Hi there everyone.
Just a quick report on the Milford 5000 held over the weekend of 29th & 30 January 2022.

Unfortunately under covid protocols, no spectators were allowed as there were 96 players and only 100 people allowed together in one space.  So Milford had to manage its helpers and members so that they were not in the clubrooms at the same time as the playerse.

I understand it went off very well with some great organization.

Now I believe I could write a wonderful report which would sound like I was really there, but all I’m going to give you are the hard facts .

We had four teams competing.

I was given a call at 4.30 on Thursday afternoon as to whether I could set up a team to replace Mangawhai who had pulled out.

Luckily I was in the clubrooms and was able to talk to 1-5 bowlers who said yes and they were in.

The teams were:
David Payne, Gaye Horne and Colleen Rice.
Phil Chisholm, Michael Thomas and Theresa Rogers.
Kevin Robertson, Bob Mullen and Allan Langley.
Hanaan Shahwan, Graeme McGregor and Rick George.

On the first day Kevin’s team had four wins and were guaranteed into the cup the next day. I believe their odds were slashed after going in as rank outsiders!!!

David, Phil and Hanaan all had two wins but Phil and David had a differential of plus 6 and made it into the cup. The odds on these two teams lengthen for the final day.

Well done to our 1-5 team, but their differential was plus 3 which means they ended up in the plate section. They had a top game against the hotly favoured Pt Chev team, they were 10 all with one end to play and they gave away a five on the last end. A great effort though.

The top 16 teams competed in the cup and the bottom 16 into the plate.
In the cup Kevin had a win, a draw and two losses, one of those to Pt Chev. and the other to Birkenhead.
Phil had one win and three losses, going down to Howick (third) and eventual winners, Birkenhead.
David had two good wins in the morning but lost to Orewa and Hunters Corner in the afternoon.

In the plate Hanaan`s team had four losses, losing to the Farley sisters who finished second and the Manly team who finished fourth.  Always hard to back up the next day and I think they would all say they did not bowl as well as they did on the first day.  Well done to them for stepping in at the last minute and they represented Mairangi well and would have learnt a lot from the experience.

Seven North Harbour teams made the cup round, three from both Mairangi and Orewa and one from Birkenhead.

The team from Birkenhead, made up of Millie Nathan, Garry Wallace and brother Chad Nathan won the cup. They also won it last year so well done to them. Four teams had four wins so it came down to differential to decide the winner.
Second was Pringle Park, third was Howick and fourth Pt Chev.

Both Colleen and Theresa will be ineligible next year due to their (bowling only!) age.

This is a great tournament to aim for, all you promising 1-5 bowlers, put it on your calendar and start practising now.

Well done to all our teams.

Alan Daniels
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