Men’s and ladies’ bowls are in full swing at Narrabri Bowling Club, and as the weather continues to cool down as winter approaches, the action on the green is certainly heating right up.
There were two competition games played in the 2022 Narrabri Women’s Bowling Club season on Thursday, which were the semi-finals of the five-years-and-under campaign.
Janice Foxe and Carol Demamiel won those matches to progress to this Thursday’s final.
Foxe is currently playing in her first year of competition bowls and, in her first semi-final, scored a remarkable comeback to beat Glennis Godden.
Godden was leading 12 shots to nothing after five ends, and then Foxe won 14 of the next 17 ends to win the game 26-17 after 22 ends.
Demamiel downed Leslie Anderson 27-5 in the other match.
Social bowls was also played last Thursday. In a Three-Bowls Pairs game, Janet Coleman and Helen Woodward beat Jan Etheridge and Di Chessells. In Three-bowls Triples, Carolynne Tomlinson, Berice Eather and Gloria Campey beat Heather Caton, Trish Allison and Cecile 23-8.
In the Narrabri Bowling Club men’s Minor Singles campaign on Saturday, David Field beat David Slacksmith 31-9, and Terry Wilson downed David Briggs 31-22.
There was also one men’s Club Fours match played on Saturday, which was won by Bob Cantrill, Trevor Dean, Len Ryan, Norm Walford, who defeated David Briggs, David Field, Laurie Gilbert and Dave Dewar 23-21.
Dewar’s team was ahead 19-18 with two ends to play in that match before Walford’s team scored five shots on the 20th end. Dewar’s team scored two on the last end, but that was not enough to see it regain the lead.
There was also one game of men’s Major Singles played on Saturday, which saw Kevin Baguley score a 31-24 victory against Ian Macmillan.
Macmillan got off to a great start was leading 7-0 after four ends. The score after 27 ends was 25-24 to Baguley, who then scored six shots across the next four ends to win by seven shots after 31 ends of play.
Social bowls was played on Saturday. Helen Woodward and Di Chessells beat Janice Foxe and Cindy Neil 18-15. Marie Redman played swinging lead and with Graham Rose and Eva Sadler beat Tony Redman and Sharon Peters 17-15.
The final of the Narrabri Women’s Bowling Club’s five-years-and-under competition will be contested this Thursday, May 26:
Carol Demamiel v Janice Foxe (marker – G Godden).
Opening-round matches in the Narrabri Women’s Bowling Club’s Veteran Singles season will also be played on Thursday, May 26 and Saturday, May 28
Trish Allison v Marie Redman (marker – J Etheridge), Heather Caton v Helen Woodward (marker – Ronnie Dewar), Mary Wheeler v Lyn Tuckey (marker – Janet Coleman).
Jan Etheridge v Carolynne Tomlinson (marker – Helen Woodward), Kay Carolan v Carol Demamiel (marker – Di Chessells), Rhonda Fitzgerald v Ronnie Dewar (marker – L Tuckey).
The Narrabri Bowling Club’s men’s matches to be played on Saturday, May 28, are as follows:
Minor Singles at 9.30am:
Bruce Tomlinson v Rob Wolters (marker – David Briggs), Trevor Dean v Terry Wilson (marker – David SlackSmith).
Veteran Singles at 9.30am:
Graham Rose v Tony Redman (marker – Bill Rosewarn), Kevin Baguley v Paul Crutcher (marker – Larry Scott).
Club Fours at 1.30pm:
Terry Wilson, Ian Macmillan, Larry Scott and Kevin Baguley v Ron Ryan, Rob Wolters, Steve Daskey, and Paul Crutcher.
Major Singles at 1.30pm:
Len Ryan v Laurie Gilbert (marker – Dave Dewar).