Bowling his way round Australia

RIGHT: Two Wells bowler Dick Magiera (left) with Chris Thomas and scorer George Kilpenski last month.

World record holder Chris Thomas has literally bowled his way across Australia.

The Victorian was in Two Wells last month playing a round of bowls against Two Wells bowler, Dick Magiera, as part of his bid to claim the world record for having played at the most bowls clubs in a single year.

That figure was 670, which Chris reached while in Tasmania in April.

He’s aiming for 800.

Introduced to the sport by his father – who was a keen bowler and died of prostate cancer a few years ago – 44-year-old Chris began his quest from Tweed Heads in July last year.

Raising funds for the Cancer Council, Chris has worked his way from bowls club to bowls club, taking in clubs from the bush to the city and everywhere in between.

He has collected just over $32,000 in donations along the way, and hopes to reach his goal of $35,000 with the help of t-shirt sales by the time he wraps up his bowling odyssey in June.

You can follow Chris on Facebook by searching chriswillforcancer.

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