CRANBOURNE’S number-one team was beaten by eight shots overall by a determined Burden Park side after being in a good position to take the points in pennant at the weekend.
Cranbourne fought back after an early setback to lead at the break and continued to hold a healthy lead, but over the final ends fell away to be narrowly beaten.
Cranbourne won well on two rinks, those of Peter Elgar and Brian Gay, but couldn’t maintain pressure on the other rinks.
Scores: Cranbourne 98 lost to Burden Park 106.
P. Elgar 33-25, B. Gay 28-24, L. Quigg 18-27, N. Fell 19-30.
Cranbourne (2) was no match for Vermont South and lost its second match in a row by a margin of 15 shots.
The Vermont South combination led comfortably throughout the match with Cranbourne winning only one rink, that of Richard Poole by 12 shots.
Scores: Cranbourne 88 lost to Vermont South 103.
R. Poole 31-19, M. Eames 21-29, P. Colthup 18-31, S. Burnett 18-24.
Cranbourne (3) came from behind to overpower a strong Pakenham side by 14 shots, winning two rinks and drawing a third.
Cranbourne were led throughout the match by the Pakenham side on its own green and was staring at a loss until all rinks lifted over the final ends.
The rink of Tom Bonney led all match and won by 14 shots.
Scores: Cranbourne 98 d Pakenham 84.
T. Bonney 32-18, A. Dennis 25-17, R. St.Ruth 22-22, P. Bibby 19-27.
Cranbourne (4) continued unbeaten as ladder leaders with a 43-shot win over Clayton.
Cranbourne won three of the four rinks with the rink of Keith Davies taking the weekly club award with a 34-shot win.
Scores: Cranbourne 118 d Clayton 75.
K. Davies 41-7, R. Sorensen 31-18, I. Badger 24-23, J. MacInnes 22-27.
Cranbourne (5) also held its position as ladder leaders with a 43-shot win over Dandenong RSL/Rec in an excellent all-round performance, winning three rinks and tied on the other to gain 17 points.
Scores; Cranbourne 120 d Dandenong RSL/Rec 77.
Cranbourne (6) met its match at Keysborough and was beaten by 11 shots overall.
Two rinks came out on top, those of John Bibby and Frank Hopper.
Scores: Cranbourne 86 lost to Keysborough 97.
J. Bibby 27-21, F. Hopper 24-22, J. Potts 20-29, K. Morrison 15-25.
@BT Sub Sport News:LADIES
There was no ladies pennant on Tuesday last week, due to Cup Day.
@BT Sub Sport News:CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
The men’s singles championship started with two rounds on Sunday and a number of interesting and exciting matches were played.
As usual a number of the highly rated players were eliminated and the competition is now down to the final 16 players.