CENTRAL Wendouree B ended its season on a high, knocking off premiership hopeful Daylesford at Central Wendouree in Ballarat District Bowls midweek pennant division one yesterday.
Central’s second side, which has missed this season’s finals by nine points, claimed two rink wins and drew the other, on the way to a 72-45 victory over Daylesford.
With Avenue picking up all 16 points from its match against Webbcona, Daylesford has slipped to third ahead of the finals series after being second on the ladder for much of the season.
Centrals skipper Val Page said her side was disappointed to miss the finals but pleased with its performance against one of the stronger sides in division one.
“Our team is out of the finals race but we haven’t been disgraced.” Page said. “It was quite a good performance across the side. My team and Heather Snibson’s had good wins. Carlene Bowers’ team was down most of the day but finished with a draw.”
Page’s four won 26-13 against Lois Voterakis and co, while Snibson’s team won 24-10 against Jo Best’s four. Carleen Bowers and Dot Bull were tied on 22-all.
Avenue defeated Webbcona 86-50, with skippers Marie Russell (37-13), Dot Cook (26-21) and Doreen Connell (23-16) all enjoying solid victories.
Centrals A consolidated top spot with a 74-50 victory against fellow finalist Smeaton. Jill Kenyon’s team defeated Rhonda Armstrong’s 27-15, Di Bailey’s crew were up 26-14 against Elizabeth Cosgrave, while Kay Geddes and Helen Mizzeni finished 21-each.
Midlands won two rinks but Mt Xavier got the points 73-67 at home. Joy Adams’ team steered Mt Xavier to victory with a 31-13 result against Alison Slee and co.
And Creswick took all the points from its match with Victoria 79-49 at Victoria.
In next Monday’s semi-finals top-of-the-table Central Wendouree A will face Avenue. Daylesford, meanwhile, will come up against Smeaton. The venues for those two finals are yet to be announced.