Zone 9 - Sydney Northern District Bowls
METRO GRADE 1 - Round 8
In a much anticipated local derby, the Belrose Bulls played host to the Harbord Hawks in today's Round 8 clash of the Metro Grade 1 competition. The match was close throughout with both sides taking the lead at various stages before the Bulls pulled away over the closing ends to take a well deserved 65-54 (9.5-0.5) victory and maintain their spot in the coveted top 6 on the ladder.
Brad Franklin's rink continued their outstanding season with an emphatic victory (23-13) over Paul Leckey, Matt Blackburn's rink won the last four ends of their match to take a narrow one-shot win (21-20) over Terry Warder while the honours were shared (21-21) when the teams of Crawford Linton and Mark Alexander played out an exciting draw.
Steve Lowe, James Brown, Mikel Smith, Matt Blackburn
Steve Kerr, Stuart Rigg, Tony Taylor, Brad Franklin
John Venteman, Steve Gliddon, Adam Moody, Crawford Linton
Brian Tyte, Colin Green, Steve Smith, Mark Alexander
Harry Archer, Mark Delia, Phil Enever, Paul Leckey
Chris Bailey, Peter Crossingham, Forrest Craig, Terry Warder