Mer­rigum bowls:

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport - — Young Joe

When we trav­elled to Murchi­son to play round 6 we had hopes of sneak­ing into the top four at last.

Al­though we won two rinks by 13 shots and lost on the third rink by one shot af­ter hold­ing game.

How­ever Jim Twed­dle had other ideas and won his game by 24 shots.

Thus we lost by 12 shots but gained four points.

The top rink of Rob Den­nis, Greg Pell, Neil Gar­diner and Jim Arthur played M. Har­ris and won by 10 shots. They got off to a solid start but their op­po­nents drew level on end 12.

In the sec­ond half of the game Mer­rigum scored 10 more than their ri­vals. Once again a good team ef­fort. Joe Chant, Wayne Shep­herd, Graeme Hub­ble and Car­men Qu­at­troc­chi played Ge­off Hig­gins and fi­nally drew away to win by three shots.

Their ef­fort was slightly bet­ter than last week but the in­con­sis­tency is still lurk­ing.

Scores were even on four oc­ca­sions but Mer­rigum man­aged to hold on for a hard-fought win.

The hard luck story goes to the rink of Gary Mott, Stan Cold­well, John Gil­bert and Barry McMeeken who struck a wor­thy op­po­nent in Derek Anderson.

This was a tight match with scores tied on six oc­ca­sions.

At the start of the last end Mer­rigum led by two and af­ter much move­ment of the kitty Derek Anderson found him­self two shots down with only his last bowl to play.

His third Gor­don Thom­son could see a slight chance of play­ing into the head to gain a re­sult.

The rest is his­tory, Mer­rigum down by one shot.

In the last game Barry Par­sons, Peter Hoare, David Pet­tifer and Barry McMeeken be­gan well and led 5 to 1 af­ter five ends.

Then the game changed com­pletely with Murchi­son win­ning the next nine ends to lead 21 to 5.

Mer­rigum never re­cov­ered and the fi­nal deficit of 24 shots was an ob­vi­ous con­clu­sion to the match.

Last week this com­bi­na­tion won their rink con­vinc­ingly so it is just bet­ter to put it down to hav­ing ‘one of those days’ and look for­ward to next week.

Our mid-week had a strong win against Hill Top and are in the four.

Lee Chant de­feated Betty Durston by 17 shots, Mau­reen Shep­herd won against Dot Cle­ment by nine shots but Donna Me­ola dropped her game against Chris Pop­ple by three shots.

This week they travel south to Nagam­bie and will re­ally have to be on the ball to record a win.

Thanks to all who helped run the 60 and over on Wed­nes­day.

The day worked re­ally well un­til the pre­sen­ta­tion when there was much con­fu­sion over how far down the pay­ments were made to the run­ners up.

Our co-or­di­na­tor left ex­plicit in­struc­tions that only the win­ners would be paid but this was over­ruled by a vo­cal ma­jor­ity.

Keep up the good work with com­plet­ing your club games, time is run­ning out.

Christ­mas break up is on De­cem­ber 15, cost is $25 per head. Please pay as soon as pos­si­ble.

On Sun­day we had a great pokie trip to Tocumwal, spe­cial thanks to those who help to make th­ese out­ings pos­si­ble.

Our next trip will be af­ter school goes back.

We need all ham­per tick­ets re­turned ASAP.

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