Ju­niors prove a win­ning com­bi­na­tion

Shepparton News - - BOWLS - By Alex Mitchell

Kyabram’s re­mark­able divi­sion seven rink — con­sist­ing of three eight-yearolds and a 10-year-old — made its club proud last week­end, knock­ing off Euroa by a sin­gle shot to help the side to vic­tory.

The youngest rink in Goul­burn Val­ley bowls his­tory left its charge late, grab­bing the lead on the fi­nal end to win its rink 25-24, help­ing the Power to a 50-39 over­all vic­tory.

Skip Ja­cob Cartwright, 8, drew shot on the last end, cap­ping off the bril­liant play all game from Char­lie Bos­wood, 8, Henry Bos­wood, 10, and Liam McInnes, 8.

Club coach David Cartwright could not have been more proud of what the agede­fy­ing rink had achieved and said the en­tire club had shown the young­sters plenty of ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

‘‘Last week they were at Euroa, we had three teams at home and there were prob­a­bly 60 peo­ple in the club­house — once they came home, it was a stand­ing ova­tion from all of them,’’ he said.

‘‘It was amaz­ing, there were a few tears shed from a few proud par­ents. I won’t lie, I was one of them, af­ter hear­ing my young fella had drawn shot on the last end to win by a shot.

‘‘It’s just cre­ated a new vibe around the club, I’ve said it be­fore, it’s a credit to the Kyabram Bowls Club to ac­cept th­ese guys and en­joy hav­ing them here.’’

The young rink fell in its first game against Nagam­bie be­fore notch­ing up the maiden win, re­turn­ing to its home club this week­end along­side the club’s divi­sion one and two sides.

Cartwright said his club was not just about suc­cess at the top level, more so cre­at­ing a pos­i­tive at­mos­phere for all in­volved.

‘‘That’s what we pride our­selves on at Ky, we’re a club and not in­di­vid­u­als,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s just been sen­sa­tional, we haven’t been able to watch them too much be­cause we’ve been play­ing, so it will be great to be along­side them this week­end.’’

Young guns: Liam McInnes, Ja­cob Cartwright, Henry Bos­wood and Char­lie Bos­wood af­ter their rink won their first game to­gether.

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