Weekly Report November 26


Mid – Week Pennant.

YMGCR’s top team played host to Corowa Civic and in a close tussle it was the visitors who prevailed. Final scores were YMGCR 52 shots and 4 points to Corowa Civic 58 shots and 10 points. Blazing a trail for the home team and continuing their winning way of recent weeks, winning 26 shots to Corowa’s 15 shots were the rink of Ian Febey (L), Shirley Hummel (2), Gary Presnell (3) and Ray Irvine (S).

The A2’s made their way to Wangaratta and in another closely fought game won the day against the home team: YMGCR 59 shots and 10 points to Wangaratta 51 shots and 4 points. Literally winning the day for YMGCR were the rink of Norm Windebank (L), Cathy Spinks (2), Liliana Borwick (3) and Danny McNeill (S), who outplayed their opponents 26 shots to 8 shots. Incidentally it is welcome back to bowls for Norm Windebank after a few weeks off due to ill health; well done on the rink win Norm.

Our A3 side undertook the long journey to Wodonga and at the end of the day it was a trip that bore no fruit for the visitors. Wodonga won well 88 shots and 14 points to YMGCR 24 shots and 0 points. Working hard for YMGCR all day though were the rink of Les Balfour (L), Carolyn Boston (2), Chris Horne (3) and Ian Morffew (S).


Wednesday Social Bowls.

16 players enjoyed the day, and the company on Wednesday the 22nd of November. The format was 3 bowl pairs over 2 games of 12 ends. All games were played on the east green. In first place were Rob Lidgerwood (S), and Noel Millar (L) with 2 games won and plus 13 shots. Running the winners almost to the wire, in second place were Kerry Kinane (S), and Mike Klodinski (L) with 2 games won and plus 9 shots. In third place with a win and a draw and plus 10 shots were Bill Butterworth (S), and Neville Coleman (L). The Lucky Number draw was won by Noel Millar. Well done on a profitable day Noel. The Rolling Jacpot didn’t go off and next week will be over $120.00, so why not put your name down on the list at the Bowls Office for a chance at winning the Jackpot while enjoying good bowls and good company. Visitors welcome.


Weekend Pennant.

It was an A1 side that had several regular players missing for the trip to Kiewa, and for nearly all the visitors it was their first look at Kiewa’s new synthetic green. If there was a sense of trepidation amongst the visitors about what lay in store there shouldn’t have been as they made a clean sweep of the game, YMGCR winning comfortably 91 shots and 18 points to Kiewa 58 shots and 0 points. Continuing his winning way of recent weeks Ian Brimblecombe (S), was ably supported by Anne Miles (3), Colin Withers (2) and Rhonda Irvine (L). They put Kiewa to the sword 26 shots to 12 shots. This was a meritorious win as both Rhonda and Colin came into the side from the A2’s. Also rising to the occasion after being promoted to the top side were Shirley Hummel and Ray Brown. Looks like the selectors have plenty of options to choose from in the coming weeks.

Our A2 side played host to Howlong and considering that 4 players from the A2’s went up to the top side it was understandable that the game against Howlong was always going to be a challenge, but after the 84th end was played YMGCR didn’t go down without a fight: YMGCR 68 shots and 2 points to Howlong 88 shots and 16 points. A terrific rink display of 27 shots to Howlong’s 16 shots from Ross Lloyd (L), Tony Durkin (2), Gary Hart (3) and Neil Loveridge (S) brought 2 valuable points home to the Golf Course.

Our A4 side were hosted by Corowa Civic and at the end of the day the home team greeted the judges, winning 86 shots and 14 pints to YMGCR 71 shots and 4 points. A mention in dispatches to the YMGCR rink of Chris Price (L), Sue Evans (2), Ron Lamson (3) and Pam Dodman (S), who took care of their opponents 23 shots to 20 shots.

The B2’s hosted St. James and in a closely fought contest it was YMGCR who prevailed. Final scores: YMGCR 49 shots and 10 points to St. James 41 shots and 4 points. Literally bringing home the victory for YMGCR were Carolyn Boston (L), Frank Lieberg (2), Marcia McGrillen (3) and Bill Butterworth (S), who won in fine style 19 shots to 8. Until next week, good bowling.

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