South bowler takes on Australia's best

Rolling with the best: South Tamworth bowler Christine Myers has been selected to play for NSW in the upcoming Australian Senior Sides Championships in Perth. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Rolling with the best: South Tamworth bowler Christine Myers has been selected to play for NSW in the upcoming Australian Senior Sides Championships in Perth. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Christine Myers doesn’t have much room left in the trophy cabinet although the South Tamworth bowler might need to clear some more after being selected to play for NSW in the upcoming Australian Senior Sides Championships in Perth. 

No stranger to making representative teams or winning big tournaments, the usual skip nearly fell off her chair when she received the news that she had been selected to pull on the sky blue after being invited to trial alongside the best in the state.

“I was just wrapped to get the invitation,” Myers said.

“I was fairly happy with how I played but never expected to be picked.” 

While Myers didn’t plenty of others did after several big seasons on the greens around the region and state.

She is three times running district singles and triples champion, as well as runner-up in the fours, reigning regional triples champion two times running and has recently been selected alongside partner in crime Debbie Quick and South newcomer Carol White in the Ladies Premier Cup triples team.

Myers also has a State Play-off and a Country Metro coming over the next few months, as well as the Australian Championships.

“I have had a good couple of years,’ Myers said.

“I haven’t been off the green for the last five weeks – but it is good practice.” 

At the trials the Tamworth roller knew most of her competition and now team mates, as last years team of 12 and the next best 12 bowlers hit the greens for a trial in Sydney.

Being the best, all 24 bowlers were used to playing skip and bowling last, although for the Championships Myers will lead.

“It is a bit different playing lead,” Myers said.

“You still have to be able to draw to the jack, although if you start with a poor bowl then it puts a lot of pressure on the team.” 

The other three ladies in her team are all based in and around Sydney, although with so much representative matchplay up her sleave Myers knows who they are and how they play, although has no idea about what opponents she may face from other states.

“It does take a while to get used to playing with different people but we all know each other.” 

“I have no idea what other states will be strong although our NSW selector Gary Willis was very happy with the team he selected.” 

However it goes just making the team has been a massive achievement for Myers.

“It can be hard to get noticed in the country so I am lucky.” 

“I am just so excited to be going.” 

The 12th year of the Australian Senior Sides Championships will be played in a round robin format at Osborn Park from October 10-13.

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