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.
Div 2 Section 6
Edithvale 91 (B Darby 16-21, A Cousens 29-25, G Bourne 17-20, P Woodbridge 29-10) def Waverley Golf 76
The first side ventured out to Churchill/Waverley Golf, and recovered from an early deficit to post a solid 15 shot win. Peter Woodbridge’s crew led 12-9 after 13 ends, but piled on a 5, a 4, and a 3 in the run home to record a 19 shot victory. Alan Cousens’ team snared a 7 on the fourth end, and with the scores level with one end to go, picked up a 4 on the final end. Greg Bourne’s four led early, lost seven ends to trail 7-18, but picked up 8 shots in three ends to reduce the margin to just 3 shots. Bob Darby’s team started slowly and played catch-up all day, but held their deficit to just 5 shots
Div 2 Section 8
Edithvale 68 (P Bryant 18-19, E Sellars 9-25, B Overson 27-15, G Baskett 14-19) lost to South Oakleigh 78
The second side hosted South Oakleigh’s first team, and fought out the match well for a 10 shot loss. Barb Overson’s four won 15 ends including a 4 and three 3s in a powerful 12 shot win. Pam Bryant’s crew were in trouble at 9-18, but won five ends on the go to reduce the deficit to just one shot. Glen Baskett’s team had a tight scrap, and spent most of their match just behind the opposition, while Eric Sellars’ four started slowly and struggled to get into the match in their 16 shot loss.
Div 4 Section 8
Edithvale 67 (R Manifold 13-29, C Baskett 33-11, M Bourne 13-29, R Weston 8-32) lost to Mordialloc 101
The third side ventured down to Mordialloc for the local derby, but found the going difficult against their second side. Claire Baskett’s four piled on two 5s and a 4 in their dominant 22 shot victory. Margaret Bourne’s team led early but dropped some big numbers mid-match to lose by 16 shots. Raie Manifold’s crew won 11 ends, but also dropped some big numbers and went down by 16 shots, while Ray Weston’s four were well beaten in their 24 shot loss.
Div 5 Section 6
Edithvale 97 (J Cracknell 34-11, B Baird 22-17, B Hambridge 29-12, B Turnbull 12-28) def Narre Warren 68
The fourth side were at home to Narre Warren, and moved up a rung on the ladder after handing them a 29 shot hiding. John Cracknell’s four snared a 6, a 5 and a 4 in their huge 23 shot victory. This win earned the team of John (S), Pauline Bourn, Rae Gibbs and Bill Newman the Drinks for the Day. They were well supported by Bernie Hambridge’s crew, who won 15 ends including a 5 in their 17 shot win. Bob Baird’s team maintained a narrow lead for most of the match and won by 5 shots, while Bernie Turnbull’s four picked up a 5 early, but were then overrun for a 16 shot loss.
Div 2 Section 6:
Edithvale 79 (B Darby 26-23, A Cousens 21-19, G Bourne 11-19, P Woodbridge 21-11) def Berwick 72
The first side ventured out to Berwick, and came home with 16 points and a 7 shot win. Peter Woodbridge’s crew enjoyed a close match early, but added three 3s in a row to open up and then maintain a 10 shot lead. This effort won Peter, Geoff Pearce, Suzanne Webber and Trish Eastwood the Drinks for the Day. They were well supported by Bob Darby’s four who picked up a 6 on the 18th end to win by 3 shots. Alan Cousens’ team trailled 7-11 mid-match, but finished with a 5 on the last end to grab a 2 shot win, while Greg Bourne’s four were in trouble at 6-17, but finished strongly to reduce the deficit to 8 shots. This leaves the first side well placed with two wins and a loss.
Div 2 Section 8:
Edithvale 63 (P Bryant 17-17, E Sellars 17-21, B Overson 14-27, A Benson 15-22) lost to Coatesville 87
The second side hosted Coatesville, recently relegated from Division 1, and lost by 24 shots. Pam Bryant’s four won 12 ends, including the all-important final end, to finish all-square. Eric Sellars’ team started slowly to trail 6-18, but dominated the run home to lose by just 4 shots. Andrew Benson’s crew had a similar experience, reducing a 13 shot deficit to a 7 shot loss, while Barb Overson’s four worked their way back from -15 to -7, before falling away for a 13 shot loss.
Div 4 Section 8:
Edithvale 70 (R Manifold 18-23, C Baskett 23-15, M Bourne 16-29, R Weston 13-18) lost to Berwick 85
The third side also travelled out to Berwick, and came home with an overall 15 shot loss. Claire Baskett’s team led narrowly mid-match, but added a 4 and a 3 in the back end to win by 8 shots. Raie Manifold’s four jumped out of the blocks to lead 11-1, dropped the next 19 shots, but finished strongly to lose by 5 shots. Ray Weston’s crew were in trouble at 7-18, but won the last five ends to reduce the deficit to 5 shots, while Margaret Bourne’s four were well placed mid-match, but dropped numbers in the run home to lose by 13 shots.
Div 5 Section 6:
Edithvale 50 (J Cracknell 12-24, J Bryant 12-28, B Hambridge 13-28, B Turnbull 13-24) lost to Dandenong Club 104
The fourth side had a tough home match against Dandenong Club’s second side, and lost by 54 shots. Bernie Turnbull’s four were all square after 15 ends, but struggled in the run home and lost by 11 shots. John Cracknell’s crew were all square after 11 ends, and lost by 12 shots. Bernie Hambridge’s team started well and won 8 ends in their 15 shot loss, while John Bryant’s four struggled to get hold of the mat in their 16 shot loss.