Monbulk Bowls midweek report

Monbulk Bowling Club's midweek scores. Picture: ON FILE.

On Tuesday Monbulk 1 played Mooroolbark at home in a rain interrupted match.

It also turned out to be a thriller which went right down to the last bowl.

Peter Koomen’s rink dropped five shots on the first end, but then won the next six ends to lead by five shots. They then lost the next four ends to be three shots down after 11 ends. They then won six of the next eight ends to lead by four shots and held on to win by two shots, 21 to 19.

Jim Bras’ rink were four shots in front after 16 ends, they then lost the last six ends to lose by four shots, 15 to 19.

Eric Markham’s rink were 10 shots down after 10 ends and were still nine shots down with five ends to play. They then changed the whole game on its head winning the next four ends to level the card on their own rink and were two shots down for overall points. They were able to hold two shots on the last end to win the rink, 20 to 18 and tie the overall 56 shots each.

Monbulk 2 traveled to the Dandenong Club with Graeme Goller’s rink having a good win by 13 shots, 26 to 13.

Eric Furby’s rink battled hard and went down by three shots, 15 to 18.

Graeme Seymour’s rink found the conditions difficult and went down by 16 shots, 13 to 29.

Monbulk lost the overall by six shots, 54 to 60.

Monbulk 3 played at Croydon and found the grass green hard to handle on two of the rinks.

Bruce Cockerill’s rink found the long ends difficult and only won four ends losing by 35 shots, 4 to 39.

Mike Harris’ rink were one shot in front after 12 ends, but then dropped two multiples to lose by six shots, 14 to 20. Peter Lee’s rink was the shining light picking up a number of multiples in the last seven ends to win by seven shots, 22 to 15.