Cole?s triples treat
By BRAD GREENSHIELDS
EVEN though he really doesn't bowl that often any more, Coffs Ex-Services bowler Dallas Cole has again managed to get among the prizemoney in July.
Bowling with John Cornale and Des Doyle, Cole was a member of the winning team from the weekend's West Coffs Masters Triples.
Cole is starting to make a habit of claiming prizes during the July tournament season each year but admits that this year he needed more than just a little bit of help from his friends.
"Both John and Des played extremely well," he said.
"That was lucky for me as I tend to lose a bit of touch playing as little as I do."
Cole said that he nearly gave the game away about four years ago when he left Woolgoolga and that work commitments don't allow him to play anywhere near as much as he'd like to.
The triples team performed incredibly well on the weekend considering that it was the first time they had all bowled together in the same team.
Cole and Doyle had originally planned to have Alan Watkins play as the lead but a knee replacement meant that Cornale was called into the team.
Cole is not content with just the one victory this month and is this week competing in the pairs event at the Ex-Services club before having a crack at the fours at Woolgoolga.
For someone who's bowling is reduced to Saturday afternoons with the pennant team, Cole must mark the month July off in his calendar the moment he purchases it.
"Well I do actually," Cole admitted.
"I like to play in the three events mainly because it's here and I don't have to travel to play in them.
"It's very good of work to allow me to take annual leave each year considering we're working seven days a week."
The triumphant team finished ahead of defending champions Keith McAnally and Kent Price from Ex-Services and Rick Southam from Park Beach.