Juniors continue to improve

IN last week’s Shoalhaven Strikers Juniors Samual Berryman maintained equal first with 27 points after winning seven points and bowling games of 143, 133 and 140.

Kieran Berkovic bowled with games of 128, 131 and 125.

All games were over his average.

He joined Samual in equal first position and also took all seven points from Wolfe Sinclair-Thompson, who bowled games of 128, 109 and 106.  

Next on the ladder is Morgan Knight, who bowled 16 pins over his average with a 105 game, and also who bowled games of 79 and 88. 

The young lady of the league, Jayde Morris, bowled an excellent game of 166 with a turkey, a nine-miss then another strike – very unlucky. 

Her other games were 103 and 121. 

There are still vacancies in this league, so to be part of the fun come along on Friday at 4.15pm.

The Shoalhaven Junior Piranha league was in for a shock last week when Levi Robinson bowled a great game of 155 which included a four bagger, (four strikes in a row), which was 67 pins over his average.

His other games were a 72 and a 102.

Jeremy Carrig also had a great bowling day with a 126 game and a 133, 11 pins over his average.

In each game he bowled three strikes but unfortunately they were not in a row so not classed as a turkey.

His other game was 103. 

Lachlan Willis showed some unique bowling styles with his games of 68, 77 and 86. 

Alex Ramsey showed that he too is improving with his games of 72, 92, and 81. The ladder this week has Levi well out in front with 31 points followed by Alex on 19, then Jeremy on 11 and Lachlan on nine. 

Levi bowled a series of 336 which is 72 pins over his series average. 

Great bowling from all of our junior league bowlers, keep up the good work.

The junior development group is a coaching clinic for children over seven-years-old and held every Friday at 5pm during school terms. 

The cost is $6 per child for one hour of coaching and bowling fun. 

The group get to learn the skills needed to bowl strikes and not just roll a ball down a lane. 

Coaching is conducted in a fun way where the children learn the skills of tenpin bowling to enable them to progress into one of the junior bowling leagues.

So come along and learn the sport of tenpin bowling and have fun with other children.

The skills these juniors are learning are showing more and more with their games improving each week, and they are also learning  that attitude and sportsmanship are just as important as consistent scores and averages. 

Tom Carrigg bowled a game of 76. 

There were two new bowlers this week.

Breanna Pope got off to a good start bowling a 89 game and Arnika Karhapaa with an impressive first game of 92. 

All of the bowlers are starting to rely less and less on the bumpers and are learning more control over the ball.

It should not be much longer until lots of strikes and spares are bowled.

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