Madge Stewart of the Ballina Bowling Club, left, and Edna Ireland of the Alstonville Bowling Club are both aged 90. They receiv
Madge Stewart of the Ballina Bowling Club, left, and Edna Ireland of the Alstonville Bowling Club are both aged 90. They receiv

Disaster zones



LOCAL Zone One clubs had a disastrous time at the State pennant finals.

The seven grades played 21 matches between them and won only six.

Of those, Yamba (No2s) and Maclean (No5s) each won two of their three; Brunswick Heads (No4s) and Nimbin (No7s) won one each.

The other grades ? Bruns-wick Heads (No1s), Maclean (No3s) and South Lismore (No6s) ? failed to win a match.

In every grade the overall result was a minus tally: Brunswick Heads No1s, no wins minus 104 shots; Yamba No2s, two wins minus 11; Maclean No3s, no wins minus five; Brunswick Heads No4s, one win minus eight; Maclean No5s, two wins minus 15; South Lismore No6s, no wins minus 65; Nimbin No7s, one win minus 66.

In the blue ribbon No1s at The Entrance, Brunswick Heads lost its first game against Towradgi by 30 shots, its second against Soldiers Point by 55, and its third against Northmead by 19.

Yamba beat Batemans Bay by two shots in its first outing in the No2s at Toronto, went down by 28 to Ramsgate RSL, then got up by 11 against Wee Waa.

At Port Macquarie, Maclean didn't make a mark in the No3s but did well in all three games, going down by four to Merrylands, by two to Ettalong Memorial, and by one to Cowra.

In the No4s at Armidale, Brunswick Heads lost its first game to Swansea Workers by 11 shots, then knocked over Avalon Beach by 14 and lost by 11 to Guyra.

Maclean won its first two games in the No5s at Dee Why ? by nine shots against Thirroul and three against Taren Point ? but blotted its copybook in the third, losing by 27 to Moree Services.

South Lismore, playing in the No6s at Merimbula Imlay, lost to Orange Ex-Services by 30, to Cobar Memorial by 28 and to Tuncurry by seven.

Nimbin got away to a bad start in the No7s at Regents Park, losing to Warilla by 44, then had a massive 33-shot win over Morisett, but fell apart in the third game, going down to Northmead by 55.

Winners of State flags: No1, Soldiers Point d Bateau Bay 57-51; No2, Wallsend d Ramsgate RSL 59-54; No3, Armidale City d Taren Point 76-39; No4, Swansea Workers d Bulli 72-42; No5, Lowlands (Newcastle) d Tuncurry 61-60; No6, Orange Ex-Services d Walcha 69-51; No7, St Johns Park d Warilla 68-51.



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