Another riotous event in the Larrikin calendar, the Bare Foot Bowls Night proved to be fun, sociable and instructive. It was a hot evening attracting a good turn-out of members and their partners, sipping drinks slowly given the outrageously inflated charges extracted by The Greens. A minor annoyance was blaring music from which it was impossible to escape, with loudspeakers attached to every available standing area.
Bede and Lynne were there with their new X-Poodle “Olly” who has definitely filled a gaping void for them. Rocky and Berocca were there in a strongly competitive mood, as Berocca announced, “our team will win” when the scratch bowling comp. was explained by Outa.
Most of the pack got off to an erratic start, because few had ever played the game before other than 10 pin bowling which apart from throwing a heavy bowl in a specific direction has few other similarities.
As the night wore on, accuracy improved but the team formation and bowling outcomes became increasingly erratic. I’m not sure which of the teams won. Towards the end, Outa announced a “bowl- off” in which every individual would have a crack at getting their ball closest to the little white ball at the other end of the green for a $100 cash prize. Berocca astounded everyone by starting late down the list of tryers and pulling it off with an unbeatable bowl which landed her ball almost kissing the pin. Well done Berocca, one cannot but be impressed by your magnificent achievement, cementing in stone the fact that you are the greatest athlete amongst the Larrikins! And well done K9 and Outa for organising such a great and fun evening.