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Tight fight determines bowls triples champs at Mullum

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Mullum Bowling Club triples champs (L to R): Mark Holton, Richie Northcott and Ben Leeson.

Michael Burke

The final of the Mullumbimby Bowling Club 2017 Triples Championship was played on Saturday December 16 and a high-quality, tight game resulted.

Ashley Lumsden, Sean Doherty and Shane Knight got away to an early lead and held a four-shot buffer after four ends.

The game then settled down to a tight tussle with shots hard to come by.

By the 14th end Ben Leeson, Richie Northcott and Mark Holton had levelled the scores at 15–15.

The lead then changed  four times until Holton’s team was able to score four shots over the closing stages to run out winners 21–19.

At Byron Bay

Dianna Ricketts and Brett Luker (2 + 16) won the Christmas Mixed Pairs at the Byron Bay Bowling club two weeks ago.

Linda Child and Bulla Burton on (2 + 9) were runners up while Jeff Fleming and Judy Wright took third and Denise and Paul Corcoran slipped in from Lismore to claim fourth place.

‘Every team got a prize of Christmas Cheer,’ the club spokesman Syl Reid said.

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