With the help of the selectors and club coach Denis Bandy, a pre-season calendar has been mapped out that will help us to hit the ground running when the season commences.
Over the four Wednesday evenings in September there will be Skills Sessions. These will be a combination of drills and games-based exercises and all male pennant bowlers are invited to attend. Though not compulsory, the selectors have an expectation that individuals that aspire to play First Division this year will participate in these sessions.
Sunday 30th September will be the commencement of the first club event, the 100Up Trophy (formerly known as the President's Trophy). This it will be a handicap tournament, and we have secured the services of a Handicapper who will rate all entrants which will make this an interesting event.
The following weekend we will be playing our first practice match, away at Doubleview.
Opening Day will be held on Saturday 13th October and there will be an intra-club practice game in the afternoon following the formal part of opening day. Men’s Championship Fours will commence the day after.
The State Fours are being held the weekend prior to the pennant season starting. The State Fours is good pennant practice in itself, offering players the opportunity to play a minimum of three games in the sectional format and so members are encouraged to enter this event.
A practice game will be scheduled on Saturday 20th for players not competing in the State Fours.
Midweek practice matches have been fixtured for the two weeks prior to the commencement of midweek pennants.
|5||Wed||Pre Season Skills Session (5:30 for 5:45pm start)|
|12||Wed||Pre Season Skills Session (5:30 for 5:45pm start)|
|19||Wed||Pre Season Skills Session (5:30 for 5:45pm start)|
|26||Wed||Pre Season Skills Session (5:30 for 5:45pm start)|
|30||Sun||Handicap 100 Up Trophy|
|3||Wed||Handicap 100 Up Trophy Continuation|
|5||Fri||Handicap 100 Up Trophy Final|
|6||Sat||Inter Club Practice Game at Doubleview|
|11||Thu||Inter Club Practice Game hosting Mt Pleasant|
|13||Sat||Opening Day - Intra Club Practice Game|
|17||Wed||Championship Fours Final|
|18||Thu||Inter Club Practice Game at Mount Pleasant|
|Inter Club Practice Game at Mount Pleasant|
|25||Thu||Midweek Pennant 1|
|27||Sat||Saturday Pennant 1|