The Grade 5 Pennant side continued on their winning way with another good performance in very tricky, windy conditions at Dalmeny. Once again the victory was based on an excellent performance from Joel Hilliard’s team of Stan Peck, Noel Downie and Peter Davies. They had the better of their match running out convincing winners 32 – 10.
Ivan Balentovic, Peter Bird, Bruce Taylor and John Monks had a very exciting tussle on their rink. Down early they fought back in the middle rinks to grab the lead. Their opposition staged their own comeback and regained the lead 20 – 19 with an end to play. Good bowls from Balentovic and Bird set the platform on this last end and they were able to pick up the two shots necessary to win 21 – 20.
John Fahey’s team also had a close battle in a match were the fortunes fluctuated. The lead changed several times with neither side in control. The Dalmeny team gained the advantage in the last few ends to claim victory 21 – 16.
Tuross are now unbeaten after the first round of matches. They won this encounter by 69 shots to 50 picking 9 points to 1. Next week they are at home to Moruya.
The Grade 7 had a bye and will travel To Malua Bay next week.
Two teams from Tuross competed in the Southern Division of the District President’s Reserve Triples. Julian Penny, Lawrie Riley and Stuart Graham went down in the semi final to the eventual winners. They all played well but went down 25 – 20.
Jim Macklan, Peter Davies and Joel Hilliard went one step further. They had a good win their semi final but struggled to manage the very quick Bodalla green in the final. They had a very slow start but managed to work their way into the match. After 18 of the 25 ends they trailed by just 19 – 16. The final ends were very exciting but in the end they had to play some very low percentage shots trying to make up the deficit. The final score of 31 – 20 did not reflect the closeness of the game!