YMGCR BOWLS CLUB
Tuesday pennant practice had 56 players. It was a very good hit out for all concerned. With perfect conditions and the green running at 15 sec, practice was at a high level. Due to the Covid breakout in Shepparton, our practice match against Shepparton Park has been cancelled.
Wednesday social bowls saw 48 players take to the green. We had 7 two game winners and with a score of +31 (22 of his score was against Robert Lidgerwood) was our mate from Yarra Richard Hermassoo and a guy who we haven’t seen for ages in Les “Bloody“ Wilson (good to see you back). Runners up with +21 were Wayne “Snodger” Lowrie and Garry Hart. Good to see Snodger bowling so well. He has been starring in the practice matches and has put in a lot of practice over winter and it looks like he’ll have a strong pennant season. Third prize went to Ian Morffew and Dougie “Boy” McTier with +12. Jackpot failed to go off so next week the prize will be close to $150. Lucky numbers were won by Bill Jenkins and Trevor Milne.
On Sunday we had 60 bowlers at our opening day, with our new president John McGough welcoming everybody and introducing our new club members. Our two singles champs, Greg Green and Anne Miles put down the first bowls of the season. We then had a bit of fun. The challenge was to put our bowl into a box and out of the 60 attempts only 2 people had the ability to play this impossible feat. The winner was a new member in Bob Martin, but a controversial call to disqualify Ray Brown for bowling 10 seconds ahead of time was disappointing for the crowd as this would have forced a bowl off.
We had 20 teams of triples and we played 3 games of 6 ends. In a novel twist each player had to alternate positions after each game. We had five 3 game winners, but with a score of +41 were Pam Dodman, Marie Whitehead and Bob Brokenshire. Runners up with +30 were Ray Brown, John McGough and Shirley Potter.
The Committee would like to thank the Bowls Match Committee, Danny McNeill and his band of merry men for a fantastic day. Also a big thanks must go to our Social Director Kim Johnston; with her roving microphone and giving many spot prizes, with great music blasting out on the greens and people dancing and singing; and then our favourite singer got hold of the microphone and started to pump out a pop song; yes Cecilia Milne….wow. Also to all those that made this day possible, Ian Morffew for doing the raffle and Bob Brokenshire for the lucky numbers.
Next Saturday we have a practice game against Corowa RSL starting at 12.00 pm. We are starting early so we can get home for the AFL Grand Final.