LAST weekend the No.4 pennant teams travelled to Holbrook for the Zone 8 pennant play offs.
On Saturday they came up against Hillston in the quarter final. The match was played in continuous rain and there were some very wet bowlers at the end of the game. The local boys handled the wet conditions very well to easily defeat Hillston and make their way to the semi final against Barmedman on Sunday morning. It was very cold on Sunday morning but no rain.
Barmedman are a very strong team with several imports from Wagga and Temora.
We were expecting a tough match and it was certainly that.
There was little between the two clubs throughout the match but it was Barmedman who were winners by just two shots. It was a great effort from the local; boys against a very strong team. Barmedman went on to defeat Lavington in the final and now go on the state finals at Orange next month.
The local boys acquitted themselves very well over the weekend playing great bowls and were a little unlucky not to make the final.
The results of their matches against Hillston and Barmedman were:
Saturday versus Hillston
Brian Madden, Neil Hines, John Curtis and Rod Cooper defeated Wayne Kennedy
Bruce Shields Rowan Johnson and Keith Angleman 21/16.
Terry Ricketts, Tony Fisher, Graham Murray and David Cassidy defeated Peter Blundell, Keith Woods Martin Kenningael and Christian Wallace 26/10.
Rod James, Tom Apps, Jesse James and David Bodell drew with Daryl Rees, Ray Townsend, Tony Blunden and Mick Sparkes 18/18.
Aggregate: Harden, 65; Hillston, 44.
Sunday versus Barmedman, semi final
Rod James, Tom Apps, Jesse James and David Bodell defeated ‘Irish’ Anthony
Bill Bishop, John Spackman and Bruce Saffioti 25/14
Brian Madden, Neil Hines, John Curtis and Rod cooper drew with Col Firman, Ross McGuire, Craig Widdows and Keith Maitland 19/19
Terry Ricketts, Tony Fisher, Graham Murray and David Cassidy lost to Ricky Potter, Richard Unsworth, Garry Robinson and Andrew Hurst 10/23
Aggregate: Harden, 54; Barmedman, 56.
Sunday mufti bowls
Tim Byrne, Bill Graham and John Peterson defeated Craig Cooper, Anthony Burns ansd Shane McKellar 17/11
Club championship matches for Saturday, 1.30pm
Terry Ricketts and Les Curtis versus Neil Hines and Bob Owen
Jake Fisher and Wally Paulsen versus Ian West and Maurice Muller
Tony Fisher and Maurice Muller versus David Walker and John Curtis