Division six winners at Merrigum
Merrigum’s division six scored a great win against Avenel on Saturday. They won by 10 shots. Sparks McMeeken, John Bailey, Barry Linford and Norm Arthur played B. Smith and won by 15 shots.
It was Norm’s first game for Merrigum and he acquitted himself well in the leaders role. We are sure he is destined to become a regular in division three.
Jim Arthur kept his eye on his dad and he was pleased with his game.
If the Sixes can keep up this good form they will certainly feature in the finals.
In the other game Rob Carver’s rink played T. Hibbert and lost by five shots.
They led for 17 ends but could not maintain the pressure as their opponents finished very strongly.
The story was not so rosy for division three who really needed to win to have any chance to play in the finals.
Once again Jim Arthur and the Trewren boys, Macca and Conner, with Greg Pell provided our only win for the day.
They played Noel Slater and won by nine shots. This group seems to play with little regard to the scoreboards and this laidback approach certainly gains results.
The game was tight until ends 14 and 15 where Merrigum added eight shots to break away from their challengers. Once again, well done. Barry Hubble with Stan Coldwell, Abby Earl and Graeme Hubble played Allan White and the game ended in a tie.
With two ends to play Merrigum led by four shots, but Avenel scored two shots on each of the last two ends to make it a tied result.
Paul Trewren played B. McDonald and lost by seven shots.
After end six Merrigum was two shots down, but by the end of end 13 they were 13 shots down.
Although they reeled in some of the deficit they couldn’t manage to gain the win.
In the last game, Joe Chant’s rink played Spud Furletti and was easily beaten by 20 shots.
On ends two, three and four, they dropped 12 shots and on ends eight through to 13 they dropped another 14 shots.
This was terribly disappointing as the size of the loss makes it impossible for the other rinks to make up the difference. It was a game they would all like to forget.
Don’t forget the car boot sale on February 22.
You can reserve a site by phoning Sally Taylor on 0408 674 097. Cost of a site is just $10. Sadly we have to announce John (Firmer) has resigned fromthe president’s role and also the greenkeeper’s role due to health and personal reasons.
The new greenkeepers will be Rob Dennis and Barry Hubble and vice-president Joe Chant will be acting president.
The whole bowling club community wishes John good health and happiness and we are indebted to him for all his great work over the year.
During his reign as president, the club has gone ahead in leaps and bounds and he should be proud of the legacy he leaves behind.
The defibrillator night was successful and there was a good attendance of members who now feel happy to operate the new equipment.
Please make sure your 100 up is being played on time.