Brown remains positive


She may just be the most inspiring player in the region.

Now Muswellbrook RSL Bowls Club star Eryn Brown, who turns 75 today, is counting down the weeks until her competition returns from suspension.

“I just want to keep feet on greens,” Brown told The Hunter River Times.

Brown’s resume in the sport is second to none in the region.

Born in Tokoroa, she would go onto represent New Zealand as well as Queensland and NSW.

Her NSW State Masters singles title over Commonwealth games medallist Willow Fong proved to be one of many claims to fame.

And her presence at the Muswellbrook RSL has been inspirational since joining the club four years ago.

“We’re only an 18-member club but she has brought us from down here to up there,” her teammate Kay Noble explained.

Last week, the sport’s governing body suspended all tournaments for six weeks due to the latest Covid-19 outbreak.

This was implemented on Tuesday, August 18; midway through the recent district tournament between Muswellbrook RSL, Denman, Merriwa, Scone, Scone RSL and Aberdeen.

After claiming senior pairs titles with Noble in 2017 and 2018, Brown was on track to claim a third in four years following last year’s shock defeat to Elizabeth Hillier and Sue Watts.

If successful against a fellow Muswellbrook RSL pair, she was then due to play the winner of Aberdeen vs. Denman in the final.

However, that has been put on hold.

“It is a shame that we have to wait now but we understand we’re all in this together,” Brown concluded.

“Earlier in the year I also enjoyed running intraclub training days and preparing players to improve their skills before playing other clubs in tournaments.

“However, we had to call that off by March due to covid as well and that was only after two sessions.”

Brown is the niece of former New Zealand leg spinner Alex Moir (cricket).