Runner-up Trish Owens, winner Diane Derrick and president Gwen Pringle after the final of the Southern Downs District Ladies Bowls Association singles.
Runner-up Trish Owens, winner Diane Derrick and president Gwen Pringle after the final of the Southern Downs District Ladies Bowls Association singles. Gerard Walsh

Ladies in luck

IT WAS second time lucky for Warwick East Bowls Club member Diane Derrick when she won the Southern Downs District Ladies Bowls Association singles yesterday.

A total of 23 players nominated for the singles on Monday and Tuesday. After four wins each, Derrick, of Warwick East, and Warwick bowler Trish Owens met in the final.

The score was level early in the final before Derrick led 21-9, and then she went on to win 25-15.

Like Derrick, Owens has been in two finals, winning the title in 2007.

Derrick first played bowls 20 years ago at Cambooya before joining Warwick East a decade ago.

An uncle once told her she wouldn't be a Derrick if she didn't play bowls.

"My grandfather had six sons and they all played bowls. My parents played at Cambooya," Derrick said.

While both players said they weren't tired, they did admit they were sore from the knees up after so much bending over two days.


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