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Sunday 3 March 2019

Central Coast Under 18 Side wins the Metropolitan Shield

Our Under 18 Representative Side of 12 bowlers has won the Metropolitan Shield today 3rd March 2019.   This is the first time that a BCC Under 18 Side has participated in this event.

Hosted this year by Zone 10, the Metropolitan Shield was held at Northmead Sports Club where our side competed against Zones 5 (Greater Western Sydney), Zone 10 (Sydney North West), Zone 12 (Sydney South West), Zone 13 (Central & Southern Sydney) and Zone 16 (Illawarra).

The BCC/Zone 15 winning side was:

Our Side opened with a 3-0 win against Zone 5.  Then they had an outstanding victory against Zone 12 winning 2 rinks and drawing another, after they lost 11 shots on the first 3 ends.  A remarkable comeback.  The third game against Zone 13 resulted in a 2 win rinks and one drawn rink.  Chelsea McKay's team played a four with three NSW rep players but still recorded an excellent win.  

At lunch BCC was leading the event on 16 points but after lunch had to play the two second placed sides of Zone 16 and Zone 10 who were both on 10 points.

Halfway through the 4th game it was tight on all rinks but the side knuckled down and all rinks recorded a win against the 2nd place side.  It was all over, the fat lady was singing.  Our side could not be beaten for the title.  It's not worth talking about the last round against Zone 10.  The players were celebrating and lost badly, except for the team of Olivia, Jackson, Brandon and Chelsea who maintained their undefeated record..    In fact the general consensus was that the stars of the day were our two girls, Chelsea and her lead Olivia.  Although everyone played well in particular the skips Josh and Bailey who played some masterful conversions. 

The team was responsible for the first U18 Side win this Zone has had since Aron Sherriff was a junior playing for us.   

Congratulations to the players, their parents and grandparents who drive them to training and the U18 events, and the Coaches, Paul Wesche assisted by John Roberts.   Without Paul, I doubt that Zone 15 would have had enough U18 players for a side in the Metropolitan Shield, yet alone winning it. 

Our side was well supported on the day by around 30 people including ex BCC Juniors Zac Hanley and James Burton who were there to support their brothers,  It was a great team effort.

P.S. In the top photo, don't look too closely at the shield, Zone 16 forgot to bring the shield so we borrowed a shield from the NBC Sports BC Trophy Cabinet.