With bowlers on holidays, a few players had a hit out to start the new year at Bowral Bowling Club.
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Wal Markow, Glen Giese and Graham Hunt def. Peter Cornwell, Neville Tanner and Bob Edwards 26-24
In the first half of the match both sides were in top form and neither could get a commanding lead. After eight ends the scores were locked at 9-all.
Team Edwards had a 16-12 lead after 13 ends but the next end they were shattered when they dropped eight shots with Team Hunt then taking a 20-16 lead.
Skipper Bob Edwards was lost for words when this happened and Team Hunt held on for a two shot win.
Keith Edwards, Ian Crow, Eric Willacy def. Rick Reynolds, Paul McInerney, Chris Forrester 22-20
After nine ends the scores locked at nine-all. Team Willacy then took control of the match to lead 21-11 after 16 ends.
In desperation to get back into the match, Team Forrester started attacking more and this paid dividends as they picked up nine shots in four ends to trail 21-20 with one end to play.
At the finish Team Willacy hung on for a two shot win.
Barry Werfel, Viv Gear def. Arnold Lenezuh, Clive Neutze 22-13
Joel Hunt, Lawrence Vipon, Bill Pope, Paul Rubie def. Graham Denman, Kel Limbrick, John Fleming, John Cummins 25-9
Terry Norwood, Gordon Lewis def. Richard Denman, Brian Porter 39-10
Various types are on the market, including the simple and inexpensive kind, and the intricate and very expensive type.
When some genius invents a measure that combines something of both, particularly the skips will be happy.
The usual type seen on our greens is the string measure. There is too much 'give' in them, and after short use 'stretch' is noticeable.
The thin flexible steel measure with caliper combination is the best all-purpose measure.
Just remember a tape is to be used. Many a skip gets disappointed when waiting on the result of an end when the players at the head are trying to make a decision by looking at the head.
The time wasted by not using the tape in the first place can be avoided.
On that note wishing bowlers and the readers of this column a more successful and in particular healthy new year.
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