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A wind-blown men’s championship fours

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 06 Feb, 2020 | By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Two teams met in a potential final on Thursday 30 January in extremely trying conditions of a North West wind that regularly provided violent gusts that not only challenged the bowlers but threatened to whip away the shades from their supports. The two teams were: Don Cameron (s), Ken Allison, Geoff Thomas, Fin McRae (2 lives); and Richie Muir (s), Simon Nyhof, Colin Nyenhuis, Tom Malcolm (1 life).

Colin Nyenhuis was unable to play and was substituted for by Neville Kemp.

Don Cameron got away to a good start winning the first two ends to lead 3-0 but Richie Muir responded quickly in the next end to make it 3-3 and 5-5 after five ends.

Don Cameron leapt ahead with the only four of the match to lead 9-5 and then built to 12-7 after 10 ends. Richie Muir came back and won the next three ends to trail 10-12 but in the last end Don Cameron managed to hold on to two shots despite Richie Muir's drives going perilously close. Final score 14-10 and Don Cameron's title winning team remained unbeaten in this year's competition.

Congratulations to the players in both teams who, despite the unpleasant conditions, still bowled at a remarkably high standard with every end being closely contested. The small group of windblown spectators saw a great game between two excellent teams. It was a pity that such an important match was played in such weather conditions with so few watching. 

      

 

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