Tuross Head Men’s Bowls
The Tuross Head Pennant sides had another good weekend with both sides recording impressive wins. The Grade 5 side had an excellent win over the previously undefeated Malua Bay, while the Grade 7 side consolidated their position at the top of their table.
The Grade 5 side travelled to Malua Bay and all three teams played well. John Fahey’s foursome again led the way with a powerful performance. The first ten ends were close with Malua Bay ahead 9 – 8. Fahey then took control winning the next ten ends to run out 30 – 10 winners.
Joel Hilliard continued his good form and his side of Ivan Balentovic, Ray Downey and Alan McLeod chalked up another win. The first ten ends of this game were also tight with the sides locked at 9 all. Tuross then gained the upper hand and pressed ahead to win 26 – 15.
Noel Downie’s team had the narrowest of loses. They held the advantage for most of a very low scoring match until disaster struck on the 18th end. They led 12 – 9 but dropped 6 shots to surrender the lead for the first time in the game. They won two of the last three ends but it wasn’t enough to regain the lead. They lost 16 – 15.
Tuross boosted their for and against with a 71 shots to 41 victory picking up 9 points to 1.
The Grade 7 side played Bodalla at home and ran out winners 9 – 1, winning two of the three rinks and scoring 68 shots to 52.
Ian Wratten’s side of Julian Penny, Ben Hewison and Patrick Sager had a big win dominating their game from the start to win 32 – 12.
Stuart Graham, playing for Jim Madden, lead his side to a narrow win. Down 15 – 9 after 13 ends, Graham won the next 6 ends to grab a 19 – 15 advantage. Despite losing the last two ends they were able to cling on for a 19 – 17 win.
Ronnie Richardson’s team had a battle in their game with the sides never more than a couple of shots apart. With two ends to play Bodalla lead 19 – 17 and were able to pick up 4 shots over the last two ends to win 23 – 17 – a margin that did not reflect the closeness of the game.
Above: John Fahey Leading the Way in Pennants