News from the bowling greens

Peter Mackay lines up his next shot at the Forbes Sports and Recreation Club.
Peter Mackay lines up his next shot at the Forbes Sports and Recreation Club.

The ladies held a very successful pairs carnival last weekend and that leaves us a little short of material for this report (story right).

Firstly, this Saturday morning around 8am Scooter needs a hand to commence renovation the greens. The Don Drabsch green will be the first one done, then the number three green. Glen will start scarifying the green early but he needs a couple of hour’s start, so 8am it is fellows, please! More hands make light work.

Club games

In the A&B Pairs, Cliff Nelson and Alf Davies showed a clean pair of heels to Barry Wright and Scott Andrews taking the game comfortably 26-13. This pairing may take a bit of beating in the final.

Ray Dunstan and Russell Hodge are another team showing much improvement with a 28-10 win over Fred Vogelsang and Alan Phillips. Behind 4-6 at the seventh end Ray and Russell took control of the game picking up 24 shots to 4 for a comfortable win.

Only one game was played in the Bentick Trophy and that resulted in Peter Mackay must have been pleased with his great 24-5 win against Cliffy Nelson. You might be a bit over trained Cliffy; you may need a short time in the spelling paddock.

It was again wonderful to see all the greens full and colourful.

Thursday afternoon social

The winning rink last Thursday afternoon was a very even game with an 18 all between Darryl Griffiths and Tony Bratton playing Laurie Crouch and Christian West. Well done.

Runners up on the afternoon were Jim Maloy and Peter Hocking with a well fought 25-17 win over Fred Vogelsang and Alan Affleck.

Results of the other two games were: Cliff Nelson and Viv Russell proved too strong for John Kennedy and Alan Phillips with a 24-18 win.

The last game was between Bob Grant and Don Craft playing Peter MacKay and Lyall Strudwick.  Bob and Don outgunned Peter and Lyall winning the game 26-16.

St Andrew’s Bowls Evening

Rob Priest

Last Friday night the Bowlie was packed again for a very special bowls evening.

As well as the usual run of Friday night players we had many of the visiting Lady Bowlers swell our ranks and take the opportunity of a little social practice on the greens, before their big weekend.

Our host Alan Affleck gave a short and entertaining outline on his Scottish tradition and the history of St Andrew’s Day, 30th November. The club was beautifully decorated with Scottish flags, maps and photos.

Forty Four players took to the greens to contest the two, eight end games of three bowl pairs. It was again wonderful to see all the greens full and colourful.

The winners were presented with lots of fabulous Scottish prizes. First was visiting lady bowler Veonne Brown and local Don Hobson. Followed by Ray Dunstan and Rex Toole.

Next was Lindy Canon and Grant Lambert tying for third place with Pam Stevens and Russell Hodge. There were even encouragement awards presented to John Ashcroft and Barry Wright.

They were all good bowlers but special resting toucher awards were given to Anne Walker, Jan Anelzark and Lesley Dixon. 

Three cheers for the organizer, Alan Affleck. Now we all know a little more of the Scottish tradition and look forward to 30th November next year.