Team of ‘lefties’ yet to find right moves

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Left handers are more common in sport now, but four of them in a bowls team –┬áthat’s just not right!

Phoenix Bowling Club members Wayne Forbes, Andy Adamson, Ian Pitches and Rob Halcrow are all taking part in the Clubs NZ National Men’s Bowls Tournament in Oamaru this week.

While the team is yet to win a game, Halcrow said they were still enjoying themselves.

“We’re having plenty of fun.

“While we may not be winning, we’re catching up with plenty of old friends, so that’s good.”

The team of four were happy with the way they were bowling, but the roll of the green was going against them.

“Sometimes tournaments are like that, things just don’t seem to go our way, but we’re loving it,” Halcrow said.

The team have been together for a few years and take part in most of the inter-club bowls tournaments together, including this tournament which they have competed in for the past couple of years.

Forbes said they all get on really well.

“We get on well together and that makes a massive difference and the bowls that much more enjoyable.”

Being left-handed had nothing to do with joining together to form a four, they were simply good mates.

At the current tournament they are being skippered by Ian Pitches.

The team hopes to pick up a win before the tournament finishes on Friday.

By Brayden Lindsay

PHOTO: BRAYDEN LINDSAY – Phoenix Bowling Club members (from left) Wayne Forbes, Andy Adamson, Ian Pitches and Rob Halcrow are all left handed and are taking part in the Clubs NZ National Men’s Bowls Tournament being held in North Otago.