Bowls Rarity at Kardinya

by Aaron Delaporte

Lawn bowls can throw up some amazing results, but this lot takes some beating.

At Kardinya, on Saturday 31 October 2020, the club’s 5th Division Red team scored a massive 142 to 34 win over Belmont City.

Not only is the aggregate score thought to be a record for a three-rink pennant match in Western Australia, two of the Kardinya teams achieved 50-plus scores, while one of these teams recorded a rare eight on two separate occasions for the afternoon.

The most dominant rink was that of Kardinya’s Brent Morey (skip), Dave Adams, Eugene McNamara and John Kelly who eclipsed the Belmont City crew 57 shots to 16, and scored two lots of eight in the process.

On a nearby rink, Kardinya teammates Barry Burley (skip), Joe Spadaro, Tom Smales and Dennis Andrew scored a 54-6 win over their hapless Belmont City opponents.

This adds up to 16 badges being won for the afternoon—eight 50-badges and eight eight-badges.

The previous highest aggregate score by a Kardinya three-rink division was 131. That was a few years back, and again Brent Morey was involved.

The previous highest rink score by a Kardinya pennant team was 52, which was achieved on 2 February 2013, with yet again Brent Morey being the skipper, Barry Burley (third), John Cranny (second) and Fred Langford (lead).

So far in his bowls career Brent has won five eight badges and three 50 badges.

Wow, what an achievement!