Weekly Report November 29


Midweek pennant had the A1’s playing a top of the table game against Benalla at home, with YMGCR winning 12/76 to 2/41.  With Greg Green’s rink of Ray Brown, Sue Middleton and Rhonda Irvine dominating from start to finish winning 39/9 and Anne Miles rink finishing with a flurry winning 24/15 and Claire Sanders losing 13/17.

A2’s travelled down the highway to Rutherglen and lost 0/48 to 14/73.  Best rink was Gary Hart who lost 16/20, Ian Price lost 18/25 and Allan Goudge lost 14/28, but they still sit fourth on the ladder.

A3’s played home against Moira and showed a great amount of courage to win 12/64 to 2/60. Trailing all day they dug deep to record a fantastic win, with Bob Liddell leading all day to win 28/23 and Marie Whitehead who hit the lead only in the last couple of ends winning 19/15 and Doddy going down 17/22.  They also sit fourth on the ladder.

B2’s had the road trip to beautiful Myrtleford, but lost 4/48 to 10/62.  Carolyn Boston had a good win 21/17, Eugene Hodson also winning 20/16 and Robyn Balfour losing 7/29.

Wednesday Social bowls saw 20 bowlers take to the green and the winners were Les “Bloody” Wilson and the new stick man in Bill Jenkins with 2 wins and +22 and the runners up with +15 were Don Tipping and Peter Tudor.

It came to my notice last week that some players are still not filling in the voting slips.  It’s not that hard to do the right thing.  It’s club policy and it doesn’t take that much time so just “DO IT”.  After all we do it to help our selectors.

In other breaking news we are glad to welcome onto the Bowls Committee Loraine Stone who has a wealth of experience, and Kim Johnston who might only be new to our club but has also been on many committees.  She will bring a fresh approach and new ideas.  Welcome aboard ladies!!!!

On 6th December YMGCR Christmas dinner will be held.  It’s not our bowls club function (we will not be having one this year due to Covid issues).  There will be limited numbers, so please call Greg Fisher.

On a sad note we lost one of YMGCR legends in Ian “Wicky” Holmes.  Ian had been sick for a while and he finally succumbed to his illness last week.  Ian was an all-round sportsman in the local area.  In his younger days he was a very good swing bowler and a handy batsman for Lake Rowan and also represented the local region at Bendigo Country Week.  He started his lawn bowls career at St James where he had a lot of success and won the club singles championship.  When he retired from the family farm he then went on to bowl for YMGCR and won the singles championship in 2000-1.  He was also a very keen golfer and on Monday nights he would be seen playing indoor carpet bowls at Club Mulwala.  On a personal note Wicky and I bought the same model car and quite often we would catch up with each other in the golf club car park.  I would have to get into his car and show him what certain buttons were for.  To Pam and the rest of his family, our sympathy goes out to you and Ian will always have a special place in our club.


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