Div 2 Section 6
Edithvale 88 (B Morton 25-10, A Cousens 23-18, G Bourne 20-26, P Woodbridge 20-26) def Pakenham 80
On Saturday, the first side devoted two hour of travel time towards a match on Pakenham’s carpet, and came home with a solid 8 shot victory. Billy Morton’s four dominated proceedings, picking up a 5 and a 4 but never conceding more than a 2 in their 15 shot win. This won the team of Bill (S), John Clark, Robbie Leitch and Bob Hasler the Drinks for the Day. Alan Cousens’ team were playing well at 9-12, before picking up three 3s in a row to pave the way for a 5 shot win. Greg Bourne’s four were struggling at 8-18, but picked up a 5 and two 3s in the run home to lose by just 6 shots, while Peter Woodbridge’s crew had a big battle on their hands and fell away at the end to also lose by 6 shots.
Div 2 Section 8
Edithvale 49 (P Bryant 9-28, D Chambers 14-31, B Overson 12-35, C Baskett 14-23) lost to Beaumaris 117
The second side had yet another tough match, this time losing to Beaumaris by 68 shots. Claire Baskett’s four were well placed at 11-all, before falling away for a 9 shot loss. Don Chambers’ crew had a similar story, travelling well at 10-13 before losing by 17 shots. Pam Bryant’s team started slowly to trail 3-22 before the match evened out for a 19 shot loss, while Barb Overson’s four dropped some big numbers in their 23 shot loss.
Div 4 Section 8
Edithvale 43 (N Lewis 5-38, B Baird 14-27, M Bourne 13-24, I Thomas 11-40) lost to Narre Warren 129
The third side had a character-building 86 shot loss at Narre Warren. Margaret Bourne’s four started well to be 9-11 mid-match, but fell away for an 11 shot loss. Bob Baird’s crew picked up a 6 early to race out to a 13–8 lead, but also struggled in the run home and lost by 13 shots. Ian Thomas’ team dropped some big numbers in their 29 shot loss, while Neil Lewis’ four led 5-3 and could not get the mat back in their 33 shot loss.
Div 5 Section 6
Edithvale 76 (R Gibbs 20-17, J Cracknell 21-26, B Hambridge 23-12, B Turnbull 12-22) lost to Vermont South 77
The fourth side enjoyed a really tight match, ultimately losing to Vermont South by a solitary shot. Bernie Hambridge’s four raced out to a 10–0 lead before the match evened out for an 11 shot win. They were well supported by Rae Gibbs’ crew, who had a close match all day and won by 3 shots. John Cracknell’s team were struggling at 5-14, but worked their way back into the match for a 5 shot loss, while Bernie Turnbull’s four were well placed at 6-9, before falling away for a 10 shot loss.