Steve Barnard backed up his good form in the singles, where he reached the semi final, when he paired up with Matthew Tang (Taree West) to take out the pairs final. They won all three of their section games to progress straight to the final. The winners of the other two sections then had to meet in a semi, where Jeffrey Brown and Donald Brooks (Taree West) were 14/9 winners over Paul Wheatley and Michael Collins (Pacific Palms). In the final Tang and Barnard had a comfortable 20/4 win over their Taree West club mates .
It is with sadness that we note the passing of James "Jim" Cherrett, who as well as being one of this distrct/zone's outstanding bowlers was also one of nature's gentlemen. The last few years he has been a member of Taree Leagues and previous to that at Tuncurry and Singleton.
Jim has not enjoyed the best of health lately and sadly has succumbed to his illness.
We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family.
This event was played at Buladelah on Sunday after play was washed out on Saturday.
Players were divided into four sections with the section winners being Tom Williams (Forster), Terry Daniel (Taree Leagues), Col Lewis (Pacific Palms) and Steve Barnard (Taree West).
In the semi’s Tom Williams defeated Terry Daniel 17/9, and Col Lewis defeated Steve Barnard 17/8. In the final both Tom and Col were playing good bowls, matching each other shot for shot, the scores being tied three times during the game. It was anyone’s game at 15/15, but it was Tom who jumped to the fore, scoring two singles to run out a 17/15 winner.
Congratulations to Tom on your win, and good luck in the State finals at Raymond Terrace .
Congratulations to our representatives for their excellent performances in these two events.
Pairs - Kevin Robinson and Matt Sargeant (Tuncurry Beach) had wins over Westport (18/13) and Austral (26/8) before succumbing to the strong Cabramatta pair of Ben Morethorpe and Aaron Wilson in the final 10/24.
Singles - Kevin Robinson (Tuncurry Beach) made his way to the semi-final with wins over Umina (31/14) and Harbord (31/18), but could progress no further after being defeated by Michael Cronin (East Cessnock) 11/31.
These were two very strong showings in class fields and are to be commended.