Bowls North Harbours 7’s
Mairangi qualified in the top eight for the Bowls North Harbour Men’s 7s finals held on Saturday 12 March 2022.

A big thanks to Brian Roger’s for filling in for the covid man Brian Nolan  and also Kevin Cameron who replaced the injured Ian Coombe.  They played Riverhead in the quarter final winning all three games: Peter Orgias in the singles 21-7. Murray Radojkovich and David Payne won the pairs 18 -10 and in the Fours, skipped by Phil Chisholm, Brian Roger’s, Kevin Cameron and Allan Langley had a big win 20-3.

The semi was against a strong Browns Bay team.
Peter lost his singles 21-16. Murray and David lost the pairs 13-11. As Browns Bay had won the tie with two wins the fours were stopped with two ends to go. Browns Bay were leading 11-10.

Birkenhead beat Browns Bay 21-17 in the final winning the singles 21-17 and the pairs 19-18  it was 11 all in the fours.

A top effort by our team to make the finals in a very strong competition.

Cadness Cup Qualifying
Good success in the Women’s Cadness Cup qualifying with all teams playing two games to complete the round on Friday 11 March 2022.

The Mairangi Bay Pearls had a great result at Manly winning both their games on Friday to complete a clean sweep winning five out of five.  The team was Gaye Horne, Hannan Shahwan, Joy Watkinson and Rosemary Nicol.  Louise Ball replaced Gaye Horne on Friday 11th.  With bonus points on offer, Rosemary and Joy were right on the money the previous Friday and on  last Friday the same for Rosemary and Louise.

It will be a top four shootout on the 25th March 2022. It is likely they will play the Manly Tuis, the third placed team while Manly who also had five wins will play the fourth placed team Takapuna.

Another great effort by this almost Junior team. Joy is now year six.

In the Men’s Cadness Cup competition played at Hobsonville we had two teams playing.

The Breakers, Kevin Cameron, John Gledhill, David Lloyd, (replacing Ron Horne) and Allan Langley, had two good wins to add to their one win from last week to qualify for the finals on the 25th March 2022.

The Waves, David Payne replacing the covid man Brian Nolan, Jim Price, Kevin Robertson and Bob Mullen had a draw to go with their two wins from last week. They also have qualified for the finals.

So we have two Men’s teams in the top eight.  There will a blind draw for the finals and sudden death.

Well done to all our teams.

Alan Daniels
On behalf of the selectors.