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Heat rule hurts finals chances

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January 24, 2018

Eileen O'Brien's team won their rink in midweek pennant to help Heathcote defeat Bendigo East.

WITH temperatures exceeding 40C, all lawn bowls pennant play on Saturday was cancelled.

With the predicted temperatures for next Saturday to be 41C, it is likely that play will again be cancelled.

This does not help Heathcote Bowling Club’s division three’s chances in their efforts to make the four.

Weekend Pennant Teams

Division three: Heathcote vs Castlemaine at Castlemaine.

B. Taylor (s), C. Morcom, V. Keogh, B. Mathieson.

J. McGillivray (s), P. Mason, F. Dimauro, G. Baker.

G. Speirs (s), G. Wilkie, B. Cail, R. Anderson.

B. Gardiner (s), H. Dawson, P. Cunningham, R. Hanson.

Team captain: G. Speirs. Bus Leaves at noon.

Division six: Heathcote vs Bendigo at Bendigo.

B. Kapoulitsa (s), N. Smith, D. Finn, L. Tattersall.

C. Cail (s), E. Knight, L. Morante, I. Ross.

E. O’Brien (s), J. McDonald, D. Dedman, L. Speirs.

D. Anderson (s), R. Craig, Reader, T. Aylett.

Team captain: D. Kilner. Bus leaves at 12.30pm.

Midweek Pennant Results:

Heathcote 72 defeated Bendigo East 57

E. O’Brien 40 defeated G. Judd 8

C. Cail 15 lost to J. Judd 19

D. Anderson 17 lost to B. Bodinnar 30

Eileen O’Brien’s team made a great start winning six of the first eight ends. By the 14th end, Eileen’s team led by 15 shots and continued to dominate, winning the last five ends to record a match-winning 32-shot win.

Chris Cail’s team made an even start to trail by a shot after 12 ends. The game remained close but Chris’s team lost the last end to lose by just four shots.

Denise Anderson’s team started well and led by a shot after eight ends. Denise’s team then struggled and lost the last end to go down by 13 shots.

Social Bowls

On Wednesday in hot and humid conditions, 11 bowlers played three games of pairs and triples.

No team won the three games and on the points system the winners were Smokey Dawson (s) and Les Morante (two wins, 32 points, +13 shots).

Runners-up were Greg Speirs (s), Lorraine Speirs and Brett Mathieson (two wins, 30 points, -6 shots) from Paul Mason (s) and Ken Reader (one win, 22 points, -3 shots). The jackpot was not won and will be $200 today.

Coming events

Tomorrow: Pennant practice and Club BBQ.

Friday: MND Fund raiser at 9.45am.

Saturday: Weekend Pennant.

Monday: Midweek Pennant.

Tuesday: Tuesday Night Social Pennant at 7pm.

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