Batavia Bowling League bowler of the year Brad King in top form

Joe CriddleMidwest Times
Brad King is the reigning Batavia League bowler of the year.
Camera IconBrad King is the reigning Batavia League bowler of the year. Credit: The Midwest Times, Tamra Carr

A change in the brand of bowls he uses is working wonders for Brad King, the reigning Batavia league bowler of the year.

King recorded his second victory of the season when he won the Tabtouch Scroungers, an event held at the Geraldton club.

His red-hot form comes on the back of his recent change from his traditional Drakes to Taylor Redline SRVs.

The consistency shown over the past month has seen the champion near unbeatable on the green, and he’s atop the aggregate table for the seasonal tally.

New bowls also for the most consistent Merv Grigsby this season has resulted in two second placings from three outings, while Mike Ford, playing with the Taylor SRVs, is another showing his liking for change. Ford has returned a third and second finish in the past two weeks.

This trio seemingly scared off challengers last week, with just 17 players competing, some winning entry to the King Scrounger finale in early September.

Wonthella ran the second round of the Gazza Ultimate Bowls Challenge, with Denison bowlers Bert Gilbert and Kevin Hagger taking the win ahead of the brother and sister duo of Kim Cross and Lee Poletti. Bill Andreassen and Joe Beaver finished third. The most toucher award was won by Brad Preston with a return of eight, one ahead of Gilbert on seven.

On Friday, mixed scroungers take centre stage at Denison, Geraldton and Wonthella clubs. Visitors are welcome to compete.

On Saturday afternoon, the Geraldton Club will run the second round of new Foot-bowl event with a 1pm start. The game will consist of four, five end matches. Wonthella will continue with round three of the popular Gazza challenge series.

Scroungers start at 9.30am at Wonthella on Sunday, with Geraldton having a 1pm bowl-off to begin round four of the TABtouch season.

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