Three lawn bowlers from Cummins and Port Neill have been drafted into the South Australian Super League, as Bowls SA hosted its first ever bowls draft.
Selecting from a pool of 207 hopeful draftees from Bowling Clubs from all across South Australia, the SA Super League added 48 talented players across eight franchises, from areas all across South Australia to the six already selected marquee players in each squad.
Pick 16 in the draft, Helen Minhard, Cummins, has played 18 Tests for SA, and was back to back Country Carnival Singles Champion, receiving the Country Carnival Player of the Year 2014/15 and will join Port Neill’s Kane Goldsworthy in the Central Chargers team.
Port Neill’s Jackie Field was the quarter finalist at Australian indoor championships, quarter finalist in the Australian open triples and will join the Western Rogues.
The original six teams of marquee players have been aligned to different regions, with the Heysen Comets looking after Eyre Peninsula and Eastern Adelaide.
Prior to the draft, Heysen Comets already had Streaky Bay’s Damon Edmunds and Cleve’s Ben Harris.
The first round of the SA Super League shall be on July 27, starting at 6pm and held at Salisbury Bowling Club.