Numurkah Leader
Local bowlers take out titles

LOCAL bowlers have shown Numurkah to be a powerhouse in local 60 and over bowls competitions in recent weeks.

Alan Rogers and Loris Houlihan both took out their respective men’s and ladies’ Murray Bowls Division singles titles last Wednesday, and Loris then went on to win the zone final in the pairs event, with Finley bowler Nan Smith.

With preliminary rounds played a fortnight ago, the finals of the singles were played last Wednesday.

Rogers, a Numurkah Town bowler, has never won the singles title before and was thrilled with his win, beating Ian Smethurst from Finley RS 21-15 in the final.

Houlihan from Numurkah Golf, also has never won the singles title and was ecstatic with her 21-17 win over Finley RS player Ophelia Cochrane.

Both will now play in the regional final next Monday against the Central Division and Goulburn Valley winners.

Loris teamed up with Nan Smith to take out the 60 and over pairs regional title with a winning score of 20-14 over Central Division at Katandra on Monday.

“Since retiring from work last year, I’ve been able to concentrate on my bowls,” she said after her pairs win on Monday.