Sport

Division 3 too hot to handle

By McIvor Times

HEATHCOTE Bowling Club’s division three team took on top side Harcourt at Heathcote on the weekend and recorded a big 15-shot win to stay in touch with the top four.

Heathcote 95 defeated Harcourt 80

Brian Taylor 15 lost to T. Olsson 26; Greg Speirs 18 lost to G. Maddern 29; John McGillivray 27 def. L. Moloney 14; Bill Gardiner 35 def. D. Pettingill 11.

Brian Taylor’s team made an even start with scores level after seven ends. Brian’s team then struggled however, to trail by five shots by the 18th end and lost by 11 shots.

Greg Speirs’s team won the first two ends but after losing five shots on the 11th end trailed by 13 shots. Despite Greg’s team lifting, the lead was too big, and Heathcote went down by 11 shots.

John McGillivray’s team made an even start with scores level on the 12th end. John’s team lost only three more ends and recorded a 13-shot win.

Bill Gardiner’s team won the first two ends and led by 9 shots after 11 ends. Bill’s team then dominated losing only three more ends to record a massive 24-shot win.

Division six

Heathcote travelled to Eaglehawk and trailed all day, ultimately going down by 21 shots.

Heathcote 80 lost to Eaglehawk 101

Eileen O’Brien 16 lost to D. Klemke 26; Sharon Vowles 23 lost to M. Hatters 24; Basil Kapoulitsa 18 lost to F. Lunch 19; Denise Anderson 23 lost to M. Volk 32.

Eileen O’Brien’s team started well winning the first three ends, but then struggled to trail by five shots after 13 ends. Despite putting in a great effort however, Eileen’s team went down by 10 shots.

Sharon Vowles’ team made an even start with scores level after eight ends. Shots and ends were then shared but while Sharon’s team won the last end they still went down by one shot.

Basil Kapoulitsas team made a slow start and trailed by six shots after 14 ends. Fortunately, Basil’s team lifted and won the last end but just like Sharon Vowles’ team ultimately lost by a single shot.

Denise Anderson’s team started slowly and were down by nine shots after five ends. The team then fought back and were behind by just two shots by the 18th end. However, the last end wasn’t kind with the team losing five shots and Denise’s team went down by nine shots.

Weekend pennant teams

The Victorian Open will be played this weekend so there will be no pennant played this weekend.

Midweek pennant results.

Heathcote 48 lost to Bendigo East 81

Denise Anderson 19 lost to J. Hoffman 22; Chris Cail 15 lost to G. Judd 24; Sharon Vowles 14 lost to J. Judd 35.

Denise Anderson’s team started well winning the first two ends and led by five shots by the 14th end. The team lost the next four ends but fought back, winning the last three ends to lose by only two shots.

Chris Cail’s team made an even start with scores level after nine ends. Only three shots were the difference on the 21st end but Chris’ team was unable to win the last four ends and was beaten by nine shots.

Sharon Vowles’ team made a poor start and trailed by four shots after 10 ends. The team was only able to win three subsequent ends and were soundly defeated by 21 shots.

Midweek pennant team

The Victorian Open will be played this weekend so there will be no pennant played this midweek.

Social bowls

On Wednesday in warm conditions, 15 bowlers played three games of pairs and triples.

The only team to win all three games consisted of Denise Anderson (s) and Basil Kapoulitsa (three wins, 43 points, +12 shots).

Runners-up were Brian Taylor[s] and Steve Hutson (one win, 21 points, +3 shots). The jackpot was not won and will be $165 today.

Coming events

Today: Mixed social bowls at 1pm.

Thursday, November 15: Pennant practice only (no barbecue tonight).

Saturday, November 17: Mixed social bowls at 1pm.

Sunday, November 18: Social bowls day vs. Doncaster BC at 10am.

Monday, November 19: No pennant bowls.

Tuesday, November 20: Tuesday night social pennant at 7pm.