By Garry Lewis
Warburton Bowls Club secured three wins from four games over the weekend, with one washout, another winning by forfeit and an absolute thriller from the number one side.
The Warburton 1 weekend team played Burden Park 1 away in very wet conditions.
With one end to play, Warburton was four shots down overall.
Jeremy Brookes’ rink was one down at the head before he trailed the jack to put his rink five up and one-shot up overall.
Jason Van Der Zweep’s rink then held on to be two up in the final end resulting in an overall remarkable three-shot victory, 86-83.
Rink scores were as follows: P.Woods 19/24; B.Woods 21/22; J.Brookes 20/22 and J.Van Der Zweep 26/15. They play Pakenham 1 at home this week.
The Warburton 1 Tuesday Midweek side played Croydon 2 away and won well, 75-39.
Rink scores were as follows: G.Walsh 22/18; S.Lord 25/11 and R.McKail 28/10.
They play Boronia 1 at home this week, hoping to further consolidate second position on the ladder.
Warburton 2 played Ferntree Gully 3 away and following a delayed start they managed to play about four ends before the rain took control forcing the game to be washed out.
They next play Lilydale 4 at home.
Warburton 3 won by forfeit against City of Heidelberg 4 at home. They next play Croydon 6 away.
The Wednesday Night Barefoot Bowls Triples Competition finally got to play following the festive break with most games extremely close.
Results were: Thomos 18 d G. Force 11; Burra Boys 17 d Wrong Bias 7; Moonshiners 15 d Pensioners 13; Nutters 25 d Bolters 15; Zinga’s Wankas 17 d Sheep Assist 11; Magnum Boys 13 d Time Warp 10; Saint Dogs 20 d The Ormsbys and 50 Shades of Green 16 d The Wrangers 15.