Our Senior Mens Team, The Beach Haven Badgers, made a thrilling and historic “come from behind” win to take out the North Harbour Pennants Mens Division 1 title at Browns Bay Club on Sunday afternoon against a strong team from Orewa.
Led by Club Captain, Ian Little, the team comprised Roy Parker, Steve Doolan, Jimmy Dunn, Mo Pita and Merv Malpas, and henceforward is to be known as The Magnificent 6.
The form that had propelled them to the final had evaporated during the first half of the final match, but slowly and surely, with support from a vociferous band of fellow club members, they fought back and took the final with a combined differential of just a few points. No doubt the scores and team composition details will be published on the Bowls North Harbour website in the next few days.
Our respects and commiserations go out to the Orewa team, who at one stage held a substantial lead only to see it gradually whittled away, but who very graciously acknowledged one of the greatest achievements for our Club in Inter-Club competitions, sitting alongside our success in the Mixed Teams Section in 2016.
Our thanks also go to North Harbour President Maureen Taylor and her team for organising the event, and to Browns Bay Bowling Club for hosting the day c/w great weather conditions.