The Mpumalanga Lowveld Bowls Association Men’s League Competitions were played recently in different towns in Mpumalanga.
“Using a new system for the first time, all clubs which entered were combined into one Super League comprising 13 teams, with each one playing every other team during the Competition. Furthermore, the format was changed, and each match comprised of two Sets of 9 ends each, with a Point to the winner of each Set,” Chris Colverd explained.
“Despite some very inclement weather along the route, the train, and its passengers arrived at its final destination last weekend, Steiltes, and the LVCC Club, where the final four deciding rounds were played over the whole of Saturday and Sunday. To underline the fact that this was a very dedicated and motivated group of 52 Bowlers, was the fact that play on Saturday started in light rain, which continued unabated until very close to the end of the second match, when play was called off, with the games having completed sufficient ends for a result to have been achieved. We all returned to LVCC on Sunday morning, early to find a gloriously sunny day awaiting us all,” Colverd continued.
“High drama after lunch, as the 2 top teams in The Log, White River A and LVCC C, were going head to head to decide who would be the 2017/18 League Champions. Fanie Britz and his men were playing consistently good accurate bowls, and finished with 3 shots right on the Jack, to peel the set, and allow White River only half a point. Disaster struck for Francois Hanekom and White River, as they dropped six shots on the sixth end, and the match was all but over, LVCC running out worthy winners, by just half a point over White River A, with Barberton just a further half point behind in third place. Well done to Denis Paiva and Hardus Korf whose brainchild this all was, I wonder, will life ever be the same again,” Colverd concluded.
All information supplied by Chris Colverd.