Bowls: Bay bowled over

BIG ASK: Port MacDonnell’s Adam Wilson and his rink suffered a narrow defeat when the Bay hosted the undefeated Mount Gambier RSL Red in Round 9 of the Open Pennant season on Saturday. Picture: JAMES MURPHY

Division 1

Mount Gambier RSL Red 83/14 d Port MacDonnell 61/2

PORT MacDonnell’s Division 1 Lower South East bowls Open Pennant team hosted Mount Gambier RSL Red in a tough tussle on Saturday.

A three-shot win on the Chris Richards’ led rink was the only success for the home team on the day, as Adam Wilson’s team suffered a small loss and a bigger loss was had by Heather Richards’ four.

However, it was a valiant effort against the undefeated RSL Red side.

Division 2

Frances 71/13 d Port MacDonnell 65/3

A NARROW defeat was had by Port MacDonnell’s Division 2 team when it made the trip to Frances on Saturday.

Carol Schmidt, Robin Bilney, Reg Fisher and Bob Hutchesson suffered a seven-shot loss to their opponents, while Roma Henderson, Barrie Schmidt, Kel Butler and Bart Lethlean had a one-point win.

A 22-all draw saw Rod Sutton, Don Forbes, Kevin Henderson and Ron Cox level the game count, but Frances had the shots to claim the overall honours.

Division 3

Millicent Red 88/16 d Port MacDonnell 54/0

THE Division 3 side played at Millicent against the Red team on Saturday for Round 9 of the Open Pennant competition.

The conclusion of play saw the hosts win on all three rinks, leaving the Bay to return home empty handed.

Division 4 Blue

Port MacDonnell 49/12 d Naracoorte 46/2

PORT MacDonnell’s Division 4 Blue team was at home on Saturday, where it hosted Naracoorte for an overall win in cool and windy conditions.

The Cheryle Doddridge led team finished with a three-shot to put the odds in the favour of the hosts.

However, Naracoorte held a four-shot lead on the last end over Shirley Taylor’s rink, which would have given them the win overall.

Taylor, determined as always, put in the shot bowl, which gave the home team the only overall win for the day.