CRANBOURNE Bowls Club’s number-one side found it hard to hold off a fast-finishing Burden Park, on a slick green at home and was beaten by seven shots overall in pennant on Saturday.
Cranbourne led comfortably by 19 shots at the halfway mark and was playing well on all four rinks.
However the rinks of Lyn Quigg and Peter Elgar were the only teams to go on with it and score heavily. The side will remain in the middle of the ladder and cannot now challenge for leadership.
Scores: Cranbourne 95 lost to Burden Park 102. L. Quigg 29-20, P. Elgar 30-18, B. Gay 17-29, R. Travica 19-35.
Cranbourne (2) was celebrating an important eight-shot win over third side Vermont South on its green.
The win should now ensure Cranbourne will finish above the bottom two sides and avoid relegation from Division 2.
The rink of Neil Fell adapted brilliantly to the green and dominated the match with precision bowling to win by 23 shots and carry the day for the side.
Ian Barrenger’s rink played its part with a classy nine-shot win.
Scores: Cranbourne 96 d Vermont South 88. N. Fell 35-12, I. Barrenger 24-15, S. Burnett 25-32, W. Ballard 12-29.
Cranbourne (3) was completely outbowled on three rinks to be beaten overall by 57 shots to a committed Pakenham side.
The only shining light was the performance of the rink of Ken McLeod that won by eight shots in an excellent performance.
Scores: Cranbourne 79 lost to Pakenham 136. K. McLeod 25-17, A. Dennis 17-36, T. Bonney 22-43, R. Shields 15-40.
Cranbourne (4) continued its excellent season with a 25 shot overall win from Clayton.
The rinks of Ian Badger and John MacInnes were in great touch to take their teams to wins by 17 and 12 shots respectively.
Scores: Cranbourne 103 d Clayton 78. I. Badger 34-17, J. MacInnes 29-17, L. Patterson 21-24, R. Sorensen 19-20.
Cranbourne (5) was far too strong for a Dandenong RSL/Rec side and won convincingly by 42 shots overall.
Ray Riddle’s rink was in superb touch and won the weekly club award with a margin of 26 shots. The side won all four rinks to obtain maximum points.
Scores: Cranbourne 113 d Dandenong RSL/Rec 71. R. Riddle 37-11, J. Kenter 26-21, M. Boltong 27-19, S. Raiti 23-20.
Cranbourne (6) fought back from a slow start to overcome a persistent Keysborough by 13 shots.
Both sides shared the rinks with Gerry Winter’s rink leading most of the day to win by 10 shots and the reliable John Potts showing his team the way for an 11-shot win.
Scores: Cranbourne 103 d Keysborough 90. G. Winters 30-20, J. Potts 29-18, F. Hopper 21-25, J. Bruynen 23-27.
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Cranbourne (1) won a thrilling match against Chelsea by five shots overall at home in a very close and competitive match.
Cranbourne shared the winning rinks with Chelsea, but the rinks of Bernice Helle and Shirley Venville got them home with slightly bigger winning margins.
Scores: Cranbourne 97 d Chelsea 92. B. Helle 26-20, S. Venville 25-23, E. Anderson 24-25, T. Lennon 22-24.
Cranbourne (2) did its finals chances no harm by defeating Mordialloc by 35 shots, winning all four rinks in the process.
Big winners were the rinks of Kath Dudink and Isabel Smith with margins of 11 and 22 shots respectively.
Scores: Cranbourne 109 d Mordialloc 72. I. Smith 35-13, K. Dudink 30-19, L. Kidd 22-19, E. Woodman 22-21.