Disapointing results for Healesville

A tough week for the Healesville Bowling Club with unexpected losses. Picture: SUPPLIED

By Ian Milgate

Tuesday’s Team 1 played away at Yarra Glen and with only 3 points separating the first 5 teams, it was an opportunity to go from fifth place to first place on

the ladder.

Unfortunately, Yarra Glen chose to put us on grass on a wet morning and they struggled to handle the conditions, although having said Yarra Glen didn’t have it all their own way as all rinks were even with a couple of ends to go and finally it went down to the last end.

Steve Graham’s rink managed to draw but Steve Bulled’s and Wally May’s rinks couldn’t hang on, going down to them by 7 shots 50 -57.

Steve Graham, Rob Broadhurst, Hilda Gurney, Gerda Otto 15 – 15.

Steve Bulled, Robyn Turville, Damian Key, Ian Milgate 18- 21.

Wally Mays, Effie Laban, Judy Veermann, Robert Ayres 17 – 21.

Tuesday’s Team 2 played at home against Mooroolbark, and it was a game that the team expected to win as our opposition were sitting on the bottom of the

ladder, but to their credit they came with their A game and proved too strong on the day for Healesville.

John Fitzpatrick’s rink were the shining light with all players contributing to have the highest winning score with a well deserved pen coming to them.

But, at the end of the day, the team went down by 19 shots to Mooroolbark 49 – 68.

John Fitzpatrick, Barry Parker, Colin Jarvis, Jodie Ward 23 – 18.

Len Cosson, Gerry Gomers, Anne Holland, Glenda Graham 9 – 23.

Mike Adams, Leonie Fitzpatrick, Karl Tok, Mark Cookney 17 – 27.

Corporate Bowls had a nice evening weather wise, with some excellent bowling coming from many of the teams as they start to head into the second half of the competition.

Mr Milgate saw some good bowls being put down by the Bendigo bank girls after a little tuition and a great drive by Kieran from Pro Vit Cult to move them into second place.

“The thing I enjoy watching from the sidelines whilst cooking sausages is that everyone on the rinks playing genuinely look like they are having a great time, which is so nice to see from the community,” Mr Milgate said.

The leader board as it stands is first place on 56 points CodeArt, second on 54 points and have moved up from last week ProVit Cult and Equal third on 53 points is The Laneway and Watts river Brewing.

Come on down next Wednesday night to cheer on these great teams as they fight it out for the Charles Hort Memorial Trophy.

Saturday’s Team 1 played away at Ringwood whom were sitting second bottom on the ladder and Healesville second top on the ladder, so the team was going into this game with a quite confidence of a win.

When they arrived they found that they had put us on the grass which would suit our opponents but along with the quite breezes conditions, it made for a tough day at the office.

Although they went into the break 2 shots ahead 33 – 31, the wind picked up in the second half making it difficult.

Ringwood finally wore them down winning by 13 shots 63 – 76.

Steve Graham, Rob Broadhurst, Robert Ayres, Ian Milgate 19 – 16.

Steve Bulled, John Clark, Colin Jarvis, John Howard 20 – 15.

Adrian beales, Effie Laban, Bob Brown, gerda Otto 13 – 24.

Mark Ward, Chris Hawting, Judy Veermann, Barry Parker 11 – 21.

Saturday’s Team 2 were at home to Mitcham whom were sitting second on the ladder one point behind Healesville who was sitting top, so this was going

to be a cracker game with who ever won cementing their place in the first position.

The team got off to a good start and by half time, they were a couple of shots in front.

It was tight all afternoon with some great bowling from Anne Holland, Len Cosson, Mike Adams, Glenda Graham and especially Tino Macari who is

one of the new bowlers to the club.

In fact we played three new players being Tino, Steve Hargrave and Anne Knibbs so it was a credit to all of them for their first time.

Unfortunately, they went down in the end by 6 shots 62 – 68. A great effort.

Len Cosson, Leonie Fitzpatrick, Russell Smith, Steve Hargrave 34 – 24.

Mike Adams, Anne Holland, Mark Cookney, Tino Macari 12 – 26.

John Fitzpatrick, Glenda Graham, Karl Tok, Anne Knibbs 16 – 18.