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South Grafton’s oldest men’s bowler

ABOVE: Robin Hodge presents Sep Weber with a special birthday cake to celebrate ninety years. Image: Contributed.
Wednesday, April 26: No social bowls due to inclement weather. Friday, April 28: Men’s mixed barefoot bowls afternoon. There was a very poor turnout of only two rinks, mainly due to the amount of District and other commitments. Rink (1) – C Roger & L Bond d T Latter & L Perrett 34-20; Rink (2) – K Davis (swinging lead), M Mulligan & T Newsome d K Davis (SL), B Kenny & L Andrew 22-14. Winning Rink (1) – C Roger, L Bond. The chook end went to L Andrew, there were no resting touchers and the jackpot was not won. Sunday, April 30: Mixed barefoot bowls. What a lovely morning. Just for a change of pace the three rinks of bowlers followed a Consistency format, it was a little unusual but excellent for draw bowling practise. The results of the three matches were as follows: Rink (1) – S Scott, T Latter & J & L Betts d B Kenny, A Rose & R Holmes 88-72; Rink (2) – P Weber, S Weber & R Hodge d B Gilbert, C Roger & D McLachlan 86-54; Rink (3) – T Dwyer & J Flaherty d M Mulligan & J Thorpe 101- 100. With games over, the players retired to the club rooms, where long time member Sep Weber was presented with a special birthday cake, courtesy of Rob Hodge, in celebration of his 90th birthday. A well known and well liked bowler, Sep is our eldest male playing member and still competes at both social and championship levels. Our best wishes to Sep on reaching this very special milestone from all of us at the SGBC. D McLachlan