2017/18 Midweek Division 4 Premiers!
The Little Club That Could...
In season 2017/18 the Altona North Bowling Club made history winning both the Sectional and Divisional Grand Finals of the Tuesday Midweek Pennant Division 4. A fantastic effort for a small community club with just one Midweek Pennant side and two Saturday Pennant sides. To top it all off, six novice bowlers (max two years experience) were involved in the win on a regular basis!
The club faced St Albans in the first semi final of the sectional championships and as always a very close game. We managed to come out on top! Next stop, Yarraville/Footscray Bowling Club to face Keilor in the sectional grand-final. Nerves were abound, who would have thought our small club could have come this far? Alas, we prevailed! a grand-final win for our little club. PREMIERS! Little did we know it was about to get a whole lot bigger..
With thanks to Patty Hinds, the mini bus was enlisted as the official mode of transport for the divisional games.
Next stop: Ashburton Bowls Club
Opponent: Waverley- Churchill Golf/Bowls Club
A cool Tuesday morning with a light southerly saw us prevail over our opponents, how much further could we go?
Next Stop: Preston Bowls Club
Opponent: Aberfeldie CBC
The divisional semi's on a fast deck and a 16 second green. A new experiecne for some, business as usual for others. The result? ANBC are off to the divisional grannie!!
Next Stop: MCC Bowling Club
Opponent: Elsternwick Bowling Club
The mini-bus set course for the MCC Bowling Club on a wet and cold Tuesday morning (that wasn't worrying us!) With club legends Max Hughes, Betty Hughes, Wally Bailey, Eileen Hinds, Dorothy Symonds and Betty McKerricher on board to support the team. At half time it was neck and neck! Who said bowls wasn't exciting?!?!
Everyone dug deep to find that little bit extra, and the rest is history! 2017/18 Midweek Division 4 Sectional and Divisional Grand-Final winners.
Congratulations to all involved!!
Divisional GrandFinal Rinks
Michael J O'Connor
Members also involved in finals/games through the season: