On Wednesday, February 12 at Bowral Bowling Club, Pope and Cummins weathered the storm in a strong display.
With the wonderful rain we have had of late and softened the ground for planting, bowlers took to the green in wet conditions and in the match of the day, Bill Pope and John Cummins defeated C.Braningan and Jim Starkey 18-16.
The match was played in extreme wet conditions and the first seven ends of the match were very tight with Pope and Cummins having a slender 10-9 lead.
After eleven ends Pope and Cummins leading 16-11.
Then Brannigan and Starkey converted some good shots to get back into the match.
Actually, under the conditions some top bowls were played and at the finish Pope and Cummins came away with a two shot win.
Contrast to other matches, John Cummins has played very well when he has been a long way back in the games he can come storming home to win.
This time he led from the front and stayed there.
- Graham Hunt, Robin Staples defeated Rick Reynolds, Owen Williams 19-13.
- Ted McPhee, Mick Flynn defeated Chris Forrester, Kevin Gould 18-9.
- Barry Werfel, Brian Porter defeated Kel Limbrick, Bill Meredith 18-8.
- Paul Rubie, Peter Morales defeated Keith Edwards, Bob Edwards 20-12.
- Paul McInerny, Joe O'Donnell defeated Neville Tanner, Harold Wall 21-9.
Pennant trial this Saturday, February 22 which will be commencing at 1 pm.
The last pennant trial before the season commences could see some major changes in selections.
With three pennant sides to chose the selectors have been concerned about the form of several players and with 56 players to chose from and only 36 players required for pennants each player will need to be showing on the day that they can get through a gruelling four to five hours of pennant play.
If you have a slow start to the season, it is hard to catch the team in front on the score board.
Bowral has been noted as a slow starter.
So let's see if we can hit the road running this season. A preview of the season will appear in the Southern Highlands News before the season starts.