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Du­ral Coun­try Club bowlers are es­pe­cially proud that in their midst they have Arthur, a ninety year old who is still a mas­ter lead, Carl, a wheel­chair bowler who can play any­where and a cou­ple of young men who are cur­rently in the top few. Young Ben is cur­rently Club Cham­pion (again) and Richard, who was last year. Photo shows Arthur hold­ing his stick and bowler’s arm with which he plays, only us­ing the wheel­chair to con­serve en­ergy be­tween ends, with Carl who plays in the chair and has con­sid­er­able suc­cess in spe­cial events around the state.

At 42 Karen Mur­phy is the old­est lady in Aus­tralia’s Com­mon­wealth games team, her fifth games, so it seems bowlers in all those ad­ver­tise­ments for re­tire­ment vil­lages are only half the story. It is sen­si­ble to start any phys­i­cally and men­tally chal­leng­ing sport while the body is at its best so the re­wards of skill come sooner and last longer.

The Club’s Drawn Mixed triples has been won by Larry Gille­spie, Marelle Saun­ders and Ray Vindin who played su­per bowls to de­feat Keith McGill, Ju­dith Har­ris and Richard Thorp who could not with­stand the con­sis­tency of the win­ners.

Free lessons are avail­able for young or old, at the Coun­try Club by phon­ing 0432 181 635 or 0411 375 580.

Richard and Ben

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