Two losses to start pennant season
Finley BC It was a tough start to the new pennant season when both divisions were comfortably defeated on Saturday.
Division 2 played Numurkah Golf and only had one winning team which included G.Close, S.Johnson, B.Anderson and Gail Welsh.
The final result was 2/10, with the shots 66/105.
Division 3 travelled to Barooga and was soundly defeated, 10/0 with shots 86/60.
Most had difficulties handling the synthetic greens.
Friday pennant starts this week. Teams for Finley v Barooga, at Barooga: H.Tabe (s), B.Anderson, B.Bevan, B.Boyd; N.Smith(s), G.Welsh, S.Walsh, B.Poore; B.Robinson (s), A.Haines, L.McCellar, M.Koschel.
Saturday pennant teams, Div 2 v Nathalia, at home: A.Haines (s), N.Barnes, R.Wood, N.Wilson; Nan Smith (s), B.Robinson, B.Mison, B.Poore; M.Hannan (s), H.Tabe, L.McKellar, G.Trevorrow.
Div 3 v Tocumwal, at home: K.Bergmans (s), H.Robinson, N.Cole, M.Koschel; A.Cowan (s), J.Maxwell, B.Boyd, B.Graham; R.Clayton(s), S.Walsh, R.Koschel, L.Bergmans.
The Mark II Automotive sponsored Mixed Triples event was successful with the winning combination being President G Close, R.Clayton and R.Wood winning three games being plus 28 shots.
The r-up side was D.Polkinghorne (s), J.Thomas and I. Reynolds, three games plus 12 shots.
Best first game was K.Bruce’s team (Tocumwal); second game, S.Johnson, and third game was shared by O.Corcoran’s side.
Representative of Mark 11 Automotive Tony Smith made the presentation.
Bowls Secretary Heather was loud in her praise for the catering ladies and all staff.
All players are required to practice for pennant matches and are invited to play in the social event each Thursday.
The most recent winning pair for the social bowls was Billy Smith and J.Maxwell.
The competition on Sunday resulted in a drawn game.
Twilight bowls is scheduled for Thursday, commencing at 6.30pm, with teams of three required to be in by 5.30pm.
The benefit evening, to aid Colleen Rockliffe, was simply outstanding. A sum of $11,113 was raised, due to the participating people of Finley and district.
Colleen’s response was appreciated by all present. This is a great result to assist this popular person. Good luck, Colleen.
Coming events: Today - Ladies bowls at 10am, Twilight triples at 6.30pm; Tomorrow - DFP 1pm; Friday - pennant; Saturday - pennant; Sunday - DFP 10.15am. Duty roster: Tracie and Cheryl Barnes.
Finley RS Club The team of Rod Brown, David Cordell and Warren Blanch played at Nathalia on Thursday and blitzed all games coming out with a great win. Well done to them.
Pennant teams went down in Saturday’s opening round.
This week both division one and three are at home.
Division One teams: W Blanch (s), A Bonat, D McKellar, G Beer; D Cordell (s), S Lunn, R Ameer, S Malone; A West (s), D Polkinghorne, J Peacock, K Johnson; R Brown (s), B Smith, M Maraldo, D Brown.
Division three: A Thomas (s), N Thomas, R Sedgewick, J Reynolds; D Retallick (s,) J White, O Cochrane, G Scorgie; P Wilson (s), K Peacock, E Thomas, J Maher.
Friday Pennant begins this week with selected teams on the board.