Tough times for bowlers

Terry Boodle delivers a bowl in wet conditions at Donvale.

It wasn’t an easy week for Yarra Junction Bowling Club. Due to a quirk of the draw, both midweek twelve-a-side and weekend pennant teams travelled to Donvale to play on a heavy grass green.

The midweek team took too long to adjust to the conditions and with bowls constantly coming up short, they went down by 22 shots (70-48).

The midweek six-a-side team had another frustrating week on the sidelines with their second bye in as many weeks.

The weekend team had to contest with constant drizzle and rain making for a heavier green, while Donvale sought to maximise its home ground advantage.

Nonetheless Yarra Junction Bowling Club ran out 20 shot winners in a long and gruelling game. The final score was 96-76, a result that sees Yarra Junction retain its top place on the ladder.

Thursday morning social bowls continues and is open to all.

Although the clubs Friday night Barefoot Bowls suffered a deluge it is hoped next Friday will be a warm summer evening, just right for an evening of lawn bowls fun with music, a sausage sizzle and a bar.

Contact the club for details.