Rain dampens opening day

UNDERWAY: Wattle Range council mayor Des Noll delivers the first jack of the season at the Millicent Bowls Club.

MEMBERS of the Millicent Bowls Club were joined by the mayor of Wattle Range, Des Noll on Sunday for the opening of the 2021/22 season.

Club president Peter Hyland invited Noll to deliver the first jack for the season and once it was set, women’s singles champion Ella Pietersma delivered the first bowl for the women, while men’s singles champion Brian Roper did the same for the men.

Noll congratulated the club on its set-up and praised its success over the years.

After the official duties were completed, members then set out to play one game of 10 ends, but by the seventh end rain stopped play as the greens were starting to become water-logged. Members then returned to the shelter of the clubroom for afternoon tea to round out the day.