Panthers remain on the prowl

From left, Narre Warren Women’s Club Champion Susie Menzel with runner up Lorraine Marsden. 374850 Pictures: SUPPLIED


It was another big week for Narre Warren Bowls Club with the weekend teams winning five out of six matches and the only loss was by three shots.

The most encouraging aspect of these results is that all away teams won, which has been our only weakness since the season began.

Narre Warren’s number-one side continues to dominate the opposition with another huge win away against the very strong Dandenong Club.

This is the third time in five matches so far that the Panthers have more than doubled the opposition scores!

Rink of the Day (and Rink of the Round) went to the side of Scott Butterworth, Peter Butterworth, John Pentreath and Chris (CJ) Johnson with 24 shots up…a great effort.

The Midweek sides also had great results with three of the four teams recording wins and both away teams having resounding victories. Rink of the Round was Len O’Brien (a blind bowler who last week was honoured by Julian Hill M.P. with a Volunteer Award in the Electorate of Bruce), Peter Wilson, Peter Anderton and skipped by Steve Roy.

All 10 Narre Warren Pennant teams are enjoying a strong season so far with more than a third of the season already completed.

We are still experiencing strong membership growth and our latest recruit is Lynne Wood who has been a Sandbelt representative in the past and recently trialled for Sandbelt Region selection once again.

Lynne was one of three players who were successful in winning their way through to the Australian Women’s Indoor Singles competition which was held at Tweed Heads Bowls Club recently.

Lynne had a very successful competition at Tweed Heads and defeated Chloe Stewart who is a current Australian representative and one of the best performing female bowlers on the National scene.

A big welcome Lynne to the Panther Dome, it is great to have you on board with us.

The Club Singles were recently run and won by our Coach Cameron Bell who defeated Geoff Bailey in the Mens competition, and Susie Menzel who defeated Lorraine Marsden in the Women’s Competition.

Both matches were of a very high standard and we congratulate both winners and runners up on progressing through to the finals of the Club’s most prestigious events.

Saturday Pennant

Round 5: 18 November 2023

Side 1: (Away) defeated Dandenong Club 115-53

Points: 18. Ladder: 1st

Best rink: Scott Butterworth; Peter Butterworth; John Pentreath and Chris Johnson: +24

Side 2: (Home) lost to Pakenham 69-72

Points: 4. Ladder: 3rd

Best rink: Michael Black; Fernando Mateos; Allen Fary and Wilma Stevenson: +5

Side 3: (Home) defeated Bentleigh 86-64

Points: 14. Ladder: 4th

Best rink: Pauline Blake; David Entwistle; Paul Stevenson and Peter Wills: +14

Side 4: (Away) defeated Upwey Tecoma 74-71

Points: 14. Ladder: 1st

Best rink: Reg Young; Brian Exton; Robert Beare and Norm Hosmer: +8

Side 5: (Home) defeated Hampton Park 89-74

Points: 14. Ladder: 7th

Best rink: Janice Moran; Luka Klarica; Colin Blyth and Peter Lister: +19

Side 6: (Away) defeated Churchill Waverley Golf 83-74

Points: 14. Ladder: 3rd

Best rink: Graham Saunders; Tom Wright; Mario Micallef and Michael Walther: +11


Side 1: Skip Chris Johnson +24 (Div 2 Sect 8)

Midweek Pennant

Round 4: 14 November 2023

Side 1: (Away) defeated Beaumaris 68-52

Points: 14. Ladder: 1st

Best rink: Isobel Partington; Jim Stewart; Fernando Mateos and Zak Storm: +25

Side 2: (Home) defeated Berwick 74-52

Points: 16. Ladder: 7th

Best rink: Judith Naughton; Les Clement; Lorraine Marsden and Wilma Stevenson: +17

Side 3: (Home) lost to Hampton Park 61-48

Points: 1. Ladder: 5th

Best rink: Karen Anderton; Dean George; Robert Beare and Lindsay Gibson: Draw

Side 4: (Away) defeated Burden Park 68-40

Points: 14. Ladder: 3rd

Best rink: Len O’Brien; Peter Wilson; Peter Anderton and Steven Roy: +26


Side 4: Skip Steven Roy +26 (Div 5 Sect 8)

-Eric Sydenham-