Finley fall to Toc. in thriller
Finley BC Finley had a great contest in the Midweek Pennant against Tocumwal, falling short by one shot, 13 points to three 73 shots to 72 on Friday.
This week Finley will host players from Numurkah Golf. Selected teams: N Smith (s), A Haines, G Welsh, B Robinson; H Tabe (s), L McKellar, L Bergmans, S Walsh; T Miles (s), K Bergmans, N Wood, S Montgomery.
Following the fourth round of play, Finley is in fourth position on the ladder.
Finley had more luck for Divisions Two and Four against Cobram on Saturday.
In Div. Two, Finley won by seven shots, 14 to four points with 97 to 90 shots, greatly assisted by a strong win by Brandon Mison's team, 30 to 19. Finley sit in second place on the ladder, nine points clear of third place.
This week Div. Two travel to Nathalia, with cars leaving at 11.45am.
Teams selected: A Haines (s), H Tabe, L McKellar, A Cowan; B Mison (s), G Trevorrow, N Wilson, S Montgomery; D McKellar (s), T Miles, G Close, R Koschel; N Smith (s), B Anderson, L Walsh, B Robinson
In Div. Four the win was more conclusive, with both teams winning; 14 points to 0, 47 shots to 28.
For round five, Finley will travel to Strathmerton with players leaving at 11.45am.
Teams: K Bergmans (s), L Bergmans, G Pyle, N Cole; B Wike (s), N Barnes, R Wood, S Walsh.
Div. Four are sitting fourth on the ladder.
Players are reminded that social bowls is programmed for each Sunday morning, commencing at 10.15am.
Tocumwal The bowling season is in full swing with the first rounds of the Club Championships, Murray Bowls Division events, Trade Days and pennant but because we are in the early rounds there are very few results coming through yet.
Our pennant teams are working hard with this week’s results as follows:
Friday, Division One - Tocumwal def. Finley to sit on top of the ladder.
Friday Division Two Tocumwal Two def. Tocumwal Three. Toc. Two are currently third on the ladder with Toc. Three on the bottom.
Saturday Division Two - Tocumwal def. Picola to sit on top of the ladder.
Saturday Division Three - Tocumwal def. Finley RSC to be third.
Saturday Division Four - Tocumwal Three def Tocumwal Four. Toc. Three are on top of the ladder and Toc. Four are currently seventh.
Finley RS This week our midweek pennant side had a good win over Nathalia at home scoring 16 points, but our Division Three side had a tough day against Tocumwal on Saturday recording only two points.
Our Division One side also had a very good win away at Numurkah Golf getting three out of the four rinks home and coming home with 16 points.
The popular Sunday morning Chook Run bowls event was well attended and will be on again this week, open to all current and new bowlers.
Teams for Saturday: Div. One vs Numurkah (home) - R Birthisel, D Brown, M Krug, R Brown (s); T Turner, D Walsh, A Bonat, W Blanch (s); P Wilson, G Beer, M Lewis, I Smethurst (s); K Johnson, J Peacock, D Polkinghorne, A West (s).
Div. Three vs Numurkah (away) - R Ferry, O Cochrane, J White, D Retallick (s); J Maher, G Scorgie, M Maraldo, K Peacock (s); J Reynolds, T Maher, N Thomas, B Ferry (s). Cars leave at 11.45am.
Berrigan The Berrigan Community Golf and Bowls Friday pennant team broke through for their first win of the season last week — a commanding 97 to 60 (14 to 2) away win against Barooga Sports.
Glenys McKay’s rink was the biggest winner of the day 44 to 15, while Nan Dart won 32 to 20.
Elaine Hawkins had a narrow loss going down 25 to 21.
Congratulations to Val Daly who bowled extremely well on her pennant debut.
Regular Saturday player Beth Bashford filled in and also played her part on the day.
The Friday team will be looking to make it two in a row against Tocumwal Golf at home this week.
The Saturday Division Two team continued their recent good form getting over the top of Numurkah at home 93 to 86 (14 to 4).
Again it was Barry Hutchinson’s rink of Rob Beard, David Reynoldson and Graeme Parr who led the way winning 29 to 16 with Parr in particular showing no problems stepping up from Division Four with a fine exhibition of lead bowling.
Rick Bradbury got off to a poor start, dropping a ‘five’ on the first end but recovered quickly to lead 26 to 10 at one stage before losing the last seven ends, scraping home 26 to 19.
Paul Glanvill’s rink was the most affected by Berrigan Cup withdrawals but performed creditably narrowly losing 22 to 19 while Mick Bush was in the game all day but dropped some big numbers at the end going down 29 to 19.
This week the Division Two team have a long drive out to Picola, a bogey team for Berrigan these past few seasons.
Disappointingly, Berrigan Cup and other commitments saw 13 bowlers unavailable for selection on Saturday which saw the Division Four team forfeit.
The team will be back on the bus this week, returning to Tocumwal Golf to take on Toc. Three.
Mary Curtin is one game away from a fairytale result in the Bernard Curtin B Grade singles event.
Mary reached the final of the event named for her late husband on Thursday defeating veteran David O’Dwyer 21 to 14.
In the other semi-final Garry Seamer was too consistent for Col McGrath recording a 21 to 11 victory.
While Seamer may be the bookies’ favourite, a big crowd is expected to cheer on Curtin in the final at 5.30pm tomorrow.
The men’s and women’s club singles events start on November 17 with entry sheets on the notice board.
All registered bowlers are expected to play in this event.
A good turnout braved the hot and windy weather on Thursday evening for Twilight bowls.
Hardy Rennick put on a masterclass of skip bowling to lead his team to victory – each winning a $10 voucher courtesy of Berrigan Community Golf and Bowls Club.
Twilight bowls will continue until Thursday, December 13 so get along and join in the fun.
Jerilderie Jerilderie’s Division Three pennant team had an overall win against Cobram on Saturday.
Terry Chaplain’s team led all game winning 24 to 14, Lucy Gurciullo’s team had a come from behind win with eight shots over the last two ends to win by three and Col Bryce’s team came good after tea winning 31 to 15.
Weather permitting, barefoot bowls on Wednesday, ready to roll at 6pm. All welcome.