Yarra Junction Bowling Club players withstood an aerial attack from a pair of masked lapwings during their midweek pennant match against Mooroolbark last week.
Two of the lapwings’ chicks had strayed onto the bowling green before they were carefully removed to a safe place and play commenced.
However, eyes were still cast skywards as light rain fell throughout the morning.
After lunch, the heavens opened and the points were shared after play was washed out.
Yarra Junction 2 traveled to Mount Waverley and escaped the worst of the weather, but an undermanned team was defeated on a difficult green in windy conditions.
On Saturday, second placed Yarra Junction 1 hosted third placed Box Hill RSL 3 under sunny skies.
A very close tussle developed and although Yarra Junction won three rinks to one, Box Hill RSL won by one shot.
The inaugural Yarra Junction Bowling Club Community Cup has concluded and the team representing Upper Yarra U3A defeated Yarra Valley Soccer Club in a close final.