AFTER 42 years the Mount Lawley Bowling Club has a women’s team back in the first division following a big pennant win.
The last time the women’s team won a pennant flag was 1958, but at last Wednesday’s grand final at Yokine Bowling Club they defeated Kardinya by an aggregate of five shots across the three four-women “rinks” (a mini-team that makes up the 12-person team).
Team captain Karen Lewis says “this is a wonderful achievement by the ladies and something that does not occur often. We had the right mix of players at the right time.
“Some of our players are in their early 80s and have been members of our club for more than 30 years.
“We also have a number of younger members who have contributed to our success and will continue to do so in years to come.”
Club manager and skipper Rosemarie Lenzo says bowls has attracted younger people lately.
“We run barefoot bowls and we get a lot of young people,” she says.
“The majority are in their 20s and Thursdays and they have a bit of fun, they really enjoy the bowling, and I think they enjoy the cheap drinks on a summer evening.”
by DAVID BELL