Cromie brothers represent state

By Simon Ruppert

Benalla's Tyson Cromie, 16, and his brother Koby, 12, have recently returned from representing Victoria at the Australian Schools Super Series in Tweed Heads.

The event features the best young lawn bowlers in Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

The Cromie brothers were just two of 15 under-18s selected for the Victorian team.

Unfortunately, NSW pipped Victoria, but the Cromie brothers left with some personal accolades. 

Bowls brothers backed in by Trust

Tyson picked up a bronze medal in the pairs competition and a silver for the singles.

Koby finished just outside a medal place in the triples, claiming fourth.

However, Koby was also picked in the Emerging side with big brother Tyson being picked for the Merit team.

“If the tournament had of included all states and territories, it would be called the Australian team,” Tyson said.

“There were so many good players there and being such a high standard, it was very tough.

“We really enjoyed mixing with the other Victorian kids as well, as we don’t get to see each other a lot.

“Because of that we had to learn very quickly what each other was like and what we were capable of doing.”

Cromie brothers set for the big Bowls stage

While Tyson is becoming a regular face at major tournaments, this was Koby's first time representing the state.

“Getting to play for Victoria was great,” Koby said.

“And being my first time there, it was a real highlight to be selected in the Emerging side.”

The future is looking bright for the brothers, with Tyson setting his sights on the Australian National Championship.

Koby, on the other hand, has just been selected for the Ovens and Murray team in Albury and is officially its youngest representative in history.