LAWN BOWLS: Thursday pennants action

Lining up: Jane Pascoe, Bridge White, in action in her Thursday pennants match last week.THE Mannum-Jervois Lower Murray Bowling Association Thursday pennants clash was a battle all day, with Jervois holding a 12-shot lead at the break and Mannum then fighting back during the afternoon to make up the deficit.

Mannum were able to win 18 of the 27 ends after the break to take the game by 10-shots with a solid win on one rink.

Gaynor Pitcher, Mannum, began well with two shots and Helen Roberts then picked up a single.

Pitcher then took the next three ends and added five shots to lead 7-1.

Roberts hit back hard with four shots and Pitcher then added two singles which were immediately countered by Roberts with two singles.

Three shots for Pitcher took her into the break leading 12-7.

Each team added two shots and Pitcher then took control adding eight shots over the next four ends to lead 22-9 after 17 ends.

Roberts broke the run with two shots but Pitcher steadied to win the last two ends with a three shots and a single to take the game 26-11.

Linda Smith, Jervois, got away to a great start with four shots and followed up with successive twos and another four to lead 12-0 after four ends.

Joan Jackson, Bridge Maroon

Kay Windebank added three shots to open her account but Smith replied with three shots to maintain the gap.

Windebank added another three shots only to see Smith hit back hard with five shots to lead 20-6 after eight ends.

Windebank added a single and followed up with four shots to hit double figures after 10 ends.

Smith then gained a single to go to the break leading 21-11.

Windebank came out firing and added three shots and followed up with two more.

Each team then added two singles.

Windebank broke the run and picked up three valuable shots to close the gap to just two shots, 23-21.

Smith gained a single and the final end went to Windebank with two shots leaving her just one shot short of Smith, 24-23. Grace Hameister, Jervois, got off to a great start with two threes, a single and two shots to lead 9-0 after four ends.

Denise Barnes broke in with two shots but Hameister then added three shots and followed up with two more to lead 14-2.

Barnes steadied and added three singles and two shots to go into the break trailing 14-7.

Each team added two singles and Barnes then added two shots and a single to close the gap to four shots after 17 ends, 16-12.

Hameister picked up two shots and a single to go into the final end with a seven shot lead.

Barnes countered with three shots on the final end to finish the day 19-15 down.

Bridge Maroon v Meningie

Bridge Maroon started well with two rinks scoring a six on the first end then held on to will the day with the score 85-49.

Skipper Faye Campbell skippered against Sally McKechnie and Maroon won 12 ends with one four and four threes which was good enough to give them the lead all game with the final score of 27-16.

Skipper Jan Kennedy started well with a six on the first end then struggled for the remainder of the game by winning eight ends to Meningie;s 12 with a final score of 17-26

Skipper Joan Jackson played skipper Margie Little and Jackson’s team scored a six on the first end then didn’t look back all day, winning 17 of the 20 ends which should give them rink of the week with a score of 41-7.

Bridge Royal v Karoonda

Bridge Royal had a good win which hopefully keeps them in top position with the score 93-43.

Skipper Sue Smart had a good win over skipper Barbara Pope, Royal was in front all game with the score at the lunch break being 23-10 then stayed in front for the remainder of the game.

The final score was 36-13.

Skipper Helen Lindner skippered along side Belinda O’Malley.

Royal had a bad start by being behind until the 14th end when it was 18 even, then Jane Pascoe, with great concentration, put down a wrong bias which embarrassed her no end.

Royal won five of the remaining six ends which gave them the win after a hard-fought game with a score of 27-19.

Skipper Myrna Gerlach played skipper Robyn Burnett and Royal lost the first five ends then scored a four which put them one behind.

Maroon then had good scoring ends with four fours, which kept them in front with a final score of 30-11.

Division two

Bridge Green v Mannum

This game was between top and third place with Green winning the game with the score being 43-31.

Skipper Betty Isaacson played alongside Cynthis Harbour and the score was close all game.

At the lunch break the score was 11-9, the biggest margin was five until the end with the final score being 22-16.

Skipper Margaret Stocker led all the way against Ellen Holmes with good scoring ends of five singles, three twos, two threes and one four on the last end. Green was up 12-2 on the seventh end, but then Mannum had the better scoring ends, winning eight ends to Green’s five but still not good enough to get in front, the final score or 21-15.

Bridge White v Tailem Bend

Bridge White are in second position so they were the favorites for the win with the score 43-26. Skipper Loretta Attrill played skipper Chris Beauglehal, another close game with it being nine-all onb the 11th end then white won six of the remaining nine ends which gave them a win of 19-13.

Skipper Denise Menzies won 13 of the 20 ends against skipper Shirley Feigert with Menzies’ team scoring a five on the 10 end which put them in front by six the Murray Bridge won seven of the remaining 10 ends which gave them a winning score of 24-13.

Denise Menzies, Bridge White

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