Another strong performance by Mairangi Bay in the Cadness cup held last Friday.

With strong winds, conditions were very difficult for all the finalists.

At Manly the Women played in semi-finals with Mairangi Bay playing the Manly Tuis and Mairangi won 25-13 with a strong team performance.

In the final Mairangi met Takapuna who beat a strong Manly team.

Mairangi Bay won the FINAL 20-15 and are now the Cadness cup winners for 2022 (see attached photo).

Our Mairangi team was ably skipped by the “ever improving” (see write up on NHB website) Gaye Horne with Hanaan Shahwan, Joy Watkinson and Rosemary Nicol.  Gaye, Hanaan and Rosemary are all 1-5 year bowlers with Joy now a year 6.

For all of the tournament, Mairangi achieved strong bonus points in all their games.  What a great achievement and all bodes well for the future.

A big thankyou to Louise Ball who filled in for Gaye for day two of the tournament.


Also strong performances from our Men`s teams.

The top eight qualifiers went into a blind draw for the Quarter finals.

Mairangi Bay Waves: Brian Nolan, Keven Robertson, Steve McGregor and Bob Mullen had a strong win against the top qualifiers Beach Haven Badgers 25-13, with strong bonus points .

In the semi they lost to a strong Birkenhead team skipped by Lionel Drew 19-14 in a game that went down to the wire. It was 14 all with one end to play, and in going for the win they went down 5 on that last end.

Mairangi Bay Breakers: Kevin Cameron, John Gledhill, Ron Horne and Allan Langley also recorded a strong win against the Orewa Rolling Stones 26-17 also with very good bonus points.

In the semi they lost to a Browns Bay team skipped by Pete Sheehan, losing 21-12 . This time it was the opposition that won the bonus point dual.

Still a very strong performance by both teams who represented our Club very well.

A big thankyou to Jim Price, David Payne and David Lloyd for stepping in for day two of the tournament.

The next selected event is the Winter Cup, July 8/15/22/29, for which we had excellent results last year.

Alan Daniels