Port Shepstone Country Club bowlers bagged bronze medals in the Warwick Wealth Bowls South Africa National Championships in Durban on Saturday.
Multi-time national champion Eddie Fann, Roy Anderson, Howard Frizelle and Kevin Lancaster showcased good skill and tremendous fighting spirit to reach the semi-finals of the fours competition – which was contested by 144 teams – where they narrowly lost to the Dave Riley-led Umhlali side.
“We’re proud of what we achieved as one of the smaller clubs,” Anderson told eHowzit.
“I’m really proud of my teammates; Kevin and Howard played very well and Eddie the magician was brilliant.”
The formidable foursome went into the national competition with valuable experience, having teamed up in several tournaments including the recent Margate Week, in which they won seven of their eight games.
“The chemistry in the team was great as it always is. We’re all mates and we know each other well, so we play well as a team,” Anderson said.
He lauded his teammates’ tenacity, saying, “We dug ourselves out of jail a few times before the play-offs.
“In the one game, I think we were 11-1 down and we just said ‘come on guys, we can win this’ and we ended up 12-all. We fought all the way.”
Fann also secured a silver medal in the singles competition after narrowly losing a hard-fought final against Mike Marnewick.