Wayward weather dampens bowls

Warburton Bowls Club''s president, Max Reynolds, bowling in a recent game.

A narrow victory for the Warburton Bowls Club’s top midweek side was the highlight of the week’s games due to the damp conditions experienced on the weekend.

The second placed Warburton 1 Tuesday Midweek side played the top side, Chirnside Park 1, away and the clash of the two heavyweights lived up to expectations. Warburton bowled away early before Chirnside Park responded after the break.

The lead changed several times, before Warburton rallied to claim a narrow win, 60 to 58, and take top spot on the ladder.

Rink scores were as follows: G. Walsh 18/ 21, S. Lord 21/ 17 and R. McKail 21/20. They play Upwey Tecoma 1, at home this week.

The Warburton 1 Weekend team played Beaumaris 1 at home in drizzling conditions.

An overall solid performance saw them win 89 to 67. Rink scores were as follows: P. Woods 17/19, B. Woods 16/13, J. Brookes 37/14 and J. Van Der Zweep 19/21. They play Mulgrave 1 away this week.

Warburton 2 played Croydon 4 away in wet conditions at Ringwood Bowls Club to record a really good win with everybody contributing, 84 to 67. Rink scores were as follows: P. Summers 25/9, G. Wynd 19/26, S. Freestone 22/12 and B. Hall 18/20. They next play Heathmont 5 at home.

Warburton 3 played Fitzroy/Victoria 4 at home and in another tight finish went down overall 33 to 36. Rink scores were S. Ockwell 11/26 and D. Ockwell 22/10. They play Glen Waverley 5 at home this week.

The Wednesday Night Barefoot Bowls Triples Competition continued in superb conditions with several shock losses. Thomos 22 d The Wrangers 11, 50 Shades of Green 14 d Burra Boys 9, Magnum Boys 17 d Saint Dogs 14, Moonshiners 13 d Nutters 12, Pensioners 25 d Zinga’s Wankas 6, Bolters 18 d The Ormsbys 11, Time Warp 13 d Sheep Assist 11 and G Force d Wrong Bias by forfeit.