Grins on the Greens with Karuah Bowlers

Karuah stalwart Trevor Barclay putting the first bowl down at Thursday’s re-opening of the green at Karuah.


FROWNS have been all the go on the faces of Karuah Bowlers over the last few months as bowling came to a dead halt.

First the Covid lockdown and then the annual maintenance of their green saw their bowlers frustrated and edgy at not being able to bowl at all.

Thursday last, there were grins all over the green at Karuah as the RSL Bowling Club reopened for competition.

“I’ll tell you this for nowt (He is of northern English origins), It feels right super to be bowling again,” President Jim Healey said

30 bowlers were efficiently formed at the club into 14 teams of pairs (there were a few subs) to play on seven of the eight available rinks.

Trevor Barclay, the Club’s senior bowler, put the first bowl down, right onto the jack.

In an effort to let the lush new grass harden a bit for the expected wear it’ll get over the next twelve months, play didn’t start until 3PM on Thursday.

In pleasant conditions, the bowlers enjoyed the afternoon game in good light with the comp winding up after 5PM.

Stephen Gilchrist, the bowls secretary declared “The social bowlers came in droves and it was great to see a full green after such a long break, well done to Leon Post our Green Keeper”.

With a later start many players stayed for a delicious dinner at the Club afterwards.

Karuah RSL and it’s bowlers always welcome newcomers with visitors and new bowlers are always made to feel at home.

Informal gala comps will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, names in by 2:30 for a 3:00PM start for the next month.

See you at Karuah.

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