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‘A’ Day Bowls celebrates community spirit

Bourke Bowling Club General Manager Jarryd Samuelsson, on left with the Overall ‘A‘ Day winners of the Keith Martin Trophy – Steve Anderson, Rick Brain and Kristy Anderson of Cunnamulla. The trophy is sponsored by Fox and Amber Robinson. Photo TWH

The ‘A Day’ bowls tournament at the weekend attracted 30 players, some from as far afield as Cunnamulla – and it was the out-of-town team that won the day.

The ‘A Day’ bowls is a significant event on the bowling calendar, bringing together mixed teams of Indigenous and non-Indigenous players in a spirit of sportsmanship and reconciliation. It is usually held during NAIDOC Week, adding to the importance of the competition.

On Saturday, it was all about the fun of competition and comradery, as well as raising vital funds for the Blue Robinson Foundation.

The matches were played on the new synthetic greens at the Bourke Bowling Club and General manager Jarryd Samuelsson said the new facilities were given the thumbs up by the players and the spectators.

“It was a great day, a lot of fun and very well supported by the community,” Jarryd said.

“The Cunnamulla team of Rick Brain, Steve Anderson and Kristy Anderson were the overall winners, with the Bourke team of myself, Willie Orcher and Dalton McInerney, runners up. […]

Read more and see lots of photos in the printed edition of The Western Herald.

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