ZONE SENIOR TRIALS..LAST MEN STANDING


FINAL CHANCE FOR ZONE SENIORS (EXCLUDING RING-INS) TO PULL OUT THE BIG SHOTS
Photograph:IAN GLOVER
I Glover, Wednesday, 3 April 2019

 

APART from a few exceptions, bowling's hierachy over many years has generally comprised of elderly men, who not so long ago realised that bowlers of similar vintage still had the desire and the ability to play competitive bowls.

Apart from pennants, some were resigned to Wednesday games, as State zone events i.e. singles, pairs over a weekend became somewhat arduous.    

After the anticipated influx of youth to the sport failed to materialise, followed by a dramatic fall in club memberships, the penny dropped and attention was then focused on the grass roots of the game . . .  the old and bold.

Although it was a very slowly process before specific age championships were finally introduced.  

The hard yards associated with organising the Zone Seniors (minimum 60 years) and the more recently introduced Vets (minimum 70 years) became the responsibility of the participating zones.

Zone 9 have been pro-active in all their competitions, including these two formats as evidenced by the great response, i.e. 56 senior registrations.

          THE SENIOR INTER-ZONE COMPETITION 

Two selection trials for this event were held on March 20 at Harbord and the field was narrowed down to 24.

Obviously not satisfied, the selectors required a further two trials at Belrose on the 28th March.

The selectors job was never going to be easy, particularly as several capable bowlers recently became eligible to play in this event.

A Possibles v Probables fourth trial again produced a high standard of bowls, that a few "undecided" remained even after the HD pencil had fallen short of the required number.  

 Other than three absentees, the remainder had their final "crunch" trials on April 3.  

                             THE LAST MEN STANDING   

Beram, Lewis (Norths), Brenner, Hawtree, Thompson (Turramurra), Marshall, Cheng (D.Y.),  Clark, Fletcher, Manning, Landi, Witte (M.V.), Dowd (Pittwater), Goddard, Silber, Eng (St Ives), Semler (Balgowlah), Sparozvich, Warder (Harbord), Taylor, Venteman, (Belrose),  ABSENTEES: Tetstall, Shaw (Harbord),  Linton (Belrose).

SELECTORS: Steve Gliddon (Chairman, Belrose), Steve Clark (M.V.), Jamen Lewis (Norths), Dennis Taylor (Harbord).

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THE FIRST COUPLE OF ENDS JUST LOOSENING UP

A BIG STRETCH COULD BE THE ANSWER
 
 
 


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