Claud keeps on rolling them down



ROCKHAMPTON'S Claud White is still going strong. The popular Diggers Memori- al Bowls Club member celebrat- ed his 90th birthday last month and in the process joined elite company on the Central Queens- land bowling greens.

White became the first bowler to reach the "90 club'' at Diggers and will hit the social greens to- day sporting his proud new badge.

"It's something that when you are a bowler you want that badge,'' White said.

White arrived in the sport when he was 42 and "looking for something to do'' when living in Rolleston.

He has been bowling ever since.

"I lived in Rolleston and they never had a bowling club, so I would drive to Springsure every weekend to play.

"I took over the Rolleston Ho- tel and after 17 years sold it out and moved to Rockhampton.

"It's a town that has always fancied me,'' White said.

White started at Diggers be- fore enjoying stints with Athel- stane and Victoria Park over the years.

He has since returned to Dig- gers and plays social bowls ev- ery Tuesday and Thursday. "I like the social days better than competitions,'' he said.

"I gave that away about six years ago.''

For now, White has no inten- tion of stopping as long as he is feeling fit and healthy.



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