Ba­rooga Sports

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT -

Two weeks un­til pen­nant starts. De­spite a lot of play­ers be­ing away play­ing for the Fri­day pen­nant prac­tice match at Nu­murkah, Ba­rooga Sports still had 24 bowlers at­tend Keith’s Fri­day.

The win­ners were John Can­ning and Matty Han­non with +17, fol­lowed closely by Bob Thatcher and Archie El­lis on +15.

Best first-game win­ners were Ross Simp­son and Fred Pin­nuck with +8 and best sec­ond-game win­ners were Neville Walsh and Des Toohey with +9.

The jack­pot is $179.50 this week as it did not go off.

All the women from Fri­day pen­nant are ex­pected to at­tend as they have a free day be­fore pen­nant starts the week af­ter.

Women’s so­cial played draw to the jack and the win­ner was Carol Wigg, ahead of Kerry Ralph.

A good work out with teams play­ing against Nu­murkah Golf was held on Fri­day. It was a great chance for play­ers to show their skills be­fore the start of pen­nant.

Play­ers trav­elled to Nu­murkah Golf and, although not at full strength, en­joyed the day and the lunch.

Sixty and over state pairs were played on Wed­nes­day at Ba­rooga in the men’s and women’s di­vi­sions.

Semi-fi­nals and fi­nals will be played to­day and the club has rep­re­sen­ta­tives play­ing.

Ge­off Mitchell and Stephen Brooks will play in the men’s sec­tion and in the women’s, Ruth Bur­nett and Karen Bruce are play­ing, as well as Shirley Dean, who is play­ing with An­drea Brown from Tocumwal.

Wed­nes­day will also be a prac­tice night with plenty of rinks avail­able and a bar­be­cue and nib­bles avail­able af­ter prac­tice and ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day from now on.

The draw for the men’s sin­gles has also been com­pleted and will be avail­able on team app and at the club no­tice board in­side.

Be­cause play­ers can now ar­range their own start­ing tim be­fore Satur­day, play­ers are to ar­range their own mark­ers if be­fore the start date, oth­er­wise those ob­tain­ing the bye will mark.

The club has re­ceived a no­tice from Nu­murkah Bowls Club to ad­vise any player with any food re­quire­ments other than nor­mal should ar­range their own food when at­tend­ing. This ap­plies to men and woman at all fix­tures, in­clud­ing pen­nant.

Co­bram

The Co­bram team of Chris­tine Dunne, Carol Mathers, Kerry Bal­dacchino and Marj McDonald won the MBD State Fours ti­tle against Tocumwal Golf at Strath­mer­ton last Sun­day.

They now ad­vance to the CGM re­gion fi­nals to be played in Fe­bru­ary.

The in­au­gu­ral Frank Dunkley Shield will be played for by Co­bram and Strath­mer­ton at Co­bram on Satur­day, 1 pm start. Club uni­form to be worn.

The teams will be di­vi­sions one and four. Mem­bers wish­ing to play should put their names on the sheet pro­vided. Teams will be selected with ex­cess play­ers to play against each other.

With pen­nant start­ing on Oc­to­ber 12 and 13, prac­tice is on Tues­days from 4 pm to 6 pm. All pen­nant play­ers should at­tend.

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