City V Country 2022 squads announced
Launched last year, the City v Country format for State Trials is about to get underway again. A fantastic opportunity for our Regional bowlers to face off against their city counterparts, will Country dominate again this year or will City have something to prove?
The series will take place this weekend, 14th – 15th May, at Bendigo Bowling Club.
Spectators are encouraged, so if you’re in the Bendigo region head down to take in the action of the new format State trial system.
This City Vs Country concept provides a higher standard of competition, increased visibility for players across the state, a more meaningful competition and a historical record of all players chosen to represent either City or Country.
Players are presented with a numbered City or Country cap in recognition of their selection.
BV/BA pathways coach Ian Ewing said of the recently introduced trial concept, “last year’s revamp in the way we trial and select players to represent the state had been needed for a while. By providing a more competitive environment in which the players can showcase their skills is a good thing for bowls in Victoria. Bragging rights for the winner, City or Country, adds an extra dimension to the game for the players to fight for.”
We are pleased to announce the 2022 City Vs Country squads:
|MEN’S CITY SQUAD||MEN’S COUNTRY SQUAD|
|Josh Corless||Mason Bayliss|
|Jarryd Davies||Andrew Brown|
|Ben Fearn||Brad Campbell|
|Dylan Fisher||Tyson Cromie|
|Brendan Gallagher||Koby Cromie|
|Max Goldsmith||Tim Cromie|
|Curtis Hanley||David Dawes|
|Ben Hubber||Matt Flapper|
|Ben Loughlin||Ethan Fruend|
|Nathan Lynch||Jared Hammond|
|John McCarron||Ethan Higgins|
|Dane McKinnon||Brad Holland|
|Nathan Murray||Cameron Keenan|
|Dean O’Neill||Brad Lancaster|
|James Pearce||Brett Mahoney|
|Josh Sanders||Brad Marron|
|Todd Shannon||Leigh McIlvenny|
|Alex Skilton||Brad Orr|
|Cooper Wescombe||Adrian Pantling|
|Brad Willoughby||Brad Pavey|
|Nathan Wilson||Max Rowley|
|Ben Winther||Mitchell Sidebottom|
|Jordan Yates||Aaron Tomkins|
|Bryce Young||Conner Trewren|
|WOMEN’S CITY SQUAD||WOMEN’S COUNTRY SQUAD|
|Melanie Brooks||Sam Atkinson|
|Trish Cullinane||Karen Brennan|
|Kirsten Day||Bronwyn Capewell|
|Tris Doolan||Olivia Cartwright|
|Anne Draffen||Jodie Fruend|
|Alana Flapper||Angela Hackett|
|Courtney Gabb||Lee Harris|
|Sarah Howard||Anita Jenkins|
|Sophie Kurzman||Taylah Marron|
|Mikayla Long||Peta Mattys|
|Lisa Phillips||Anne Miles|
|Sara Rodger||Cassandra Millerick|
|Olivia Slade||Kelly Norris|
|Vicki Smith||Stephanie Priest|
|Andrea Tudorovic||Emma Simmonds|
|Jess Wallace||Rhoanna Smith|
The City Vs Country Series will take place over the weekend of 14th-15th May at Bendigo Bowling Club:
Game 1: 9.00am
Game 2: 12.30pm
Game 3: 3.30pm
Game 4: 9.00am
Game 5: 12.30pm
Additionally, the O60’s State Trials are also taking place this week in Bendigo.
Congratulations to all squad members and good luck!