Bowls club is a fam­ily af­fair

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport - — John Crilly

Through­out a bowl­ing week, ei­ther at week­end or mid­week pen­nant, the Tatura Bowls Club reg­u­larly fields around 16 bowlers who all have fam­ily mem­bers in­volved at the club.

In his in­au­gu­ral year as club pres­i­dent, Rod­er­ick Kirby has been joined this year by his son Rod who is in his first year of bowl­ing and is es­tab­lish­ing him­self as a reg­u­lar in Tatura’s top side.

Dot Best, a vet­eran bowler cur­rently with eight Ladies Club Cham­pi­onships be­hind her, plays reg­u­larly with sis­ter Faye Attwood in mid­week pen­nant and joins on week­end pen­nant with Faye’s hus­band John Attwood; a vin­tage Tatura bowler who has been one of the club’s most com­pet­i­tive skip­pers for many years.

Gra­ham and Joyce An­drus are into their se­cond year of Tatura pen­nant, hav­ing trans­ferred from Pak­en­ham Bowls Club, and are reg­u­lar par­tic­i­pants in club func­tions.

Life Mem­ber Phil Boyd, with club sec­re­tary wife Noeleen have had two of their sons, Nick and Bren­don, join the Tatura club this year, trans­fer­ring fromEast Shep­par­ton. The new re­cruits have been a wel­come ad­di­tion to the Tatura team both play­ing as skips or thirds in the top divi­sion at the club.

Paul Hussey has been a mem­ber of Tatura for 22 years and is a tire­less worker around the club. His son Je­off reg­u­larly plays in the lower divi­sion pen­nant.

Wife Judy was a reg­u­lar up un­til two years ago when ill health had her with­draw­ing from com­pet­i­tive bowls but she is still a con­trib­u­tor around the club.

Pe­ter LeSueur is a reg­u­lar skip­per and proven top bowler at Tatura, and there is now an­other LeSueur name fea­tur­ing as a classy bowler at the club in son Josh.

Josh LeSueur won this year’s Men’s Club Cham­pi­onship at 17 years of age.

Nick Tziros, a reg­u­lar win­ner of club events, has son Seth bowl­ing.

He is in just his third year of bowls, has a Divi­sion 6 Premier­ship un­der his belt and is mak­ing re­mark­able progress in im­prov­ing his bowl­ing skills.

Tatura Bowls Club is truly a fam­ily club.

Fam­ily af­fair: Tatura Bowls Club group of fam­ily mem­bers.

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