Bowlers keen for new year game

Sunday morning

A beautiful summer Sunday morning saw 30 very keen bowlers take to the greens on Sunday 10th January for Sunday social bowls. It was great morning had by all.

Cheree Vincent and Bert Bayley came flying out of the box to have a 9-1 by the end of the 5th end. Tara Shaw and Christian West fought back strongly to win the next 6 ends in a row and were just slightly behind by 1 going into the 11th end. Cheree and Bert fought back hard and managed to hold the lead to take out the game 14-13.

Fred Vogelsang, Moose Burton and Laurie Crouch had runs on the board early winning the first 3 ends then Peter Greenhalgh, Bill Adams and Lyndsay Wilding climbed back to win the next 3. Crouches team were leading by 3 at the half time break. They continued their strong performance after half time only letting Wildings team win one more end but it wasn't good enough to steal the lead. Crouches team winning 14-10

Loris Stewart, Cliff Nelson and Glen Kearney came against Lindy Cannon, Slippery Ward and Scott McKellar. With Nelson's team scoring the first points on the board McKellars team took the next 5 ends to lead at half time 10-1. McKellars team came out after the break still firing and kept going to take out the game 17-6.

Jackson Burton and Al Phillips drew Russell Hodge and Geoff Coles. Both teams consistently taking end for end with low scoring wins and only 1 the difference at half time. The break certainly worked in Burton and Phillips wining the next 4 ends in a row. Hodge and Coles managed to score additional 5 points in second half but Burton and Phillips just pipped them at the post 13-10

Lyn Wilding and Scotty Andrews were determined to win against Al Hilder and Lyle Strudwick. They proved a force to be reckoned with leading 14-1 at the end of 8 ends. Half time break refreshed Hilder and Strudwick who won the next two ends to move off their score of 1 to 4. Both teams taking in turns to win the next 4 ends but it wasn't quite good enough for Hilder and Strudwick leaving Wilding and Andrews with the win 21-9

Barry Anderson and Mick Collits were slow starting out against Pud Smith and Craig Anderson but once they found their stride the game turned around. Smith and Anderson taking the first 3 ends leading 3-0, their luck had ended for a short time and Anderson and Collits lead 9-3 after 8 ends. Smith and Anderson came out after half time guns blazing and picked up the next 6 ends win the game 14-12.

Alan Affleck and Al Smith drew Max Vincent and Greg Gunn. The game was neck and neck to have Vincent and Gunn only leading by 1 at the end of 8 ends. Affleck and Smith found their groove in the second half by winning 5 out of 8 ends and only letting Vincent Gunn score 3 points in the second half. Affleck and Smith proved too strong for Vincent and Gunn and won the game 20-11.

Resting Touchers: Lindy Cannon, Lindsay Wilding and Alan Smith

Raspberry for the wrong bias: Pud Smith

Winning Rink: Rink 18 (Fred Vogelsang, Moose Burton and Laurie Crouch)

Losing Rink: Rink 16 ( Barry Anderson and Mick Collits)

Don't forget the Gunns Mensland and Embroidery Challenge starts this Sunday the 17th and will run over three weeks.

Everyone welcome, $11 to play and great prizes to be won.

Phil Moran and John 'Slippery' Ward look at the results on the green.

Phil Moran and John 'Slippery' Ward look at the results on the green.

Wednesday bowls

A full field of bowlers last week chasing the first win of 2021 in the Wednesday morning social competition where Jim Moloy and Alf Davies finished strong coming from 12-19 down after 15 ends to finally win 20-19 after 20 ends over Denny Byrnes and Lyall Strudwick.

A couple of other games were also close none other then the 16-all draw between Barry White and Sid Morris who picked up seven on the last three ends against Ray Dunstan and Barry over 20 ends.

In another 20 end game John Baass and Kerry Dunstan held on to finish 18-17 winners over Noel Jolliffe and Tony Bratton.

Bill O'Connell and Trevor Currey played 14 ends against Fred Vogelsang and Paul Doust to win 13-11. Their start proved the winner, 10-3 after eight ends.

Never to be headed were Laurie Crouch and Christian West winning 19-11 over the husband and wife combination of Lynne and Lindsay Willding in a 20 end fixture.

Another result with a strong start resulted in Merv Langfield and 'Gunner' Williams winning 18-14 over David Williams and Don Craft over 20 ends.

In the final game, Cliff Nelson and Mike Valentine were consistent winning 20-10 over Kerry Smith Grant Lambert over a shortened 18 ends game.

All bowlers, more so affiliated members, are reminded to check the notice board as a number of major competitions are about to commence, that is, if covid regulations allow.

Good luck on and off the green to all bowlers, remember covid regulations in and out of the club during these health testing times.