Karuah’s male bowlers season is underway – Gorillas

Severe but fair Nationally accredited Umpires Trevor Davies (L) and Peter Joass taking care of business.
Severe but fair Nationally accredited Umpires Trevor Davies (L) and Peter Joass taking care of business.


EVERY year Karuah’s male bowlers, morph into ‘Gorillas’ as the Club Championships get underway. The championship is teams of 4 with a position on the honour board on offer and kicked off this weekend last. Max Rosser, Games Secretary and activity controller said, “The self selected teams all really want that spot on the honour board and play gets pretty cutthroat.”

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Forty eight players and twice that many spectators gathered on Sunday to watch some first rate bowling.

The green was magnificent and the weather perfect. The competition was fierce.

Max said, “some tried and proven teams took on some new combinations and upsets were there.”

Among other results, Gordon Latimore’s team of champions, winners of multiple years past got done by Brendan Revell’s newly formed team while Tom Mulley’s team of big name bowlers just pipped Marty Mills’s team of roughies on the last end. Emotions, while good natured, ran high. Cheering and applause often broke out in the spectator area, with all the action of games being played on different rinks, sometimes difficult to follow.

Of course, decorum had to be maintained and two umpires were used to keep passions under control.

One of the Newcastle Districts senior Umpires, who was playing, John Bilby said, “The two umpires did a great job of keeping the games on the rails and ensuring the rules were always observed.”

The two Nationally accredited Umpires, Peter Joass and Trevor Davies maintained a watchful and supervising eye on all activities ensuring that all fun had, was “regulated”.

Head along to watch some great bowls. Ring the Karuah RSL Club to check when the Gorillas are playing.


By Trevor DAVIES

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