Rain halts perpetual runner up

It was predicted in this column last week – and we got it spot on.

Emu Park's shining star and perpetual runner-up Norm Bethell was locked in a singles battle with Kim Starling at 21-21 when the rain arrived.

The match, the first to 25, was completed on Saturday with Bethell capitulating after just two ends, handing Starling the win.

“It is hard to play the first to four,” was the Bethell response, taking the line from the thickest book in Emu Park – Norm Bethell's bowling excuses.

On a more positive note, the great man was suitably impressed by the hospitality shown by the Gracemere Bowls Club when they celebrated President's Day at the weekend.

“Their president Gary Walker organised the whole thing, I was most impressed,” he said.

Everything ran like clockwork and the event was well attended with bowlers attending from as far away as St Lawrence.

Needless to say a predictable Bethell was a gracious visitor, losing both his games even though he claims the matches were very close.

“In one game we were beaten by ‘John the Farmer' – he had the ladies touch,” he said.

“He had the luck but he's a top bloke.”



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