Takapuna Club stalwart Eddie Earwaker has passed away aged 99

  • August 14, 2017

Takapuna Club stalwart Eddie Earwaker has passed away aged 99.
Eddie Earwaker, a prominent bowler on North Harbour greens over the past 40 years, died on August 13, aged 99.
“Steady Eddie” as he was known to his Takapuna club-mates, won wide acclaim not only for his longevity but for the accuracy of his bowls as a specialist lead. He played to a good level up until recent years and in the 2011-12 season, aged 93, he competed in the national championships.
Originally from Timaru, Earwaker had a substantial sporting background before taking up bowls at the Takapuna club aged 62 in the 1979-80 season. He played minor association representative cricket, was once a nationally ranked squash player and in his youth an alpine skier.
He won a Harbour centre title in the 1987-88 season as lead for his Takapuna club-mates Cliff Parry, Graham Delamore and Owen Smith in the champion of champion fours and with two other Takapuna players Bill Ryan and Warwick Wills made the final of a national triples event in 1991.
He won 18 club championships, including the fours nine times leading for seven different skips.
Article from Lindsay Knight