THE midway point of Wagga District Bowling Association had our fourth grade team playing in a top of the table clash against Wagga RSL filled with talented bowlers, including David Inglis and Brett White.
Martin Holmes, Noel Lawson, John Puttock and Brett Fanning, had the unenviable task of playing one of the district’s best player in David Inglis, but the Junee boys weren’t frightened of the job at hand. A 9-1 middle stanza gave the Fanning quartet the momentum to lead 15-8 with five ends to play. With victory in sight, Junee didn’t slow down, applying pressure to RSL, winning 22-10.
Doug Gee, Robert Minister, Ian Cooper and Warren Charlton also won, 28-18, and to complete the whitewash, Jock Commins, Corey Hazell, Bryan Purse and Craig Shaw beat their opponents 25-20 for Junee to win 75-48.
Junee 10 d RSL (3) 0
FIFTH Grade travelled to Wagga RSL needing to win to put some distance between themselves and RSL, but it wasn’t going to be Junee’s day losing all three rinks. Junee’s best performed team was Jack Cousley, Jeff Chisholm, David Billingham and Allen Shaw only losing the match in the last end 20-17. Jake Hersant, Kel Seton, Billy Seton and Todd Clark tried hard but RSL were just too good on the back end of the fixture losing 22-13. Ethan Sainsbury, Lyle Billingham, Jed Passlow & Roy Woodall were competitive but a dismal second half saw RSL complete the sweep 25-10. RSL won the day 67-40.
RSL 10 d Junee 0
DUE to an unprecedented number of withdrawals,7th Grade forfeited to Yerong Creek.
Yerong Creek 10 d Junee 0
ON SUNDAY Warren Charlton and Robert Minister competed in the final of the State District Singles Championships.
Charlton faced David Inglis, the 2017 champion, and started brilliantly, leading by eight until Inglis finally won his first end. With victory in sight Charlton worked hard against a quality opponent, but a player of the calibre of Inglis won’t go away easily and with Charlton leading 30-25, Inglis played some of the best bowls witnessed by a large Junee crowd scoring back to back threes winning 31-30.
Minister was defending his 2017 President Singles championship facing Brian Lawrence (RSL). Both players traded shots early, but Minister established the key break needed and the more Lawrence tried to fight back into the fixture, Minister would counter his moves to win the title 31-19.