Cranbourne and the ladder-leading Clayton were scheduled to play each other last week but with the game cancelled it will now take the finals to separate these sides.
This week, Cranbourne took care of business against Bentleigh – winning by 16 shots and picking up another valuable 16 points playing away.
Head selector Doug Boggie was particularly pleased with Cranbourne’s second side winning at home against Narre Warren by 35 shots and picking up 16 points.
Skip George Ljepojevic was back in form in the third Cranbourne side and got his team over the line against Cranbourne RSL in a thriller by four shots, while the fourth Cranbourne side defeated Cardinia Waters by 11 shots.
Midweek bowls was played the previous week and gave Cranbourne victory against Narre Warren by 11 shots, thanks to a strong win by skip John McKenna and his crew by 24 shots.
Weekend Pennant – Round 11 results
Side 1, Division 2, Section 9
Skip Jay Tootell was at his best, supported by his team of Ajendha Nar, Ken Fletcher and Tony Collins – winning by 11 shots and giving Cranbourne victory on the day by 16 shots and picking up 16 points.
This week Cranbourne plays at home against Cheltenham.
Cranbourne 90 (16 points) defeated Bentleigh 74 (2 points).
Side 2, Division 2, Section 10
A huge win against Narre Warren at home by 35 shots has given this team great confidence to take on the heavyweight teams over the next few weeks.
Skip Chris Griffiths and his crew of Hans Worstelling, Karen Hickson and Bill Bradbury put on a show – winning by 19 shots.
Cranbourne 92 (16 points) defeated Narre Warren 57 (2 points).
Side 3, Division 4, Section 6
Skip George Ljepojevic and his crew won the day, winning by 14 shots to give Cranbourne victory in a thriller by four shots.
George had great support from his crew of Helen Witherden, Rob Scott and Bill Sherriff.
Cranbourne 73 (14 points) defeated Cranbourne RSL 69 (4 points).
Side 4, Division 6, Section 6
Skip John Gardner and his crew of Paul McNamara, Brian Legg and Cheryl Wright were steady all day and got up by five shots – contributing to the 11-shot win against Cardinia Waters.
Cranbourne 75 (16 points) defeated Cardinia Waters 64 (2 points).
Side 5, 12-a-side
This was a very close game against Narre Warren, but Cranbourne went down by only three shots.
Cranbourne 55 (4 points) lost to Narre Warren 58 (12 points).
Midweek bowls results for Round 9 were:
Side 1, Division 2, Section 6
Skip John McKenna played his best game of the year and was well supported by his crew of Vic Buttera, Lois Brock, and Roger Roscoe – winning by 24 shots to give Cranbourne victory by 11 shots on the day.
Cranbourne 61 (12 points) defeated Narre Warren 50 (4 points).
Side 2, Division 2, Section 9
A 16-shot loss by Cranbourne against Beaumaris means that this week’s clash against Mulgrave Country Club is a must-win contest.
Cranbourne 54 (2 points) lost to Beaumaris 70 (14 points).
Side 3, Division 4, Section 6
A solid win against the Dandenong Club by 44 shots was most welcome.
The best rink was that of skip Tony Whalley, Derek Maguire, Gerry Dudink and Lynne Whalley, who won by 24 shots.
Cranbourne 76 (14 points) defeated Dandenong Club 32 (2 points).
Side 4, Division 4, Section 8
A thrilling game came down to Cranbourne winning by three shots against Keysborough, with skip Rob Sorrensen and his crew of Allen Skurrie, John Forsythe and Brian Turton playing great bowls to enable the win.
Cranbourne 58 (14 points) defeated Keysborough 55 (2 points).