Roach team wins bowls day

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LAWN BOWLS: David Roach was taken by sur­prise when he found out his team had won the Gin Gin bowls day at Mun­dub­bera Bows Club on Oc­to­ber 29.

“It was a great feel­ing be­cause we were up against strong com­pe­ti­tion,” Roach said.

“Hav­ing other teams we knew were pretty good, we had to over­come some tough bar­ri­ers,” he said.

“When it was all over, we didn’t have a clue how we were run­ning un­til they made the an­nounce­ment, so it was re­ally good.”

Roach said he had played bowls in Mun­dub­bera for more than 10 years.

“I like the com­pe­ti­tion, the friendly com­pe­ti­tion, with­out play­ing for a sheep sta­tion or any­thing like that,” he said.

“I like the com­pe­ti­tion and the so­cial part of the game, where you can have a laugh and a joke.

“You might not see peo­ple for four or five months as they are busy do­ing the bowls cir­cuit.

“It’s just fel­low­ship, the friend­li­ness and the com­pe­ti­tion.”

Mun­dub­bera Bowls Club pres­i­dent Selina Druery said the Gin Gin day was one of the best turnouts she had seen at the club.

“Gin Gin brought 15 play­ers with them, we had 19, so we matched them with that,” Druery said.

“It’s not of­ten we can outdo an­other club, but we did it.

“It’s very good for the club, as it keeps the club tick­ing over.

“We make a bit of money to keep the club open, we need days like this to keep the club go­ing.”

She said over­all it had been a good day.

“The turnout was re­ally great,” she said.

“Ev­ery­body seemed to en­joy them­selves.

“I think ev­ery­body would like to come back again, so we’ll see what hap­pens.”

PHOTO: TOBI LOF­TUS

SUR­PRISE VIC­TORY: David Roach gets ready to bowl at the Gin Gin bowls day in Mun­dub­bera.

Nop­pie Roach bowls.

By­ron Lee takes a bowl.

Noel Thomp­son takes a bowl.

The Gin Gin bowls day in Mun­dub­bera.

Bar­bara Stevens takes a bowl.

Tim Flan­ders bowls his ball.

Mun­dub­bera had the home-ground ad­van­tage against Gin Gin.

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