It's been a sporting year for Oakleigh bowlers. Our first team lifted in the second half of the season and our second team came to within cooee of a berth in the finals. Alas, our dreams must carry over to next year, as St Kilda came through with a solid performance on all 4 rinks… Continue reading Saturday Pennant season comes to a close
The club's Super Saturday was a big success. We played bowls, of course, but name any other club in the nation where the mud cake flows as freely, the Aperol Spritzers flow a little too freely (the novelty will wear off) and a man holding a sprig of crabgrass recites a beautiful, touching pome. You… Continue reading Straya Day was a Super Saturday
Our Super Saturday is this Australia Day the 26th of January. We'll knock over a big number of club competition games and follow it up with a BBQ lunch and social bowls, where all are welcome. Here's the schedule: 10am Club Competition Games 1.30 pm BBQ Lunch for $5. Please bring your own meats for… Continue reading Super Saturday is THIS Saturday
With two losses and a win, you might expect things to have been subdued at Oakleigh HQ after our Saturday matches, but no. Here, Peter Casserly and Bill Neilson compare very similar neck bling in permanent and removable styles, Nick Cox brings out the burgers for the starving winners and losers and the mood inside… Continue reading 2019 kicks off in style. Oakleigh Style.
That's it. Lovely Christmas. Splendid New Year. But We're Still Nasty. Well, particularly Steve Carr, whose frightening intensity over the bar might have been best stored up for a Hells Angels meeting. But hey, I did put him up to it. We're not really nasty, it was just a little psycho fun to get us… Continue reading It’s been a lovely Christmas, but We’re Still Nasty
The club's mid-pennant breather is marked by Men's and Ladies' Championship games and, of course, our Christmas luncheon. There was no repeat of the downpour that made our Melbourne Cup festivities so memorable. On matters Naughty and Nice, there WAS... some disturbingly childish behaviour from some of the tables, but putting party hats on adults… Continue reading Christmas 2018
Congratulations to Joyce Watts for a stunning victory in the Ladies Singles for the third year running. It was a long game and Heather Topp wasn't going to hand her the spoils easily, but Joyce's now-familiar determination and focus won her the day. Over on the mens' rink, Ron Peng had a grin like a… Continue reading Club Champions 2018