Biggenden triumphs in friendly competition
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.
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.