Defence team fires up

A FORCE: The Basin boys with the ACT Australian Defence Force men's bowls representative team.

A FORCE: The Basin boys with the ACT Australian Defence Force men's bowls representative team.

THE St Georges Basin Men's Bowling Club hosted the ACT Australian Defence Force men's bowls representative team last week.

On Thursday the ACT boys practised among themselves but on Friday it was a full game of 21 ends against the Basin boys.

In the end it was the hosts who won 3 1/2 rinks to 1/2.

A great morning was had by all and we are hoping to make this an annual event. We would like to wish the ACT all the best in their up-coming national titles at Ipswich in September.

The second round of minor pairs was played on Saturday and the results were: Bob Duncan/Nev Hutching 26 d John Dunn/Bernie Dowling 9, Steve Smith/Clive Polley 24 d Barry Edwards/Dave Robinson 23, Bernie Sparks/Rob Reid 22 d Don MacKenzie/John Bossini 15 and Paul and Gavin Thorpe 26 d John Harris/Jim Dinnes 11.

On Sunday the semi-finals were played and the winners were Bob Duncan/Nev Hutching 26 d Steve Smith/Clive Polley 8 and Bernie Sparks/Rob Reid 21 d Paul and Gavin Thorpe 18.

The final will be played this Sunday afternoon.

The mixed pairs entry is up and closes on Friday, August 1 at 4pm and it will start on Saturday, August 9.

The next Murphy Family Funerals and Aveo Live Well all day triples will be on Monday, August 11 so see the notice board or contact Rob on 4442 9022 at the bowls office.

Our annual Murphy Family Funerals mixed pairs is on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 so contact the bowls office or see the notice board for your entry.

Friday social winners were Joe Schembri and Clarrie Hawking, runners-up were Jim Dinnes, Dan Lethlane and Matt Goward and the lucky losers' prize went to Dennis Rowney and John Tysoe.

The Bay and Basin Automotive jackpot of $190 did not go off.

Jamie T.

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