Neerim win lo­cal bat­tle

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - WGBD -

Neerim District had mixed re­sults to open the pen­nant bowls sea­son.

Divi­sion two: Neerim District de­feated War­ragul (2) 107/75.

Neerim District had an over­all 32-shot win play­ing at home against War­ragul (2).

Peter Throup (skip), Rob Cook, Colin McKay and Gerry En­gel­stadt won against Bob Cur­rie’s team 29/17.

Neerim got out to a healthy lead by the break only to have War­ragul fight back. Neerim stead­ied to win by 12 shots.

Shane Ho­gan (skip), Peter Brooks, Rus­sell Mee­han and Karen Sheers lost to Peter Wood’s team 22/23.

Scores were tight up to the break. War­ragul jumped clear when play re­sumed, only to have Neerim pick up five shots on the last two ends. Neerim went down by only one.

Ray Watts (skip), Pat Fraser-Aurisch, Bill Cook and Greg Bond de­feated David Smith’s team 26/18.

Scores were again tight go­ing into the break, with War­ragul get­ting a four-shot lead just af­ter. Neerim fired up and came home strongly to win by eight shots.

An­gus McGil­livray (skip), Neil Adams, Chris Ho­gan and Tony Thorn­ton beat David Gate­wood’s team 30/17.

Neerim had a four-shot lead at the break and then per­formed strongly in the sec­ond half to win by 13 shots.

Divi­sion five: Neerim District (2) lost to Trar­al­gon RSL (3) 50/86.

Neerim District played away against Trar­al­gon, los­ing all rinks.

Ross Pol­lard (skip), Wes El­lis, Liz Hodge and Kay Cousins lost to M. Gib­bins’ team 16/26.

Neerim com­peted well but dropped 12 shots be­tween ends 10 and 13. The went down by 10 shots at the end.

Bruce Mironow (skip), Ger­ald Win­ter, Ge­orge Rymer and Mar­ion Wil­lis lost to S. Mor­land’s team 17/24.

Neerim was lead­ing 13/7 at the 14th end but fell away af­ter the break to go down by seven shots.

Jim Schroeder (skip), Thelma Schroeder, Di Tame and Gerry Melling lost to F. Met­calf’s team 17/36.

Neerim was well down at the break but to their credit matched RSL when play re­sumed. They went down by 19 shots.

Tues­day

Play­ing at home against Trar­al­gon, Neerim District had an 11-shot loss to open the sea­son.

Divi­sion one: Neerim District lost to Trar­al­gon 48/59.

Thelma Schroeder (skip), Dianne Tame, Kay Cousins and Steve Hal­li­gan, play­ing against D. Wylie’s team, lost 14/19.

Neerim was lead­ing af­ter the first seven ends, but Trar­al­gon kicked away to lead by 11 shots at one stage. Neerim fought back to go down by only five shots.

Karen Sheers (skip), Cookie Hal­li­gan, Mar­ion Wil­lis and Gerry En­gel­stadt, play­ing against P. Trewin’s team, lost 13/28.

Scores were close halfway through, but Trar­al­gon came home strongly.

Pat Fraser-Aurisch (skip), Liz Hodge, Ger­ald Win­ter and Gerry Melling played against K. Garry’s team and won 21/12.

Neerim dropped the first four ends but then got down to work. They won by nine shots.

Right: Drouin third Jenny Wool­lard takes aim in the divi­sion three con­test against Yar­ragon on Tues­day.

Amongst those com­pet­ing at the open­ing of the 2018/19 mid­week sea­son is Yar­ragon sec­ond Lind­say Wright.

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