Tea Gardens Mens Bowling Club
4 July: Despite the indifferent weather today 45 bowlers turned out for the Wednesday Nominated Triples.
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Constant drizzle marred the first game but play continued nonetheless on both greens.
Four teams managed to win both games but it was the team of Paul Bell, Col Saillard, Greg Smith and Dave Perry took the money with 58 points.
Daryl Martin was the winner of the Myall Bistro voucher.
6 July: Friday Open Pairs attracted a good field of 20 players today and it was great to welcome Bob Skewes back to bowls after an enforced layoff.
Bob paired with Lon Richards to claim the bragging rights for the week.
7 July: Round 9 of the Newcastle District Saturday Pennants was played today with the Pelican Pest Control sponsored Grade 4 side taking on Mayfield at home whilst Grade 6 enjoyed a bye.
The match was played in very trying conditions with a strong, cold south-westerly wind playing havoc on the green.
It is pleasing to report that the home side enjoyed a close win defeating Mayfield by 8 shots 66-58.
The Jeff Baker four won 26-16, the Keith Smith combination won 23-13 and despite dropping an 8, the equivalent to a hole-in-one in golf, the Barry Drayton four retrieved a 7 to eventually go down 17-29.
Well done the Fours!
Next week sees the last round of the Pennant competition for the year with Grade 4 playing away at East Maitland and Grade 6 seeking a revenge game against East Maitland at home.
8 July: The second round of the Club Championship Triples competition was played today with the cold south-westerly winds continuing to make play unpleasant for players.
The Stewart Sturrock team were out bowled and conceded defeat at the 19 end to the Barry Drayton trio. They lost 11-33.
The Ron James side had a narrow 18-16 win over the Danny Johnson three.
The Keith Smith team ran away to a 14-0 lead against the Dave Perry side until a run of three 4 pointers saw Dave’s side back in the game.
They drew level at 14-14 at the 13th end but that is where it ended for them with the Keith Smith side consolidating over the closing stages to win 24-17.
In the remaining game the Jeff Baker three were fast out of the blocks to establish an early 7 point lead over the Ben Brown trio but this was soon reigned in and the scores were level at the 10th.
From there on the pressure continued with the Ben leading his team to a close 22-19 win.
In the semi-finals to be played next Sunday the Ron James three will play the Barry Drayton side and the Ben Brown team will face the Keith Smith team.
Spectators are in for a treat!
In other news: As the Nota is distributed next Wednesday, the Club will be promoting the Mark Hughes Foundation “beanie” day and to coincide with the State Of Origin game to be played that night.
So far there has been great support for this very worthwhile cause and all proceeds will go directly to support the Foundation.
By The JAFFA