Members were treated to some great bowls when watching the Championship games at the Club yesterday (Saturday).
In the Women’s pairs, although the scores did not reflect the game, Val Deeble and Di Bateman made Sue Maddern and Shelly Howe work for their win.
The Men’s singles final went down to the wire with Richard Crocker holding his nerve coming back from nine shots down to draw level with Dave Greggo at 23 all. Richard’s first bowl drew to the jack and Dave drew close and Richard added another at the jack. Dave attempted a running shot collecting the jack but was unable to reduce the number and Richard maintained his two shots to take out the game 25-23.
The Women’s singles final was just as exciting. Sue Maddern gained the upper hand early leading by as much as ten shots but Val Deeble regained her composure and twice edged ahead in the closing stages. With the score at 21-20 in Val’s favour, Sue edged past for a 25-21 win.
The Men’s pairs of Jamie Burt and Roger Mableson against Barry Rimmer and Greg Miller was close in the early ends but Burt and Mableson gained the ascendency and moved away for a comfortable win.