Boost for Saddleworth

Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock, Saddleworth Bowling Club Treasurer Bev De Vries, and committee members Ina Huppatz, Michael Huppatz and John De Vries.
Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock, Saddleworth Bowling Club Treasurer Bev De Vries, and committee members Ina Huppatz, Michael Huppatz and John De Vries.

Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock appeared at Saddleworth Bowling Club on Monday to officially present the club with their Certificate of Funding.

Geoff Brock gets up close to the new line marker as Michael Huppatz and John De Vries show him how it works.

Geoff Brock gets up close to the new line marker as Michael Huppatz and John De Vries show him how it works.

Saddleworth were one of 13 clubs from across the Mid North and Yorke Peninsular region who were allocated funding as part of the state government’s Active Club grant program.

Eleanor Thomas  of Clare Bowling Club sends down the kitty.

Eleanor Thomas of Clare Bowling Club sends down the kitty.

It was an early Christmas present for the club who were given $630 through the program.

A new line marker was purchased with the money.

Clare Red Skipper Karen Baun displays her bowling technique.

Clare Red Skipper Karen Baun displays her bowling technique.

Saddleworth Committee member John De Vries said that the club needed to purchase a new line marker as their old tennis court marker was old and worn.

He said the Club appreciated receiving the grant.

The new line marker is more efficient, easier to clean and more accurate, and only needs one person to operate compared to the old one which was a three person job.

Mid North Saturday Pennants

It turned out to be a good few days for Saddleworth after they recorded their fifth win of the Mid North Saturday Pennants season on Saturday.

Playing host to fifth placed Mintaro, the home side defeated the travelling side by a score of 81-55.

Saddleworth had wins on rinks one and two but dropped a tight one on rink three, a four shot loss to Mintaro.

Saddleworth added 10 points to their tally but dropped down a place to eighth after Auburn had a win.

Auburn managed to climb up to seventh place with an 18 shot win over the declining Watervale.

Having started the season in first place and undefeated until round 8, the Red Devils have now lost three on the trot.

Auburn had a clean sweep of Watervale on Saturday, taking home 12 points.

Elsewhere, Clare Gold continue to lead the way with a 14 point gap between second place.

Clare Gold defeated Burra 86-48 to maintain their strong hold on first place.

Second placed Blyth missed a chance to keep the pressure on Clare Gold after dropping a close one to third placed Robertstown.

The two teams shared the spoils on rink one with a 27-all draw, and each had a win of the remaining two rinks.

A 27-16 win for Robertstown on rink two proved to be the difference in the contest as they triumphed by a 81-74 scoreline.

Clare Blue closed the round with an 89-81 shot win over last placed Spalding.

Spalding had two wins out of the three rinks but could not record the win as Clare Blue edged them out on shot total.