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Bowls played on the grass last week

Gloucester Bowling Club's Thursday ganes were played on the grass green with Alex Laurie who has been practicing on the slopes at Rawdon Vale combining with Mr Consistent Lu Urby to defeat Steve Brown and Col Beattie 17-9 and take the winning vouchers. Neville Atkins and Robbie Bowden found it easy to get under the guard of their taller opponents Vic Hebblewhite and Terry Higgins winning 29-20, Bob Jones, George Wisemantel and Gary Spokes defeated Mike Sheely, Robert Hayes and John Andrews 22-16. Ken Bryant and Kevin Burley held an 18-6 lead at the halfway mark when they started to look at the scoreboard but hung on to defeat Terry Davies and Norm McLeod 23-21. In the other game, many thanks to Clive Redman and Jim McIntosh for sharing a position at the last moment combining with Graham Holstein and Kevin Everett to narrowly defeat Steve Kriss, James Davison and Stephen Hurworth 24-22.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Karuah mixed travelling bowlers visited Gloucester with action on both days proving to be very social both on the green and in the club.

As usual, when all the results were collated, a draw was the final decision but some locals are requesting a recount (obviously they watch too much TV). Karuah won both first and second prize in the raffle taking home gifts kindly donated by Nana's Homeware and Gifts, Jean Holstein and Di Lockwood and the barbecue was perfectly prepared by Rae Davies who donated the onions and assistant chef Heather Burley. The next round of the minor singles will be contested on Saturday so check the draw regarding your game and times and you must organise your own marker.