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San Luis Bowls Club
Contributor / 2006-01-09 11:42:28
Our Christmas dinner at the Lakeside was a great success; it was truly a night to remember. Our club captain Jim McMillan, who is now back at half speed after a health scare on the green, but, nevertheless, keeping up with his club duties, after being told by the medics to take it easy. Jim, when the person in the white coat tells you to take one in the morning and one at night, that is not a request, it is an order.
Jim spoke of the key role played by the committee and thanked all members for the role that they played, stating that they are the heart of our bowling club and we were progressing leaps and bounds. Well done Jim.
Sadie Hubbard, our 'Social Secretary', and June McMillan arrives at 6.30pm and set about setting up the stall, busy with scissors and sticky tape. Both did a great job with the raffle and collecting the dinner money which they passed onto the Treasurer, Brian Taylor, who sat in the corner with a satisfied smile counting the money. Baz, our 'chicken man', then took responsibility for the presentations to the winners of our club competitions. The men's singles was won by Charlie Marigold, who had a convincing win over Mal Hughes. Both players performed excellent bowling in their quest to reach the final. Well played, Charlie, bad luck Mal. It is worth noting that Charlie is the product of our Chicken Drives.
Our next competition was for the Christmas Hamper. This was a very hard fought series of matches. Paul Barber led all the way, stumbled at the last hurdle, but had enough points to be in an unassailable position. In other words, he won. In second place was Ciro Coravinante, 'yes, none other'. He was run to the ground. When he went to collect his trophy, we took the opportunity to present him with his egg cup. He countered by demanding 'WHERE IS MY CHICKEN?' It seems he had won a chicken, but we had run out. In third place was Peter McEneary and, in fourth place, was Sadie Hubbard. Second, third and fourth place were very close.
Our return friendly with La Siesta was, in the best tradition, a beautiful morning of bowling enjoyed by all. I will not mention the result, but we got hammered 6-0, and they got the points as well. Thank you La Siesta for the sporting morning.
Our league match with the Lemon Tree away was again played in the true spirit, and the result reflects the true competition.
The line was as follows:
Rink 1: Sheila Cox, Brian Hard and Richard Lee v Sue Mahonet, Alex Bowers and Paul Barber. 13-26, a convincing win by Paul's team.
Rink 2: Ron Edwards, Bill Tripper and Mike Cox v Phil Morracham, Derek Armstrong and Mal Hughes. 20-12, a good game.
Rink 4: Fred Brocket, Ted Edwards and Russ Hudson v Janet Wigfield, Frank Gibbons and John Featherstone. 19-9, John's team were never really in the game, Russ and his men were ahead throughout. Well done.
I cannot complete the last three rinks in detail. The match result was 3-3 and the points 97-95. We won by 2 points, and came away happy with the result. The woman's pairs finalists were Janet Wigfield and Sadie Hubbard v Carol Taylor and Maxine Wright. Carol and Maxine had a good start scoring 3 points at the first end. By the 4th end it was 5-5, at the 8th end 8-5 and at the 9th end BANG! A hot shot. Maxine tried to blast a very tight head by firing, with tragic results, as she missed. Maxine and Carol fought hard to get back into the game, but the precise bowling by Janet and Sadie increased the lead, which finished 30-11. As the ladies adjourned to the bar to enjoy a well deserved Tia Maria, the sporting spirit of the game was reflected in a gesture made by Maxine, who put her arm around Sadie and said 'Go on, admit it, you were just lucky'. Congratulations must go to Sadie and Janet.
We wish our Bowling fraternity a Happy and Healthy New Year.