YMGCR BOWLS CLUB
Weekend pennant had the A1’s playing Kiewa at home and they came away with a resounding win 18/105 to 0/66. YMGCR best rink was Jimmy Lefevre’s rink who won 33/10, but the story of the day belonged to “Disco” Davies rink who after 5 ends trailed by 0/17 but the rink refocused and played outstanding bowls to win 32/21. Not a bad come back to score 32 to 4 in the last 16 ends. Szabo’s rink had a battle all day and came out on top winning 20/16 and in the close one of the day Scott Widdison’s rink lead all day and hung on to win 20/19. With one round to play they will finish 2nd on the ladder. Next week they play Corowa RSL on Friday night starting at 6pm, so it is a good chance for everybody to come along and watch top bowls.
A top of the table clash in the A2’s saw YMGCR play Myrtleford away and unfortunately they didn’t get the job done and lost 3/61 to 15/85. With five teams so evenly matched we have slipped from 1st to 4th and only 2 points from 2nd spot and 6 from the top. Next week the top four sides play the bottom four, so we have made it difficult for ourselves but we still believe we can get the job done as we have performed well against the other finalists. The new rink of Rob Hummel, Danny McNiell, Ian Morffew and Kerry Kinnane have proved to be a very good and consistent group winning again 24/18. Laureen Smith came back to skip her ring again and in a low scoring game got the shot on the last end to get a fantastic draw 14/14. Cat’s rink started slowly but clawed their way back but went down 14/21. Brown’s rink was never in the contest and lost 9/32.
The A4’s played top of the table side Swanpool at home but Swanpool proved to be far too strong and won 2/55 to 16/103. Bob Evan’s rink was the only bright spot for the day winning a close game 19/18. Doddy lead most of the day but lost on the last end 20/22, Whitehead went down 11/33 and Martin lost 5/30. They now sit 5th on the ladder but only 14 points out of the 4. Next week they play 4th side Corowa RSL at home and if they can win 3 rinks they will be in the finals.
B2’s had a bye.
Midweek Pennant had the A1’s play the dangerous side Yarrawonga at Yarrawonga and they won 14/79 to 0/45. Garry Sanders rink is now starting to gel and once again came away with a great win 39/15. Laureen Smith was promoted to skip and showed that she can step up to the important position as she bowled beautifully to claim a good victory 20/14. Anne Miles rink got back on the winners list and won 20/16. With 2 rounds to go they sit comfortably on top.
The A2’s travelled to Corowa Civic and lost 1/52 to 13/68. Ian Price’s rink picked up a 4 on the last end to pinch a draw 20/20. Goudge’s rink was always around the mark but just lost 20/22 and Brown’s rink lost 12/26. Still 2nd on the ladder.
A3’s played Corowa Civic at Civic and lost 2/50 to 12/56. Best rink was Robbie Hummel who has taken his game to a new level with his bowling arm. They won 23/18. Les Balfour’s rink played well and just went down 14/18. Roscoe Lloyd also just went down and lost 13/20. They are only 12 points out of the 4.
B2’s played Club Mulwala at home and lost 2/44 to 12/74. Here’s a name from the past …… EDNA JAMES made a triumphant come back to her true position as skip. Her rink won 20/15, Robyn Balfour lost 10/27 and Judy Goudge lost 14/32. I know we had a few players out in Midweek, so thanks to all the fill ins who helped the club out.
This week’s “RINK OF THE WEEK” goes to Garry Sanders, Greg Green, Sue Middleton and Claire Sanders with a +24 shots.
One of our high ranking committee members who leads in the top side went home after a game of Pennant on a Saturday night only to find he couldn’t find his watch. With his wife (we will just call her Barb) he searched high and low but all was in vain, so he decided to go back to the club as that was the last sighting. As he was crossing the bridge he wondered what time it was and looked at his wrist……there was the MISSING WATCH. I want to tell you who it was but there are enough clues for everybody to work it out, but if you can’t his initials are G P (Garry Presnell).
Andy Lefevre played on Sunday at Club Mulwala in the Champion of Champions and won his first game well and progressed to the last 8 where he unfortunately ran into one of the O&M top bowlers in Wodonga’s Mason Bayliss and after a tough battle just went down.
In the Women’s Champion of Champions played at Corowa RSL we saw Laureen Smith win her first game to progress to the final 8 but she was also eliminated in the next round. Well done to both Andy and Laureen for getting that far.
Don’t forget our free BBQ on the 10th of March for all pennant players (Midweek and Weekend), also if you want a game on Wednesday there is a list on the board.