Thursday, April 27, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Beach Bowls Report

Airlie Beach Bowls Club has had one of the biggest days in its nearly 40-year history with a series of Men’s Pennants wins last weekend.

The Mens Pennants team led by Warren Mills in Division One were in spectacular form and the Club’s other Men’s Pennant sides – skippered by Peter Barrett and Shane Spann, respectively – won all their games.

Andy McDougall and Club chairman Ash Warland playing exceptionally, backed by Harry Quod.

Division 4 and Division 5 winners also played well-oiled bowls against the St Helen’s team, who could not match the brilliance of Rick Galea, John Matterson, Ted Cullen, and Duncan Smith.

Stacey Hadlow and Stevie Tattam played well, too, and should get a special mention alongside Tony Whitehorn and Bob Spees, who ensured the win in Division Four

There’s a few weeks break before Mens Pennants resumes, and Tuesday and Wednesday Sunday Social bowls, Wednesday night Business House Bowls, Scroungers on Saturday morning, and the school bowls will return.

Contributed with thanks to Mark Mawson

The Men’s Pennant Players from Airlie Beach Bowls Club: Craig Coleman, Neil Moore, Stacey Hadlow, Rick Galea, Alan Pershouse, John Matterson, Tony Whitehorn, and Nik Fernbach. Seated: John Trembath, Noel Crosbie, and Stephen Lawrie

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