Bowling On

Bowling On 28th Jan 2013 A great month for Manawatu Bowls culminated at the weekend with Brian Little’s Palmerston North team finishing runners-up in the Mens Taranaki Open. Little’s team comprised Wairarapa’s leading bowler Ian Monaghan at three with the Henn Brothers Ron and Brian at two and lead. It was a bitter sweet moment…

Bowling On

For some time I have been concerned Bowls New Zealand is trying to mask the decline in the sport’s playing numbers and a resolution passed at it’s November meeting does not allay my unease in any way. The resolution passed and circulated to all Clubs read “Increasing participation is critical to the survival and growth…

Bowling On

Bowling On – Tony Jensen In spite of the unavailability of seven players the Manawatu Women’s bowling team scored a hard fought but very meritorious win over Wanganui and Taranaki at their annual tournament at Hawera Park last Saturday. It is never easy travelling and playing the same day but with furthest to travel our…

Bowling On

Bowling On by Tony Jensen Manawatu has produced some great bowlers in the past at National level but since the retirement of Sharon Sims (MNZM) it has been lean pickings for our Centre.Thus it was with a sense of great pleasure I have noted the selection of Sophie Fisher (Himatangi Beach) and Caitlin Thomson (Hokowhitu)…

Bowling On by Tony Jensen

No figure in sport is maligned more than a Bowls greenkeeper so it was great to see the doyen of Manawatu greenkeepers Ray Hazelwood receive National recognition by being runner-up at the recent Bowls New Zealand awards. Ray has been looking after the Bulls greens since forever and long time member Bruce Robertson tells me…