News from the bowling greens

The weekend forecast is looking fine for bowls at the Forbes Sports and Recreation Club.
The weekend forecast is looking fine for bowls at the Forbes Sports and Recreation Club.

Wednesday bowls: A look over the greens at the 'bowlie' last week showed that not only men are enjoying a social roll on Wednesday but that was complemented with around 20 ladies also taking advantage of conditions suited for a day out in mild winter weather.

While the sun shone it was a little windy which tested the skills of the 24 men playing in 12 games of pairs.

Winners for the day were two of the keener bowlers in Jim Moloy and Alf Davies with a 21-17 win over Eddie Gould and Rob Priest over 22 ends.

Jim and Alf took advantage of the 'first half' to lead 12-6 with the second going to Eddie and Rob 11-7.

There were two draws with Geoff Coles and Tony Bratton sharing 16-all honours with Bill O'Connell and Ron Thurlow over 18 ends. Geoff and Tony lead 12-6 at 'oranges' but only won another three ends before drinks were called.

In the second draw Peter Greenhalgh and Don Craft drew 13-all with Mark Toohey and Geoff Williams over 20 ends. It was just as close after 10, 7-6 to Peter and Don.

The Dunstan 'boys', Kerry and Ray are still speaking winning 26-17 over Bruce Dean and Peter Mackay in a game of 22 ends. The 'boys' led 13-6 after 11 ends.

The remaining two games were one sided affairs with Fred Vogalsang and Christian West trouncing Denny Byrnes and Barry Wright 31-8 over 24 ends while John Baass brought his A grade game to led for Barry Shine in winning 31-10 over John Gorton and Grant Lambert over 18 ends.

If you would like a mid-week game, Wednesday bowls starts with nominations from 9.30am for a 10am start.

Bowls can be supplied. Phone the 'Bowlie' on 6852 1499.

Don't forget, Sunday September 22, a game of triples in aid of Can-Assist from 10am for a very low entry fee of only $45 a team. Something for everyone.

Thursday bowls: Cold and blustery conditions limited the numbers taking to the green last Thursday with only 12 hardy players participating.

The wind didn't hamper Cliff Nelson when he teamed up with Lyall Strudwick to give John Cutler and Viv Russell a sound thrashing.

After acclimatizing to the conditions Cliff proceeded to get at least one bowl close to the jack on every end to give Lyall plenty of opportunities to build up shots.

In contrast, John didn't play up to his usual high standard and Viv may as well have stayed home by the fire. The final score was 26 to 9.

Peter Hocking was on target again with his big swinging bowls and he and Glen Kearney had a good battle against John Williams and Christian West winning 26 to 19.

Peter had to aim his bowls a couple of rinks wide when he played with the wind but when he bowled into the wind he found the jack on numerous occasions.

John and Christian played some handy bowls themselves and came home well but were unable to make up the deficit in the concluding stages of the game.

The pairing of Merv Langfield and Darrol Griffith brought the two old Eugowra-ites together but it wasn't enough to get on top of Bob Grant and Tony Bratton.

Bob and Tony have plenty of bowling experience between them and they used it to good advantage to take the game 24 to 13.

The winning rink on the day went to Bob Grant and Tony Bratton.

Can Assist Bowls Day: Put Sunday September 22 in your diary for a game of bowls in the Can Assist Charity Bowls Day.

The cost is $45 for the day, which includes the bowls and lunch.

Everybody is very welcome to come along and enjoy the day have a few laughs and support this very worthwhile charity.