Strong day on the green for Cranbourne bowlers

Cranbourne coach Lyn Quigg gives instructions to the team before a successful game against Heathmont. Picture: SUPPLIED


Cranbourne recorded its second win for the season with a very strong performance playing away and against Heathmont which was a pleasing result.

Coach Lyn Quigg congratulated the side when they returned to the club on Saturday after the game, but he then followed up with the following comment.

“Enjoy the win today but don’t be mistaken, we have some tough games ahead of us.”

The second side, despite a mighty effort, was narrowly defeated by six shots against Dandenong Club.

The remaining three sides all recorded good wins on the day.

Meanwhile a draw and a number of close losses was the result of some very entertaining games in mid-week bowls.

Saturday Results

• Side 1 Division 2 Sec 5

Skip Lyn Quigg and his team of Noel Hardy, Ian Barrenger and Garry Hunt got off to a commanding lead early in the game while the other rinks struggled. However, later in the day Cranbourne started to get a feel for the green and ended up winning by 23 shots and picking up 16 valuable points.

Cranbourne 92 (16 points) defeated Heathmont 69 (2 points)

• Side 2 Division 2 Sec 6

An exciting game at home against a strong Dandenong Club resulted in a six-shot loss. Best rink of the day was Harry Van Soest, Stan Myers, John Stanley and Maree Taylor.

Cranbourne 75 (3 points) lost to Dandenong Club 81 (15 points)

• Side 3 Division 3 Sec 6

A big turnaround from the team after last week’s result with all rinks winning by a total margin of 29 shots against Pakenham. The best rink was John Kent, Yvonne Van Der Wees, Brian Caddell and Gwen Scott.

Cranbourne 89 (18points) defeated Pakenham 60 (0 points)

• Side 4 Division 6B Sec 6 (12-a-side)

A 31 shot victory for Cranbourne against Cheltenham.

Skip Allen Skurrie won by 17 shots thanks to the good form of his team: – Gerry Dudink, Kath Dudink and Brian Legg.

Cranbourne 79 (16 points) defeated Cheltenham 48 (0 points)

• Side 5 Division 7 Sec 7 (12 a side)

A 30-shot victory for Cranbourne against Cheltenham.

Olive Stanley Dennis Tomlin and Mick Feeley showed good form on the day.

Cranbourne 70 (14 points) defeated Noble Park 40 (2 points)

Midweek Results

• Side 1 Division 2 Sec 6

What a game. With everyone double checking the scoreboard the two teams could not be separated with a score of 53 each resulting in a tie.

Cranbourne had two rinks up which gave them a moral victory in the end.

Skip Lois Brock continued on with her great form supported by Stan Myers, Jim Williams and Maree Taylor winning by seven shots.

Cranbourne 53 (9 points) tied with Waverley Golf 53 (7 points)

• Side 2 Division 3 Sec 6

Another amazing game but unfortunately Cranbourne fell short of victory by a mere three shots despite two rinks up.

Best team was Tony Whalley, Derek Maguire, Kath Dudink and Lyn Whalley.

Cranbourne 50 (3 points) lost to Ferntree Gully 53 (13 points)

• Side 3 Division 3 Sec 7

Here we go again with another amazing game with Cranbourne losing by just one shot, despite two rinks winning.

Best team was John Kent, Yvonne Van Der Wees, Tom De Pradines and Joe Byrne.

Cranbourne 54 (4 points) lost to Berwick 55 (12 points)

• Side 4 Division 4 Sec 6

A massive 74 shot victory over Ferntree Gully was just what the doctor ordered for Cranbourne. Skip Rob Sorrensen, John Forsythe, Peter West and Tony Hughes won by 33 shots while skip Trevor Elsey, Ron Fenton, Bob Belamy and Frank Male won by 32 shots.

Cranbourne 105 (16 points) defeated Ferntree Gully 31 (0 points).

-Garry Hunt