Everton Park's Jenny Blundell (front row, second from right) ready to do battle in the 2016 Australian Senior Sides Championships at Osborne Park, Western Australia held 10th to 13th October. Queensland ended up celebrating their second win in two years when they finally forged ahead of New South Wales in the final round. On the Skip Ladder, Jenny pushed her way up to fifth place.
Left to Right: Gloria Hemmings, Desley Jones, Liz Leitch, Lyn Wood, Jo King, Di Fox,
Marie Webber, Pam Wright, Adelle Barltrop, Helen Geary, Chris Russell, Jenny Blundell.
On Saturday morning 3rd September (after rain the day before), 12 nervous bowls players met at 7.45am to go to St Lucia to play Division 1 Pennants Final against Windsor. After a nice morning tea provided by St Lucia ladies, we went outside into a howling westerly wind to do battle.
Windsor's supporters were out in force and with their "Wally Wally Wombat" booming in our ears, we set about bringing their cheering to a standstill. Our 3 stalwart supporters kept the faith and cheered us on in their ladylike way. The rowdy barracking only heightened our resolve and the 3 teams from the "Park" fought on doggedly until the end when we triumphantly overcame the "Wombats".
Photo shows a most dishevelled team of ladies holding our Pennant Flag high and wearing huge smiles (and of course, our new Pennant Badge).
The teams were - Jo King, Lyn Wood, Desley Jones and Liz Leitch 20-11;
Pam Wright, Helen Geary, Chris Russell and Jenny Blundell 18-18 and
Adelle Barltrop, Di Fox, Gloria Hemmings and Marie Webber 19-18.
A marvellous result! Congratulations to ALL the players who filled in over the season and well done to our Selectors who had to find players every week. The teams really combined well towards the end of the Pennants season. We came back to our Club, ordered Pizzas, the Club supplied a couple of drinks and we all had a happy celebration. Now onwards to play Cleveland (the winners of Gateway District) at Capalaba on Thursday 6th October with the chance of going on to the State Finals later on in the year. Hopefully we will have some supporters with us to encourage us on.
Marie Webber (Manager)