Teys to victory

BALLINA bowler Craig Teys loves nothing more than teaming up with son Aaron.

And the father-son duo didn't miss a beat when they played together on the opening day of the Summerland Pairs at the Ballina Bowling Club yesterday.

Aaron now represents Warilla after playing at the Ballina club for six years.

The 17-year-old began his apprenticeship as a greenkeeper at Ballina before moving to continue working on the greens at Warilla.

"I've always been a bowler and greenkeeping is just something that a bowler does," Aaron Teys said.

The father-son pair won all three matches in their section and progressed to the quarter-finals with a win in post-sectional play last night.

"Nothing makes me prouder than playing with the young bloke," Craig Teys said.

"He can draw and drive and play some nice little long shots. He is definitely an all-rounder."

And Craig should know - he took out the pairs event in 2004 with Jeff Doolan.

"We used to play together, but then he wouldn't play with me because he wanted me to play with better players," Aaron Teys said of his father. "He doesn't try to boss me around and we have a lot of fun."

Sectional play continues today at 9am with the finals set down for tomorrow.



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