Healesville Bowling Club’s number one side played top-of-the-ladder Upwey/Tecoma at home on their synthetic green on a day filled with all four seasons.
At the break Upwey/Tecoma led comfortably 54/26.
Healesville battled away gamely after the break to go down by 16 shots, 88/72, salvaging four points with wins to S. Graham’s and B. Simmons’ rinks.
Healesville 2 travelled to play Vermont South 5 and were soundly beaten 96/59.
The loss knocked them off the top of the ladder for the first time this season, down to second place.
The results for Saturday Pennant played on 9 February are:
Upwey/Tecoma (14/88) d Healesville 1 (4/72) – A. Phillips 17/20, A. Beales 16/37, S. Graham 19/17, B. Simmons 20/14
Vermont South 5 (18/96) d Healesville 2 (0/59) – W. Mays 17/19, G. Gommers 17/30, C. Boland 16/23, R. Smith 9/24
The Corporate Challenge kicks off again on Wednesday 13 February and goes for six weeks, with all the teams from the previous challenge eager to play once again alongside a couple of new starters.
There are 28 local companies and businesses signed up with three players each, so 84 players will fill the Healesville greens to capacity.
All are welcome to go along and have a look.