First half sets up for win

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

WONDAI’S Caro lWat­ters and Ch­eryl Lorkin were on a roll as they bowled over their Kin­garoy com­peti­tors Di Reed and Irene Smith in the Bur­nett Lawn Bowls Cham­pion of Club cham­pi­onships on Tues­day.

As the pairs game con­cluded 19-14 in Wondai’s favour, Wat­ters, who had been nurs­ing a headache, de­clared it a re­lief to be over.

“We wanted to do bet­ter in the sec­ond half; it was a for­get­table sec­ond half,” Wat­ters said.

Not so the first half. “The green got faster and it was run­ning so smoothly. You’d think it would be the right length, but it goes on,” she said.

Wat­ters said their vic­tory came with a com­bi­na­tion of con­cen­tra­tion, con­fi­dence and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, such as Lorkin ac­cept­ing her di­rec­tion on how to place a bowl even when Lorkin couldn’t clearly see how the play would work.

Wat­ters and Lorkin will rep­re­sent the Bur­nett district in the zone cham­pi­onships for the third time.

For op­pos­ing skip Dianne Reed, it was a “good game, thor­oughly be­ing beaten by the other team”.

Reed and part­ner Irene Smith were stuck on 13 for some time, and then “we did that five”.

“We lost the five in one end, and at the end of the game it was too hard to pick it up,” Reed said.

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