State Triples Champions

State Triples Champions

Congratulations to our new State Champions, Dave “You’re the Man” Carter, and the two Gary’s, Thompson and Meekcoms, the team prevailing in a very tense final against an equally determined Waikerie team.
It was a close call really as we had both Simon Dorr and Nathan Pederson in the semi final that went down to the Waikerie team; it could quite well have been a Modbury v Modbury final.
All the Triples finals were played on Thursday 26th April as part of Champions’ Week held at the Murray Bridge Club.
A small group of members attended “Happy Hour ” at our Clubrooms and were able to witness a direct streaming to the club TV of the final. And what an absorbing contest. Over the last eight ends no more than two shots separated the teams. On the eighteenth and final end leading by one shot all at the club held their collective breaths. Our side was two down with Gary Meekcom’s last bowl to come. The bowl picked up the jack and reduced the end score to one and forced a one end play off.
Gary M. won the toss and chose to give the mat away ensuring his team had the final say. That’s the way the end unfolded too.
Down one with his last bowl to come, and after examining the head, Gary returned to the mat and calmly played a running shot to put the Jack Out of Bounds. “Thommo “could not contain himself and raced away to hug his Skip leaving “you’re the man” Dave to place the jack back on the centre spot where we could all see that a Modbury bowl was closest to the jack.Those watching at the club didn’t take the roof off but went close.
WELL DONE FELLAS!!! More names for our club Honours Board

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