A WARRNAMBOOL tenpin bowling squad is bound for the Victorian Country Senior Shield confident of a strong showing.
The Warrnambool Tenpin Bowling Association yesterday unveiled its squad to contest the annual shield for pin rattlers over 45 years old.
David McKane, Eddie Way, Les Johnson, Trevor Sparrow and Dale Lucas make up the men’s contingent heading to Geelong on November 9 and 10.
Trish Beasley, Sue Hall, Sherene Sheen, Elaine Gordon and Jenny McKane fill the women’s ranks.
Jenny McKane said the women were attempting to defend the title they won in 2012 at Morwell, their fifth in the past six years.
She said the men came together as new side for the first time in 2012 and were confident of an improved showing.
“The women, we won it last year. We didn’t win it the year before (2011) but before that we won it four years in a row,” she said.
“Pretty much the team is the very similar to what it has been. The women’s team is very strong.
“The men aren’t as strong as what the women are. Last year they had three new ones in it and they’re back again this year. The five bowling have all competed together, they know what it’s about, they know what to do.”
The two squads will take part in nine rounds against rivals from across country Victoria, using a match-play format.
Each round features four one-on-one contests, worth one point each. An overall pinfall victory earns sides two points.
Men’s and women’s titles are up for grabs, as well as an overall combined title.
McKane said the selected bowlers had the highest averages in their league competitions from January to June this year.
“It’s going to depend on what the lanes are like once we get down there as to how we go, how their oiling patterns are.”