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A meeting of the members of the Akaroa Bowling Club was held on Saturday night last in the Borough Council Chambers to make arrangements for a visit of the Australian bowlers at present on tour in New Zealand. The bowlers arrive from Christohuroh by car on Thursday next, and rpturn the same evening. The following were present at the meeting:—Messrs Q, Armstrong (president) in the chair, and J. Brown, R. Bayley, V V. Masefield, G. W Thomas, W W William.*, J Bruce, J. Hammond, M G, J. Kerridge, Rev. J. W. Hayward, and A. H. Westenra, hon sco

Th<* secretary read 'he lpf-f.e>* from tbe hon. of 'be '*<■"'! ing Association, M' D W-hhl-. •,■.*.""<g that there would b* ah• *v.. fif r y-fi c m king the :»ip o Vkaro*, including a nu ■■be' of C-ci ic'ninnh Th'-y did m W'i'l- k .-••:■' ■ v v d.y hi. 1 : warned to a 'ook c> rid "''" bctViful town ':nd i • su inunding-<

Mr W-'H' 'ir v xnid -ha ■>■• c o<-t, »- be had r,rjn lever seine- of be members and ihe presidenr bad talk-ri tbe matter over, and tb&y bad replitd without delay suggesting that tbe party should have dinner at Akaroa, a launch trip on the harbour, and then a game and afternoon tea before they left again for Christchurch.

The chairman said tho Canterbury] Association had arranged to bring tbe bowlers to Akaroa in preference to North Canterbury, and the Akaroa people should entertain them as well as tbey could. It was decided thai; tbe chairman and secretary arrange for tbe luncheon and also arrange for launches for the harbour excursion.

Ifc was decided to give the party the option of going for the launch excursion round the harbour or a game on the Akaroa green, It was decided to have lunch when the party arrived and then show them round the town. Then those who wished would be taken od tba harbour wbilo tbe remainder would play on the bowling green. The following five rinks W9re chosen io play for the Akaroa Club :— J. H. Hayward (skip), A, Westenra, — Btocker, V. V* Masefield. '

J. D. Bruce (.-kip), J. Kerridg>, T. Lewi'.t, W, II Hern'ng. A. R. Munro (skip), F. Harrington, H. Youngrnan, J, Hammond. G Armstrong ( a kip), R Baylev, J. J. \Valk-r, G W. Thcrnaa. J. Brown (skip), O. MallD, W Williams, M. G Daly. The emergencies chosen were:— G. Pilkington, C. C Narbey, T. Penlington. T. E. Taylor, and A. J, Turner. It was decided that the members wives and friends should arrange to give the afternoon tea, aid the chairman and secretary were appointed to make provision for the nscessary cup=\ eto. It was also decided that the members get tbe green in as good order as possible. The meeting then terminated. LUNCHEON. We believe arrangements were made yesterday for a luncheon at the Hotel Metropole for 70 persons.

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VISIT OF AUSTRALIAN BOWLERS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4370, 10 February 1914

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VISIT OF AUSTRALIAN BOWLERS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4370, 10 February 1914

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