Changes unsettle side

November 15, 2017

Tatura's Mark Spencer executes a perfect delivery.

Tatura's Paul Hussey gets set to deliver a sterling bowl.

Tatura's Dot Best tries to use the greens to her advantage.

Tatura Bowls Club’s mid-week pennant did not go ahead last week due to the Melbourne Cup.

Weekend pennant saw a drastic change in personnel, with eight members not available for selection and late changes because of medical and family health reasons.

This meant a dramatic change in division two teams against Shepparton, which resulted in Shepparton winning by 30 shots overall.

Jason Carter’s team played D. Dickinson.

After seven ends Carter was up 7-7 and on the 11th end was down 12-13.

He then lost four ends and was down 12-18, but won the next five ends to be up 19-18.

Unfortunately this trend reversal continued and Carter lost the last five ends to go down 19-27.

Nick Tziros’ team played G. Flanagan.

Shepparton flew out of the blocks and after eight ends Tziros was down 1-12. The trend continued and after 17 ends he was down 7-21.

Tziros then got singles on the next five ends but after 25 ends was down 13-27.

The numerous changes saw Peter Wallis skipping and his team played R. Higgins.

This was the best performed Tatura rink of the day.

After 13 ends Wallis was down 9-16 and after 18 ends was down 13-21.

He then won five of the last seven ends and went down narrowly 22-24.

This was a good team effort with 90-year-old Peter Cohen leading, Rod Kirby second, Rob Crotty moving across to play third and Wallis having his first taste of skipping this season.

Darryn Carpenter’s team played P. Mathews.

Shepparton again started quickly and was up 1-11 on the seventh end but by the 14th end Carpenter had fought back to be down 12-13.

Unfortunately Carpenter lost eight of the last 11 ends with the final score 15-21.

Thank you to those members who filled in at short notice when at 11.30am it looked as though it may have to be a forfeiture.

Tallygaroopna Blue had a very big win in the individual team scores.

The club hopes everyone is back after the Victorian Open.

The women’s triples will be held tomorrow and Thursday starting at 9am.

Helpers are to set up before play and during the day.

Next Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday the club will have full greens with the Victorian Open and needs helpers to set up for an 8.15am roll-up and helpers all day for club room and kitchen chores.

Hot and cold lunches will be served for players and visitors.

Mid-week pennant is at Shepparton Golf today. Markers are needed on Saturday.

Christmas dinner: Steve O’Toole is catering for this year’s club Christmas dinner.

Names must be on the noticeboard by November 17 for catering purposes.

The dinner will be held on Friday, December 1.

Cost will be determined by the number attending.

—Adrian Barry

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