Despite a few light showers Wednesday bowls last week were again a success with 24 players including Ernie Egan who made a welcome return to the green testing his skills against fellow builder, Geoff Coles.
They hammered away before Geoff and John Gorton were successful winning 18-11 over Ernie and Bill O'Connell in an 18 end game.
Geoff and John took an early lead to be at 8-3 after nine ends with Ernie stating 'the long ends are no good for me'. You're not alone Ernie.
Just ask four players who were four rinks up from your game Ernie where Ray Dunstan had them all guessing after what was thought to be a wrong bias.
'No, I had spin on it', Ray commented. And as one wag suggested Ray is being coached by 'Warnie'.
Ray did however have the last laugh as he and Barry Shine were never in doubt winning 25-12 over Denny Byrnes and Grant Lambert in a 20 end game.
During the match all four had some problems, notably not getting to the kitty.
Closest game of the morning was played out between Phil Moran and Trevor Currey who held on to win 12-11 over Kerry Dunstan and Tony Bratton after 18 ends.
There was never but a couple of shots between the pairs at any time.
Ron Thurlow and Alf Davies surged home to win 25-14 over John Ashcroft and John Baass in a game lasting 18 ends. The half way score was 9-8 in favour of the two John's.
Jim Moloy is playing like a man possessed at present and led for Barry Wright to win 20-7 over Mark Toohey and Cliff Nelson in an other 18 end game. They led 10-4 at the half way mark.
Laurie Crouch did it again last week. He took home the winning rinks combining with Bill Looney to lower the colours of Fred Vogelsang and Don Craft 14-12 in a 18 end.
Laurie and Bill led 7-4 after nine ends then 13-5 after 14 before a late flurry by Fred and Don made for an exciting finish.
Inhouse meat raffle has Jim Moloy and Barry Shine heading to the Flint Street Butchery as the lucky winners last week.
Wednesday bowls on again next week from 10am and if arriving late please use the phone so you can be . Organisers don't want someone who nominated early having to give up his spot for a late arrival.
Nominations taken from 9.30am, phone the 'Bowlie' on 6852 1499 or attend in person. Remember, if you have no bowls, these can be supplied.
There's plenty going on at Forbes Sports and Recreation Club and we hope to have a scribe sharing news from competition bowls back on deck very shortly!
In the mean time, to find out more about regular social bowls events, including Monday night indoor bowls, head on down to the bowlie on Lake Forbes on Lachlan Street.
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