Sweet victory for Gayndah bowls
GAYNDAH indoor bowlers have reclaimed the Peanut Citrus Shield in a comfortable win over Kingaroy, 307–234.
Gayndah Indoor Bowls games director Muriel Glover said the teams fielded five pairs (10 players) each, but a late withdrawal meant president Gary Taylor was a one-man team for Gayndah.
Taylor eclipsed the scores of all teams to score 88 points on the day, with the closest scorers Muriel Glover and Rita Davis (Gayndah) on 61 points and Dawn and Allan Bramer (Gayndah) on 58.
Taylor described the win as “a great effort by all the Gayndah bowlers”.
“All the teams were winning three games or more out of five,” he said.
“I think some of our bowlers underestimated their capabilities.”
Gayndah’s bowlers also had the advantage of knowing their mats and the slope in the RSL hall floor, Taylor said.
Kingaroy Indoor Bowls secretary Peter Wingfield was philosophical about their defeat.
“It’s always more difficult when playing at someone else’s home patch,” Wingfield said.
“We had reasonably good games, except for when we played Gary.
“We won two games, I think (and) used the same strategy in each game: one near the kitty and one behind.
“The skips then work with what they’ve got on the mat.”
2014 PEANUT CITRUS SHIELD: Gayndah defeated Kingaroy 307 to 234. The victorious team is Geoff Mann, Dawn Bramer, Muriel Glover, Allan Bramer, Rita Davis, Phill Grambower, Rene Taylor, Gary Taylor and Pat Fester.