Perfect start continues for Emu Point in ladies first division pennants
Passionate Albany bowler Tim Scott is writing a fortnightly column for The Extra, keeping our readers up to date with the local bowls scene.
In round six of the ladies’ pennants, Emu Point maintained their perfect start to the season as they accounted for Mid Beach White on their home greens, 3.5 (44) to 0.5 (32).
Mt Barker Golf kept pace with the ladder leaders as they recorded a convincing 4 (46) to 0 (23) win over the third-placed Denmark Aqua.
Golf now sit only 0.5 points behind Emu Point at the top of the competition.
Bottom-placed Denmark Orange lost at home to Albany Gold 3.5 (34) to 0.5 (28) while Albany Green hosted Mid Beach Green with the visitors coming away with a valuable 3.5 (40) to 0.5 (36) win.
The second-division ladies’ ladder has three sides within 1 1/2 points of the lead.
Cranbrook and Emu Point Purple share top position as they both recorded strong home wins.
Cranbrook easily defeated Mid Beach Red 4 (47) to 0 (20), as Emu Pt Purple accounted for Mt Barker Golf 3 (40) to 1(34).
Emu Point Blue also had a resounding home win against Mt Barker 4 (47) to 0 (25).
Kulin hosted the ladies’ Inter League Round Robin on the weekend of November 20 and 21, with the Lower Great Southern Bowling League represented by Gillian Woodyard and Karen Miller, Kaye Blight and Marilyn Johns, Marj Silvester and Diane Becroft and Beryl Cooper and Glenda Waters.
In round five of men’s division one, Emu Point Red skipper Jon Sharp conducted a masterclass as he led his side to a massive win against Albany Green, 6 (87) to 0 (35).
Sharp regularly converted tricky situations to gain multiple shots, accompanied with wonderfully weighted draw shots.
Albany Gold had a valuable and close win over Mid Beach Green, 5 (54) to 1 (51), to maintain top spot on the ladder.
Mt Barker Golf travelled to Denmark and came away with an upset 4 (63) to 4 (61) victory, in another close tussle.
Mid Beach Gold easily accounted for local rivals Mid Beach Black in their derby, 6 (85) to 0 (37).
Mt Barker have maintained their undefeated start to the season in men’s division two, after a close win over Emu Point Purple, 5 (59) to 1 (57).
They are favoured to regain their position in division one after last season’s demotion.
Walpole had a huge 6 (73) to 0 (39) home win over Mt Barker Golf White while Albany Brown easily accounted for Mid Beach White, 6 (79) to 0 (44).
Cranbrook came away with a hard-fought 5 (69) to 1 (62) win over Albany Grey, with Phil Tomlinson being the only rink winner for the visitors.
Men’s division three began with Frankland hosting Emu Point Black, with the visitors coming away with a valuable win, 4.5 (60) to 1.5 (54).
Mid Beach Lime easily accounted for Denmark, with the beachsiders winning 6 (83) to 0 (46) and Mt Barker Golf Blue had a great tussle with Green Range to eventually come out on top, 4 (70) to 2 (67).
Mt Barker hosted Emu Point White and came away with a convincing 6 (64) to 0 (38) win.
Division three is wide open with no unbeaten side to date.
Albany recently held their men’s championship pairs with Clive Bahr and Des Leese winning the final, defeating last year’s winners Jack Vander Ven and Ray Hobley.
Bahr, who recently joined Albany from Kukerin, has been a valuable acquisition not only for the Albany club but will also be later in the season with possible selection in the round robin side.
Les and Barry Holt, Trevor Holdman and Mick Jones defeated Greg Milne, Wayne Cooper, Bill Collins and Greg Cooper in the Middleton Beach men’s championship fours final.
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