Monbulk Bowling Club midweek report

On Saturday Monbulk 1 travelled to Heathmont to play on their grass green.

Monbulk controlled the first half of the game and led by 14 shots at the break. However, Heathmont found another gear in the second half and went on to win by five shots, 81 to 76.

Brian Smith’s rink led by four shots after seven ends. They then lost 4 ends in a row including a five that put them four shots behind and they eventually lost by six shots, 15 to 21.

Eric Markham’s rink were all square after 10 ends, but then only won four of the last 11 ends to lose by 10 shots, 15 to 25.

Jim Bras’ rink were in control all day leading by 10 shots after thirteen ends and they eventually won by 12 shots, 22 to 10.

Tim Stapleton’s rink was seven shots in front after eleven ends, but then dropped seven shots in two ends to be level.

The lead then changed hands a number of times and coming into the last end the Monbulk rink held sway by one shot.

However, they lost the last end by two shots and went down 25 shots to 24. This means Monbulk 1 has dropped to third place on the ladder.

Monbulk 2 played Narre Warren at home with the winner taking the prize of top spot on the ladder.

Alan Hamilton’s rink was tied with their opponents after twelve ends but trailed by four shots after 16 ends.

They then picked up seven shots in two ends to lead by three shots with three ends to play.

However, they lost the last three ends to go down by one shot, 17 to 18.

Graeme Goller’s rink trailed by one shot after 10 ends. They then won 9 of the next 11 ends to win by nine shots, 21 to 12.

Jim Anderson’s rink were level after 12 ends. They then dropped seven shots in two ends and did not recover to lose by eight shots, 14 to 22.

Eric Furby’s rink began well and by the tenth end led by 11 shots. They maintained this lead and even though they dropped six shots on the seventeenth end they went on to win by eight shots, 24 to 16.

This gave Monbulk the overall by eight shots, 76 to 68 as well as top place on the ladder.