Clare Blue claim Thursday pennants title

CHAMPIONS: Clare Blue with their victory plaque for the 2016-17 Broughton Thursday pennants competition.
CHAMPIONS: Clare Blue with their victory plaque for the 2016-17 Broughton Thursday pennants competition.

In a final thriller last week, the Broughton Thursday 2016-17 pennants season came to an end with Clare Blue claiming the flag with an on-mark performance against Blyth.

The final match was held in Snowtown and saw a double rink sweep by Clare Blue who acquired all eight points and pushed an incredible margin of 19 shots to the finish line.

The gap was formed by the incredible performance of Clare Blue on rink two, who rolled 29 shots for Blyth’s 11.

Blyth nearly had rink one with their precision, but missed out by just one shot after putting up an immense pressure.

Clare Bowling Club secretary and Clare Blue bowler Maureen Brown said everyone from Clare Blue were thrilled with their efforts.

“We are over the moon with it (the win),” Mrs Brown said.

“They’ve beat us in the (semi finals) so it was a complete reversal.”

For some players this year's victory was the first time they had won a flag in the competition, but for one player in particular who had played with the club for many years, the win was an extra special achievement.

“There was quite a few who had never won a flag, but she (Anthea Nootle) was one in particular that has played for many years,” Mrs Brown said.

“It was her first flag (and) she was really happy.”

Weather conditions were perfect and sunny for bowlers which brilliantly closed off a season of incredible twists and turns.

“It was a magnificent green … and you couldn’t get a more perfect day to play bowls,” Mrs Brown said.

Kylie Day bowls for Clare at Snowtown as her team watches on.

Kylie Day bowls for Clare at Snowtown as her team watches on.