Ten keen bowlers lined up for a game last Saturday on the Litchfield Green, brought back into play by Geoff who spent a far from warm ride on the roller and had the green running much faster than we had become accustomed to in past weeks. In case you may have wondered at times, Geoff, your efforts, along with Neil and Mark and the many other helpers, are much appreciated by all the Bowlers who turn up for a game each week.
In a game of Pairs, Max Butler and Geoff Venables had a real battle with Nathan and Paul Cannell. Nathan and Paul were the early leaders, but faltered to allow Max and Geoff to catch up 7/7 on the eleventh end. From then on it was neck and neck to the finish line with Max and Geoff victorious 22/19. Keith Goodwin, Mary Phillips and Ron Wainwright made a great start, despite many bowls in the ditch, against Renate Winckel, Mike Manile and Nelson Wallace to lead 11/3 on end nine. Keith, Mary and Ron were kept on eleven for four ends then scored a four but scored no more to go down 15/22.
The sunshine on Sunday brought out the best roll up for some time with 18 players enjoying the improved weather. Keith Goodwin, Bob Lahey and Don Jarvis had a dream start against Mick Mayhew, Mike Mannile and Nelson Wallace when they scored ten shots over the first four ends. Lucky was not with Mick, Mike and Nelson with lots of near misses that allowed their opposition to go ahead and win 32/11. Sergio Roncelli and Richard Nichols kept Ron Wainwright and Paul Cannell at bay for thirteen ends with the score at 11/11 at the point. Sergio and Richard came home strongly over the remaining twelve ends to win 23/18. Margerita Zasso and Wayne Lodge won nine of the first thirteen ends to set up a commanding lead against Renate Winckel and Geoff Venables. This put Renate and Geoff on the back foot and they never recovered to go down 10/31. In what was billed as an International game of pairs, Colin Roberson and Terry Croker came up against Jack Sajina and Peter Marsicano. Colin and Terry just shaded their opposition after 13 ends, then went on to a 23/16 head on end twenty one. Seven shots to Jack and Peter put the level 23/23 with two ends to play on which Colin and Terry scored five shots to win 28/23.
Matches set down for play in Handicap Pairs next weekend are, Ken Rees and Brian Seears v Skip Hamilton and Don Jarvis with the latter receiving two shots start. This can be played on either Saturday or Sunday but let the Club know which day. The other match is Bob Lahey and Geoff Venagles v Jack Sajina and John Schoon who will be giving three shots start.
This match will be played on Saturday. Play is three bowls over twenty five ends and dress is either mufti or Club uniform. Play in this event will continue on Sunday, August 17 with a sausage sizzle at 12.00 and play to start at 1.00pm.