Massive milestone for Croft

by Aaron Delaporte

Mount Lawley Bowling Club Life Member David Croft recently played his 1000th pennant game for the club. David joined Mt Lawley in 1991 and joins an illustrious group of bowlers who have played in excess of 1000 games for Mount Lawley.

In David’s time at the club he has been Treasurer (2 years) and Men’s Captain (3 years) and a Selector (10 years).  A qualified Umpire David is rarely wrong when giving an assessment of the shot bowl before any measuring equipment is used in adjudication. His knowledge of the rules is first rate.

David is well known in pennant circles and has been involved in the administration of the Mount Lawley Consistency Singles Men’s and Ladies competitions for close to 20 years. He’s involved in the planning, recording of entries, competition draws and playing days administration.  David is unique in today’s age by using a fountain pen to write up the cards for each day of the events.

David has been the Singles Champion 3 times, Pairs Champion 4 times, Triples Champion 6 times and Fours Champion 8 times with his victories spread right through his time at the club.

David currently plays in 3rd Division on both Thursday’s and Saturday’s and he and his team are in great form. At the of going to print David leads the Saturday’s Skippers table having won 10 out of 10 games in the 2018/19 season.

David is an avid Bridge player and theatre patron when away from the bowling green. He is also a renowned amateur chef and has a strong following at the club when he puts on his famous ‘Crofty Curry’ nights.

On reaching the milestone David was presented with a club cap embroided with his name and ‘1000 Games’.

Well done David Croft.