Pennant 8s

There are 4 players in each team in a pennant game with each player having 2 bowls.  Assuming all players are of equal ability and all are attempting to just draw to the jack, the probability of a team scoring an 8 on an end is 1 in 12,870.  In a pennant season each team would play around 400 ends so one might reasonably expect to score an 8 once in 32 seasons.  That's a long career.  Yet, remarkably, there are many Eltham players who have scored multiple 8s.  Even more remakably, there several players who have scored multiple 8s in the same season.

In practice the above assumptions don't always apply.  Many 8s result from players driving, both well and poorly, which means the real probability would be substantially lower.

Here is the complete list of Eltham players to have scored an 8 in pennant matches: 

Season            Players Date
1990/1991 Daniel Bullock / Kevin Dean / Don Robertson / Joe Burkett Sat 10/11/1990
1992/1993 Joyce Carroll / Helen Bennell / Joyce Devine / June Clark Tue 10/11/1992
1993/1994 Roma Trotman / Elva Howard / June Rickard / Eileen Turner Tue 1/3/1994
1993/1994 Neville Fraser / John Dinsmore / Alf Heffey / Joe Burkett Sat 13/11/1993
1996/1997 John Rose / Herd Sheppy / Tom Bakker / John Edwards  
1997/1998 Barbara Simpson / June Baker / Roma Trotman / Marj Rouse  
1997/1998 Lexie McVeigh / Sydney Finney / Lorraine Robertson / Lorraine Reid  
1997/1998 Tuppy Devine / Don White / Doug Cameron / Tony Brockman  
1997/1998 Doug Botting / Ray Millard / Harry Walton / Brian Moore  
1999/2000 Nobby Campbell / Jim McKenzie / Dick Dodd / Les Engblom  
2000/2001 Peter Cameron / Colin Haywood / Archie Shaw / Brian Jones  
2000/2001 Charles Watson / Tuppy Devine / Bob Cairns / Ian Allen  
2001/2002 Graeme Webster / Don Evans / Doug Stuart / John Dall'Amico  
2002/2003 Nobby Campbell / Steve Fry / Don McVeigh / Geoff Burch  
2004/2005 Don White / Don McVeigh / Vern Sharp / Harry Walton  
2004/2005 Lorraine Pulham / Judith Watson / Teresa Dall'Amico / Peggy Lynch  
2004/2005 Brian Jones / Charles Watson / Marj Rouse / George Reid  
2005/2006 Peter Wright / Bruce Goodman / Geoff Burch / John Edwards Sat 19/11/2005
2006/2007 Brent Arnott / Noel Smith / Les Engblom / George Rizzi  
2007/2008 Bruce Goodman / Harry Walton / Jim Waugh / Nobby Campbell  
2008/2009 Ron Lorey / Leo Crimmins / Neville Ralph / George Peterson Sat 20/12/2008
2008/2009 Eric Langford / Jim McKenzie / David Gillespie / Don White Sun 8/3/2009
2008/2009 Marj Baussman / Harry Ophetveld / Betty Wood / Lorna Sparke  
2009/2010 Peter Osborne / Vern Sharp / Judith Furlong / Ray Carroll Sat 23/1/2010
2009/2010 Jeff Ashelford / Cath Andrew / Trevor Pulham / Brian Jones Sat 13/2/2010
2009/2010 Lee Williams / Steve Williams / Frank Camera / John Baker Sun 21/2/2010
2009/2010 Zoe Sinnott / Alfrida Psaila / Joyce Devine / Veronica Merino  
2010/2011 Greg Patrick / Rob Bingham / Bruce Goodman / Jan McDermott  
2010/2011 Don White / Veronica Merino / Gary Marshall / Di Debney  
2010/2011 Graeme Climas / Rob Bingham / Trevor Pulham / Rina Baker  
2010/2011 Leo Crimmins / Noel Spargo / Cliff Lynch / Bev Sharp  
2011/2012 Cliff Sloggett / Brian McIntosh / Joyce Devine / Patty Williams  
2013/2014 Ernie Richards / Noel Spargo / Carol Schilling-Collins / John Baker Mon 14/10/2013
2013/2014 Greg Lambert / Christine Guest / Alfrida Psaila / Steve Veitch Sat 23/11/2013
2013/2014 Gary Marshall / Bev Jones / Trevor Pulham / Julie Pattison Tue 3/12/2013
2013/2014 Hugh Robertson / Cliff Lynch / Ian Jones / John Baker Sat 25/1/2014
2014/2015 Carol Schilling-Collins / Gary Marshall / Elaine Shaw / Treenah Wadham Tue 20/1/2015
2014/2015 Cliff Sloggett / Jenny Millar / Riekie Sloggett / Kaye Taylor Sat 24/1/2015
2014/2015 Eddie Azzopardi / Jim Yarwood / Brent Arnott / Daryl Chidley Sat 17/1/2015
2014/2015 Ron Stafford / Ernie Richards / Rod Kelley / Noel Spargo Tue 27/1/2015
2014/2015 Graeme Lewis / Bob Cairns / Peter Carter / Bruce Hill Sat 21/2/2015
2014/2015 Ernie Richards / Terry Bain / Eric Butcher / John Sparke Sat 21/2/2015
2015/2016 Ernie Richards / Cliff Lynch / Bruce Irvine / Vicki Williams Tue 24/11/2015

These are the multiple 8 scorers.  The season is shown in blue where the player has scored multiple 8s in the same season.

Player Total
Season
Ernie Richards 4                                               13
14
14
15
15
16
Don White 4               97
98
            04
05
      08
09
  10
11
         
John Baker 3                                       09
10
      13
14
   
Nobby Campbell 3                   99
00
    02
03
        07
08
               
Joyce Devine 3     92
93
                                09
10
  11
12
       
Bruce Goodman 3                               05
06
  07
08
    10
11
         
Brian Jones 3                     00
01
      04
05
        09
10
           
Cliff Lynch 3                                         10
11
    13
14
  15
16
Gary Marshall 3                                         10
11
    13
14
14
15
 
Trevor Pulham 3                                       09
10
10
11
    13
14
   
Noel Spargo 3                                         10
11
    13
14
14
15
 
Harry Walton 3               97
98
            04
05
    07
08
               
Brent Arnott 2                                 06
07
              14
15
 
Rob Bingham 2                                         10
11
         
Geoff Burch 2                         02
03
    05
06
                   
Joe Burkett 2 90
91
    93
94
                                           
Bob Cairns 2                     00
01
                          14
15
 
Leo Crimmins 2                                     08
09
  10
11
         
Tuppy Devine 2               97
98
    00
01
                             
John Edwards 2             96
97
                05
06
                   
Les Engblom 2                   99
00
            06
07
                 
Jim McKenzie 2                   99
00
                08
09
             
Don McVeigh 2                         02
03
  04
05
                     
Veronica Merino 2                                       09
10
10
11
         
Alfrida Psaila 2                                       09
10
      13
14
   
Marj Rouse 2               97
98
            04
05
                     
Carol Schilling-Collins 2                                               13
14
14
15
 
Vern Sharp 2                             04
05
        09
10
           
Cliff Sloggett 2                                           11
12
    14
15
 
Roma Trotman 2       93
94
      97
98
                                   
Charles Watson 2                     00
01
      04
05