Jun 25

Friday Night at Swinburne Avenue

This coming Friday night we thought we’d try something a bit different down at Swinburne Avenue. What we will be doing is opening the bar and clubrooms for anyone who wants to come down and enjoy our great facilities.

We’ll have the AFL (Melbourne vs Sydney) and NRL (Melb Storm vs Broncos) on the TV’s, so you can watch whichever game you want or you can make use of our great pool table.

The bar will be open from 5pm so get your friends and family down to the club for what will hopefully be a fun night. If we get enough support we’ll try and make this a regular thing on a Friday night at the club.

Jun 24

Winter Pennant Success

Congratulations to our Winter Pennant 2nd Side who earlier today capped off a sensational season by finishing undefeated during the season to be crowned Division 3 Winners.

After going into the change over at +1 overall, both our rinks were locked in an epic battle with Princes Park. The overall lead changed multiple times in the final few ends, but it came down to the last end with MCC trailing overall by 1 shot. With Ian Smith and his rink of first time bowler Michael Kirwan and Peter Wright on bank, Jeff Smart with his rink of lead Howard Kiel and second John Sykes went to work on the last end. Howard was holding shot before the opposition 2nd decided to take his bowl out leaving John and Jeff to battle it out. John was able to position his bowls very strategically so that when Jeff came through with his first bowl, he received a friendly straightener to be holding 1 shot with 3 bowls to come. Still with 1 bowl in his bowling arm, Jeff was able to dead draw a second and with the oppositions final bowl sailing past the head, MCC had won the day by a single shot.

Thank you to those who came out to Flem/Ken to watch the game!


Jun 22

Bowls Section Footy Function – July 8th

NUMBERS NEEDED!!!! – We need a minimum 15 extra people

We currently do not have enough people to run the July Footy Function. If you are interested please contact Culum ASAP so we can confirm the event. 

The next MCC Bowls Section Footy Function has been announced!

Following the success of our first footy function earlier this season, our second footy function will be held on Saturday July 8th at the MCG for the Collingwood vs Essendon game (it’s an afternoon game … bounce at the traditional 2.10pm)

Full Details can be found HERE on the flyer, so get your bookings in now for what will a great day!

If you need more information, please contact Culum Bennington on 0433 294 840 or communications@mccbowls.org

Jun 18

Winter Pennant Update


Our 2nds side yesterday played against Brunswick in the Division 3 Semi Final were successful to make it through to Grand Final next week.  They will play against Princes Park at Flemington/Kensington Bowls Club from 1pm next Saturday 24th June.

So if you have the chance, get down and watch our team in the finals action.

For up to date Results, Ladders and Sides click HERE

Jun 16

Swinburne Ave and Glen St Green Availability

The grass greens at both Swinburne Ave and Glen St will be closed as from Monday 26 June, 2017 for their annual maintenance.

The grass greens at Swinburne Ave will re-open on  Tuesday 1 August, 2017. While the grass green at Glen St will re-open for bowls on Tuesday 22 August, 2017.

During this time the carpet at Glen St will be open for those wanting to continue to play bowls.

Jun 16

Vale Bill Taylor

Dr Bill H. Taylor a member of the Bowls Section since February 2010 passed away on Tuesday 13 June 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Bill was 91 years old and a staunch member of the bankers. He was a man of many parts – Wing Commander; anaesthetist; wood and metal turner; ice-skater; Australian Winter Olympics team manager; rope knotting/binding expert; in all, an interesting fellow with many a story to tell from his days at Northcote High, through the Second World War and CRTS at Mildura, and then lengthy periods at Point Cook; RMH; the Children’s … and Glen Street.

The funeral service to celebrate the life of Dr Bill Taylor will be held in the Le Pine Chapel, 1048 Whitehorse Road (Cnr Linsley Street), Box Hill on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 10.00am. Private Cremation

Condolences to his family.

Jun 15

Selectors for the Upcoming 2017-18 Pennant Season

The Committee at this month’s meeting have selected the following members to undertake selection for season 2017/18.

Saturday Pennant

Trevor Rout – Chairperson

Mark Foster – Sides 1 – 4

Scott Wellington – Sides 1 – 4

Robert Storey – Sides 4 – 7

George Dyer – Sides 5 – 7

John Edmonds – Sides 5 – 7

Midweek Pennant

Ian Cave – Chairperson

Norm Hayes

Linda Moore

Good luck to these members in undertaking a difficult but rewarding task.

Jun 09

Good Luck at the Aus Open

Starting tomorrow, 2 of our current bowlers will be competing at the Bowls Australian Open up on the Gold Coast. Brendan and Robby Millar will be taking part in a number of events up North and we wish them all the best whilst up in the warmth. The tournament runs from 10th – 23rd June and you check out the details HERE on the Bowls Australia website.

We’ll keep you posted on their progress.

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