Merrigum bowls

November 30, 2017

Division six hosted Seymour and won by 11 shots and the fours met Murchison away and won by eight shots.

This is pleasing as we had to call on the ladies to make up the numbers with a few players being unavailable.

In division six, John Bailey continued on his winning way with the help of Clive Baxter, Noreen Earl and Carmen Quattrocchi. They played A. Cassar and won by 14 shots.

This combination is gaining in confidence and establishing a sound platform for the team to have some wins. It was a real arm wrestle up till smoko but from then on the Merrigum combination held sway and ran out an easy winner.

Rob Carver, Donna Meola, Al Dennis and Sally Taylor played M. Flynne and lost by three shots.

It was a tight game and after 23 ends the scores were level. Seymour managed to win the last two ends but the locals were not embarrassed by their efforts.

Keep up the good work division six.

At Murchison John Firmer, Peter Hoare, John Gilbert and Ken Phillips played Jimmy Tweddle and won by eight shots. This was a good win because the Merrigum boys were slow to begin. It took them 11 ends to catch up to their opponents but two fives and a four helped their cause in the final ends.

Joe Chant, Rob Dennis, Abby Earl and Ron Batt played Derek Anderson and got home by five shots. Once again this was a tight battle. Scores were level on end nine and end 18 but then Merrigum won the next six ends to finish up winning by five shots.

Jim Arthur, Stan Coldwell, Barry McMeeken and Carol Firmer met G. Higgins and won by two shots.

This was a game of two halves. Merrigum led 14-1 after 10 ends but by end 23 the difference was a solitary shot.

Jim showed his mettle to gain two shots on the penultimate end because he was six down when he went to the head. Well done, Jim.

In the last game Peter Warburton, Wayne Shepherd, Greg Pell and Graeme Hubble played R. Munday and lost by seven shots. A five on the second last end added some respectability to the final score.

Thanks to all our members who helped make the Vic Open a success. We are proud of your efforts. Well done.

We have a set of car keys at the club. They were left in the kitchen.

Tuesday pennant travels to Mooroopna Golf this week and we wish the side all the best.

The club championship first round has been completed and the winners have two weeks to finish the next round.

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