What amazing week we have had on the green with pennant success across multiple grades in both sections.
On the back of our women’s grade 2 & 4 triumphs our men have also booked their ticket to a state pennant after a resounding victory by our super 6’s on Sunday at Narooma. Our boys managed to secure their first game against Malua Bay to set up a grand final against Sussex Inlet where we hit top gear to win convincingly on all rinks. Our boys will now head to Nelson Bay where the state final will be contested from August 17-19, a list will be posted on the notice board for spectators that wish to come and support our boys.
The win continues an amazing pennant dynasty for our men’s section qualifying us for our 7th consecutive year at a state pennant championships and becoming the 9th team to achieve this over that period. Very few clubs if any across NSW could claim to have achieved this which is a credit to the pennant culture we have created.
In grade 1 our men went to Wollongong for a triple header and returned with a successful result. Saturday afternoon saw us take on Oak Flats where we managed to secure all rinks and record the clubs first ever win in the Southern Conference grade 1 competition.
The evening game saw us face a far more difficult task taking on Warilla on their indoor carpet. Warilla showed just why they are regarded as one of the premier pennant teams in the world with world number 1 Alex Marshall and Irish super star Jeremy Henry displaying just why they are considered to be two of the best to have ever graced the greens.
Whilst we knew the task was difficult we performed well, considering Warilla had just played against Wonoona on the same rinks, keeping the margin to 20 shots and picking up a rink along the way earned the respect of the Warilla faithful.
Sunday morning we took on Kiama where we finished the weekend in style claiming a 9-1 victory.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the inclusion of Ryan Bester and Kevin Anderson into our ranks, these two champions of the sport played with great passion and intergrated brilliantly with the Dolphins outfit. We will again travel to Wollongong this weekend where we will take on Albion Park at 12:30pm Saturday then Corrimal on Sunday morning, if you have a spare weekend then I highly recommend the trip up the coast to support your team.
Training for all our successful pennant teams will commence in early June and run through until state finals commence, if you are among the lucky players that have qualified please make sure you attend your share of these sessions!
Have great day!
Bowls Development Officer
Last updated 22/5/2018
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