Sandy Bay sit­ting pretty at top of the women’s pen­nant lad­der

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT -

SANDY Bay is un­de­feated on top of the lad­der af­ter down­ing Sorell by 15 shots on a per­fect green on a hot, windy day in Bowls Tas­ma­nia South Women’s Di­vi­sion One pen­nant on Thurs­day.

Robyn Leggett and Janet Cowen had a great bat­tle with Leggett main­tain­ing a small lead un­til the 16th end when she scored a seven to break the game open even­tu­ally win­ning by 10 shots.

Yvonne Buck­ley scored six shots on the first end of the game against Faye Gard­ner. Gard­ner fought back and trailed by just three shots at the lunch break. With Jac­qui Phillips draw­ing well, Buck­ley moved away to lead by six shots, even­tu­ally win­ning by three shots.

Chris Dowl led Shirley Hay by a shot at the break but ex­tended that to seven by the 15th end and held off a come­back from Hay to win by two.

Dover RSL moved to se­cond on the lad­der with an eight shot win over Rosny Park. Sh­eryl Phillips got off to a flyer against Ailsa Mil­burn lead­ing by 14 shots af­ter just nine ends and was not headed, win­ning by 19 shots. Sharon De­laney and Jenny Ti­rant had a tight game with noth­ing be­tween them af­ter 12 ends. De­laney won the next three ends to jump out to a six shot lead and she main­tained that to the end.

Gay­lene Ridg­way se­cured two pen­nant points for Rosny Park with a de­ci­sive 17 shot win over Carol Ban­nis­ter. Buck­ing­ham was too good for King­bor­ough win­ning by 28 shots. June Guy set up the win for Buck­ing­ham de­feat­ing Vicki Ban­nis­ter by 18 shots.

Guy scored five shots on the first two ends to start well and was 10 shots in front at lunch. Guy ex­tended that to 19 af­ter 14 ends and went on to win by 18 shots. Jeanette Lane jumped Greta Mur­ray early and was 11 shots in front af­ter nine ends.

The game was fairly tight af­ter that with Lane win­ning by seven shots. The clos­est game of the day was be­tween Janet Ruther­ford and Leonie Price. Scores were level af­ter 19 ends but Ruther­ford fin­ished strongly to win by three shots.

The other two matches were aban­doned due to the hot weather. Clare­mont was well in front of Or­ford and Howrah was in con­trol over Brighton when the um­pires called both games off.

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