MP Steph Ryan takes plea­sure in open­ing the lawn bowls sea­son

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS -

Pres­i­dent Bill then asked Steph to of­fi­cially open the sea­son and in do­ing so she said that it was a great plea­sure to be there for the third time and she con­grat­u­lated the new com­mit­tee on tak­ing the po­si­tions to run the club for the com­ing sea­son.

Steph said that the club should be en­cour­aged to con­tinue on what is known as a strong club, in a lovely set­ting and those who be­long make strong friend­ships over the pen­nant sea­son and in play­ing so­cial bowls at many clubs.

Steph said that it was great to wel­come Clarice to the day and she then de­clared the sea­son open and asked Clarice to roll the first jack and Steph then put down the first bowl for the sea­son.

Jann Wat­ters of the match com­mit­tee an­nounced two games of eight ends would be played, and then all present ad­journed to the club­house for af­ter­noon tea.

Pres­i­dent Bill again wel­comed all to the club and again men­tion was made of Clarice’s achieve­ments and she was asked to give those present a brief his­tory of her bowling prow­ess in the past.

Clarice had rep­re­sented Aus­tralia at the Com­mon­wealth Games in Scot­land, in other Aus­tralian cham­pi­onship events and she was also club cham­pion many times in the Goul­burn Val­ley and in Vic­to­ria.

All her wins were well-de­served but be­cause of a fall a few years ago she has head to forego play­ing bowls in re­cent years.

Sec­re­tary Joy O’Don­nell, GV Bowls, thanked Euroa for the in­vi­ta­tion to be a part of the day and wished Euroa all the best for the pen­nant sea­son and hoped all would en­joy their bowls in 2017/2018.

Winners of the bowls were John O’Don­nell (s), Mar­garetha Cerini, Max Grif­fiths and Hilda Bi­ach.

The raf­fle winners were Marian Ren­nie, Ken Sut­cliffe and Den­nis Tay­lor, Vi­o­let Town.

Mid­week pen­nant com­mences on Tuesday, Oc­to­ber 3 and a prac­tice match has been ar­ranged on Tuesday, September 19 with Vi­o­let Town and Avenel to be played at Euroa, start­ing at 10.30am with a ‘bring your own lunch’.

Satur­day pen­nant com­mences on Oc­to­ber 21 and prac­tice matches will be ar­ranged be­fore this date.

Watch the bowls news in the Euroa Gazette and on the out­side board at the club.

Apolo­gies were re­ceived from B and J Jen­nings, N and B Har­ris, K Stevens, J Pear­son, L Byrne, C and J Dinge­mans, M Steen, G Web­ster, M Grant, M David­son, L and N Wal­ters, J Power, L Reed, GVBA chair­man James McLeod and past chair­man Lloyd Maw­son and Glenice.

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