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Bowlers brave cold for round 2 of Holy Shield

By Southern Riverina News

Berrigan

Despite the chilly weather there is still plenty happening at Berrigan Community Bowls Club.

The second round of the Holy Shield was played at Finley on Sunday in bitterly cold conditions.

Coming off a win against Finley in round one at Oaklands, Berrigan went into their match against Jerilderie with plenty of confidence.

It was Jerilderie however who came away with the narrowest of victories 62-61 (17-11).

Matt Hansen’s rink won their three games, Paul Glanvill had the ‘‘mixed grill’’ - one win, one draw and one loss — while Rick Bradbury had the one win.

After round two Oaklands remain on top of the ladder with 41 points, Berrigan second with 33, Jerilderie third with 23 and Finley fourth on 15.

Round three will be played at Jerilderie on August 4 and Berrigan are drawn to play Oaklands in a top-of-the-table clash.

The winter singles round-robin is also getting down to the business end.

No matches were played this weekend so the ladder remains unchanged with Rick Bradbury on top with Gary Seamer and Geoff Blake close behind.

In fourth place is David Reynoldson and Graeme Clements completes the top five.

Those who need to catch up on a few games will have the chance again this Sunday afternoon.

In exciting news Berrigan is looking at a major revamp of its Australia Day tournament, looking to turn it into a two-day event. Planning is in the preliminary stages only but it would be worth saving the date.

Everyone who has come down to the club would note the newly repainted shelters, stage one of a painting program over the winter break.

A big thank you to all those involved in the program.

Sporting memberships for Berrigan Community Bowls Club are now due and payable. Payment can be made at the club.