No joy in championships
In the men’s Champion of Champion’s competition, Tatura Bowls Club champion Peter LeSueur played his first round and had a convincing win, but in the second round came up against Greg Shilling from Kyabram, with Shilling having a good win.
In the ladies competition, Tatura Club Champion Dot Best played Hill Top’s Stacey Collier in the first round.
This was a fantastic game and Best was the victor by one shot.
In the second round she played Stanhope’s Jenny Crilly.
Once again Best put up a great performance, but Collier went on to win this game.
It was a great effort from both of our club champions to reach the second round of the Champion of Champion event.
Well done to both of them.
It was great to see division one have a good win over Kyabram.
I do not have the individual rink results but it was a great team effort. Well done.
Division four was not as lucky, but the main thing is this year, hang in there because all members of our club are proud of the efforts you are putting in under trying circumstances.
Division two played at home against fourth-placed Rushworth.
The Greens were running at 15 seconds and the temperature was much kinder than on Friday.
John Attwood skipped against Jean Sprague and this was a great game.
He was up 6-1 after six ends and things were looking good until the 10th end when he lost a six and suddenly the scores were 6-12.
On the 15th end Attwood was down 10-6 and the furrows in his brow were appearing again.
Things turned around and the team fought back playing magnificent bowls and won six ends straight, with a five on the 21st end to lead 23-16.
Typical of Sprague, her team responded and picked up a six on the 22nd end and then a one and two to lead 25-24 on the 24th end.
Attwood could only pick up a one on the last end and went down 24-25. What a great game. Tatura had three winning rinks with Phil Boyd winning 22-18 against Barry Weaver, Rob Crotty won 21-16 against K. Gilbert and Peter LeSueur, after being 17 all on the 18th end against C. Williams, finished strongly to win 31-21.
This resulted in a great Tatura win, 98/80 overall.
Division five travelled to Euroa and had a hard day at the office.
Ben LeSueur was unavailable and Geoff Pieper stepped up to skip against E. Harrision and was down 0-20 after nine ends, but never gave in finally going down 14-42.
I was just writing up what a great start Ken Webber had against N. Harris and I realised that he actually had a slow start and was down 6-1 after five ends and 17-9 after 17 ends, finally losing 16-26.
Freda Clement got up for a good win against K. Gaffney 25-21, but Tatura lost 64-89 overall.
Pressure on: Merrigum footballers gave their all at training on Thursday.