It was a poetic performance by Tom De Greenlaw and David Coltman in major semifinals pairs.
Saturday, July 25 morning at Bowral Bowling Club saw a stunning performance when Tom De Greenlaw and David Coltman defeated Ashley Lewis and Josh Woodcock 25-19.
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With this match it had all the highs and lows. Lewis and Woodcock had a dream start and could do no wrong.
After ten ends they had a massive lead 17-4 and the game looked shot to bits for De Greenlaw and Coltman.
They started to edge back slowly after 15 ends still trailed 19-11.
What happened next was poetry in motion by De Greenlaw and Coltman.
Both players put on a top class display with a wide range of shots and they won the last six ends piling on 14 shots to go into the final with a incredible six shot win.
How Lewis and Woodcock were able to waste a golden chance of reaching the final after having such a lead is hard to comprehend.
The old saying 'never give up' was well demonstrated by De Greenlaw and Coltman as they attempted to recover from such a bad start they grew in confidence.
In the other semifinal Stephen Della and Kevin Stafford defeated Eric Willacy and Paul Leverett 20-16.
This was another classic match and this result could have gone either way.
Accurate bowling by Della and Stafford had them leading 13-6 after 11 ends.
Willacy and Leverett gradually edged their way back into the match and after 13 ends only trailed by three shots 13-10.
This match started to look as if it may get away from Willacy and Leverett when Della and Stafford really put the pressure on to go to a 19-10 lead after 16 ends.
Willacy and Leverett won four of the last five ends, but did fail to win by four shots.
On the semifinal matches played, play was of the highest standard with all teams having a chance to win.
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