The 2017-18 pennant season begins this week with all bowlers looking forward to another season of competitive bowls.
Friday pennant teams:
Division one Cobram v Numurkah at home: C. Dunne, M. Cooper, A. Vinecombe, M. McDonald (s). J. Mynard, B. Ingram, B. Turner, B. Smethurst (s). B. Quinane, G. Murphy, K. Faulkner, I. Saunders (s).
Division two Cobram v Nathalia away: Annette Temple, V. Quinane, A. Williams, C. Doherty (s), C. Mathers, J. Liersch, Alan Temple, E. Evans (s), C. Ward, G. Walker, G. Mann, J. Warfe (s).
Saturday pennant teams: Division one Numurkah Golf at home; division two v Nathalia away; division three v Wunghnu at home; division four v Finley 2 away.
Congratulations to Kerry Baldacchino and Christine Dunne on a fine win in the Murray Bowls Division 60 & Over Pairs Championship last week.
They now progress to the Region Final to be played in the Goulburn Valley Division on Monday, October 23.
Andrew Rushby was the lucky winner of the $200 Friday members’ draw jackpot sponsored by Cobram BP.
The next draw will start at $25 and will be held between 5.30pm and 6.30pm next Friday to select a winner who must be in attendance to claim the prize.
The Corporate Social Bowls competition sponsored by Cobram Mitre 10 will begin on Tuesday, October 24 and will be played over eight weeks.
Teams to consist of four players of which one may be a registered bowler who cannot play skip.
Inquiries to Ron Dougherty on 0427611787.
Trade day this week was at Numurkah Golf where again a full field was in attendance to battle it out in this popular event.
Not all details are available due to a technical hitch however Geoff Mitchell, Vin Toohey and Gordon Bennet were the winners with four wins and 66 points and Peter Buller, Frank Dunkley and partner came runners-up, also with four wins but with 64 points.
Best first game went to Frank Amear and team and best third game to Phil Perkins, Ray Wright and John Sullivan 12 shots up.
Those are the only details your correspondent has, however, it is known that the jackpot did not go off so it jackpots to this week at Numurkah Town.
Keith’s Friday event had 20 bowlers playing for the elusive jackpot worth $66 the past week.
Winners were Ken Anderson and Allan Denson with a +8 score closely followed by John Canning and Ray Wright with +7.
Best first game winners with +8 were Rod Davey from West Launceston and John Bruce.
Best second game winners were Graham Baxter and Barry Johnson with +2 and five ends from Kevin Kennedy and Geoff Brentnall +2 , four ends and Heather Crosthwaite and Jim Escott also with +2 and four ends, so close for the best last game.
Jackpot did not go off but was close so jackpots to $80 this week.
Murray Bowls has been finalising some of the events of their calendar and we have been fortunate to have Barooga Sports feature in two of the events.
Geoff Mitchell, Ray Emerson, Adrian Bennett and Peter Russell won the state fours and Geoff Mitchell and Peter Russell won the state pairs.
Pennant teams for Saturday:
Division one v Numurkah at home: Manager: H Smith. J. Sullivan, A. Bennett, P. Russell, G. Mitchell (s); P. Perkins, K. Ralph, S. Brooks, R. Wright (s); G. Rothe, J. Nash, H. Smith, R, Emerson (s); R. Wright, V. Toohey, S. Ralph, P. Ware (s).
Division two v Numurkah at Numurkah: Manager: A Ellis. F. Pinnuck, R. Thatcher, R. Burnett, A. Ellis (s); W. Gowers, E. Coulstock, L. Magee, C, Campbell (s); M. Gaynor, P. Buller, B. Johnson, R. Nye (s); A. Lewis, D. Toohey, R. Bamford, J. Escott (s).
Division three v Tocumwal Golf at home: Manager: G. Ashcroft. L. Jenkins, R. Quinn, R. Edwards, G. Bennett (s); K .Quick, K. Cousins, K. Anderson, C. Wigg (s); G. Backhouse, J. Bruce, W. Hoog, G. Ashcroft (s).
Division four v Finley at home: Manager: G. Brown. J. Canning, H. Quinn, D. Nash, G. Brown (s); P. Linquist, A. Denson, M. Hoog and J. Toohey (s).
If unavailable phone Haydn Smith on 0428090914.
Barooga Sports women
Winners for Social Bowls on Monday, October 2 were R. Koch, H. Quinn and M. O’Brien.
Winners on Monday, October 9: C. Wigg E. Blizzard and C. Cox.
Club Championship begins on Monday, October 16, names on board by 2pm on October 13.
Pennant officially begins this Friday, October 13.
Friday pennant teams:
Division one at home v Numurkah Golf: Manager: J. Toohey. K. Ralph (s), E. Blizzard, D. Nash, B. Carlyon; J. Toohey (s), D. Nye, B. Gowers, L. Ewing; C. Wigg (s), H. Smith, H. Quinn, R. Campbell.
Division two v Numurkah Golf at Numurkah: Manager: M. Hoog. P. Escott (s), R. Quinn, D. Barnes, C. Cox; M. Hoog (s), H. Crostwaite, V. Linquist, M. O’Brien; R .Koch (s), K. Bruce, B. Ewing, L. Knight.
Emergencies R. Burnett and J. Nash.
Good luck to both these teams, plus the weekend pennant as well. Let’s bring home some flags.