Magnificent bowls as brothers meet in final

19-06-2019 by admin

Jarrod and Mitchell Andrews in Saturday’s final.
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Exceptional bowls were played by the two Andrews brothers, Jarrod (19) and Mitchell (18), at the Forbes Sport and Recreation Club on Saturday afternoon making history, being the youngest ever to play in an A grade singles final.

With great weather approximately 60 interested members, and the boys’ friends, turned out to watch the game as well as 24 Forbes and Eugowra members who were playing.

The tussle of the brothers saw Mitchell defeat Jarrod 31-25.

Mitchell jumped out of the blocks leading by 10 after five ends, 10-0.

On the sixth end Jarrod scored a three, plus two on the eighth end, with Mitchell winning the next four ends going to 18-5.

On the 17th end Mitchell led 19-10, plus a two and one, leading 21-13.

On the 25th end, Mitchell led 26-18.

Jarrod won the next five ends making him 25, the score Mitchell 29-25.

On the 32nd end Mitchell got a two, giving the final score of 31-25, making him A grade Club Champion.

The game was a joy to watch, so congratulations had to go to both boys, in producing such a magnificent game of bowls.

They are very competitive against each other, as well as anyone else they play, but display great sportsmanship.

One staunch supporter of the club, Clive Herbert, among others, stated that it was the best singles final he had seen played at Forbes Sport and Recreation Club. He has been watching since 1987. The visiting Eugowra players said they were pleased they were not playing either of the boys.

The bowls were so close they had to measure for shot many times and called for the umpire once, with lots of resting touches. Mitchell said he remembered when his grandfather defeated him three years ago, 31-29, he hoped this match would go his way.

The match was marked by a very proud grandfather and 14 time A grade singles champion, the Donald ‘Duck’ Drabsch.

The game was well supported by their family and extended family, including very proud mum and dad Scott and Lisa Andrews.

The day is one to be remembered by both players and the club.

On Sunday morning, Don Drabsch and Jarrod Andrews teamed up to play the second match of the A Grade pairs competition.

They defeated Laurence Jackson and Greg Gunn and progress to the next round.

From Don Craft

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