By Garry Lewis
Warburton Bowls Club recorded two wins in the round before the festive season break.
The Warburton 1 Tuesday midweek side played Mooroolbark 2 away in hot conditions going down, 59-54.
The result saw the side drop from second to third on the ladder in a close competition.
Rink scores were as follows: G.Walsh 15/24; S.Lord 20/14 and R.McKail 19/21.
The side will face Lilydale 1 at home this week as they look to recapture their early season form.
Warburton 1 secured a narrow 76-73 win against Ferntree Gully 1 and consolidated a top two position on the ladder
Rink scores were as follows: P.Woods 21/20; B.Woods 16/18; J.Brookes 16/20 and J.Van Der Zweep 23/15.
They will play the top side, Croydon 1, at home on 25 January.
Warburton 2 played away against Eastwood Golf 1.
Being a long way behind at the break, the team fought back well before going down 87-73.
Rink scores were as follows: P.Summers 20/28; S.Freestone 28/15; S.Lee-Tet 11/25 and D.McConachy 14/19.
They next play Mitcham 3 at home in their first game after the break.
Warburton 3 played the top side, Monbulk 3, at home and secured a confidence-boosting 49-32 win.
Rink scores were G.Lewis 31/15 and N.Donohue 18/17.
Their next game is away against Blackburn North 3.
The last Wednesday Night Barefoot Bowls Triples games 2019 saw some more close results as follows: Burra Boys 39 d Thomos 3; Time Warp 13 d The Ormsbys 12; Saint Dogs 19 d Nutters 4; Pensioners 16 d Bolters 6; Zinga’s Wankas 18 d Magnum Boys 15; 50 Shades of Green 17 d G Force 13 and Moonshiners 16 d Sheep Assist 10.
The Barefoot Bowls was cancelled last Wednesday night due to smoke haze and predicted stormy conditions.
It is expected to continue this week.
The Intra Club Singles Championships were decided on the weekend with Brendan Woods winning the Men’s Competition and Rayna Zunneberg winning the Ladies’ Competition.