Div 2 Section 6
Edithvale 76 (B Morton 21-17, A Cousens 18-19, G Bourne 14-23, P Woodbridge 23-25) lost to Cranbourne 84
Billy Morton returned to take the reins, and his crew posted back-to-back 4s after the break and hung on for a 4 shot win. Alan Cousens’ team fell away mid-match to trail 8-14, but came storming home to reduce their deficit to just 1 shot. Peter Woodbridge’s crew played catch-up all day, and had to settle for a 2 shot loss, while Greg Bourne’s four dropped some numbers early before the match evened out for a 9 shot loss.
Div 2 Section 8
Edithvale 79 (P Bryant 18-17, E Sellars 23-18, B Overson 21-22, A Benson 17-34) lost to Moorabbin 91
The second side drove north to Moorabbin, and played very well in their 12 shot loss. Eric Sellars’ four picked up a 5 early to open up an 11 shot lead, and hung on under pressure for a 5 shot win. Pam Bryant‘s team came out firing to lead 12-1, and also had to work very hard to hold onto their 1 shot win. Barb Overson’s team started well to lead 11-7, fell away in the middle section, but finished strongly for a 1 shot loss. Andrew Benson’s four started well to lead 12-7, but were overwhelmed by the opposition and finished 17 shots down.
Div 4 Section 8
Edithvale 73 (R Manifold 19-18, C Baskett 12-34, M Bourne 16-21, R Weston 26-12) lost to Hampton Park 85
The third side were home to Hampton Park, and while the match was close early, the opposition drew away at the end to win by 12 shots. Ray Weston’s crew picked up three 4s in the first half of the match to race out to a 17-6 lead, and maintained the pressure to win by 14 shots. Raie Manifold’s team finished strongly to turn a 12-18 deficit into a 1 shot win. Margaret Bourne’s four started slowly to trail 5-10, caught the opposition with a couple of ends to go, and lost by 5 shots. Claire Baskett’s team were under siege right from the start, and trailed 2-19 at the midpoint. While a 5 got them started, they then dropped some more numbers to finish 24 shots down.
Div 5 Section 6
Edithvale 96 (J Cracknell 30-17, B Baird 19-13, B Hambridge 15-14, B Turnbull 32-9) def Mulgrave CC 53
The fourth side flew the flag for the club, driving out to Mulgrave and smashing them by 43 shots. Bernie Turnbull’s four came firing out of the blocks to lead 23-2, dropped a 5, but then applied the pressure again to win by 23 shots. This big win earned Bernie, Lynne Fleming, Kevin Breen and Rod Houghton the Drinks for the Day. They were well supported by John Cracknell’s team, who despite being level at the halfway stage, added two 4s and a 3 in the run home to win by 13 shots. Bob Baird’s crew also started strongly to lead 11-5, before the match evened out for a 6 shot win. Bernie Hambridge’s four had the close match all day, and hung on for a 1 shot win to ensure maximum points.