Seymour suffers big defeat on its home green
Seymour Midweek pennant
Division two, round two saw Seymour hosting Tallygaroopna on the synthetic surface.
The visitors went home 10-shot winners after comprehensively winning two of the three rinks.
Brodo’s very experienced rink held the lead briefly after seven ends and were still within two after 16 ends before fading to an 11-shot loss.
In contrast to last week, Jan Wesselman’s rink came out firing, winning the opening four ends, and despite winning six of the first eight ends, only led by two.
It was slim pickings thereafter with Tally dominant, winning by 13. It’s too early to say if the pressures of office have influenced Wesselman’s form and better things are anticipated.
Allan Welsh’s rink salvaged some pride and points for the home team.
In a tight match that was level after 15 ends, Seymour outscored Tally by 14 shots (including a seven) over the next four ends and put the match to bed.
It was a convincing 14-shot win in the end. Seymour 2-67 lost to Tallygaroopna 4-77
Dilva Grattan, Ian Ridd, Dennis Klein, Garry Broderick(s) 16 def by P. Emanuelli 27.
Jenny Ridd, Lyn Meek, Don Prudden, Jan Wesselman(s) 19 def by M. Hanna 32
Lynda Rohde, Maureen Prudden, Bill Solomon, Allan Welsh(s) 32 def G.Rowan 18.
In division four, the Seymour synthetic green was like a home game for the visiting Alexandra who ran out three shot winners after winning two of three close matches.
Marie Maggs’ rink looked the goods early and led by eight after 11 of the 21 ends.
They then hit the wall, losing nine successive ends and a final deficit of three shots. This is one that got away.
Donna Syms’ rink started slowly, losing the first five ends, but in a low scoring game, Seymour fought back to eventually draw level on the penultimate end before Alex won an exciting match with a single on the last.
Congrats to Bronwyn Allen on her pennant debut.
Vin Hall’s rink (including Sandra O’Sullivan making her debut) started well enough, winning the first two ends, but slipped to as much as six shots in arrears after 14 ends.
After getting to within one shot with two ends to play, the match seemed gone when Alex took a four-shot lead into the last end. Five to win for Seymour? No problem.
Congrats to Vin and his team on their oneshot win.
Seymour 2-48 lost to Alexandra 4-51 Alice Hall, Lois White, Pat Dawe, Marie Maggs(s) 15 def by B. Benghamy 18. Bronwyn Allen, Sonia Jones, Di Staples, Donna Syms(s) 13 def by T. Livy 14. Trish Green, Sandra O’Sullivan, Wendy Hutton, Vin Hall(s) 20 def G. Eastment 19.
Avenel Midweek pennant
Round one of the GVPA mid-week pennant was not played last week due to rain.
Round two was played under perfect conditions last Tuesday when Avenel hosted Seymour VRI.
The visitors won the match by the merest of margins 14-63 to 2-62.
Marion Gittus, Pam Pedder, Jenny Furletti, Geoff Hateley (s) after leading for 16 ends were overtaken by VRI who lead for the next six ends.
On the last end, the scores were even with VRI one up at the head.
Skip Hateley with his last bowl, put down a perfectly weighted bowl through a congested head to pick up the kitty and take it back to four Avenel back bowls securing a memorable win by five shots 24-19.
Ruth King, Rusty Schwab, Dennis McGregor, David Furletti (s) were quickly down 14 shots early in the game.
But some steady and determined bowling pulled back the deficit, including six over the last two ends, to lose their game by only three shots 20-23.
Fay Hateley, Kate Donovan, Grace Kenworthy, Noel Slater (s) after a sluggish start were 10 down before lunch.
They then won seven ends in a row to take the lead by one shot on end 21.
However, the VRI lads answered immediately with a four to win the game 21-18.
The next game for Avenel division three is at Mooroopna Golf.
Division five plays its first round match on Tuesday, October 11 away against Mooroopna.
GVPA weekend pennant kicks off on Saturday, October 15. Division three is away against Mooroopna and division seven plays away against Eildon.
Last Sunday’s chicken run was won by Noel, Spud and Norm.
Thank you to Neil Beer for sponsoring the event this week.
Spud has taken an early lead on the chicken run leader board for an end of season prize.
It was great to see Iris back bowling again after a long stint off due to illness.
Chicken run will continue to start at 1pm till the end of October.
Entries are open for the men’s and ladies club championship games and also men’s pairs game.
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