Gold and Blue ahead of pack
Geraldton Gold and Blue have broken away from the chasing pack, with an 111⁄ point break over Wonthella Green and 16 points clear of fourth-placed Geraldton Red.
Both Gold and Blue have 56 points after round 13 and both laid claim to aggregate results during the round.
Gold claimed a 5-1 (73-50) result against Wonthella Green which looked the match of the round.
Brian Wright, Phil Christensen, Bernie Morgan and Rod Marsh returned a 25-11 victory against Eddie Dodd.
Kevin Robartson, John Burnett, Kevin Hughes and Terry Williamson claimed the best result of the season against Gary Preston with a solid 28-17 scorecard.
The Green Machines Tony O’Brien, Bill Alford, Nick Waldon and Ian Parke continued their fine season with a two-shot victory against Geoff Ellis.
The result placed them second on the table with 10 wins from 13 matches.
Geraldton Red’s shocking month continued as they fell to sister side Blue 6-0 (76-40).
The Reds sat on top of the table until round 9, with the recent demise brought on mainly by player unavailability.
The proven performers of Brad King, Col Morgan and Ian Thomas were gone during the losing run but the break in the season is sure to enable the teams to rebound next year.
The number one side of this season’s pennant, Shane GiudiceNairn, Brad Criddle, Glen Fleeton and Lawrence Brooks were pushed to the wire by Jon Trotter, Graham McLeary, Tyler Carter and Mal McKenzie.
There were four shots on the final end securing the 22-18 result and win number 10 for the year.
Joe Cukela, Trevor Smythe, Wes Jones and Bill Johnson put the aggregate out of reach early and recorded a 26-9 victory over Geoff Halliday’s foursome.
The shock of the round was the 6-0 result by Wonthella Maroon over finals hopeful Wonthella Gold 67-39.
The stars of the day were Brad Preston, Warren Kennedy, Vic Luckhurst and Gary Cairn who won 30-8 against the quality side skippered by Steve Palmer.
There are just five rounds remaining in the Batavia Bowling Leagues pennant season.