Mixed day for Garfield bowlers

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - WGBD -

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.

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