Henry keeping a close eye on the use of his greens. Image: Contributed

Henry the Greenkeeper keeps a watchful eye on proceedings

Henry keeping a close eye on the use of his greens. Image: Contributed
Henry keeping a close eye on the use of his greens. Image: Contributed


Glenda Davis has done it again! As a swinging lead she has it all worked out. For the second week in succession, she has grabbed the daily double, snaring both the winners’ and consolations’ Bowlo Bucks at Yamba Women’s Social Bowls.
On Thursday 21st, Glenda teamed up with Gwen Hoskin and Ruth Fletcher to take out the winners’ prize and then with Sonia Graham and Roz Moore to be drawn for the lucky consolation as well.
But the match of the day was that between the pairing of Maria Sakac and Pam Conley who had a narrow victory over Cheryl Deveny and Judy Sinclair. What a great tussle it was, with both teams in turn unusually coming up with multiples, and keeping the scores very even through 14 ends, when Cheryl and Judy had managed to take a 3 shot lead, 14-11. But through some steady drawing, Maria and Pam came home the stronger, scoring 6 shots in the last 4 ends to score a 17-14 win.
Tuesday 19th also saw a good, close game between two skilful and experienced triples teams, when Jan Dunning/Beryl Mills/Margaret Durante had a 4 shot win over Beryl Neilsen/Faye Reeves/Carol Casement. Up until the 11th end, there was never more than two shots in it, and as testimony to the tightness of the game, it stood at 12 all. But over the final ends, Margaret and her team played some lovely bowls to prevail 16-12 in the finish. Lucky rink winner on Apri1 19th was the pairing of Jan Stamp and Lorraine Ashbury who had a good win over the lucky consolation winners, Maria Sakac and Lily Medhurst. What a sight it was to see our greens so full of bowlers in near perfect conditions for the District Pairs Championships last week. We thank the CRDWBA for allowing us to stage this event.
We were very proud of the achievements of our own players, with some making the quarter and semi-finals. Well done ladies and congratulations to the ultimate winners.
Both members and visitors are truly appreciative of the magnificent job greenkeeper Graham Brown and his wonderful team do in preparing arguably the best greens in the area, but they are perhaps not aware of the secret weapon Graham has. Henry Fletcher, pictured here hard at work, appears to be the real boss of the operation, and keeps a very watchful eye on the staff, the bowlers, and his greens. Thanks Henry – you are a treasure. Wendy Ballantyne