Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club News

The Grade 6 Tea Gardens and Karuah sides before their Pennants match on Saturday.
Karuah won by ten shots.


The fine bowling weather continues at the Tea Gardens Bowling Club with 50 bowlers on the green with teams of 4, 3 and 2 pairs.

The results of both games were decided by the “Highest winning margin” as drawn by the bar staff.

With a margin of 10 Phil Thrift, Dave Mereweather, Graham Uff and Peter Campbell were the winners in the morning.

The afternoon game was won by Brian Newberry, Paul Carter, and John Slater by a margin of 17.

The Garden Eater voucher was won by John Parkinson.

Our thanks to the Garden Eatery for their continued support.

11 March

Round three of the Newcastle District Pennant competition was held today with two teams at home and one away at Beresfield.

The First National Sponsored Grade 6 side played Karuah at home in a repeat of the local derby previously won by the Tea Gardens Grade 5 side.

This time the boot was on the other foot with Tea Gardens going down by 10 shots with only one Tea Gardens team winning.

Karuah won 49-59.

Matches between Tea Gardens and Karuah are hotly contested but always played in good spirit and sportsmanship as is befitting the game of lawn bowls.

Grade 7 are having a run of close finishes with, yet another recorded today against East Maitland.

Tea Gardens held on over the closing ends winning two games and the Master Board 67-63.

The Tea Gardens Grade 5 side smashed Beresfield on their home turf recording big wins with all three teams and one team winning by 30 shots 38-8, ouch!

The Master Board to Tea Gardens 78-28.

After round three, Grade 5 are second in their section, Grade 6 are in fifth place and Grade 7 are third.

Next week Grade 5 play Raymond Terrace at home, Grade 6 travel to Mayfield West and Grade 7 are away to Stockton.

12 March

Numbers are down with Sunday bowls due to many players not backing up after the Pennant games.

The winning team today was Phil Thrift, David Merewether, and Hylton Newman.

In other news.

A reminder that nominations for the Club Minor Singles Championship close on 17 March.

On the weekend of 18/19 March the Club is being visited by bowlers from Denman.

They are looking to play on Saturday afternoon but with a lot of our bowlers committed to pennants the bowls coordinator is looking for non-pennant players to come and join them.

They will also be playing on Sunday morning with the Sunday bowlers.

Members are reminded that the Annual General Meeting is approaching, and nominations for all positions are open.

If you think you can help our Club, please nominate, and keep our club running smoothly.


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