Lithgow Workies claim zone title with win at Hazelbrook

Lithgow Workies number 2 women’s pennant team is off to State. 

PENNANT WINNERS: Manager Gail Coates, Dianne Crook, Ruth Harries, skips Cheryl Schram and Lesley Townsend, Noela Williams, Sue Metcalf and Wendy Constable. Deidre Stubbs is absent. Picture: KIRSTY HORTON.

PENNANT WINNERS: Manager Gail Coates, Dianne Crook, Ruth Harries, skips Cheryl Schram and Lesley Townsend, Noela Williams, Sue Metcalf and Wendy Constable. Deidre Stubbs is absent. Picture: KIRSTY HORTON.

On their way to the State title, the team won the Western and Nepean competitions, much to their delight. 

WORKIES TEAM MEMBER: Deidre Stubbs. Picture: SUPPLIED.

WORKIES TEAM MEMBER: Deidre Stubbs. Picture: SUPPLIED.

They secured their place in the State competition for the second time on May 11 at the Zone playoffs in Hazelbrook. 

It was a winter wonderland in the Mountains on May 11, with snow flurries as competitors travelled through Blackheath. However, Hazelbrook turned on the sunshine with a cold wind blowing.

Lithgow Workies defeated Springwood, 28-25 in their match. 

Hazelbrook No 4's defeated Springwood by 10 shots, while Camden defeated Lithgow City No 3’s by six shots.

LITHGOW CITY TEAM: Inga Irvine, Margie Gibbons, Cheryl Wotton, Ina Hunter, Fay King, Kerry Bernard, Carol Posker and June Barnes. Picture: SUPPLIED.

LITHGOW CITY TEAM: Inga Irvine, Margie Gibbons, Cheryl Wotton, Ina Hunter, Fay King, Kerry Bernard, Carol Posker and June Barnes. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Lithgow and Hazelbrook will now advance to State to be played on the Central Coast from August 8-12 at Canton Beach.

Good luck to the Workies team, which will be looking to go better than their last appearance at State. They finished runners-up on a countback.