Midweek pennant Division one and division four had great wins.
Division one played Seymour and proved too strong, winning by 23 shots.
Lyn Nicholson defeated D. Dillon 20-12; Maria Warner won by 17 shots against W. Aitkens; and in a close game Di Downie went down by two shots.
Division three was defeated by Murchison by eight shots.
Marg McGurgan defeated W. Thompson 22-15.
Unfortunately Sue Nihill and her team went down to Marg Tweddle 17-27; and Helen Newton proved too strong for Sue Moreton 18-23.
Division four travelled to East Shepparton where they came out on top winning 49-75.
Congratulations to Chris Popple and her team for a great win, taking out the coach’s award for the club by winning 37-8.
Betty Durston and her team was too strong for Josie Italia; and Joyce Tavener team went down to Maureen Martin.
Monday, November 5: Midweek meeting at 10 am.
Don’t forget Melbourne Cup lunch on Tuesday, November 6; if you intend to come please contact Ged as soon as possible.
On Tuesday, division one heads to Seymour and division three and four are at home.
Weekend pennant Congratulations to Michael Power, Darrel Whitley, Andrew Cross and John Flannagan for scoring eight on the 24th end.
This is pretty hard to get, but they went down by three shots on the day.
The Toppers won by 4 shots overall.
Division 1 could not make a win, going down to Shepparton Park 104-83.
Jarred Tinning and his team were the only winners.
Division 3 had a close game going down by only eight shots.
Division 6 had a great win against Kyabram with Peter Ibbott and his team taking out the coach’s top rink team, having a great win 71-57.
Division 7 went down to Seymour 32-65.
Division four played under the roof at Shepparton Park and could only manage to win one rink.
At one stage just before the break all four rinks were in front and all seemed well.
But, alas, this didn’t last very long.
The winning rink was skipped by Wayne Shepherd who was supported by Stan Coldwell, John Gilbert and Peter Hoare.
They played Bill Chilcott and won by one shot.
After 12 ends they led by nine shots and all players were on the job.
By end 21 they found themselves behind by one shot.
They gained two shots on each of the next two ends and held on to win the game by the narrowest of margins.
Good to see our super veteran, Stan Coldwell, back and playing well.
Gary Mott drew Bill Brown and lost by six shots.
Gary had Greg Pell, Neil Gardiner and Chris French to help him out.
They led all the game up until end 16; they quickly picked up the next three ends and seemed poised for the win.
Their opposition had other ideas and reeled off the next five ends to secure the win.
This rink played well and are not far off being a good rink.
Joe Chant played N. Hester and lost by eight shots.
His rink included David Pettifer, Abby Earl and Carmen Quattrocchi.
They were all beaten by their opponents even though they gained the lead early in the game and looked to be playing well.
The reason for their defeat was quite obvious, they dropped five shots on end 14 and a disastrous seven shots on end 20 which completely ruined any chance they had to make the score card look respectable.
In the final game Jim Arthur, Rob Dennis, Barry McMeeken and Graeme Hubble went down by 14 shots to G. Lockwood.
Like the other rinks this rink led for the first 12 ends but could only win four more ends for the rest of the game.
It would be a great help to the club and the selectors to see everyone at pennant practice each Thursday evening.
Our Tuesday pennant played a draw against Rushworth on Tuesday.
Lee and Donna had good wins and Maureen had a loss.
This was an excellent result as we are short on experienced ladies and are pleased with the progress being shown by our new bowlers.
There will be a garden walk and a sausage sizzle on Sunday, November 4, at 12.30 pm at the home of Graeme Hubble at 1523 McEwen Rd, Kyabram.
Please bring a chair and a plate of afternoon tea to share. If you would like to attend, phone Lee Chant on 5855 2245 or 0419 557 229 for catering purposes.
Donations for the Christmas hamper would be greatly appreciated.