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PB&SC Win Both Grades In Pennants
Published by The Leftie in Bowls Notes • 3/30/2015 3:57:57 PM
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Both Grade 6 and Grade 7 recorded good wins against Parkes Railway Diggers in matches played at Parkes Bowling & Sports Club last Sunday.
Grade 6 won a very exciting match 63-60 with the rink skipped by Keith MacRae being the stand out team.
Team results were:
Guy Ellery, Joe Crowley, Gary McPhee and Kevin Hynds lost 19-27.
Nimo Mills, Graham Dixon, Wally Austin and Bruce Orr lost 15-22.
Noel Nicholson, John Dunn, Ted Wright and Keith MacRae won 29-11.
Grade 7 had a good 64-51 win.
Team results were:
Alan Affleck, Bill Skinner, Rob Irving and Greg Townsend won 22-13.
Tony Byrne, Gordon Dickson, Bernie Mitchell and Steve Turner lost 17-21.
Ron Murray, Col Woods, Stuart Kelly and George Boatswain won 25-17.
Two major pairs matches were played during the week.
Paul Henry and Baldy Frame played Arthur Corbett and Col Hayward in a low scoring, high quality match. Arthur and Col had the better start and led 8-2 after six ends. The next 11 ends were all one shot scoring ends with Paul and Baldy winning eight of them to have Arthur and Col holding a narrow 11-10 lead. Arthur and Col scored two shots on the next end to extend their lead to 13-10. Paul and Baldy came right back into the match when they scored four shots on the nineteenth end to grab the lead 14-13. Arthur and Col scored one shot on the penultimate end to level the score 14 all. The last end featured a number of great bowls. Paul and Baldy held shot when the skips came to play their last two bowls. Col played the perfect bowl to hold shot. Playing last, Baldy had the match in his hands and he delivered a perfectly weighted bowl to sit out Col’s shot bowl to score one shot and win the match. This was a fitting end to a great game of bowls. The final result was a 15-14 win to Paul and Baldy.
The other match saw Wally Austin and Gary McPhee play Dean Searl and Warren Bevan. The start of the match was very tight with the score 8 all after 11 ends. Wally and Gary then scored six shots on the next two ends to lead 14-8. Dean and Warren fought back and won the next two ends to trail 13-14. The next four ends saw 15 shots scored with Wally and Gary scoring two four shot ends and Dean and Warren scoring one six shot and one one shot end. This left Wally and Gary leading 22-20 with two ends to play. The last two ends were hotly contested with Wally and Gary gaining one shot on each of the last two ends to score a very good 24-20 win.
Keith MacRae played Tom Furey in a major singles match. Holding a 13-9 lead, Keith proceeded to win the next eight ends to extend his lead to 26-9. Tom would not give in and he won seven of the next eight ends to reduce Keith’s lead to 28-21. Keith then won the next two ends to secure a hard fought 31-21 win.
The final round of this popular competition was played last Thursday with 54 bowlers competing.
Some of the results were:
Three Amigos finished strongly to have a 16-13 win over Casey Surveying 1.
Rok-FM had a narrow 13-10 win over Super Bees.
Back Trundle Road 1 led early and held on to defeat Mike’s Kitchen 11-8.
Two and a Half Fitters defeated High Rollers 12-8.
Battlers had a hard fought 10-8 win over Bowling Stones.
Other winners on the night were Back Trundle Road 2, Bowl Bros, Saints and Bushies.
Major prize winner was Bowl Bros with the minor prize winner being Three Amigos. The lucky losers prize went to Casey Surveying 1.
Following the nights bowls prizes were presented to the overall winners of the competition. The hard fought win by Battlers was enough for them to win the overall competition with 7 wins + 26 with Saints securing second place with 6 wins + 45. The encouragement award went to Orange Thunder.
22 bowlers played four games of pairs and one triples.
Don Littlewood, Ian Mill and John Dunn had a good 20-11 win over Bob Freeman, John Watson and Les Kent.
Col Woods and Wally Austin were too strong for Allan Wright and John Hodge, winning 25-14.
After leading 23-7, Ron Fisher and John Ward went on to defeat Gordon Dickson and John Corcoran 29-17.
Mike Valentine and Eddie McPhee played Peter McPhee and Warren Bevan. Mike and Eddie held an early 7-1 lead . Peter and Warren then won three of the next four ends to grab the lead 10-8. They extended their lead to 24-8 by winning the next eight ends and went on to win the game 25-12.
Rob Irving and John Carr played Joe Crowley and Gary McPhee. Rob and John held a handy 16-8 lead after 13 ends. Joe and Gary fought back and won seven of the last eight ends to record a come from behind 20-17 win.
The major prize winners were Joe Crowley and Gary McPhee and the minor winners were Peter McPhee and Warren Bevan. The jackpot was not won.
24 bowlers played six games of pairs.
After trailing 15-16, John Dunn and Steve Turner won five of the last six ends to defeat Bernie Mitchell and Bruce Orr 27-18.
Maree Grant and John Corcoran had a good 26-16 win over Rhona Went and John O’Malley.
With the score 10 all after 10 ends, Max Tomkins and Arthur Corbett won nine of the last eleven ends to defeat Les Kent and Kevin Hynds 29-12.
Chris Dunn and Stuart Kelly recorded a very good 30-17 win over Nimo Mills and Joe Crowley.
Mike Valentine and John Carr played Guy Ellery and Dave Johnson. The score was 11 all after 13 closely contested ends. Guy and Dave then won seven of the last eight ends to record a 22-12 win.
Col Woods and Geoff Freeman scored six shots on the ninth end to lead Robyn Morgan and John Ward 14-4. Robyn and John won six of the next seven ends to trail 12-17. Col and Geoff then won the next three ends to lead 21-12 and held on to win 21-17.
The major prize winners were John Dunn and Steve Turner and the minor winners were Chris Dunn and Stuart Kelly.
9 bowlers played one game of pairs and one triples.
After leading 13-0, George Bradley and Maureen Bailey went on to defeat Mal Porter and Guy Ellery 18-7.
Keith Hutchison played lead for both sides and teamed with Bob Freeman and George Boatswain to defeat himself, Eileen Bradley and Chris Dunn 15-5.
Prize winners were Chris Dunn, Guy Ellery, George Bradley and Eileen Bradley.
The jackpot was not won and remains at $1000. The jackpot number range has been reduced to 7 so come along on Sunday morning for a game of bowls, a sausage sandwich, and a chance to win the jackpot. Names in by 9:30am for a 10:00am start.
A mixed mufti bowls afternoon in being held on Easter Monday. The Rob and Joyce Irving sponsored day will commence at 1:00pm with names in by 12:30 pm.
Saturday, April 4 – Social bowls; Monday, April 6 – Easter Monday Tournament.
Thursday, April 2 – Geoff Freeman and John Carr; Saturday, April 4 – Geoff Freeman and Bernie Mitchell

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