REGION 15 RETAINS ANITA LINDEN TROPHY
Newport Bowling Club was the venue for the Anita Linden Trophy played between Region 15 and Region 16 on September 15th. Four teams from the North Shore District and four from the Manly-Warringah District made up the Region 15 Side to take on eight teams from Region 16. The wind was definitely a factor, with a veritable gale blowing across the greens all day! The Region 15 teams played solid bowls in the morning game, winning 4 and drawing one of the eight games, finishing with a 9 shot overall lead at lunch time. After a delicious lunch the teams took to the greens once again – and the wind was still blowing! Region 16 got off to a great start on the lower green and the margin was narrowing, however the Region 15 teams then settled and started gaining ground, eventually taking 6 of the 8 afternoon games with a margin of 23. Considering the problems the Region 15 Selectors had leading up to the day, with several players becoming unavailable due to either illness or for personal reasons, and one of our players having to be replaced during the game due to illness, it was a great effort by our girls to finish with such a convincing win ! The final score was 241-209. Congratulations to all the players, and thanks to the officials and supporters who came along to cheer them on as well as the Newport members who looked after everyone extremely well.