Another successful round of pennant matches.
On Saturday, Div. 3 had a 7-shot margin over Barooga, 66/59, with two winning teams. Division Three are on top of the Murray Division ladder.
Div. 4/3 received a forfeit from Tocumwal, while Div. 4/2 suffered a defeat from Strathmerton by 15 shots.
Next week, round 13, Div. 3 travel to Cobram. Teams are; B Smith (s), M Hannan, D McKellar, H Tabe; G Close (s), T Miles, B Robinson, B Anderson; A Haines (s), B Mison, N Smith, J Montgomery. Cars leave at 12.15.
Div. 4/2 play Katandra West at home: S Johnson (s), A Cowan, D Mulroney, B Wike; N Barnes (s), T Hansford, S Montgomery, H Taylor.
Div. 4/3 travel to Cobram, by bus, leaving at 12.15. Teams: K Bergmans (s), L Bergmans, R Wood, R Koschel; G Trevorrow (s), L Walsh, N Wilson, B Poore.
On Friday, Finley defeated Barooga by 15 shots, 78/63, with two winning teams.
Further matches have been played in the C grade championship with Daryl Mulroney defeating Graham Shumack; Karl Bergmans defeated Tim Price. Other matches are being arranged.
Sunday morning bowls is attracting more players. Last week, Billy Smith and Bob Poore formed the winning combination. This event is a weekly event for all players.
Efforts are still being made to hold the ‘Barefoot Bowlalong’ bowls on Monday evenings, for those wishing to start bowling or simply having a try. Entries close at 6pm.
There has been a good response with entries for the Ellis Thornton Memorial Rotary Bowls Day Medley.
All proceeds are going to Finley Rotary Club for spending on its projects with education, school equipment, hospital and Berriquin Nursing Home support.
All of these projects need assistance and are worthy of support from all district bowlers.
Entries close today at 3pm and can be forwarded to Heather Tabe on 58832370, Ray Koschel 58831631 or Des Koschel 58831204 or the club 58831324.
Club members are reminded the library has some new books available, all on a ‘read and return’ basis.
Raffle roster: L Walsh and S Beck.
Friday Pennant had a good win over Numurkah 106-36, 16 points.
Division One went down by one shot to Barooga Sports, 90-91, two points.
Division Three defeated Cobram 99-50, 14 points.
This week Friday Pennant travel to Numurkah Golf. Teams and leaving time are on the board.
Division One go to Cobram. Cars leave at noon. Teams selected: A West (s), P Ellul, J Peacock and K Johnson; S Lunn (s), W Blanch, E Maher and P Wilson; J Townsing (s) M Lewis, Kieran Beare and R Ameer; I Smethurst (s), R Brown, M Maraldo and T Turner.
Division Three leave for Wunghnu at 11.30am: R Birthisel (s), K Peacock, I Reynolds, G Beer; D Brown (s), J Reynolds, A Thomas and J Maher; Kay Beare (s), D Retallick, N Thomas and J White.
The week started off with the midweek ladies having to forfeit to Cobram due to a funeral, though it showed that respect is more important than sport.
Division Four had a tough day at Numurkah and went down 44 shots to 20.
Division Two were home to Numurkah Golf and with Barry Hutchinson and team winning 32 shots to 12, Rick Bradbury 24-19, Mick Bush 21-19 and Graeme Clements going down only by three shots, 96 shots to 72 overall was a very good result.
With our ladies away to Numurkah next week, Division Four with the bye and Division Two away to Nathalia and another good win will hopefully see them make a run for the finals.
All three teams are at home for the last round the following week.