Bowlers spend Australia Day on the green

THE sky was blue and the greens were dry for the Grafton Men's Bowling Club Australia Day bowls competition, but it was a different story further down the Clarence River.

Club president Brian Ratley said 52 bowlers enjoyed a day of tough competition at the Grafton District Services Club (GDSC).

“We had visitors from Wooli and South Services,” Ratley said.

“We played two games of 10 ends.

“You had to be on your game ... lose a couple of ends and it would be hard to catch up.”

Barry Williams and Neville Oxenford won the competition, ahead of Ron Pym and Geoff Power in second and George Kedzlie and Garry Ireland third. Yamba Bowling and Recreation Club was not as lucky with its Australia Day bowls competition, which was cancelled due to torrential rain.

Meanwhile, a warm-up match for the eight-week Tuesday night competition is on tonight at the GDSC.



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