Mixed day for Garfield bowlers
Garfield had one win and two losses in the final round of WGBD on Saturday. Division two: Garfield lost to Moe 67/125. Steve Whyte’s team was slowly away, down 3/19 on the 10th. They kept trying, going end-for-end with Moe after the break and claiming 13 shots to Moe’s 14. However, they lost to a better team 18/34.
Steve Bassed’s team was up 3/1 on the second but Moe fought back to be up 8/4 on the seventh. The teams were level twice before the break, Garfield trailing 9/12. However, Moe lost only three more ends for a good win. Garfield lost 13/29.
Tom Cleary’s team got off to a slow start but picked up a few shots to be 5/20 down at the break. They picked up six ends on the way home but were outplayed in a 14/39 loss.
Peter Lieshout’s team was up 5/3 on the fifth and still up 10/4 on the seventh. At the break, Garfield led 13/8. Moe fought back, winning four of the next five ends to be level at 17-all on the 18th. After being level at the 21st and 24th, Moe won the last to hand Garfield a 22/23 loss. Results: Steve Whyte (skip), Alan White, Pat Marriott and Phil Humphrey’s lost to J. Pinneri’s team 18/34. Steve Bassed (skip), Gary Payne, Ray Biffin and Stu Gemmill lost to A. Muirhead’s team 13/29. Tom Cleary (skip), Shane Oliver, Phil Humphreys and Jim Boucher lost to A. Caines’ team 14/39. Peter Lieshout (skip), Les Pumphreys, Ron Saunders and Graeme Burton lost to S. Caines’ team 22/23.
Division five: Garfield defeated Morwell 80/50.
Damian Brick’s team had a tight game early, level at seven-all on the ninth. They went into the break up 11/7. Garfield lost only five more ends for a good win 24/13.
Bob Lamport’s team was just up on the third before winning six of the next seven ends to be 11/3. Garfield lost two ends just before the break but only lost five more shots in the game. It was a great 29/11 win for Garfield.
Wes Goodman’s team started slowly but fought back and went end-for-end to be down 9/16 on the 12th. Garfield came back strongly after the break, winning five of the next seven to be down 18/22 on the 20th. Morwell won the next two, leaving Garfield trailing 18/26. However, Garfield got a new lease of life, picking up nine shots over the last three ends for a stunning 27/26 win. Results: Damian Brick (skip), Adrian Helmuth, Jill Rouse and Bob Hope won 24/13. Bob Lamport (skip), Don Knight, Gary Helemore and Rod Hackett won 29/11. Wes Goodman (skip), Judy Pocklingon, Cliff Stephen and Frank Prins won 27/26.
Division five will play finals on Saturday, taking on Morwell (3) at Yarragon.
Division six: Garfield lost to Yallourn 49/55.
Maureen Lamport’s team was level twice early but down 3/7 on the fifth. They picked up nine shots to be up 12/7 on the seventh, helped by Jenny Cox putting some good bowls in to start it off. Bev Sainsbery and Lex Taylor got good shots in as well to head into the break up 17/12. Garfield won the first four ends after the break to be up 26/12 on the 17th. However, Yallourn won the next four ends to bring the score to 26/17 on the 21st. Both teams won a further two ends each, with Garfield winning 29/21.
Isabel Deane’s team lost the first two ends but won the next two to be up 7/2. What followed was a couple of bad ends to be down 7/16 on the eighth. Helped by some good shots from Keith Sainsbery and Chris Attrill, they picked up three on the 12th to be down 11/19. Good bowling from Jan Johnson and skip Isabel Deane were cut back to singles by Yallourn. Although both teams won six ends each after the break, Garfield lost 20/24. Results: Maureen Lamport (skip), Lex Taylor, Bev Sainsbery and Jenny Cox won 29/21. Isabel Deane (skip), Jan Johnson, Chris Attrill and Keith Sainsbery lost 20/34.
The Drouin Bowling Club was thanked for lending Garfield two female bowlers as they were short for division six. Jenny Cox and Chris Attrill both bowled very well and were a credit to their club.
In a close game, Longwarry division six skip Brian Mason led his team to a 25/21 win over Warragul on Saturday.
Peter Smethurst and his Longwarry division six teammates will enjoy a week off after a 10-shot win over Warragul secured top place on the ladder on Saturday.