Dash for Cash

A bleak weather forecast looked as though it might mean abandoning July’s Dash for Cash, but the decision to go ahead was made on the preceding Thursday and organisers’ fingers were crossed. In the event, only a couple of brief showers interrupted play and all four of the scheduled 10-end matches were played in cold and breezy conditions.

Dash for Cash was again generously sponsored by Safeway Security Screens and our thanks again go to Barry and Paul Bradshaw for their on-going support for these events. Thanks also to Wendy Saul and her band of soup-makers and soup-servers. The hot and hearty soup was certainly welcomed by the cold and hungry bowlers.

Of the 104 bowlers present, 48 were from other clubs, reflecting the wide (and growing) appeal of this event. Unfortunately for our Sorrento bowlers, the majority of the prize winners were visitors!

By the time the bowlers broke for lunch, only seven of the teams had won both matches, but by the end of the day the winners of all rounds had dwindled to three teams. These three took home the major part of the over $2,000 in prize money that was distributed on the day.

All results:

Overall 1st +44 – Alan Bloxham, Marc Marinko, G. Jones, Ryan Moyle

Overall 2nd +28 – Matt Sharrett, Gary Bayne, Barney Fleiser, Peter Flack (pictured above)

Overall 3rd +22 – A. Monson, Geoff Watson, Mike Sweeney, Blake Nairn

Morning Rounds +25 – Phil Griffiths, B. Griffiths, Geoff White, Stewart Gosstray

Afternoon Rounds +14 – David Eadie, Don McKenzie, David Bird, David Hitchman

Round 1 +15 – Barry Stewart, Peter Snow, Shane Loftus, Rhett Butler

Round 2 +13 – Phil Leyland, Wayne Mitchell, Andy Elmer, Brian Saul

Round 3 +7 – Barry Bradshaw, Paul Bradshaw, Murray Hulbert, Bruce Eagles

Round 4 +13 – P. Wilson, Trevor Hines, Laurie Johnson, Bert Straw

Thanks again to the men’s match committee, especially Dan Greig, and to Trevor and Anne Orton for their assistance on the day. Our final Dash for Cash for 2022 will be held on Saturday 27th August.