NORTHS' LUKE CAMPBELL TAKES OUT ROOKIE'S FINAL


ADORING DAUGHTER HARPER AND PROUD FATHER LUKE CAMPBELL, 2016 ROOKIE WINNER
Photograph:IAN GLOVER
I Glover, Sunday, 28 August 2016

                             

          ROOKIE FINALISTS PROMISE

          BETTER THINGS  TO  COME       

THIS year's rookie's round robin saw a very competitive display of bowling played under ideal conditions at the Harbord Bowling club.

The winner, Luke Campbell from the North Sydney club, who after several convincing wins repeated this in the final, when he played the gallant Craig Redwood (Harbord) in the final.

Luke showed bowling skills far beyond his rookie status which no doubt could be attributed to the experience gained from playing in Norths' no. 2 grade in this year's pennants. 

It was also Craig's first pennant season where he also impressed and undoubtedly will be placed in a significantly higher grade next pennant season.

To his credit, Craig was very upbeat about making the final, however he made a very astute comment about the first end, which many experienced pennant players have never come to terms with.

"The rookies is first to 17 and it's sudden death, particularly if you drop a 4 on the first end as I did. Without taking anything away from Luke's game, I was then put on the back foot playing catch up".    

On the form displayed in the zone final, Luke is entitled to be quietly confident when he heads north later this year and competes in the N.S.W. rookie title to held at the Raymond Terrace club.  

Editor's note: Why is it that pennant leads don't practice throwing the jack in roll ups, particularly when the first few ends can often dictate the trend of the game?  


2016 ZONE ROOKIE'S RUNNER-UP CRAIG REDWOOD (HARBORD) and WINNER LUKE CAMPBELL (NORTHS)
 
 
 


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