YMGCR BOWLS CLUB
Midweek Pennant had the A1’s travel to Corowa Civic and they came away winning 13/67 to 1/48. With the green tough to conquer, all players found it hard for consistency. Anne Miles rink won 25 to 14. They jumped out to an early lead and were always in control. Claire Sanders had a battle all day but powered away to win 23/15 (good all round team effort) and Greg Green rink never looked at ease all day, but they hung in to ground out a draw 19/19. This puts them second on the ladder 1 point behind Wodonga. Next week’s game is against Yarra at Yarra (big game).
A2’s played St James at home and won 10/68 to 4/64. Allan Goudge rink was outstanding winning 26/10. His score covered Ian Price who lost 17/28. Garry Hart had a great game and just lost 25/26. They currently are 3rd on the ladder only 4 points behind the top 2 teams which they play in the next 2 weeks. This will indicate where they stand in the competition.
A3’s travelled to Wangaratta and recorded a victory winning 12/70 to 2/49. Bob Liddell rink set up the win with a score off 31/11 and well support by Doddy’s rink who won 20/16. The all girl rink lead by Marie Whitehead had a tight battle just losing 19/22. They are putting themselves into a strong position and currently sit 3rd on the ladder with their only loss to top of the table Kiewa who they played away in the first game. Next week they play Yarrawonga at YMGCR.
B1’s were at home against Corowa RSL who won 12/78 to 2/40. John McGough’s rink got up in a tight game winning 15/14. Eugene Hodson with our three novice bowlers put up a brave effort losing 12/22 and Greg Fisher lost 13/42.
Wednesday pairs had 28 players and we had 3 two game winners. The winners were a visitor P Connelly and George Andreasen with +13 and the runners up were Garry Hart and another visitor Mick Day with +8. Jackpot didn’t go off.
Saturday Pennant saw the A1’s play at home against Corowa Civic winning 18/111 to 0/50. What started out as a warm day ended up a cold and windy slog. Jim LeFevre rink got a 4 on the first end and they never looked back winning 31/10. Michael Szabo rink started off slowly and was 10/10, but once they got their nose in front went on to record a great win 33/13. Anne Miles rink was always in control and won 26/18, with Miles playing some wonderful conversion shots during the day. Ray Irvine battled all day and won 21/15. This now puts us on top of the ladder and we next play a critical match against Corowa RSL at Corowa.
A2’s played Chiltern away and put up a brave showing just going down 5/67 to 13/78. Ian Price with a whole new rink won 23/15, Kerry Kinnane got up to win 18/17 and Neil Loveridge drew 17/17. Siggi Rempel rink had a bad day losing 9/29. To get that close to a top team on their home track was a good effort and a win is not too far away.
A4’s played Wodonga away and lost 2/58 to 16/98. Ian Morffew rink just keeps on rolling along to win again 25/12. They have not been beaten this season and are the most successful rink in the A4’s. Steve Gann went down losing 16/25, Bob Liddell lost 9/24 and Marie Whitehead lost 8/37.
B2’s played Club Mulwala at home and lost 2/41 to 12/65. Best rink was Noel Millar winning 19/17. It was great to see Les Balfour making a long awaited return with his new stick. John McGough lost 11/23 and Ross Lloyd lost 11/25.
On Sunday we had the O & M state pairs at Corowa Civic and in the ladies section we have Anne Miles and Claire Sanders through to the next round as well as Sue Middleton and Laureen Smith who were in composite teams. In the men’s section we have Jim and Andy LeFevre, Ray Irvine and Peter Velardo and Michael Szabo and Ray Brown through to the next round next week. Also we have Kim Johnston playing in the ladies final of the O & M Novice at Corowa starting at 9:30.