Bowls club v Sharks’ match cool way to raise funds
While the Aussies toiled away on the WACA pitch on Saturday against the New Zealanders another epic bowling showdown under the sun was taking place between two grand finalist teams.
The Dampier Bowls Club hosted the crosstown Dampier Sharks Football Club in a 20end game.
Players were split into two teams of two, with four teams in all representing each side.
Dampier Bowls Club president Wally Larkins said the inaugural football-bowls competition was all about raising money for some new fans for their clubhouse.
Fines were doled out for things like swearing, stuffing up the jack throw, and dogs on the green.
At the end the kitty, needing $300, was double that.
The players were in such “fine form” the target was hit after a few ends.
Despite a five-ball head start for all the Sharks teams, the bowls club won three of four matchups to take the trophy.
The Sharks pair of Guy Langdon and Brennan Stewart prevented a clean sweep.
Dampier Sharks coach Kristian Dicton said it was a great day and they would be back.
“Big thanks to Wally and Road Train for organising, and the Mermaid for sponsoring a feed,” he said.
“We’re coming for them (the bowls club), next time.”
Members of the Dampier Bowls Club and the Dampier Sharks had a bowls showdown.