SPORT Wan­garatta falls to Yar­ra­wonga/Mul­wala, suf­fers first de­feat of O&M bowls sea­son

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Sport -

WAN­GARATTA’S per­fect start to the Ovens and Mur­ray Bowls As­so­ci­a­tion sea­son is over af­ter the club’s A1 side suf­fered a dis­ap­point­ing loss at home to Yar­ra­wonga on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Wan­garatta was in trou­ble early with Terry John­son’s rink well down against Ian Woods, Greg McDon­ald’s rink trailed Tyson Cromie and Ian Brim­ble­combe had his hands full with Kevin Evans’ rink hold­ing a four-shot lead af­ter six ends.

Mau­rie Braden’s rink was the only home rink in front early and along with Gary Fen­lon, Tom Mor­row and Graeme Smith they con­tin­ued to lead Tim Cromie all day to post a close but com­fort­able two shot win (21-19).

Brim­ble­combe, Mark Bell, John Lasko­vas and Ron McAuliffe turned things around against Evans win­ning eight of the last 10 ends to run out con­vinc­ing win­ners (34-20).

McDon­ald’s rink hit the lead against Cromie but dropped nine shots in two con­sec­u­tive ends to once again fall be­hind and de­spite a strong fin­ish they fell short by just one shot (26-27).

John­son’s rink, how­ever, was pow­er­less to stop Woods’ rink who ca­reered away to post a match win­ning mar­gin of 20 shots (37-11).

Scores: Wan­garatta 4/92 de­feated by Yar­ra­wonga 14/103.

Wan­garatta travel to Yar­ra­wonga/Mul­wala GCR next week. A3: Wan­garatta strug­gled to come to terms with the much smaller Ruther­glen greens on Satur­day.

Leon Quar­ter­main pi­loted Otto Car­da­mone, Bob McCal­man and Fred Her­man to a four shot win ((23-19) and Ger­ald Brown, Klaus Kazen­wadel, Ken Essen­high and Stan Siejka man­aged to sneak one shot on the last end to get up (21-20).

Terry Cor­ri­gan’s rink fell by nine shots to Jan Fisher (1524), and Peter Sel­wood’s rink were beaten in a close game against Ian Humphrey (20-24).

Fi­nal scores: Wan­garatta 4/80 de­feated by Ruther­glen 14/88.

Wan­garatta A3 will play Yackan­dan­dah at home next week. A4: Wan­garatta are strug­gling to keep up the pace in the A4 sec­tion this sea­son and Satur­day was no ex­cep­tion as visi­tors Be­nalla showed them a clean pair of heels.

An­gelo Ip­politi along with Ray An­der­son, Lance Jenkin and Heather Coyle put up a good show­ing but fell away over the last five ends to lose (20-25), but that was as close as Wang got to win­ning a rink as Lyn Kahle­feldt (16-24), Norm Baker (16-33) and Iso­bel Smith (20-35) were all on the wrong side of the ledger.

Fi­nal Scores: Wan­garatta 0/72 de­feated by Be­nalla 18/117.

Wan­garatta A4 will play Mi­lawa away next week B1: Wan­garatta was no match for St James on Satur­day.

Last year’s premiers won all rinks against the visi­tors with Ken Far­rell (19-29) and Ken Marks (16-36) never in con­tention.

Beatrice Pow­ley, along with Max Ben­net, Graeme Nor­man and John Kerr, made life dif­fi­cult for Neville Hew­son’s rink be­fore go­ing down by five (24-29).

Fi­nal Scores: Wan­garatta 0/59 de­feated by St James 14/94.

Wan­garatta B1 will play Tungamah at home next week.

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