Wednesday, October 9 at Bowral Bowling Club saw the semi final minor doubles decided.
In the two matches played, the game that stood out was Robin Staples and Mike Holmwood defeating Ted McPhee and Chris Forrester 25-19.
In the first half of the match Staples and Holmwood dominated the play having a 15- 6 lead after 11 ends.
Then McPhee and Forrester started to put some spark into their play.
You could tell they had the feel of being on top of their game with the shots they pulled off. The match really came to life from 15- 6 down when McPhee and Forrester draw level on the 15th end 15-15.
The drama all unfolded on the last three ends when Staples and Holmwood discussed how they had let a big lead slip.
On the 19th end Staples and Holmwood had a 18-17 lead.
With the game in the balance, before Staples and Holmwood showed their class both players played perfect draw shots to hold six shots.
Skipper Forrester decided to have a on shot and brought of the seemingly impossible shot and cut the score down to one shot.
Then Forrester did the unbelievable.
After playing such a great bowl the play previously to make his team only one down and the importance of not going for another shot, he again had an on shot and took his own bowl out and gave away seven shots on the end.
Ironically McPhee and Forrester scored two shots on the last end, but the the game was over. It was full of praise to Staples and Holmwood who were clever enough to show how to close out a close finish.
Richard Denman and Dave Riddell defeated Graham Hunt and Bob Edwards 34-14 in the other semi final.
This was a surprise victory and the winners had no worry in the match.
The first half reasonable closed 15-7 in favour of Denman and Riddell. But they raced away with the match from then on and it was a fine achievement by the pair.
The final will be played next Wednesday between Robin Staples and Mike Holmwood V Richard Denman and Dave Riddell.
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