Maurice Andrews and Jamie Coleman did what is very hard to do in bowls – defend a title, when they took out the Wellington Men’s Development 2-4-2 Pairs title at Wainuiomata last Monday. They beat Jim Cabral and Robbie Geerlings from Stokes Valley in an absorbing final that did not finish until 8.40pm after a rain-affected weekend. Maurice was solid throughout the final and Jamie played a couple of huge bowls towards the end to tip the scale in Victoria’s favour. Jamie emulates his father Wayne who won the title back-to-back fifteen years ago for Kilbirnie.
The Victoria pair beat clubmates Mike Maoate and Tim Toomey in the semifinals. In fact the only Victoria mens team to lose to another club was Malcolm Bradshaw and Barry O’Brien. All four mens teams, and our one ladies team qualified for post-section.