Winning streak continues

Bowls. The Smithton Bowls Club ladies were outclassed by their country cousins Wynyard late last month.

Smithton were defeated by Wynyard in all bar one rink where Karen Neilson’s side gained a draw.

The Division Three women also put in a gallant effort as Joy Auld sealed the team’s only victory, winning 19 to 11 for Smithton to be defeated overall 56 to 45.

During the Saturday games, Division Two won on three rinks against Railton to be 12 points clear of bottom placed Devonport Eagles while Division Five continued their winning streak with Tom O’Halloran, Ian Morice, Joe Ennis and Max Holden winning by more than 30 points.

Games last week produced the greatest outcomes for the growth of the club as the ladies played on a green beautifully prepared by greenskeeper Russell Hugo in Smithton. The Division One ladies side sealed a victory, winning on two rinks to gain 10 points while Division Three put their best foot forward to see Aulds’ rink gain two points, however were ultimately defeated by 19 shots.

In the Division Two men’s game, Smithton met with Port Sorell where in the last meeting the local side won on three rinks. The same outcome occurred last week as Smithton out-played the ladder leaders in a great effort which puts the side 22 points ahead of their nearest rival with just three games remaining. Nigel Pedley, Hans Driehuis, Nicolas Huisman and Terry Auld scored a convincing win, 40 to 15.

Division Five put together three rink wins to gain 12 points and move to the top of ladder with two games and one bye remaining.

Michael Neilson and Len Gaby advanced through to the final of the Club Singles Championship late last month, to be won by Gaby while the Division Five singles trophy has been played and won by Clayton Williams against Brian Bouncer 25 to 8.

The A1 Cleaners and Circular Head Earthmoving Solutions long weekend tournament is set to be played next month. Spaces are filling fast, to register contact Graham Horne on 0400 826 559.

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