Bowls report | August 12

By Riverine Herald


The game of scrounge continues to attract quality fields each Wednesday.

Last week, there were a few records registered with Ivan Hicks scoring 105 points to win rink 13 in a two horse race.

Neil Haines was next best.

On rink 11, Tony Hawley amassed 57 points to take the rink win from Phillip Cunnington on 54 in a close tussle.

Jerome Shaw rose to stardom after a dominant performance on rink twelve in scoring a mammoth 67 points and grabbing the chocolates ahead of Andy Harris with 36 points.

Due to the requirement for all bowlers to wear masks, it was sometimes difficult to recognise people at first glance.

At times Shaw bowled in a similar fashion to club-mate John Blair.

John van den Bosch collected the honours on rink fourteen with a well compiled tally of 51 points to hold out the consistent Jim Harris with 41.

Club president Ray Hanson was able to control rink 15 in amassing 51 points for victory ahead of Denise Gilmore on a total of 49 points.

Gilmore just ran out of ends.

The final rink was claimed by Lyn Snell after a clear case of near perfection to tally 58 points and finish well ahead of Tom Davis on 50 points.

With the announcement of stage 3 restrictions by the Victorian Government, bowling clubs are allowed only two persons per rink and ten persons per green.

This will make a competition very difficult to hold.

With this in mind the format next week will be 3-bowl singles in a round-robin form to allow a continuation of the popular attraction that we have enjoyed over previous weeks.

Starting time is 1.00pm - weather permitting.

The club wish to extend get well wishes and a return to health, to hard working members - Ian and Kath Palmer who are both recovering from illness.


Roll up is available on Friday and Saturday - times available include 11.15am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm, and 4.15pm.

Contact Lindsay on 0408 361 271 or Rocket on 0408 568 338 for rink bookings.

COVID-19 conditions of play apply for all bookings.

There is a special meeting regarding rules on Monday, August 24 at 7pm.

The AGM for men’s bowls will be on Monday, August 24 at 7.30pm.

When at the club check the notice board to see what is happening.

Vale – Graham Patrick Peat

Graham left the green on August 4, aged 78.

He had been a pennant player for Mathoura and played in tournaments until his health prevented him from playing.

He maintained a strong interest in bowls and the club.

We will miss his company at 11am for coffee time.

Condolences to his family and Friends from all of us at the club.


To celebrate The Greens extending its opening hours we will begin a Super Saturday Pairs. Up to $520 in MBC vouchers will be up for grabs every single week.

All entries to Bowls office before a 12pm start.

Tuesday Social bowls will become an open triples event (single entry) with Thursday Social bowls providing a 3 bowl pairs option (nominated).

Outdoor Bowls

Tuesday, July 21 – Open Nominated Pairs. Winners: George Abraham, Rob Neely. Runners up: Tony Hawley, Lyn Snell. Consolation: Alex McQuarrie, Michael Geoghegan and George Thornley, Arch Bailey. Best First Game Winners: Merilyn Rehe, Vern Rehe.

Tuesday, July 28 – Open Nominated Pairs. Winners: Barry Brennan, Pam Kerr. Runners up: Peter Broom, Ben Franklin. Consolation: Peter Walton, Wally Wadge and Geoff Walden, Laurie Campbell. Best First Game Winners: Margot Brennan, Michael Bakof.

Tuesday, August 4 – Open Nominated Pairs. Winners: Brian Trengove, Bev Trengove. Runners Up: Mel Roberts, Pam Kerr. Consolation: Graham O’Brien, Ken Maynard and Wally Wadge, Colin Hayes. Best First Game Winners: John Worledge, Mia Young.

Thursday, August 6 – Open Nominated Pairs. Winners: Rob Young, Mia Young. Runners Up: Mel Roberts, Laurie Campbell. Consolation: Kevin Brennan, Karen Brennan and Vern Rehe, Merilyn Rehe. Best First Game Winners: Margot Brennan, Barry Brennan.