Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Anderson Tops the Count

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Anderson Tops the Count

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Byline: BOWLS jimbrigg@optusnet.com.au

PERFORMANCES at State level that earned 20 points helped Ballina greenkeeper Mick Anderson outscore the rest of the field and become the 2010 NRDBA Bowler of the Year.

It is the first time Anderson has taken the honour Co one of the few bowls accolades to have previously eluded him.

In the final tally, he was on 56 points, nine ahead of Casino RSM's David Ball, who has taken the title twice (2000, 2004) plus a dead heat in 2001 with Darren Kemp, of Lennox Head.

Third place this year went to another Casino bowler, the consistent Gary Burt, who is a dual Bowl-er of the Year (2002 and 2003). Burt this time had 42 points.

Then came Troy Makin 36, Richard Latta 32 (dual winner 2007-2008), Rex Foster 27, Ron McCabe 27, Josh Greenhalgh 26, Steve Prassad 24 and Rick De Re 23.

The NRDBA Junior Bowler of the Year was another triumph for Aaron Teys (Ballina, now Warilla).

In a competition in which juniors can score only in junior events, Teys with 80 points was a street ahead of the field Co Luke Jones 25, Alex Colligan 24, Jamie Gannon 23.

Jacob Heffernan has been the only junior to break Teys' stranglehold on the title Co he won it in 2006. The rest of the years have been all Teys.

Young blood

UP ON Queensland's Sunshine Coast, where they're going flat out to promote lawns bowls to youngsters, they have started an interschool competition which has been so successful it looks like mushrooming.

A meeting of 11 clubs after the initial comp came up with a recommendation for an All Schools Cup Challenge next year.

Several clubs reported positive responses when they took the proposal to local schools. The State body is right behind it.

If bowls wants to recruit and keep younger players, it has to find ways such as this for them to play against one another. …

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