Big week for bowlers
LAST Tuesday’s pennant saw Mansfield playing at home against YMGCR, a tough side.
After the allotted 25 ends, Mansfield took a narrow win 64 shots to 61.
George Peterson, Elaine Peterson, Graeme Tyers and Terri Kilpatrick had a battle with their opponents, but Mansfield still managed to win 13 of the 25 ends.
After the 24th end the score was all tied up at 17 all.
With the win up for grabs, YMGCR managed to score the one shot needed on the last end to win 18 shots to 17.
The final rink of Irene Fuller, Lyn Foots, Kris Humphrey and Colleen Christopher began slowly, but by the 9th end they had the lead 12 shots to 8.
YMGCR kicked into gear and began to win multiple ends finally taking the win 28 shots to 23.
Mansfield is still in 7th spot on the ladder, but a couple of good wins could see them climb a few steps up the ladder.
This week they play at home against Wangaratta.
Saturday pennant saw the A2s having a win away against YMGCR and the B1s had a loss away to top of the ladder St James.
The A2s were feeling confident and won 96 shots to 81.
John Foots, Gary Fuller, Kerri Nicol and Sid Revell got off to a slow start and were down 12 shots to nil after six ends.
Try as they might, they could not make up for their slow start and went down 19 shots to 30.
Ray Robinson, Noel Jackson, Elaine Peterson and Rick Nichols held on to take the win 23 shots
Graham Smith, Don Cameron, Ray Close and Enid Smith began really well and by the 8th end they led 13 shots to 2.
YMGCR won 12 of the next 13 ends to take the lead 21 shots to 15 and Mansfield couldn’t recover in time, going down 19 shots to 22.
The final rink of George Peterson, Lyn Foots, Graeme Tyers and Marian Ryan took a win 35 shots
Mansfield A2s are looking forward to the break this weekend with no play allowed during the Victorian Open.
The B1s always knew it was going to be tough, and St James took the points 86 shots to 63.
Tom Tomic, Mick Quinn, Les Wood and Jenny Walsh led Mansfield to a win, 31 shots to 24.
Tom Nicol, Mick Walsh, Kathleen Bock and Terri Kilpatrick plugged away, and after a valiant effort, went down 15 shots to 30.
The final rink of Irene Fuller, Marco Bohren, Kevin Nikkelson and Pam Zierk-Mahoney could not bridge the huge gap, and went down 17 shots to 32.
Mansfield remains in 5th spot on the ladder and they too look forward to this weekend’s break.