Hinuera takes national women’s title
The Hinuera Bowling Club is the New Zealand Women’s InterClub Champions for 2016/17.
They claimed the title last weekend in Auckland beating the Victoria Club from Wellington.
The team consisted of Debbie White (singles), Margaret Reed and Jocelyn Holten (pairs), Bev Corbett, Lynda Bennett, Linda Jeffries and Jill Bergh (fours).
They went through section play only dropping three games out of 15 and qualifying for the quarter finals as section winners.
They played Paraparaumu Beach in the quarter final and won all three disciplines to progress through to the semi final against Browns Bay from Auckland.
In the semi final Debbie White had to go to an extra end and claim the game with her last bowl. The pair lost their game but the fours won their game to claim the overall win and progress through to the final against Victoria.
In the final Debbie White dominated her opponent to win 21-4, the pairs came out on top to win 19-12 and only needing the two wins to secure the title the fours didn’t need to complete their game.
The Hinuera Men’s team also qualified for the finals in Auckland. Their team was Raika Gregory (singles), Stu Settle and Bruce Milne (pairs), Dwayne Cameron, Stefan McCartain, Gerard Slattery and Paul Casey Jnr (fours).
Similar to the ladies the men finished section-play on top winning nine of their 12 games. They faced Blenheim in the quarter final but unfortunately winning only one game in the fours and losing the singles and pairs.
It is a fantastic effort from the small club to do so well at a national level.
During last week the club hosted its annual Welleans Invitational Fours tournament with victory going to a composite team of Gerard Slattery, Colin Demler, Sheepi Scott and Ian Reed.
Hinuera ladies won the NZ Women’s Interclub tournament