Bowral pennant bowler Bruce Clynes. Photo by Josh BartlettBOWRAL’S number five pennant side hosted Austral on the weekend.
Austral picked up its first win of the season, winning two rinks out of three.
Austral finished ahead by 62-54 shots.
Wade Eaton, Alan Berle, Ken Handley and Cameron New defeated Austral 24-23.
Skipper New asked his team to get points on the board early and the Bowral bowlers did not disappoint.
Bowral went to a 11-1 lead after five ends.
Better team work by Austral had the visitors back on level terms at 11-all after eight ends.
Bowral then hit back and went to a 19-13 lead.
Great play by Austral led to the visitors taking a 21-20 advantage with two ends to play.
Bowral was spot on with its play on the last two end to win.
Don Coleman, Noel Fraser, Bruce Clynes and Kevin Stafford lost 16-14.
Bowral had hard luck but it was the better team that came away with victory.
Neil Lewis, Ian O’Farrell, Robin Staples and David Coltman lost 24-17.
Austral was always in control of this match.
Number Seven report
BOWRAL’S number seven pennant side hosted Bargo on Saturday.
Competition leader Bargo travelled to Bowral full of confidence, having not lost a match this season.
Bargo won two rinks and there was one rink draw as Bargo won 64-56 shots.
Brian Porter, Peter Morales, John Layton and Mick Flynn played out a 23-all draw with Bargo.
From the start, Bargo piled on the pressure and went to a 13-4 lead after seven ends.
Skipper Flynn spurred his team on for a better effort and Bowral trailed 15-12 after 13 ends.
Bargo again made a move and went to a 22-17 lead with two ends to play.
Bowral picked up its game and played good bowls in the head.
Flynn had the chance to pick up six shots if he could take the Austral bowl out of the bead.
With a perfect bowl, Flynn did that and Bowral took a 23-22 lead.
On the last end, Bargo drew the shot to come away with a draw.
Keith Edwards, Jack Tonkin, Ken Looke and Bob Edwards lost 18-17.
After 12 ends, the score was locked at 10-all.
Bargo led 18-10 after 16 ends.
With five ends to play, Bowral put in a gallant effort to win each end.
However, the home side fell short by one shot.
Don Chapman, Don Weller, Bill Meredith and Gordon Lewis lost 23-16.
From the start, Bowral was always struggling to stay in the match.
Bargo put in a clinical display of bowls to win by seven shots.
Owing to the Anzac Day weekend, there will be no pennant bowls played.
Matches will resume on April 30.
By Gordon Lewis
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