Slow start costly for Ber­ri­gan bowlers

Southern Riverina news - - SUMMER SPORTS 2018 -

Ber­ri­gan Rain, strong winds and an un­fa­mil­iar sur­face made it a tough day for the Ber­ri­gan Com­mu­nity Bowls Club Satur­day Pen­nant teams at Tocumwal at the week­end.

The Di­vi­sion Two team gave Tocumwal a big head start early be­fore com­ing home late when con­di­tions im­proved, but were un­able to take home a point, los­ing 78 to 99 (0-18).

Barry Hutchin­son’s rink of Rob Beard, Lau­rie Way and David Reynold­son came clos­est to a win, pick­ing up five shots on the fi­nal end to be pipped at the post 24 to 25.

Paul Glanvill started strongly and re­gained the lead late in the game but fell away in the last five ends to lose 19 to 27.

Rick Brad­bury bowled with­out a lot of luck and came close to pulling off a win on the last bowl of the game, go­ing down nar­rowly 20 to 23.

Graeme Cle­ments’ team bat­tled hard all day against a strong Tocumwal rink, los­ing 15 to 24.

While de­feated, the Di­vi­sion Two team was not dis­graced and will look for­ward to the rest of the sea­son with some con­fi­dence.

This week Di­vi­sion Two tackle Nathalia at home.

The in­ex­pe­ri­enced Di­vi­sion Four team had a tough bat­tle with the con­di­tions go­ing down 29 to 60 (0-14) to Tocumwal.

Sid Gold­smith lost 9 to 35 and Bill Daly, re­turn­ing to bowls af­ter a 12-month hia­tus lost 16 to 25.

David Wood­ward made his pen­nant de­but, play­ing sec­ond to Sid Gold­smith.

While the re­sult was dis­ap­point­ing, morale in the team re­mains high and a win will not be too far around the cor­ner.

This may come this week­end against Strath­mer­ton at home.

The Fri­day Pen­nant team stepped out for their first match of the year last week with a cred­itable ef­fort against a strong Co­bram team.

Ber­ri­gan bat­tled hard, los­ing 61 to 73 (3-13). Elaine Hawkins and her rink of Graeme Cle­ments, Roy Ed­wards and Katie Van­der­meer won 21 to 19, Nan Dart had a draw 24 to 24 while Kura Gold­smith was beaten 14 to 30.

This week, the Fri­day team take on Tocumwal Golf at home.

The first round of the in­au­gu­ral Bernard Curtin Tro­phy was played on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

The Bernard Curtin Tro­phy is an open sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion for bowlers who have not won ei­ther a club sin­gles cham­pi­onship or a B Grade or Mi­nor Sin­gles cham­pi­onship at Ber­ri­gan or else­where.

The in­flux of new bowlers into the club saw 12 en­tries into the event — a very pleas­ing turnout.

In the first round, Kura Gold­smith def. Clare Har­vey 21 to 5, Graeme Parr def. David Wood­ward 21 to 6, vet­eran David O’Dwyer def. Lau­rie Way 22 to 14 and Mary Curtin def. Hardy Ren­nick 21 to 7.

Gary Seamer, Col McGrath, Alex Dal­gliesh and Joe Cot­tam all had byes.

The quar­ter-fi­nals will be played at 5.30pm to­mor­row.

Col McGrath will play Kura Gold­smith, David O’Dwyer will face Alex Dal­gliesh, Mary Curtin will go up against Joe Cot­tam and in a highly an­tic­i­pated match Gary Seamer will take on Graeme Parr.

Sun­day saw a very suc­cess­ful com­bined char­ity golf and bowls day to raise money for Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease and drought as­sis­tance.

While hav­ing fun rather than win­ning was the aim of the day, there had to be a win­ner. It was Fraser Haintz, Tom Whe­lan, Paul Glanvill and Matt Hansen who took home the choco­lates, hit­ting 26 off the stick on the nine­hole, Par 3 course, ad­justed to 20 af­ter hand­i­caps and win­ning both bowls games.

The day was bril­liantly run by Rick Brad­bury with the aim to make it an an­nual event.

Over 28 bowlers were on the green on Thurs­day evening for twi­light bowls and it was Jess Parkes and the team of am­bos who were the over­all win­ners for the evening.

Jess and Beau Parkes have been big sup­port­ers of twi­light bowls dur­ing their stay in Ber­ri­gan th­ese past five years and they will be missed when they head back to the Cen­tral Coast next month.

Twi­light bowls is on again this to­mor­row at 6.30pm. All wel­come.

This Sun­day will see Ber­ri­gan host the 11th an­nual Jack McGrillen memo­rial open 2-bowl triples, sup­ported by the McGrillen fam­ily and Bax­ter Transport.

With the Burke-Bush green com­ing along nicely, there are ad­di­tional spots avail­able for more teams to en­ter.

The day is a fun, so­cial and re­laxed day and all bowlers – whether vet­er­ans or novices – are wel­come.

As a re­sult of the Jack McGrillen day, the usual Sun­day so­cial bowls will be held over un­til next week.

Fin­ley RS It was a big week for Fin­ley RSC’s bowlers with the team of Mary Smethurst, Noela Thomas and Iris Reynolds tak­ing out the Trade Day win at the Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club.

This was fol­lowed with the Mid­week Pen­nant side hav­ing a win over Nathalia on Fri­day and Di­vi­sion Three side get­ting up in a thriller over Nu­murkah Golf in Week­end Pen­nant on Satur­day.

It was a tough day at the of­fice how­ever for Di­vi­sion One, go­ing down to Co­bram.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to both Rod Brown and Karen Pea­cock who have won their sec­tions in the 60 and over sin­gles last Sun­day and were both headed for Kil­more on Mon­day to rep­re­sent us in the Re­gion­als.

Teams for Satur­day: Div. One at home to Katan­dra West: R Birthisel, D Brown, A Bonat, R Brown (s); T Turner, D Walsh, M Krug, W Blanch (s); P Wil­son, M Smethurst, M Lewis, I Smethurst (s); K John­son, J Pea­cock, D Polk­inghorne, A West (s).

Div. Three away to Ba­rooga, cars leave at 12.15pm: R Ferry, G Beer, O Cochrane, D Re­tal­lick (s); J Ma­her, J White, B Ferry, K Pea­cock (s); G Scorgie, J Reynolds, N Thomas, A Thomas (s).

Fin­ley BC It was an­other glo­ri­ous win in the Mid­week pen­nant when Fin­ley de­feated Ba­rooga by one shot on Fri­day.

The day saw a win, draw and a loss on the three rinks, with Fin­ley win­ning 13 points to three, with 64 shots to 63 af­ter Lyn’s team scored a ‘seven’ on the last end.

This week, we travel to Nathalia, with cars leav­ing at 8.15am. Teams: N Smith (s), A Haines, S Mont­gomery, G Welsh; H Tabe (s), L Bergmans, B Robin­son, S Walsh; T Miles (s), K Bergmans, N Wood, B Boyd.

On Satur­day, Di­vi­sion Two de­feated Nu­murkah 16-2 with 96 shots to 85.

Div. Four suf­fered a small loss against Katan­dra by seven shots, 38 to 31.

This week, Div. Three play Ba­rooga at home. Teams: G Close (s), H Tabe, N Wil­son, R Koschel; B Mi­son (s), G Trevor­row, L Walsh, J Mont­gomery; S John­son (s), B An­der­son, N Smith, B Robin­son; A Haines (s), L Bergmans, A Cowan, G Welsh.

Div. Four also play Ba­roo- ga, at home. Teams: K Bergmans (s), R Wood, G Pyle, H Tay­lor; B Wike (s), N Barnes, S Walsh, B Poore.

All play­ers to re­port in by 12.30pm.

No bowls were played on Sun­day morn­ing but will be sched­uled for next week.

Play­ers are now urged to com­mence matches in the 100-up Pairs Cham­pi­onship af­ter ar­rang­ing your own matches.

The North­ern Triples is re­ceiv­ing fair sup­port to date but more par­tic­i­pa­tion is ex­pected next round at Deni RSL Club.

A suc­cess­ful fundraiser evening was held last Fri­day when $1840 was raised to sup­port the gym, which is man­aged by a ro­bust lo­cal com­mit­tee for the com­mu­nity to en­joy.

A nov­elty auc­tion for 3m of con­crete raised $720 .

Fri­day mem­bers draw is now $720.

Meals are avail­able from 6.30pm ev­ery Fri­day and the din­ing room is open to the gen­eral pub­lic.

Raf­fle ros­ter of­fi­cers: L Walsh and S Beck.

Jer­ilderie The Jer­ilderie Sports Club wel­comed Ba­rooga bowl­ing mem­bers to their first home game of the sea­son on Satur­day.

The club took this op­por­tu­nity to share the recog­ni­tion of new equip­ment re­ceived as part of a Com­mu­nity Build­ing Part­ner­ship Grant.

The Sports Club board have worked tire­lessly to at­tract out­side fund­ing to im­prove fa­cil­i­ties for its mem­bers and vis­i­tors.

The club was very grate­ful to re­ceive a grant of $13,200 which was spent on pur­chas­ing mist fans, alu­minium seat­ing, a re­frig­er­ated wa­ter bub­bler and a groom­ing brush for the green.

The Sport’s Club Chair­man Colin Bryce thanked Mem­ber for Al­bury Greg Aplin for his sup­port for the project.

Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil Mayor Ruth McRae was on hand to of­fi­cially open the new fa­cil­i­ties.

She con­grat­u­lated the Sports Club Board and it vol­un­teers on it’s con­tin­ued hard work and com­mit­ment to im­prov­ing their club.

Both clubs en­joyed the freshly groomed sur­face on their open­ing day.

Af­ter a brief de­lay due to rain, Jer­ilderie pen­nant con­tin­ued on their win­ning way de­feat­ing Ba­rooga 68 to 61.

Bare­foot bowls will be played each Wed­nes­day evening, ready to roll at 6pm. The cost is $7 per player.

K. Pea­cock 24 drew Y. Clark 24, D. Re­tal­lick 28 d J. Dell 25, A. Thomas 26 d D. Miller 25. Jer­ilderie 68-14 d Ba­rooga Sports

61-2 C. Bryce 25 d G. Ashcroft 18, T. Chap­lin 25 d C. Wigg 22, L. Gur­ci­ullo 16 lt J. Toohey 21. Co­bram 53-1 lt Tocumwal Golf

76-15 J. Tay­lor 15 lt K, Tyrrell 26, B. Turner 16 lt J. Jones 28, I. Bray 22 drew L. Polk­inghorne 22. Nu­murkah 58-0 lt Wunghnu

109-16 W. Werner 26 lt P. Gra­ham 29, P. Smith 21 lt I. Newby 32, A. Craw­ford 11 lt R. Burkitt 48. Lad­der: Jer­ilderie 30, Wunghnu 30, Fin­ley RSC 17, Co­bram 15, Tocum- wal Golf 15, Nu­murkah 14, Ba­rooga Sports 4, Nu­murkah Golf 3.

DI­VI­SION FOUR Ba­rooga Sports 46-14 d Tocumwal

Golf 36-0 V. Toohey 25 d N. Dicker 17, G. Brown 21 d W. Atkins 19. Tocumwal Golf 69-14 d Ber­ri­gan

25-0 A. White­side 35 d S. Gold­smith 9, R. Adams 25 d B. Daly 16. Strath­mer­ton 43-0 lt Co­bram 47-14

P. Philippe 26 lt N. Walsh 28, J. Jasper 17 lt J. Burkitt 19. Lad­der: Tocumwal Golf 20, Ba­rooga Sports 20, Co­bram 20, Strath­mer­ton 10, Tocumwal Golf 0, Ber­ri­gan 0, Katan­dra West 0, Fin­ley 0.

Jer­ilderie bowls cap­tain John Bryce, Mur­rumbidgee Mayor Ruth McRae and Jer­ilderie Sports Club chair­man Colin Bryce with the club’s new mul­ti­pur­pose groom­ing brush.

Lachie O’Dwyer in ac­tion at the char­ity day on Sun­day

Tom Whe­lan send­ing down a bowl at the Ber­ri­gan Com­mu­nity Char­ity Com­bined Golf and Bowls Day.

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