Mans­field week­end pen­nant bowlers won both grades

Mansfield Courier - - COURIER SPORT -

LAST Tues­day’s mid­week bowls pen­nant saw Mans­field play­ing away against Be­nalla where they went down 91 shots to 58.

Mar­ian Ryan, Kath­leen Bock, Carolyn Close and Enid Smith (af­ter 8 ends) had the lead, 12 shots to 5.

Be­nalla fi­nally found their feet, win­ning 9 of the next 11 ends; they had a com­fort­able lead 27 shots to 14.

Mans­field tried to get back into the game but they were out­played and even­tu­ally went down 32 shots to 17.

Ge­orge Peter­son, Elaine Peter­son, Colleen Christo­pher and Terri Kil­patrick be­gan very con­fi­dently and by the sev­enth end they held a three shot lead 9 to 6.

Be­nalla quickly picked up seven shots, tak­ing a lead with 13 shots to 9, even­tu­ally tak­ing the win 33 shots to 21.

The fi­nal rink of Irene Fuller, Lyn Foots, Kris Humphrey and Jenny Walsh found them­selves be­hind the eight ball for the ma­jor­ity of the game.

Af­ter pick­ing up a count of four on the ninth end, Mans­field were down 10 to 13, drop­ping a count of five, mak­ing it tough to bridge the gap.

Mans­field bat­tled hard for the rest of the game but went down 20 shots to 26.

Af­ter three rounds, Mans­field has slipped to 7th po­si­tion on the lad­der and will need to pick up their game to start the up­ward climb when they play at home this week against YMGCR on Wed­nes­day.

Satur­day’s pen­nant saw both Mans­field teams hav­ing a suc­cess­ful day at home.

The A2s were up against Moira, and af­ter an en­ter­tain­ing af­ter­noon Mans­field took the points 105 shots to 84.

Ray Robin­son, Noel Jack­son, Elaine Peter­son and Rick Ni­chols had a slow start, go­ing down 4 shots to 11.

Mans­field be­gan to find their feet and was down by three shots on the 12th end and were un­able t o close t he gap go­ing down 21 shots t o 24.

Ge­orge Peter­son, Lyn Foots, Graeme Ty­ers and Mar­ian Ryan had t rou­ble get­ting go­ing early and were down 3 shots t o 7 af­ter eight ends.

Moira came out fir­ing and won seven of t he l ast eight ends, l eav­ing Mans­field with a win of 28 shots t o 23.

Gra­ham Smith, Don Cameron, Ray Close and Enid Smith had been strug­gling i n recent weeks, but came out fir­ing, scor­ing 24 shots t o 2 af­ter t he 10th end.

Moira kept t ry­ing, but Mans­field had a point t o prove and ran away with a great win 36 shots t o 17.

John Foots, Gary Fuller, Kerri Nicol and Brian Rev­ell be­gan well l ead­ing 5 nil af­ter t hree ends - but Moira fought back, l eav­ing scores 9 all on t he 10th end.

The game was a close one all day, with both sides hav­ing t he l ead nu­mer­ous t i mes.

Af­ter t he al­lot­ted 25 ends, t hey couldn’t be split with t he game fin­ish­ing at 20 shots apiece.

The win sees Mans­field climb back up t he l adder t o t hird spot, and t hey l ook for­ward t o con­tin­u­ing t heir climb t his week against YMGCR.

The B1s hadn’t opened their ac­count for the sea­son, but with some great bowls they took a won­der­ful win against Be­nalla 71 shots to 59.

Tom Nicol, Gunter Jar­zom­bkowski, Mick Walsh and Alex Clarke strug­gled against Be­nalla, who had t he l ead 10 shots t o 3 af­ter nine ends.

Mans­field got within 4 at one stage, but Be­nalla was t oo strong, t ak­ing t he win 25 shots t o 15.

Tom Tomic, Terri Kil­patrick, Keith Mil­lott and Jenny Walsh were quick out of t he blocks, l ead­ing 11 shots t o 3 af­ter seven ends.

Be­nalla fought back t o be down by j ust 4 af­ter 10 ends, but Mans­field kicked off t o l ead by 12 on t he 15th end.

Be­nalla wasn’t giv­ing up, and got within t he 22nd end, t he score was 18 shots t o 21.

Mans­field fin­ished t he strong­est, win­ning 26 shots t o 21.

I r e ne Fuller, Marco Bohren, Kevin Nikkel­son a nd Howard J a mes be­gan f ul l of c on­fi­dence a nd l e d 15 s hots t o 5 a f t e r 12 e nds.

Be­nalla was t r yi ng - but Mans­field r a n a way with t he game 30 s hots t o 13.

Mans­field fi­nally has a win on t he board and sits i n 5th spot on t he l adder, and t hey l ook for­ward t o con­tin­u­ing t heir good form t his week away t o t op of t he l adder St James.

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