Cavendish's Alison East had a ball as her team took out the major prize at the Multi-Disability Lawn Bowls National Championships in Mackay.
East, who is playing for Victoria for the first time this year, won bronze in the B7/8 women's singles after a 21-12 victory over teammate Janet Morrison at Souths Suburban Bowls Club in Queensland.
Team Victoria took home nine medals and won the Interstate Aggregate Trophy by two points over Queensland.
The Balmoral Bowls Club player said she couldn't take the smile off her face because it was so good to be at the championships.
"To be up there against the best players in Australia with a disability and they were also so kind - it was an amazing experience," she said.
East, who was part of a team of of 10, also played pairs and triples during the tournament which ran from Sunday 19 to Friday 24 May.
She said the Victorian team had also played at a competition in Bendigo in late April.
The 60-year-old, who used to play golf, started playing at Hamilton Bowls Club 15 years ago and hasn't looked back.
She said she enjoyed companionship of the sport.
East said she had Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis which started affecting her legs and feet about 10 years ago.
She played in the B7/8 singles which is for women who are able to walk without any aid.
She said she sometimes needed a walking stick to get from one end of the green to the other.
East earned her spot in the Victorian team on the back of solid performances and attending training sessions in Melbourne.
She said she was looking forward to attending more sessions with the state team and there had been talk of having some in regional towns such as Colac.
To be up there against the best players in Australia with a disability and they were also so kind - it was an amazing experience.Alison East
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