Practice matches continue on local rinks.
Saturday saw 28 members travel to Sunshine VRI (in Braybrook) to play a practice match against the home club.
Unfortunately due to weather conditions earlier in the week it was a heavy green which was running at around 11 seconds top, but it was practice and it was playable and as is the generally accepted terms of lawn bowls, you get on with the job and play on what you are presented with.
It was terrific to welcome back some old faces in Paul Cox and Adrian Voogt for their first games while Peter Cleve was lucky to get to the venue at all — ‘‘KK’’ when you say you will pick someone up it is a good idea not to drive past the agreed pick-up point .
Once again the match was played over 21 ends with BV Rules applied. Following on from some tight battles it was Seymour VRI Club who emerged victorious, winning on four rinks, drawing on another and going down on the remaining two rinks, with the total overall scores seeing Seymour VRI ahead 155-109.
Leading the way for Seymour VRI was the rink of Mick Szczykulski, Mario Furletti, Stephen McGregor and Kelvin Towt (skip) who were never headed in their match against R. McGillian by a comfortable 11-shot margin.
Next best for the visitors was the rink of Robert Brown, Geoff McPherson, Kevin Lee and Greg Jones (skip) 24 defeating A. De Kort 14, again never headed.
Winning 12 ends ensured a nine-shot win by the rink of Warren Broderick, Peter Stevens, Bill Dawe and Geoff Neal (skip) 21 over V. Podesta 12.
Despite winning only 10 of the 21 ends and trailing by five shots after 18 ends the rink of Russell Chapman, Ian Nichols, Peter Cleve and Daniel Noonan (skip) were able to pick up nine shots over the final three ends to record a 23-19 win against S. Tucker.
Playing against the host club’s president and despite winning 12 of the 21 ends, the rink of Damien Murphy, Les Romari, Don Prudden and Peter Delzotto (skip) were able to do the right thing and play an 18-all draw against D. Foss — well done boys.
Even with Ron King filling in at third after the demise of their skipper David Emmerson (back injury or tactical withdrawal) mid game, the rink of Bernie McCarthy, Paul Cox, Garry Bester and David Emmerson (skip), while winning 10 ends, were soundly defeated by S. Kuta 20-13.
Able to win only nine of the 21 ends, the rink of Ossie Taylor, Adrian Voogt, Shayne Stanley and Jim Furletti (skip) were able score only16 shots to V. Peinci’s 27.
Don’t forget to get your names on the list for the next pennant practice game against old foes Seymour at Seymour on Sunday at 1
Club game lists for the singles and pairs are up on the back notice board and entries will close on Sunday so get them in now or you will miss out.
Orders for new casual polo shirts will be placed at the end of September — members need to place their order with the secretary ASAP.
Those members who entered the CBD 60-and-over singles and pairs as well as the members who entered the CBD State fours and triples should keep their eyes on the noticeboard for the draws which will be out later this week — don’t forget to get entry fees in to the treasurer.
Bob Philp is in Seymour hospital and I am told giving everyone a hurry up. Not sure if that means he is getting better or just still ‘‘upset’’ over the Collingwood exit from the finals — either way he would be happy to see any visitors.
— Two Hats’ apprenticeAVENEL
Rain, rain and yet more rain saw midweek pennant matches cancelled on September 17. It is hoped the competition got underway yesterday.
It was great to see so many Avenel members at Nagambie on Sunday for pennant practice; how pleasant is it to bowl on that club’s synthetic green? I know I enjoyed it although the home ground advantage favoured Nagambie.
Members are reminded and encouraged to check the noticeboard for upcoming events. Those out of town are urged to check with the relevant Match Committee members.
Birthday greetings this week to Elaine, Jeremy and Trevor and belated congratulations to Len and Ruth for their 55th anniversary.
A big cheerio to John and any other member not feeling well.
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