Gor­don bowled out of SA board­room

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

con­sid­er­ing where they stayed and ate.

Gor­don, a for­mer na­tional se­lec­tor, was a man on a mis­sion when he tabled a vote of no con­fi­dence in Haupt and Raven­scroft. He would have needed the back­ing of two dis­trict del­e­gates to have his mo­tion heard.

Haupt and Raven­scroft re­sponded like­wise when they called for the spe­cial coun­cil meet­ing.

And they seem to have won the day, but for how long re­mains to be seen.

One would have hoped that the in­ter­nal squab­ble could have been set­tled am­i­ca­bly – an open fo­rum for the war­ring par­ties to air what­ever griev­ances they had or per­ceived could have eased ten­sions.

Too late now. Gor­don, a hard-work­ing ac­tivist of the game who was en­trusted with the port­fo­lio of de­vel­op­ment and pro­mo­tion, does not wish to com­ment for the mo­ment.

“Ge­off will do my talk­ing. He’s started the ball rolling… and it’s a wait-see sit­u­a­tion for now,” he said.

WP Bowls pres­i­dent John Ed­wards, who at­tended the meet­ing, voted yes for Gor­don to stay on.

WP ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber Graeme Kemp ( pres­i­dent of Edge­mead BC) says Gor­don is a cham­pion of de­vel­op­ment.

“I’ve never met him but if you lis­ten to all the com­ments on him, we have a guy that has the best in­ter­ests of the game at heart and that’s not go­ing down well with some from up north,” he said.

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