Bowls final comes down to last bowls
The final of the Umina Beach Bowling Club's mixed fours was a gripping game that came down to the final bowls of the two team skippers.
The finals took place on Saturday, December 24, between: Elaine Finlayson (substitute) for Bev Bartle who injured her shoulder at the start; Leanne Chenoweth, Shane Starkey; and Mal Dodds (skip), against Lee Morley; Corinne Morley; Jeff Dixon; and Guy (Jock) Young.
The match turned out to be a gripping game with Mal's more experienced team winning the first four ends.
To their credit Jock's side hung in there and were able to draw level on the eighth end.
It took until the 14th end for Jock's team to hit the front and they held the lead until the 20th end when Mal's side scored a three-to-level the game at 16-all.
With both sides showing signs of nerves and the spectators on the edges of their seats, the head changed after each bowl until it came down to the two skips final bowls.
Mal had first bowl with his side holding two shots.
Jock bowled into the head and cleaned out Mal's team's two bowls and claimed two shots.
Mal's last bowl missed the mark giving victory to Jock's team by 18 to 16.
Media release, 27 Dec 2016
Ian Jarratt, Umina Beach Bowling Club
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