2016 Arm Bowling National Championships
Victoria’s Arm Bowlers will be trying for what AFL club Hawthorn is trying to achieve in 2016 – a four-peat – when they tackle the National Championships at Broadbeach in September.
The 2016 Nationals will be played out this year on the Gold Coast from September 5 to 7, where the best available players from four States will contest the Australian Arm Bowling Championship.
The Armed Vics have been successful in the last three events and are chasing history in the making. They’ll compete against NSW, SA and host state Queensland.
Stalwarts from last year’s victorious team selected again include Neil Crisp, Barry Anset, AJ Parker, Lee Wesley and Phil Gude.
There is also a good spread of metropolitan and regional clubs represented in the team.
Barry Anset (Bendigo BC)
Ray Arnold (Mentone BC)
Ray Bezett (Benalla BC)
Stephen Coles (North Balwyn BC)
Doug Corrigan (Ringwood BC)
Neil Crisp (Warrnambool BC)
Harry Dahllof (Highton BC)
Malcolm Finch (Golden Square BC)
Phillip Godkin (Eaglehawk BC)
Peter Gribbin (Caulfield Park/Alma BC)
Phil Gude (Dromana BC)
Tony Long (St Leonards BC)
Arthur Parker (Mt Martha BC)
Ann Power (City of Frankston BC)
Adele Ryan (Ocean Grove BC)
Denis Smyth (Shepparton Park BC)
Lee Wesley (Romsey BC)
Queensland: John Amos, Arthur Collins, Geoff Cooper, Robert Edwards, Lynn Gilbert, Roger Goodridge, Leigh Hewish, Cheryl Hutchinson, David Johnson, Col Kingham, John McGahan, Jim Merrick, Geoff Merriman, Ken Muir, Brian Newcombe, Glenn Norton, Bill Roberts, Mick Thorne, Gordon Usher, Wendy Usher.
NSW: Malcolm Adams, Warren Allomes, Edwina Bohannon, Glen Bookless, Andrew Capararo, Noel Creighton, John Davis, Kenneth Davies, Richard Hickey, Gloria Lamb, Kevin Millington, Michael O’Neill, Clay Parker, Ian Percival, Allan Starrett, Edward Wozniak, Stan Wrzeczycki
South Australia: Arch Baxter, Phil May, Colin Baker, Rodney Haywood, Don Edwards, John Ivanica, Malcolm Borlase, Stuart Riether, John Dann, Trevor Barry, Rodney Egge, Ron Colgan, Penny McCarthy, Bill Richards, Cheryl Barry, Sue Jolly, Mal Crowther.
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