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Cremorne Bowls Club finishes season on a high

THE Cremorne Bowls and Community Club is continuing to grow in popularity following a successful season climbing the Bowls Tasmania South divisional ladders.

Two of its four teams were promoted to higher divisional status after finishing on top of the ladder in the Saturday men’s division 6 and mid-week division 3 competitions.

The women’s division 3 team also finished the season strongly, going down narrowly in the grand final to Dover, with the men’s division 1 team remaining in the division 1 league.

The men’s division 3 mid-week team were narrowly defeated by Derwent City in the grand final, but finished on top of the ladder, achieving a promotion to division 2.

Cremorne Bowls and Community Club president Don McVilly said the club was continuing to grow, with the latest season’s results showing a very good performance year for all teams.

“We’ve had an excess of players all year wanting to play at the club, which is a good problem to have,” he said.

“With the upgrades and the possibility of another team in division 7, it is looking good for all players and recruits to receive a regular game.”

The 2015/16 Club Championships saw Leigh Munnings win the singles, pairs and triples titles, alongside teammates Glenn Bremner and Geoff Doyle.

The prestigious “Club Four Champions” title was won by Kerry Bowerman’s team, which included Ralph Tiema, Steve lanning and Alan Rider.

Mr McVilly said the club was continuing to “go places” and played a valuable role in the community.

“We are hoping our plans for a new bowling service will continue the momentum of increasing participations across all age-groups in the community and surrounding areas,” he said.

Mr McVilly said that while many clubs hibernate during the colder months, the synthetic surface at Cremorne allowed the club to offer autumn and winter bowls, along with the popular indoor bowls Wednesday evening roster at the clubrooms.

Outdoor bowls will continue on Tuesdays at 11am and Saturdays at 12pm and the social bowls roster is already underway.

Free Sunday morning coaching is also available.

For more information, visit www.cremorne.bowls.com.au.

The Cremorne Bowls Club Saturday pennant team, and winners of Division 6, from left, Bill Edmunds, Neil Winthrop, John Webster, Teresa Newman, George Botica, Peter Jackson, Evan Beach (kneeling), Ben Dillon, Peter Downie, Kevan Blom, John Crossin, Phil Ions, Chris Medcraft, Keith Williams, Peter Krstic and Michael Bowerman. Photo credit: David Robinson.