YMGCR BOWLS CLUB
On Thursday we had the O&M over 60’s ladies and men’s pairs and what a great result for our club. At Club Mulwala where the ladies were strutting their stuff, 13 teams were broken into 3 sections and past champs in Anne Miles and Yarrawonga’s new recruit Caroline Reilly won their section, but the big result was still to come!!!!! YMGCR pair of Marie Morffew and Pam Dodman (who will now be known as the “Giant Killers”) took on two of the stronger teams in Benalla’s Kerri Leask and our own Sue Middleton and the other being Yackandandah’s Mary Tragardh and Myrtleford’s Cheryl Lewis. To show what a great effort our girls produced, these 4 ladies have all played a lot of representative bowls for the O&M region. The “Giant Killers” didn’t have to rely on other results, they just went through undefeated. Their next game will be played on 21st January and their opponents will be a team from Wodonga and they will go in with a lot of confidence and belief. The winner will then play Anne in the final in the afternoon. Marie has put in a lot of practice on a Sunday and with great coaching has stepped up to a new level both in Weekend and Midweek Pennant. Just goes to show if you put the time in and the results will come.
We had 3 teams in the Men’s section which was played at YMGCR and we got 1 team through to the next round. Well done Doddy and Doc Martin who had to beat another YMGCR team of Peter Velardo and Garry Sanders to win the section. Our third team of Greg Green and Ray Irvine lost on the last end to the section winners from Wangarratta.
On Friday we had our first semi final of the men’s singles and in an epic battle Garry Sanders beat Peter Velardo 25 to 23. The LeFevre’s are still to play.
Wednesday Social bowls had 16 bowlers with the winners being the only 2 game winners in Don Tipping and Bob “Bucks” Brokenshire (come on Don, come back and play pennant) with a +25. Runners up with a win and a draw were Cat and Vikki Withers.