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BOWLING.

Bowlers have "been pretty busy during the holidays, notwithstanding wet weather and consequent greens on the heavy I side, the Easter arrangements Laving included a tournament of winter playeve at Carlton, and the visit to local greens of two country teams. Friday was all that could be desired, but the rain of the night made matters a bit heavy for play on Saturday, while again on Monday morning some of the greens were almost under water after the solid downpour of the preceding day and night. But matters climatic are ever inclined to vacillate some at Easter time, especially when the season lag 3 well into April, and by that token, notwithstanding a few murmurs heard during the past week that the big tournament should have stuck to the old dates, most bowlers will agree that this year's pennant tourney could hardly have been the success at Easter it was in January. When bowlers get accustomed to the altered time table they will all doubtless agree that settled weather and long days are more conducive to a successful tournament than the speculative conditions to be usually obtained in the vicinity of Easter. A particularly happy foregathering of bowlers was that inaugurated by the Carlton Glut) for the Easter holidays. The full rink invitation was responded to by bowlers from neari/ every club round, about town, between 60 and 70 players taking part in the tourney. The meeting was a thoroughly enjoyable one, and the IMa-tch Committee ensured as even a contest as was possible by putting the veto upon the collection in any one team of too many crack trundlers. The consequent disposition made it interesting for all competitors, and eliminated that rather frequent factor in such contests of one or two top-notch teams practically narrowing the finals, in foregone conclusion, to themselves. In the Carlton'tourney just ended, however, it. was quite the order for skips in the top flight to go down to lesser lights, some of the champion pilots of Auckland' having to lower their colours. The gathering went very merrily from start to finish, nevertheless, and competition I was keen to the finish. The final was fought out on Monday, and resulted Ina tough battle between the teams skipped by Cutler and V. Casey, honours and the medals gravitating in the last two heads to Cutler's team. The Carlton Club are to be congratulated upon the thorough success of their tournament. The majority of the New Plymouth bowling team left for home yesterday after their round of several Auckland clubs. They did not have the best of luck in weather, but the fickle fates helped them enough to slip games in' morning and aiternoon on each day except Saturday, and the match lost on that day was not the fault of the weather. Although they only had one win, yet that win was against a club of crack players, and all in all the Taranaki men, natheless the somewhat disconcerting rainfall, got in some good and enjoyable trundles. The Remuera team that journeyed to' the Thames on Sunday night for their annual struggle against the goldminers returned with second place, the Thamesites being too good under the- circumstances by 16 points. EPSOM V. BOCKT (NOOK. The following Epsom teams will compete against Rocky .Nook on Saturday next:— At Rocky Nook: Adams, Clark, Harrison, E&gleton (skip); G. Wright, •HcGowan, ,Foubister, Watklns (akip). At 'Epsom: Williams. Young-, Hill, Davies (skip); J. Wright, Owen, Ker, Craig (skip). iPONSONBT. V. EiE»iTJER.A. The following teams have been selected to represent the l*onsonby Club 'against β-emuena on Saturday next at the Ponsoabjgreen.: Casey, Rotoinson, BaddJley, Veale' I (skip); Crowe, Harris, Qnin, 'Watson (skip); Craig. Atkinson, Wetob. Ooutts (skip); iWhlte, H. Hemus, W. Smith, Court (skip); Harkins, Ijee, Sticlrbnry, Gorman (skip); Oldham, Mnrpay, T. Wetherilt, Gardner (skip); Hodgson, GMcLeod, -Buchanan, Snedden (skip); Secroft, H. Wetherilt, Crabtree, liangsford <sklp). , • THE CAMBRIDGE TOURNAMENT. (By Tetegraph.—Press Association.) CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday. The bowling tournament was continued to-day. Pairs matches were begun after the fours, but a number of the games in the various rounds are unfinished, and will be concluded on Wednesday morning. Following are the results of the finished games:— FIRST ROUND. Section A: McWatters and Forrest beat Dickey and Burns, White and HcDongall beat Gill and Trayes. ■Section B: Buckland and Richards beat Surman and Braithwaite, Mills and Volkner beat Bromwich and de Castro. Section C: Smoll and Butler beat Cameron and Ferguson, Pascoe and Walte bent Gavin and SneUlng. Section D: Bayers and EUljsdon beat Hyde and Parr, Courtney and Mills" beat Gillies and White. SECOND ROnXD , , • ' . • Section A: M-cWattera and Forrest beat White and MeDougall, McFarlane and Herd beat IMckey and Bums, Section, B: Swayno and Christie' beat Mills and Volkner, Bremwleh and de Castre beat Surman and Bralth>yaite, Section C: Gavin ond Snellipg beat Olsen and Towers, Section D-! Hyde and lan beat Cenrtaey and Mills, Burton and Wallace beat WWte and GllUes, TSmo RCffilNO, i. Section A. Gill sue. Trayes beat MqWafc tere dna Forrest, Mcßtolane and Herd beat White and Mopeugali. Section Br P, Mills sad p: TelkHep. beat 'gjirm&n and- jaraiftwslte, Bwa.fne , and Cfcris? tie.- beat BuuWfrad aaft atghajas, ' - ~s . Beqttan Oi ?RS«»e ftgft. WftMe feert, (md/BnUep, ©lsen_and Towers beat G»B»erra and- Fergus en,

:, Section'D:,Sayers. and.EUisdon beat-iWal-lace and Burton, Wnlte and. G-illies beat Barr and , Hyde. * '. .-;.:.".,. FOURTH ROUND. ■: Section B: Buckland and Richards beat de Castro and Bromwlch, Surman arid Bralthwaite beat Swayne and, Christie: , -Section C: -Small and> Butler "Beat Olsen ;and Towers.- -. . : ■ f '■-;.''< Section , X>: Savers and Ellisdon beat Courtney and Mills, Burton and Wallace Beat Hyde and Parr. ■ '' FIFTH ROTJSrx ..", „ Section A: Gill and Trayes beat-Dickey and" Burns. ' " - ' Section B: Mills and ; Volkner beat Bucklaud and Richards. ■ . :''••■. WAIOKU V. ONBHTJXGA. '* . A pleasant afternoon was spent by two rinks of Onehunga bowlers on the' Waiukil green on Good Friday, the visitors winning, the game by 4 points. The following was the result of the games:—Onehunga—Rintoul, Blackwood, Haslett. Michaels (skip)— T. 6; v.' Waiuku—Johnstone, . Porter, Dr. Monk, King (skip) Onehunga—Molloy, ■Stone. Vause, Clark v. Waiuku — McGavin, Barriball, Ross-iter, Baker (skip) -—17.

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BOWLING. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 88, 14 April 1909

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