Between an early pennant season trial, the 2018 Club Singles Championship, and a travelling rep team conquering the Zone 4 regional fours playoffs, last weekend was busy for Gulgong Bowling Club and their bowlers.
On Sunday (February 11), the Gulgong Bowling Club hosted teams from West Dubbo in an early pennant season trial.
The match featured a mixture of grades ranging from Grade 3 down to 7, with both clubs able to mix different players around with a view to the upcoming season.
Despite a bit of patchy weather, Gulgong was able to prevail winning five of the seven rinks, with an overall score of 163 – 128.
Despite missing a few senior players chairman of selectors, Chris Ross, was happy with the turn out of Gulgong players and is confident heading into the pennant season.
Dubbo also brought two teams of ladies bowlers for a trial against Gulgong and Mudgee sides.
Due to maintenance on one of the greens, those matches were played at Mudgee Bowling Club, with the Dubbo ladies finishing on top in both matches.
The Gulgong club thanked Mudgee Bowling Club for their assistance on the day.
Zone 4 Representative Fours
On Saturday (February 10), a fours team – consisting of John Mobbs, Darrin Elbourn, Peter Ryan and Mal Howchin - travelled to Orange to compete in the Zone 4 regional fours playoffs.
After having previously won their section matches at Dunedoo, the Gulgong outfit took care of a hot Jono Davis team from Dubbo Railway in the morning, before going on to beat Bathurst City in the final 21-14.
Club Singles Championship
Later on Sunday, the men went back out onto the green to start the 2018 Club Singles Championship as the afternoon turned hot and windy.
Tony Gorrie was able to account for Justin Pitt 31 – 9.
Darrin Elbourn just hung on to pip junior Lachie Thompson 31-29.
And Chris Ross came from behind to overcome Chris O’Neill 31-30 in an absolute nail biter.