Maitland Sweat On Dalton For Midweek Pennant Decider
Wednesday June 11, 2008
INTERNATIONAL Dennis Dalton is under a fitness cloud for Maitland City heading into this afternoon's Newcastle District Bowling Association midweek No.1 grade pennant decider.Maitland City and Kurri Kurri, both undefeated this season, do battle at Wallsend. The winners will become only the second club from outside of the Newcastle district to win the title.Dalton, who was unavailable last week when the match was washed out, is suffering from a back injury. Fifteen-year-old Riley Wells, who was to have been his replacement last week, has been placed on standby.? Raymond Terrace and Teralba meet today at Beresfield in the final round-robin match to decide the Newcastle district midweek No.3 grade title. The Jets beat Lemon Tree Passage 58-52 then Lemon Tree Passage turned around and defeated Teralba 64-48 in game two.Semi-finals in No.4 grade will be played at Alder Park where New Lambton meet Beresfield and Dora Creek Workers take on Redhead.? Burwood Colliery will be chasing their first Newcastle district triples title at Redhead on Saturday morning when Neil Carroll, Trent Smith and Bill Siever square off against Valentine trio Jamie McHugh, Kevin Merriman and Gary Copping.? Mayfield West will be the new home of the $2900 Barry Salter Two Bowl Triples to be played on August 2 and 3.The tournament had been played since its inception at Waratah, but the club closed their doors last August only days prior to Barry's passing. The competition will be played over five games of 15 ends. Entry is $25 per player.Meanwhile, Gavin Kelly and his brother-in-law Greg Auckett combined with David Evans to win the $5000 June long weekend triples carnival at Mayfield West on Monday. Daniel Hill (Mayfield West) teamed with Raymond Terrace clubmates Shane Giles and Chris Holstein to finish runners-up.Teams skippered by Wallsend clubmates Mick Kiley and Peter Kibble were successful in sections two and three respectively.? Nominations close today for all Newcastle District Bowling Association office bearers and sub committees.Entries also close today for the State President Singles Championship, which begins on July 5.? A coach re-accreditation seminar will be held at New Lambton on Sunday from 9am to 3pm. All level one national coaches due for re-accreditation are required to attend.? Wallsend No.7 grade pennant skipper Jimmy Cooper will be hoping for a couple of wins on the punt in coming weeks. Cooper told his rink he would take them to Singapore if they won the flag, and the three boys have had their bags packed since Wallsend claimed the title on May 25.
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