The GDSC Grade 6 side which recently made the State Pennant playoffs. Image: Contributed

GDSC men’s bowls State Pennant side

Welcome to this week’s edition of GDSC men’s bowls, and I would like to start this week by welcoming back one of our bowls family members. Stan Mepsted has been tackling some health issues of late but dusted off the bowls during the week, apparently without losing a beat, and also marked a singles game on Saturday, so welcome back mate.

There were five Championship games on Saturday, one triples and four minor singles games. In the triples game D Clarke, A Gough and T Lickiss were too strong for P Sutton, G Mallison and J Pye winning 29 – 17. In the first of the singles games, D Cutts defeated J Moerenhout 31 – 23 whilst in the second game L Basset won a hard-fought game against R Woodward 31 – 18. M Shorten was a little too strong for B Elder 31 – 20 whilst in the last game of the day G Gumbleton had to come back from a deficit before eventually winning the game 31 – 24. Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the losers.

Friday had a good number of 50 bowlers playing on the last day of autumn. The winners were D Clarke and A Gough whilst the runners up prize was won by M Cook and R Grant. Lucky losers went to P Chorley and P Cubbin. There were three good bowlers on the day, but D Clarke picked up his second prize for the day winning the Tony’s Handyman and Home Maintenance resting toucher with a time of 14:26.

The end of month Wednesday triples also had a good number of 48 bowlers at the GDSC enjoying some mild conditions. I Beverley, J Stacey and D Brown were the winners, with D Wood, J O’Shea and G Gumbleton were runners up and R Nelson, M Cook and H Zegerius were the day’s lucky losers. The Tony’s Handyman and Home Maintenance resting toucher was won by K Garner with a good time of 13:45.

Remember to keep checking the board for any upcoming games, and good luck to those playing in the June Tournament, and that wraps up this week in bowls.

Leith Basset