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.
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.