Div 2 Section 6
Edithvale 78 (B Darby 19-14, A Cousens 23-15, G Bourne 20-12, P Woodbridge 16-18) def Hampton Park 59
The first side hosted Hampton Park, and after a tight game early, were able to draw away for a comfortable 19 shot win. Greg Bourne’s four had an even match early, but managed to pick up a couple of 3s in the run home to move out to an 8 shot victory. This won them the Drinks for the Day on a countback, so congratulations go to Greg (S), Deb Sherry, Jimmy Brown and John Paul. Alan Cousens’ team scored two 4s early to race out to a 12-1 lead, before the match evened out for an 8 shot win. Bob Darby’s team led by a solitary shot after 13 ends, but picked up a 3 and two 2s in the back straight to win by 5 shots, while Peter Woodbridge’s crew were under the hammer at 7-17, before winning six ends on the trot to lose by just 2 shots.
Div 2 Section 8
Edithvale 68 (P Bryant 22-20, A Benson 17-23, B Overson 13-25, G Baskett 16-24) lost to Clayton 92
The second side ventured out to Clayton and lost by 24 shots. Pam Bryant’s crew scored a 5, a 4 and a 3 early to race out to 20-5 lead, and hung on in the closing stages to win by 2 shots. Andrew Benson’s four started slowly to trail 2-11, fought back well to 11-all, before losing by 6 shots. Glen Baskett’s team were in trouble mid-match at 5-19, but finished strongly to lose by 8 shots, while Barb Overson’s four started well to lead 10-6, before dropping a 7 and falling away for a 12 shot loss.
Div 4 Section 8
Edithvale 90 (R Smith 24-19, C Baskett 21-13, M Bourne 20-15, R Weston 25-19) def Noble Park 66
The third side hosted Noble Park, and despite trailling at the break, proved far too strong on the synthetic, winning by 24 shots and picking up the full 18 points. Claire Baskett’s four were trailling 10-12 after 14 ends, but scored a 3 and three 2s in the run home to win by 8 shots. Ray Weston’s team started slowly to trail 3-8, before going on a 16-0 run over 7 ends to win by 6 shots. Margaret Bourne’s four were also slow out of the blocks, but gradually overpowered their opposition for a 5 shot win. Ray Smith’s crew had a see-sawing battle, starting slowly, picking up a 5 to open up a good lead, before dropping the next 8 shots and picking up the last 7 shots for a 5 shot win.
Div 5 Section 6
Edithvale 55 (P Bourn 7-37, B Baird 17-36, B Hambridge 16-30, B Turnbull 15-26) lost to Keysborough 129
The fourth side ventured out to Keysborough, and came home with a 74 shot loss. Bernie Turnbull’s four were travelling well at 11-all after 13 ends, but fell away in the run home to lose by 11 shots. Bernie Hambridge’s crew won 11 ends in their match, but dropping some big numbers resulted in a 14 shot loss. Bob Baird’s team had a similar story, winning 9 ends but also dropping big numbers in their 19 shot loss, while Pauline Bourn’s four led 6-5 after 8 ends, but struggled in the run home to record a 30 shot loss.