Kootingal pair in purple patch

KOOTINGAL bowlers Graeme Harriott and Kim Greentree, fresh from success in the Zone Triples at Gunnedah, had another triple treat at Werris Creek Bowling and Tennis Club on Sunday.

Luke Russell from North Tamworth puts a light touch on his bowl at Werris Creek on Sunday. 060714GGD06

Luke Russell from North Tamworth puts a light touch on his bowl at Werris Creek on Sunday. 060714GGD06

Playing in the Werris Creek Triples carnival, the two Kooty bowlers teamed with South Tamworth’s Les Goodchild to win the annual event.

The previous weekend Harriott and Greentree had won the Zone Triples at Gunnedah and Sunday’s win also had an added CNDBA Bowler of the Year Award (BOTYA) bonus.

While they pocketed their fair share of the $1400 prizemoney at the Creek, they also moved up the CNDBA BOTYA table.

Nick Golledge leads the BOTYA with 300 points from Chris Herden, Nathan Wise and Greentree (all 300). Harriott is fifth with 280 points.

“It’s congested at the top of the table,” BOTYA co-organiser Phil Johnson said

“Five players within 20 points means it’s going to be an interesting finish. 

“It makes the final three events at North (August 16), Manilla (Aug 30/31) and Kootingal (September 13/14) look good.”

Johnson’s BOTYA co-organiser  Gordon Cheney played in the Werris Creek Triples on Sunday and was impressed by the hospitality.

“The 14 teams were really looked after by the Werris Creek club,” he said.

“Hopefully we’ll have a few more teams from Tamworth playing next year.”

While Harriott,  Goodchild and Greentree celebrated their win, Werris Creek’s Mal Chaffey, Graeme Bodycote and Keith Moore were second, South Tamworth’s Mark Golledge, Gordon Cheney and Ken Trow third and the composite team of West Tamworth’s Tim Austin, Jason Douglas and North Tamworth’s Luke Russell  fourth.

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