At the halfway mark of 33 ends West Dubbo were leading 30-24 and the upset was on, however the Merrylands team took the initiative on a couple of the rinks by seriously changing the length of the ends they were playing and it took almost 15 ends before the Roos scored another point. By that time the damage had been done and with Merrylands leading comfortably the game was all but over.
To their credit the Roos continued the battle in earnest, but the margin was too big and Merrylands ran out comfortable winners 61-42, recording victory on all three rinks.
The Roos will no doubt gain some heart from this game knowing they were right in it at half-time and will be all the better for this contest.
This Saturday the Roos are at home to Beresfield and hopefully a win is just round the corner. Not to impressed by the learned judges of the Daily Telegraph who predicted West Dubbo would finish bottom of the table.
If the boys continue to play like they did in the first half of last Saturday’s game quite a few teams in this competition are in for a rude awakening.
Practice all grades will be held Friday afternoons at 5pm.
Last Sunday the District Fours started at the Wellington Bowling Club and after two rounds the West Dubbo Club has only one team left in it. But last year’s runners-up are definitely the team to beat and with a little luck next Sunday John Ensbey and team might have a District title under their belt, but first they will have to get past the formidable Dubbo Railway combination skipped by Paul McKenzie which was in sparkling form on Sunday.
The club singles and pairs draws have been finalised and where possible these matches will be scheduled. The District program for the year has very few free playing dates and the success of the West Dubbo championships will be very much dependent upon the players’ co-operation in playing their respective matches as quick as possible.
Social bowls on Wednesday and Saturday continue to have improved numbers with Gerry Cole, Peter Schink and Allan Andriske on 19 points, from Peter Davies and Don Breeze winning the main share of the loot on Wednesday with Pat Dyson Holland and Steve Bent being the victors on Saturday.
This weekend the number sixes start their Pennant seasons with a first round clash at Yeoval Bowling Club. All players are requested to be at the club house prior to 11.30am. The bus will leave the car park before 12pm.
Pennant teams for this weekend are as follows: Number 1 Roos to play Beresfield: Tony Collins, John Rodis, Paul Hagarty and John Ferguson (skip); Glenn Morrison, Henry Gordon, David Ferguson and John Ensbey; Anthony Brown, Greg Burey, Dick Jeffries and Mick Harry.
Number six Super Roos to play Yeoval: Pat Dyson Holland, Peter Schink, Rick Bohm and Mike Everett; John Eastwood, Garry Finlay, Mark Morton and Angelo Lomonaco; Peter Bray, Clarrie Beetson, Bill Rea and Henry Brown.
Championship matches drawn for this weekend are as follows: Friday afternoon 4pm. John Ensbey v David Friend (John Eastwood – marker).
Saturday afternoon 1pm: John Eastwood v Arthur Chatfield (Clarrie Beetson).
Sunday morning 9.30am: Tony Harrison v Kurt Sheather (Luke Sheather); Don Breeze v Lex Edmed (Keith Beacroft); Allan Andriske v Mick Strawhan (Mark Edwards); Victor Brook v John Ferguson (Peter Davis); Greg Burey v Clive Hill (Steve Bent); Mick Harry v Bob Townsend (Arthur Chatfield); Anthony Brown v Joshua Andriske (Bruce Baker).
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.