Naracoorte bowlers dominate on green

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Championship pairs winners Mary Kirkland (left) and skipper Bev King. The runners-up were Chris Murphy and Sue Bennett.
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Championship pairs winners Mary Kirkland (left) and skipper Bev King. The runners-up were Chris Murphy and Sue Bennett.

Naracoorte Bowls Club report – February 6

It was all good news for the two Naracoorte ladies division one pennant sides, although the winning margins were not great, gaining the 14 points each was a great plus.

Eight Kingston ladies travelled to our club to compete against our division one side. 

Di Brown skippered, Chris Johnson, Ruth McInnes and Jean Biggins to a five shot win tackling Deborah Ogilvie’s team. 

It was all good news for the two Naracoorte ladies division one pennant sides, although the winning margins were not great, gaining the 14 points each was a great plus.

Coralie Allchurch

The game went all Naracoorte’s way and they were holding a very good 16 shot lead 22-6 at the luncheon break and still coasted along after to record a 26-9 lead on the 21st end. 

The Kingston ladies tried hard over the following four ends gaining 12 shots, but Naracoorte had enough in hand to win.

Our other division one side comprising Christine Murphy, Bev King, Heather Whitehead and Jan Munn met Anne Ratch’s girls and they too proved too strong for the Kingston team.

They took control and led 25-15 on the 22nd end.  

Kingston gained four shots over the final three ends, but Naracoorte held on, running out winners a good 26 – 19.   

Final overall tally Naracoorte 52 shots 14 points to Kingston 40 shots 0 points.

Mary Kirkland’s division two team of Denise Amey, Ann Barker and Colleen Fox recorded a very narrow victory 24-23 against Christine Watt’s visiting team from Lucindale. 

Lucindale had their nose in front most of the game until the 20th end when scores were level at 20 all after a good five shot gain by the Naracoorte girls. 

After a nail biting finish our girls gained four shots on the last end to narrowly win by one shot 24-23.

Coralie Allchurch, Marg Crane, Jenny Measday and Sue Drogemuller coasted along and led by nine shots on the 21st end but had a bit of a scare when Shirley Tregoweth’s team made a late charge, scoring seven shots on the last four ends. 

Final score Naracoorte 24 shots to Lucindale 22. An overall win for the side, 48 shots and 14 points to Lucindale’s 45 shots and 0 points.