Garfield kick off sea­son in style

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - WGBD -

Garfield Bowl­ing Club opened its 2018/19 pen­nant cam­paign in good style this week, with three of four sides hav­ing wins and the fourth go­ing down by just two shots.

On Satur­day, the club’s three sides did bat­tle with two at home and one away.

Divi­sion two: Garfield lost to Trar­al­gon (3) 92/94.

The side fought hard all day against Trar­al­gon, fi­nally go­ing down by just two shots over­all.

The team of Frank Prins, Ray Bif­fin, Alan White and skip John Ma­jkut led most of the day. How­ever, Trar­al­gon came back in the end to win by just one shot, 24/23.

Steve Bassed’s team of Gary Hel­more, Gary Payne and Peter Lieshout strug­gled early but ral­lied well to fin­ish only two shots down, 21/23.

The dom­i­nant team on the day was Rode James, Joe Lenders and Nick Hen­wood, skipped by Stephen Whyte, who, with mul­ti­ple shots on many ends, had a con­vinc­ing 26/18 win.

Stu­art Gem­mill, Les Pumphrey, Shane Oliver and skip Tom Cleary made up the fourth team in the side. They had an up-and-down tus­sle all day, fi­nally suc­cumb­ing to lose 22/29. Bet­ter luck next time guys.

Divi­sion four: Garfield New­bor­ough (4) 92/89.

Garfield vis­ited New­bor­ough (for­merly Yal­lourn) and had an over­all three-shot win to start their first cam­paign in divi­sion four in good fash­ion.

Mau­reen Lam­pot skipped the team of Phil Humphries, Colin Mills and Mal­colm Ne­wham. With a con­sis­tent per­for­mance all day, they had a good 21/15 win.

The team of Graeme Bur­ton, Brian Fox, He­lene New­ton and skip Bob Lam­port didn’t fare so well. They strug­gled all day and lost 15/34. (2) de­feated

Wes Good­man’s team of Don Knight, Bar­rie Smith and Gor­don Moxey limped out of the boxes, los­ing the first six ends. How­ever, they re­cov­ered well to win the game 23/21.

The last, but by no means least, team in the side was that of Lex Tay­lor, Cliff Stephens, Ron Saun­ders and skip Kevin Don­ald. They out­per­formed their op­po­si­tion all day to fin­ish with a re­sound­ing 33/19 win.

Divi­sion six: Garfield (3) de­feated Thor­p­dale (2) 45/43.

Divi­sion six was at home to Thor­p­dale, who were strug­gling for play­ers. Garfield’s own Jan Moxey filled in for Thor­p­dale with a creditable per­for­mance for some­one who doesn’t nor­mally play pen­nant.

The team of Jan John­son, Bev Sains­bury, Ken New­ton and skip Damian Brick led all day, com­ing home with a four-shot win, 24/20.

Judy Pock­ling­ton’s team of Alan Wil­son, Keith Sains­bury and Is­abel Deane, had a close go all day with their op­po­nents. They fi­nally went down 21/23, giv­ing the side an over­all two-shot win.

It was a good start with the team aim­ing to re­peat last sea­son’s grand fi­nal place.

Tues­day

The mid­week side trav­elled to Trafal­gar for its first out­ing. The lads and lasses came home with a very good win, win­ning two rinks and draw­ing the third.

Divi­sion three: Garfield de­feated Trafal­gar (2) 62/41.

Judy Pock­ling­ton’s team, con­sist­ing of Adrian Hel­muth, Damian Brick and Sue Stains­field, had a con­vinc­ing 22/12 win.

Jan John­son’s team of Phillip Humphries, John Ma­jkut and Bev Sains­bury did one bet­ter, win­ning 23/12.

The third rink, con­sist­ing of Mal­colm Ne­wham, Bob Lam­port, Lex Tay­lor and skip Mau­reen Lam­port, fought out a close bat­tle all day. They came back in the last end to wres­tle a 17-all tie.

A great start to a suc­cess­ful sea­son.

Bowls was back on Tues­day with Yar­ragon sec­ond Gor­don Wright amongst the bowlers com­pet­ing as Drouin hosted Yar­ragon in divi­sion three. Drouin got the win, 66/53.

Above: Yar­ragon third Pam Jones bowls against Drouin in divi­sion three ac­tion on Tues­day.

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