Cobram Courier

Mixed day for bowling clubs

By Cobram Courier

COBRAM

Both Friday pennant sides recorded wins with division one defeating Barooga Sports and division two defeating Numurkah.

Saturday division one saved the day by defeating ladder leader Strathmerton by 43 shots, winning all rinks.

Unfortunately other sides were not so successful.

Division two were defeated by Finley, division three playing at home to Jerilderie lost by 29 shots and division four went down to Finley by 19.

The state singles are being played at Cobram next Sunday. First rounds start 9.30am with several top bowlers from within the Murray Bowls Division on show with top matches expected.

Coming events: social bowls on Tuesdays; men’s trade day at Cobram tomorrow.

The next women’s trade day is at Tocumwal Golf on November 28 following a break for the Victoria Open.

Pennant practice is still on every Tuesday from 4.30pm with all players expected to attend. Friday happy hour is a popular activity for members to enjoy.

BAROOGA SPORTS

All sides lost again on Friday and Saturday. Not a good result at all, not helped with a lot of players unavailable but cannot use that as an excuse.

The semi-final of the women’s championship was decided last Tuesday when Jill Toohey played Kerry Ralph in an entertaining game fought out right to the end.

Ralph won through in the end to play Ruth Burnett in the final on the morning of Cup day.

Geoff Mitchell and Peter Ware will also fight out the men’s championship at the same time before the usual Cup day chicken and champagne plus sweeps day.

The club has its Share the wealth day on Tuesday and a few more names are required.

Women’s trade day is at Barooga todayand players please note that from now on start time is 9.30am not 10am.

Trade day results for last week at Numurkah Golf, winners being the only four-game winners in Geoff Sutcliffe, G. Thorn and Brian Gentle; runners-up were R. Smith, Kevin Saunders and Barry Turner.

Best first-game winners were the Picola team of Keith Berger, John Gill and Bruce Agnew. Best second-game went to Peter Russell, Ray Wright and John Sullivan. Best third-game winners were Neil ‘Nipper’ Macklin, Joe Luci and Barry Cosgrove and the best last-game winners were Alan and Laurie Vinecombe together with Jon Nash.

The jackpot did not go off.

Keith’s Friday winners were Ken Anderson and Graham Baxter with a good score of +23, runners-up Ron Quinn and Jim Escott +13.

Best first-game winners were Joan Greelish and Geoff Brentnall with +15, best second-game winners Archie Ellis and Ken Newton with +12.

Winners of the wine were Colin Greelish and Des Toohey.

The jackpot did not go off but was close and will be worth $81 this week.

The club pairs is getting down to the semi-finals this past weekend and results will be updated in team app this week.

Put Sunday, December 16, in your diaries now as the club will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on that night in conjunction with the club’s Christmas party. Names on board please.