Stawell Golf win spirited bowls contest

STAWELL - Stawell Golf division (1) earned a hard fought win away to a very spirited Aradale side last week.

Bruce Blenheim was at his very best, leading his team of Andrew Reading, Brian Malcolm and Noel Raeburn to a seven shot win over Brett Sladdin. Gary Blackman kept his unbeaten record intact with a narrow two shot win over Peter Oehm.

Greg Reading lost out to Greg Sherwell by two shots and Bryan Adamson also lost out to Andrew McCarthy by two shots.

In division (2), Golf Blue defeated Lake Bolac. Brian Hurley was in top form securing the win for the home side with a 22 shot win over Kevin Liston.

The other two games were very close, Ken Greenberger lost out to Roger Grimmer by two shots and Peter Cross lost out to Barry Veale also by two shots.

Golf Gold made it a hat trick of wins for Stawell Golf, seeing off Willaura by 13 shots. Len Hunter led the way for Golf with a 17 shot win over Lorna Brodrick and Mike Habben chipped in with a seven shot win over Mick Murray.

Mike Burrett had his hands full against Willaura champion Glen Bovell, losing out by 11 shots.

This week division (1) are at home to Lake Bolac and the home green advantage should see them take the points.

Division (2) Gold head across town for the local derby against Stawell and the visitors will be sure to keep their unbeaten record intact.

Golf Blue are away to Ararat Green and will have be on top of their game to bring home the points.

Duty Rink - division (1).

Teams.

Division (1) home to Lake Bolac.

G Reading (s), A Smith, M Howden, J McIlvride; G Blackman (s), I Maclean, R Power, J Cincotta; B Adamson (s), P Walker, J Griffiths, D Kaczynski, B Blenheim, (s), A Reading, B Malcolm, N Raeburn.

Emergency: Brian Hurley. Team Manager: Andrew Reading.

Division (2) Gold away to Stawell.

N Duxson (s), Lesley Habben, Gwen Power, J Phillips; M Burrett (s), C Stewart, Dawn Blackman, R Lackman; L Hunter (s), G Pearson, Joy Seeary, T Ellis.

Emergency: Annette Dwyer. Team Manager: Len Hunter.

Division (2) Blue away to Ararat Green.

B Hurley (s), Barb Hurley, D Dunn, Ann Reading; P Cross (s), G Bibby, R Byron, P Seeary; K Greenberger (s), K Haymes, K Olerhead, H Stewart.

Emergency: Muriel Hart. Team Manager: Keith Haymes.

Practice this afternoon from 4.30pm.

"Subway" social bowls will start on October 25. Please note this event is now being played on Thursday nights not Wednesday as in previous years.

The club appreciates the support of Subway Stawell.

Games will start at 6pm, so arrive at 5.45pm to avoid the rush. Plenty of bowls at the club and all you will need is flat shoes (bare feet).

Men's social bowls every Thursday, names in by 12.30pm for a 1pm start. All visitors welcome.

Stawell Bowling Club travelled down the highway to Ararat at the weekend and came home empty handed, with both division (1) and (2) teams suffering losses.

In division (1), Stawell was resoundly beaten 127-72 with Barry Werry the only winner on the day, edging out his Ararat VRI opponent 24-21.

Stawell fared better against Aradale in division (2) although Aradale were too strong in the end, coming away with a 73-56 victory.

Carmel Loats was Stawell's best player, downing Max Cronin by a shot 22-21.

Tomorrow in division (1), Stawell host Ararat and division (2) take on Stawell Golf Gold.

Stawell hosted Ararat VRI on Monday and the results were mixed, with Stawell Blue defeating VRI Gold 79 points to 60 while Stawell Gold lost out to VRI Blue 66-80.

Edna Reading was best for Blue, defeating Nola Hinchliffe 36-11 while Gold's Margaret Puddy claimed a win against Helen Kelly 29-22.

Tuesday's olds and bolds competition was hotly contested, with 42 players taking to the greens.

Ian Howard, Neville Nunn and Keith Mitchell managed to take home the spoils.

This Sunday, Stawell Bowling Club is hosting a 'try bowls day', starting at 1pm.

Afternoon tea will be provided and all are welcome to attend.

Teams for tomorrow's pennant.

Division (1) home to Ararat.

A Sharp (s), B Werry, G Evans, E Werry; G Wallace (s), R Dobson, A Troeth, K Mitchell; N Jenkins (s), N Coates, G Carr, P Pianta; R Scantleton (s), R Austerberry, I Holwell, D Troeth.

Emergency: C Loats. Team manager: Andrew Sharp.

Division (2) home to Stawell Golf Gold.

T Griffin (s), G Templeton, R Cashin, R Cray; N Brimfield (s), Carmel Loats, R Waack, B Byron; L Martin (s), F Bellamy, B Jenkins, A Douglas.

Emergency: C Loats. Team manager: Les Martin.

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