By Eric Markham
Monbulk Bowls Club’s second team maintained top position on the ladder after a demolition job on Mooroolbark at home.
The win included a big comeback from Case Broekhof’s rink who trailed by six shots with three ends to play.
The rink picked up 10 shots including a six on the second last end to win 23-19.
Graeme Goller’s rink lost eight ends for the day but kept their opposition to nine shots, overall winning 29-9.
Eric Furby’s rink won 16 of 21 ends to cruise to a 25-8 victory.
Norma Clerke’s rink maintained a strong lead throughout the game to win 30-10.
Monbulk won the overall 107-46.
Monbulk 1, which was second on the ladder, travelled to take on third-placed Mitcham on Saturday.
Monbulk struggled to come to terms with the Mitcham green and were beaten by a better side on the day.
Richard Cookson’s rink couldn’t get on the scoreboard until the eighth end and by this stage, they were 16 shots behind.
They rallied and won nine of the next 14 ends, but still went down 30-16.
Andrew Bell’s rink had a close contest but lost 24-13.
Brian Smiths’ rink trailed all day winning only five ends to lose 28-12.
Eric Markham’s rink battled hard, with excellent contributions from Margaret O’Brien (1), Ivan Baric (2) and Karen Rice (3), to get over the line 19-17.
This meant an overall loss, 99-60.
On Tuesday, Monbulk 1 played Armadale away in what was a close contest.
Andrew Bell’s rink came from behind to win 22-20.
Eric Markham’s rink also claimed a tight one-shot victory, 17-16, while Richard Cookson’s rink went down 20-14.
Monbulk lost overall, 57-54.
Monbulk 2 played Mitcham at home and won on all rinks while Monbulk 3 ran into a hot Heathmont away from home and lost all rinks.