YMGCR BOWLS CLUB
Midweek Pennant saw the A1’s travel over the road to play newly promoted Club Mulwala. With the greens running beautifully it was all set up for a great game. In a thrilling finish both sides finished on 8/55 to 6/55, with Greg Green’s rink being down 1/7 but they fought their way back to win 26/16. It was a solid performance from the whole rink who are jelling into a good outfit. Anne Miles rink got a 1 on the last end to win 20/19, with Anne having a chance to win the game with her last bowl, but the wonder women couldn’t do it this time. Claire Sanders rink couldn’t get anything going and lost 9/20.
A2’s travelled to Mansfield and came home with a great win 12/60 to 2/56. Allan Goudge rink had another good win 24/20, Garry Hart team also had a good win 22/18 and Ian Price lost 14/18.
A3’s bounced back strongly this week to overpower Corowa Civic at home winning 12/61 to 2/44. with Doddy’s rink putting in a blinder winning 27/12 and well backed up by Marie Whitehead winning 19/12 and not being disgraced Greg Fisher rink losing 15/20.
B1’s had a hard day at the office losing to Swanpool at home 0/42 to 14/88. Best rink was Bob Liddell 16/22, with Judy Wenzel losing 16/35 and Carolyn Boston losing 10/31.
Weekend Pennant had the A1’s travelled to Benalla where they came home with a fantastic win 16/104 to 2/67. This now places them second on the ladder behind Wodonga. Szab’s rink had a day out winning 42/6, with the whole rink bowling well and it made the opposition skip impossible to stop the onslaught. Jim LeFevre had to battle hard and won 21/18, Anne Miles rink got up 17/15 but Ray Irvine went down 24/28. Next week we travel to Kiewa which always is a danger game.
A2’s played Moira at home and lost 2/66 to 16/99. The only success went to Cat winning 19/18. Kerry Kinnane rink was up to their ears in the game losing 18/19. Siggi Rempel rink was also neck and neck going down 22/28. Ian Price rink was always in trouble and losing 7/34.
A4’s travelled to Swanpool which is a notorious slow green and has brought many of YMGCR teams down to their knees, but the mighty A4’s took it right up to the home just losing 4/75 to 14/77, with Steve Gann rink leading the way winning 26/16, well supported again by Ian Morffew winning 15/13, Marie Whitehead just going down 18/21 and Bob Liddell losing 16/27. They still sit on top of the ladder with Swanpool second.
B2’s are also sitting on top of the ladder with another top performance beating St James 14/90 to 0/45. With all rinks playing their part and John McGough winning 36/15 and the ever reliable old boy Noel Millar winning 29/12 and Billy “the Kid” Butterworth winning 25/18.
On Sunday we had the finals of the O & M triples. Our women side of Anne Miles, Claire Sanders and Laureen Smith unfortunately lost the final to a composite team which did include our own Caroline Reilly. Well done Caroline and good luck when you represent the O & M region. Our men’s team of Jim, Andy LeFevre and Garry Sanders also made the final but also lost to the Yarrawonga team of the Cromie clan.
Further up the highway in Wodonga our novice squad of Vicki Withers, Lyn and Terry “Shaga” Baxter were making their singles debut and did our club proud. Our fourth member was Kim Johnston, with Kim having a bye in the first round. Vicki started off slowly but when she got her confidence got out to a 5 shot lead but her opponent fought back and won 15/21. Lyn also started off slowly but couldn’t get her nose in front also going down 15/21. Up the other end of the green “Shaga” Baxter was in all sorts of trouble being 4/17 down but in true fighting spirit he never gave in and chipped away to record a fantastic victory winning 21/20. Shaga started the semifinal well but ran out of steam to lose 11/21. Kim then took to the green in her semi and played a great game. The tactics were to play long ends and she totally controlled the game winning 21/0. She will now play the final in 2 weeks time.
Wednesday Social bowls had 44 players and with 6 two game winners, coming in first with +34 were Greg Green and a visitor from Mt Beauty Phil Hodge. Runners up with +14 were Cat and Ian Cumming and third was Robert Lidgerwood and Lil Borwick who also took out the jackpot.
Now it came to my notice that people are still not marking the players score card. Surely it can’t be that hard. Do the right thing by the club and JUST DO IT. Try and make the selectors job a little bit easier.