Horsham bowlers strike down competition 

Winners of the Junior Country Cup, Horsham lanes and games. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
Winners of the Junior Country Cup, Horsham lanes and games. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Horsham Lanes and Games won the Victoria Junior Country Cup in Mildura at the weekend.

The team, consisting of skipper Liam Jakobi, Zane Taylor, Josh Taylor, Bacara Arnott and Ebony Hinton, won the highly-regarded, two-day tenpin bowling championship.

Horsham Lanes and Games manager Bob Hinton said he was delighted with the result after only being invited two weeks ago.

"I'm absolutely stoked with our performance," he said.

"We only received an invite after Albury pulled out of the competition.

"It was only the second time we have competed in 18 years we finished sixth last time."

Hinton said it was a team effort that got them over the line.

It was a tough start from the budding Horsham bowlers, losing their opening two games against La Trobe Valley and Ballarat.

But to their credit, they bounced back and won 13 of their next 16 games to snatch first place.

They reached a number of highs along the way, which included reaching the highest team score of 811 against La Trobe Valley in game 10. Jakobi recorded the highest men's score for the tournament with 279 and Hinton topped the women's individual efforts with 258.

Jakobi also made the All Star Team, capping off a brilliant weekend for the youngster.

Horsham finished on 75 points six clear of second-placed Bendigo.

Favourites Shepparton, which Horsham defeated in both games, came third with 68 points.


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