Bowls club v Sharks’ match cool way to raise funds

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Sport - Peter de Krui­jff

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.”

Pic­ture: Peter de Krui­jff

Mem­bers of the Dampier Bowls Club and the Dampier Sharks had a bowls show­down.

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