City bowlers shine in memorial clash

City bowlers shine in memorial clash

AMount Gambier team claimed the silverware when 104 players took part in the Millicent Bowling Club Men’s Herb Henderson Memorial Australia Day Bowls Day.

It was played over one game of 15 ends in the morning and two games of 12 ends in the afternoon.

Twenty-six visiting teams travelled for the day, six from Mount Gambier RSL, three from Mount Gambier Club, two from Naracoorte, one from Kalangadoo and one from Port MacDonnell.

Before going out on the greens, President Steve Carnellor, welcomed all players to the club and invited Millicent Bowls Club member John Buhlmann to lead all players in singing the national anthem.

All joined in with great gusto, Steve then handed over to tournament director Kym Stewart for conditions of play for the day.

After the first game of 15 ends players went back to the club room and enjoyed a lunch of steak, sausages and salads along with apple pie and ice cream and at the end enjoyed an afternoon tea arranged by the Millicent Bowls Club ladies.

The overall winners for the day went to a team from Mount Gambier winning all three games and finishing with 90.5 points, Tony Bowditch, Daniel Langdon, Ben Masters and Les James.

In second place also winning their three games and finishing with a total of 84.5 points was a Millicent and Mount Gambier mixed side of Wayne Ross, Zac Pearson, Aaron Emonson and Simon Attiwill.

In third place with a score of 84.0 was another Mount Gambier RSL side comprising Ron Plungers, Dean Wilkinson, Ralph Stafford and Ian MacIntosh.

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