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Corporate bowling is contested on Friday nights at the Mullumbimby and is into its fifth round.

The Mullumbimby Ex-Services Bowling Club will contest the quarterfinals of its 2018 major singles this Saturday.

Winners of round two have earned a right to contest this weekend.

They include: Shane Knight who was too strong for Bernie O’Hearn, Mark Holton who accounted for Larry Henry in a tight struggle 31–25.

Trent Foreman beat Leigh Rickert 31–11; Richie Northcott prevailed over Adam McKenzie 31–21; Ross Graham saw off Mike Nicholls 31–15; and Ben Leeson took out Jamie Ewin 31–13.

In a surprise result Jeff Morgan returned from his sabbatical to dominate Mark Hogan by 31–10.

The fourth round of the 2018 Coopers Brewing Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club on Friday was washed out.


Division 1, Dunno is leading on 56; Brett Donnelly Plastering and Ken Ryan Plastering on 50; K R P 49; In Line Carpentry 48; Mr Plug 46.5; Can’t Nail Us Down 41.5; Toads At Leisure 40; and Team Sassy 30.

In Division A, Ocean Shores Skips are leading on 55.5; followed by The Hedgetrimmers 53; Unco-Operatives and 5 Blind Mice 49; Snack Bar and Grill 39; AvoGo 38; Stay True 35.5; and Team Cobbers 29.5.

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