Launceston Examiner, Wednesday 26 February 1896
Easter Bowls Tournament –MelbourneBowling Club
BOWLING. The hon. secretary of the Launceston Bowling Club has received from Mr E. J. Lewis, hon. secretary of the Melbourne Bowling Club, a cordial invitation for the Launceston bowlers to take part in the annual Easter tournament to be held under the auspices of the Melbourne Club on their splendid greens atWindsor. The tournament is for pairs, playing two bowls each, 21 points up, handicap, and is open to all bona fide members of recognised bowling clubs. Trophies to the value of £60 will be competed for, and as soon as 128 pairs have entered the lists will be closed. The games will occupy three days -Good Friday, Saturday, and Easter Monday, April 3, 4, and 6 next. Four pairs from the Launceston Club have decided to enter, and they form a thoroughly representative company. The following players form the teams, the second of the pairs being the captain:- 1st, W. Croft and J. E. Thurstun (champion of L.B C); 2nd, G. Paton and Jas. Gaylor; 3rd, J. Hetzlowood and Thos. Tucker; 4th, T. Boyd and G. Wilkins. These players will also form two teams of four, and should worthily maintain the honours of their club in friendly rivalry with the Victorian bowlers.