Biggen­den tri­umphs in friendly com­pe­ti­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Davis/Cormie shield win­ners

THE Davis/Cormie Shield is fought out on the bowl­ing green twice each year.

On Sun­day, Mary­bor­ough-based club Doon Villa was back at the Biggen­den Bowls Club to try and re­tain the shield named af­ter Pat Davis and John Cormie.

The two be­came friends when Mr Davis was at the Com­mer­cial Ho­tel in the town.

Mr Cormie said he would love to get back on the bowl­ing green “but my old legs won’t al­low me”.

“It’s good to have my old mate back to­day,” he said.

Mr Davis said the day was the high­light of their bowl­ing cal­en­dar

“I must em­pha­sise while try­ing to win it’s all about hav­ing a good day.

“It gets bet­ter ev­ery year.”

Mr Davis said they tried to keep the same team and not have a bunch of strangers.

“One of the Mary­bor­ough reg­u­lars is a pro­fes­sional fish­er­man and brought up a box of freshly caught prawns to share with the coun­try play­ers,” he said.

“Biggen­den should be proud of their green.

“It is one of the best on the Fraser Coast.”

Biggen­den won 82-72.

PHO­TOS: ERICA MURREE

ABOVE: Heinz Pirzl was pleased to be back on the green play­ing bowls.

MATE AGAINST MATE: Twice yearly John Cormie’s team takes on his coun­ter­part Pat Davis for the Davis/Cormie Shield at the Biggen­den Bowls Club.

BE­LOW: Biggen­den and Doon Villa play­ers check to see which team won the end.

Steve Wil­liams and Dun­can Simp­son were in charge of the cook­ing.

Ger­rit Bogert, of Doon Villa, in ac­tion on the Biggen­den Bowls Club green.

Biggen­den’s Bob Din­gle played some beau­ti­ful bowls on the Davis/Cormie Shield day at Biggen­den.

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