Heading for a top finish

Hampton Park bowler Shannon Micallef has a firm grip on things during his sides’ division two victory over Burden Park on Saturday. 131854 Picture: CONTRIBUTED

HAMPTON PARK BOWLS

HALF way through the season Hampton Park has two teams in the top four of their divisions while two more are knocking at the door.
Saturday’s Division 2 team consolidated their top-three spot with a strong win over Burden Park at home. Mort Smith, Neville Hendrie, Sean McDonald and Ken Cobden drew 21-21, as did Shane Hardy, Mark Paton, Ian Bartlett and Larry Simpson 22-22. Winning rinks were Geoff Ampt, John Nunan, Shannon Micallef and Shane Collins 26-18 with Steve Barnes, Chris Hendrie, Andrew Brandolin and Warwick Hardy turning around two close losses to win 32-9.
Result: Hampton Park (1) 16-101 d Burden Park (2) 2-70.
Division 4 was at Keysborough to play Dandenong RSL/Rec. and they lost a close one by only one shot.
The winning rinks were Aaron Ottaway, Stan Hatch, Denise Eastick and Helen Lambert 27-15, and Chris Barnes, Ellen Smith, Lionel Williams and Peter Hayden 25-10. Heather Naismith, John Wright, Geoff Ladner and Rob Woff lost 14-28 while Ron Beverly, Richard Pallet, Jos Van Hout and Jim Westwell also lost 11-25.
Result: Dandenong RSL/Rec 14-78 d Hampton Park (2) 4-77.
Division 6 had a monumental task on the deadly synthetic at SOC in Oakleigh South. Vince Kovacic, Gavin Wilson, Brian Diaper and Ray Wood won 20-13. Gerry Cox, Trevor Harbright, Bob Nicol and Ian Kitt lost 18-28, Jen Sherry, Janice Collins, Bill Webb and Bill Holden lost 11-34 and Lou Soligo, Keith Damon, Kaye Goold and Marion Battaglia lost 12-42.
Result: SOC 16-127 d Hampton Park (3) 2-61.
Division 8 needed two subs from Narre Warren to make the numbers, but were not good enough against Cranbourne RSL.
Dot Carr, N. Milken (sub), Ann Westwell and Gwen Clough lost 11-30, and H. McCarthy (sub), June Damon and Rudi Oost lost 7.5 – 26. They lost 25 per cent of their score due to only playing with three players.
Result: to Cranbourne RSL (4) 14 – 56 d Hampton park (4) 0 – 18.8.

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