By Garry Lewis
A mixed bag of results for the Warburton Bowls Club this week with the focus on continuing to improve across all teams.
The weekend Warburton 1 side returned to some excellent winning form while playing Monbulk 1 at home. All four rinks were victorious in a strong overall performance from the Burras winning 100 shots to 57.
Rink scores were as follows: S. Lord 33/ 13; T. Appleton 27/ 12; C. Neale 24/ 18 and C. Lord 16/ 14.
The Burras top side looks forward to continuing their improvement against Ferntree Gully 1 at home this week.
Warburton 2 played Croydon 3 away and were quick out of the blocks in the first few ends before the home side steadied and gained overall control.
At the break, the Burras were determined to reduce the deficit and tried extremely hard but the gap proved too big before going down 63 shots to 92.
Rink scores were G. Lewis 18/ 18; P. Summers 11/ 28; F. Wagenaar 14/ 24 and M. Reynolds 20/ 22.
They too look forward to the challenge of playing against Heathmont 4 away this weekend.
Playing away on the slick green at Monbulk, the Midweek side battled valiantly. After trailing for most of the game, the Burras fought back with a couple of big ends. It all came down to
the last end with Monbulk 1 holding on for a one-shot victory. The Burras won two rinks and lost the other before going down, 57 shots to 58.
Rink scores were as follows: S. Lord 18/ 10; G. Walsh 18/ 31 and R. McKail 21/ 17.
They now face Yarra Glen 1 at home this week hoping to get back on the winning list.
The first night of the Wednesday Night Barefoot Bowls Triples Competition was held last week with a Double Header to make up for the washout the previous week. With a full complement of 16 teams, two rounds of 8 ends each saw several close games, including two draws, to start the new season.
The new teams comprising Three Amigos, Bowl Movement, Noel’s Crew, 50 Shades of Green and Gunners all performed extremely well. Madisyn Nicolandos from the Three Amigos won the prize for the first player to touch the jack.
After the first two rounds, four teams remain undefeated, Thomos, Pensioners, Sheep Assist and Bolters.
This season’s Pink Ribbon Day will be held on Sunday 11 February next year with all funds raised going towards Breast Cancer Research. More details to follow in the coming weeks.
Social Bowls continues to be played on Mondays from 12 midday with everyone including new and beginning players encouraged to attend. Come along and give Bowls a try.