOT: In short, the jackpot was not won this week.
The draw staged on Monday morning, July 30, produced the requirements of (i) an even rink, (ii) end number 16; and (iii) minus three shots.
The new jackpot is $35.
One would hope that this amount of cash will grow for a time to make it an amount of cash well worthwhile winning.
A selfish thought perhaps.
Yours in bowls,
To the Grenfell bowlers who are Inverell bound this coming weekend: “Go with that Olympic feeling, savour the participation and experience, take glory in the victory”,
With Keep Rollin’
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