Early matches in the Wellington Bowling Club Indoor Open Singles competition have provided some tight games.Denis Fullstone, the one time Wellington cricketer well known for his overarm bowling skills is now a very capable underarm bowler in a very different game from cricket.
He came up against new bowler Diane Troake who is a developing talent in the Wellington bowls world. Denis got off to a good start and after eight ends was 12 – 2 up. Diane came back at him with some excellent bowling but it was too little too late and Denis went on to win it in style 21 – 10.
One of the club’s junior lady members and rising star Leah Waygood played Alan May who is another new bowler with great potential in the game. Leah was in fine form from the beginning, playing consecutively accurate bowls onto the jack which gave Alan little chance and although he started to pick up near the end Leah took a comfortable victory 21 – 6.
Another new bowler, Eddie Norris, bravely took on the experienced and capable Christine Willcocks in a match where experience counted and Christine went on to a well deserved 21 – 5 victory. Diana Dagg is another new bowler and member of the club and she found herself up against another young talented junior club member. Diana played very well and managed to pick up 11 shots before her opponent crossed the line with the necessary 21 shots to carry him through into the next round.