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