Mixed results for Healesville Bowling Club

Players reflected on the game. Picture: SUPPLIED

By Ian Milgate

Tuesday’s Team 1 played at home against Bayswater who is hard to beat even when they play away, but to the credit of our bowlers we settled in early with Effie Laban’s rink making a great start and continued on for a convincing win.

Steve Graham’s rink bowled extremely well to also take a good win.

Steve Bulled’s rink got jumped on the first few ends dropping a 3 and a 4, but to their credit thought back to be within 3 shots before the ends ran out for them, but overall a great effort by all players.

Next week will be away to Warburton which should be a great game.

Steve Graham, Wally Mays, Hilda Gurney, Gerda Otto 22 – 9

Effie Laban, Bob Brown, Robert Ayres, Judy Veermann` 24 – 9

Steve Bulled, Robyn Turville, Damian Key, Ian Milgate 17 – 20

Tuesday’s Team 2 played away at Lilydale, but, unfortunately, could not come away with a win partially due to late withdrawals, illness and forced retirement.

It was great to see Rita Featherstone back playing again with her husband Mick who’s rink had a great win on the day.

Next week will be home to Bayswater so look forward to a close game.

Mick Featherstone, Colin Jarvis, Rita Featherstone(Ret.) Leonnie Fitzpatrick, Karl tok 24 – 14

Barry Parker, Gerry Gomers, John Howard, Jodie Ward 14 – 24

Len Cosson, Anne Holland, John Fitzpatrick, Glenda Graham 6 – 26

Week 2 Corporate Bowls

Once again the weather was kind to us for the second week of Corporate bowls.

There were some very good bowls put down last night including two ripper drives that connected with the jack sending it back into the ditch for winning points.

There are also a couple of players not mentioning anyone Bodge, that would like some, one on one training during the week to expand his skills.

The three leaders from last week have been overtaken by-

1st. place Codear on 40 points

2nd. Stephenson Constructions on 37 points

Equal 3rd. on 36 points Watts River Brewing and provit cult.

Next Wednesday is a bye, due to Melbourne Cup, so see you all there on Wednesday 18 November.

November for some more tuff competition along with a snag and light refreshment.

Saturday’s Team 1 played away at Vermont South on a very quick green and struggled to make any headway during the day, apart from Steve Graham’s rink who were also struggling up until half time, but came out in the second half to turn it around and gave Steve’s rink, the highest winning rink for the 3rd. consecutive week.

Unfortunately, we still went down overall being beaten by 27 shots 70 – 97.

Adrian Beales, Effie Laban, Bob Brown, Gerda Otto 13 – 29

Steve Graham, Rob Broadhurst, Chris Hawting, Ian Milgate 21 – 19

John Clark, Steve Bulled, Colin Jarvis, Brad Chandler 12 – 29

Mark Ward, Colin Lowe, Robyn Turville, Robert Ayres 14 – 20

Saturday’s Team 2 had a great win at home against Monbulk.

In fact, it was one of the gutsiest wins we have seen for a long time, considering they were short of players due to illness, so had one rink that had only 3 players and two of the players were only new to the club, with Jill Cookney only playing her second game and Husband Mark playing his third game. A super effort by all players.

Len Cosson, Anne Holland, Leonie Fitzpatrick, Mark Cookney 19 – 19

John Fitzpatrick, Mike Adams, Glenda Graham, Jill Cookney 26 – 7

Barry Parker, Wally Mays, Judy Veermann 20 – 14