On the ball at Grafton Bowl
THE Grafton Bowl was the venue for the second last round of the New South Wales Country Tenpin Challenge where teams from Coffs Harbour, Armidale, Lismore, Port Macquarie and Grafton competed against each other for the right to contest the state finals in Canberra in November.
Grafton men's A team once again were the front runners with a high game series of 1042, extending their lead to 28 and a half points over Port Macquarie, with Armidale holding down third place.
The individual high game went to Armidale's Chris Wyatt with a 258 game, while Port Macquarie's Tony Hurst scored a 248.
The Grafton men's B team tried hard all day and at one stage was in fourth place but eventually faded to drop down the list, ending up fifth in front of Lismore.
Troy Latimer had the highest game for Grafton-B with a 222, with Trevor Apps bowling 220, John Khan 202 and Matt Beetson 201.
Col Thomas, who has played the most games for the B team, had a 184 high game for the day.
Grafton women achieved good results, with Libby Aitken scoring a 179, Jan O'Dell a 179, Amy Ferguson a nice 175 and Roxanne Laurie a 171.
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