Greg Brown defeats Brian Wilcock to claim BDBD singles title

BALLARAT’S Greg Brown is the Ballarat District Bowls Division singles champion of champions.

Brown defeated Brian Wilcock of Buninyong 25-13 in the final at Webbcona yesterday.

Each had close matches in semi-finals, with Wilcock defeating Invermay’s Barry Wright, while Brown scored outclassed Central Wendouree player and former teammate Col Johnson.

The start of the final saw both bowlers opt for medium to long ends, with the green proving to be difficult in the tricky conditions.

By mid-match Brown had become adventurous and found a successful strategy by changing to shorter lengths.

Brown’s ability to build numbers in the head saw him score five three-shot ends during the match, and it was these big numbers that allowed him to draw away at the finish. 

Wilcock kept battling, but was unable to capitalise with multiples when he was holding shot. 

Brown will represent the BDBD in the region final in the Central Highlands division on March 2.