Winning ways defines first year

The Cranbourne RSL midweek pennant team made its way through to the grand final against Pakenham.Back from left; Tom Bonney, Ray Chapman, Graham Dore, Ray Bligh, Marg McIntyre, John Spencer and Colin Butler. Front; Paul Males, Yvonne Van Der Wees, Denise Meulman, Maree Hodges and Helena Rogers. 135469 Picture: CONTRIBUTED


IN THE first midweek pennant final Cranbourne RSL easily defeated Burden Park at home to progress to the grand final against the second placed team Pakenham.
The grand final was held at the Waverley Golf and Bowls Club where Pakenham gained the upper hand for a well-deserved victory.
Result: Pakenham 69 d Cranbourne RSL 51
Pakenham proved too good on the day winning by 18 shots. The scores were close at the lunch break but while the RSL faltered, Pakenham handled the pressure better, and ran away with the pennant.
Congratulations go to Pakenham who were a good team all year and the team Cranbourne bowlers knew they would have to beat if they were to win the division pennant.
The Cranbourne RSL team still had a great year winning 16 of 19 games in their first year in the midweek pennant.