Fin­ley fall to Toc. in thriller

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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.

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