Zone 9 - Sydney Northern District Bowls
METRO GRADE 1 - Round 4
Another day of mixed fortunes for the Zone 9 Clubs in today's Round 4 of the Metropolitan Grade 1 competition.
The Belrose Bulls suffered their first hiccup of an otherwise promising start to the season with a 47-65 (1-9) loss to their arch-rivals Taren Point. Matt Blackburn's rink enjoyed an impressive win (24-16) over Australian representative Barrie Lester while the rinks of Brad Franklin (15-21) and Crawford Linton (8-28) had a tough afternoon.
Steve Lowe, Steve Gliddon, Mikel Smith, Matt Blackburn
Peter Spray, Steve Kerr, Tony Taylor, Brad Franklin
John Venteman, James Brown, Stuart Rigg, Crawford Linton
The Harbord Hawks were looking for back-to-back wins after their impressive effort over Engadine last week and, despite repeated challenges from the visiting Penrith Patriots, managed to emerge with a hard-fought 61-52 (9.5-0.5) victory. Mark Alexander's rink lead the way with a solid win (21-13), while the rinks of Terry Warder (21-20) and Paul Leckey (19-19) earned valuable points for the Hawks with scores on their last few ends to consolidate the overall score.
Steve Schreiber, Chris Bailey, Peter Crossingham, Mark Alexander
Harry Archer, Mark Delia, Phil Enever, Paul Leckey
Brian Tyte, Colin Green, Steve Smith, Terry Warder
Tomorrow's action sees both Clubs on the road, the Bulls up against Grandviews and the Hawks playing St Johns Park.