Bowral top grade take stunning victory

Major pairs winners and runners-up:  Michael Armstrong and Garry Brown with Josh Woodcock and Dougal Braithwaite.

Major pairs winners and runners-up: Michael Armstrong and Garry Brown with Josh Woodcock and Dougal Braithwaite.

Bowral travelled to Campbelltown on Saturday, May 6 and came away as section one winners in grade three.

After 10 weeks Bowral topped the final points table with 62 points, Campbelltown followed with 59 points, Crookwell 49 points and Austral with 35 points. 

On Saturday Bowral defeated Campbelltown 68 shots to 61 shots.

Russell Knight, Jim Neely, Stephen Della and Garry Brown defeated Campbelltown 25-19.

Campbelltown led 18-9 after 11 ends but good all round play by Bowral had them in the lead 20-19 after 17 ends.

They continued to build on this form over the last four ends to win by six shots.

Ken Handley, Dennis Beatty, Dougal Braithwaite and Michael Armstrong defeated Campbelltown 23-21.

After Campbelltown led 20-15 with four ends to play Bowral Captain Michael Armstrong made some shrewd switches in play which paid off for Bowral to win by two shots.

Greg Taylor, Russell Fahey, Josh Woodcock and Ashley Lewis lost to Campbelltown 21-20.

From the start Campbelltown dominated all the play.

They shot to a 14-4 lead after 11 ends. Then on the next end a rare event happened when Bowral picked up eight shots to trail 14-12 .

Campbelltown came back strong and a 21-15 lead with three ends to play.

They won the last three ends with Campbelltown just hanging on to win by one shot.

Congratulations to all the Bowral players for a great display over the last few weeks to win the section.

Managers Mark Wilson and Lew Wilson now hope Bowral can go and win the zone pennant flag.

From all Bowral members a special get well message to Lew Wilson who is in Bowral hospital following emergency operation.

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