Battle of the Bridge squads named
25 November 2022
Auckland squad announced

Auckland will take on North Harbour for the annual Battle of the Bridge on Sunday, 4 December. With bragging rights on the line, both regional sides will want to put their best case forward in what has always been a formidable challenge with some exciting matchups.

In October of this year, Auckland Men’s Premier, in a nail-biting final, won the Men’s National Intercentre 2022 – so no doubt they will be under the spotlight as they look to continue their winning performance.

There will be two Premier Men’s sides, two Premier Women’s sides, and one each for the Men’s and Women’s 1-5 Years. Each side participates in two x Fours, four x Pairs, and eight x Singles making a total of 84 matches up for grabs.

Bowls Auckland is pleased to announce its squad members as follows:


Men’s Premier 1 Women’s Premier 1
Martin Dixon Paris Baker
Mike Galloway Catherine Bien
Tony Grantham Olivia Bloomfield
Jordan King Karen Hema
Gary Lawson Kimberley Hemmingway
Rory Soden Estelle Hickey
Aiden Takarua Ashleigh Jeffcoat
Nick Thompson Lisa Prideaux
  Linda Ralph


Men’s Premier 2 Women’s Premier 2
Mike Bradshaw Philly Akaruru
Gavin Brown Sue Curran
Scott Harrison Tessa Farley
Steve Hoeft Linda Fenton
Pene Panapa Jane Field
Phil Taylor Lesley McLinden
Teo Turua Jenny Stockford
Adam Wishnoski Pip Wilton
  Janine Young

Premier management team: Alison Rennie, Neville Hill, John Ross, Bev Crowe

1-5 YEAR

1-5 Year Men 1-5 Year Women
Zoran Bartulovich Rita Bradnock
Stephen Campbell Jeanine Browne
Steve Fisher Gloria Tenaki
Jean-Claude Fuller Rhonda Thompson
Liam Hill Colleen Short
Daryl Mackie Lee Singer
David Motu Nicole Singer
David Weir Andrea Wilson

1-5 Year management team: Peter Blucher, Garry Cotton, John Ross, Les Smith, Chris Staples

The host venues are:

Men’s & Women’s Premier 1 – Browns Bay
Men’s Premier 2 – Takapuna 
Women’s Premier 2 – Mairangi Bay 
1-5 Year – Blockhouse Bay

Congratulations to all squad members and good luck, we can’t wait to see how this year’s challenge will play out.