Brighton beats King­bor­ough to go top of lad­der

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT - ROB McGUIRE Lawn Bowls

IN a con­test for top of the lad­der, Brighton fin­ished strongly to de­feat reign­ing premier King­bor­ough by six shots in Bowls Tas­ma­nia South’s Premier Di­vi­sion on Satur­day.

With Amity Booth leading well and John Ni­chols play­ing out­stand­ing bowls, Grant Wake­field was too strong for

Ja­son Fowler, win­ning by 12 shots. Greg Fehlberg picked up 10 shots in the fi­nal four ends to de­feat Tae­lyn Male by two shots and Mick Daniels beat David McLean by one.

King­bor­ough’s only win­ner was Will Coad, who de­feated Ricky Lim­brick by nine shots.

Sandy Bay was too good for Rosny Park, win­ning by 17 shots. Ryan McCoull dropped a six on the third end against Mick Sweeney but fought back to win by 14 shots. Ryan Guy over­came a slow start against John McKibben to win 10 ends in a row to win by 12 shots.

An­drew Nor­ris played well all day and was never headed in his five-shot win over David Gen­ford. Rosny Park won on the other rink, with Peter Ban­nis­ter de­feat­ing Keghan Booth by 11 shots.

Buck­ing­ham de­feated Glenorchy Rod­man by eight shots. With Kevin Raby and

Adam Tay­lor dom­i­nat­ing up front, Michael Tay­lor had a com­fort­able eight-shot win over Steve Clif­ford. An­drew Cham­ber­lain de­feated Josh Baker by four shots and Isaac Maughan beat Luke Turner by three shots.

Glenorchy Rod­man’s only win­ner for the day was Cam Tegg who de­feated Don Hol­land by seven shots. Tegg started well and led by seven shots af­ter five ends but scores were level at the break. Tegg won the next five ends to lead by seven shots af­ter 16 ends and held on for a good win.

Dover RSL played on its new syn­thetic green for the first time and cel­e­brated with a re­sound­ing 46-shot win over Beltana. Ricky Ormerod was too good for Bar­rie Cran­well, win­ning by 19 shots, Roger Dale de­feated Steve Mid­son by 16 shots and Brad Carver beat Shane Young by 14. Beltana won on the other rink, with Mick Cop­ple­man de­feat­ing Chris Nor­ris by three shots.

New Nor­folk de­feated Howrah by 14 shots. Barry Bone was the ar­chi­tect of the win, de­feat­ing Peter Jenk­ins by 19 shots, Kerry Hill beat Ross Brokate by four shots and Greg Kingston fin­ished one shot in front of John Sut­cliffe. Howrah se­cured two pen­nant points, with Bill But­ler de­feat­ing Wayne Lamp­kin by 10 shots.

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