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23 June, 2022

Updates from the Gil bowlo

Tuesday, June 21 edition

By Supplied

Winners of the social bowls on Wednesday (June 15) were Mike Newstead, Garry Garbutt (swinger) and Dylan Marchant with the highest winning score.

Sunday bowls was won by Jarryd Eason, Barry Johnson, and Mouse Holland.

The final of the triples championships were also played on Sunday when Jo, Garry and Fox Raines defeated Mal Altmann, Tommy Ledger, and Bruce Parker.

The Bruce Parker-trained stable jumped out the barrier first and galloped away to an early lead of 8-1 after seven ends.

Parky forgot to tell his stable attendants that they were in the Melbourne Cup not the Golden Slipper as the Raines team started to make ground.

Well before the home turn the Raines’ loosened the reins and cantered away in the home straight to a comfortable win 22-9.

Congratulations to the winners and the runners-up for making the final.

Bowlers and members were very saddened to hear of the passing of Jeff ‘Bulldog’ Irvin last week. The Dog was a very accomplished bowler who could have gone on to even greater heights had he ever taken it seriously. He will be sadly missed. RIP Bulldog.

The Pygmies verses Giants Shield has been bought out of the trophy cabinet and will be contested next Sunday. This event, which hasn’t been held since 2010, will be played in place of Sunday afternoon social bowls, even though it will still be very social. Gil Riley is the captain of the Giants and Maxine Elsom will be the captain of the Pygmies. All bowlers will be selected according to their height, which will I’m sure will be somewhere in between the captains. The draw for the A and B Pairs Championships will be done next Sunday so there is still time for more teams to nominate. Happy Bowling



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