THE Ballarat District Bowls Division’s 10-per-side tournament will be played at Central Wendouree this Friday.
Also coming up is the inaugural Betty Middlin pairs held at Webbcona and Central Wendouree on March 6 with a 10am welcome for a 10.30am start.
Skippers teams at Webbcona and Central Wendouree are as follows.
Webbcona: G Kay, D McGregor, B Ryan, L Vanderlinden, K Geddes, C Bowers, E Kierce, B Kinnersly, E Liston, M Gallagher, M Holloway, B Huntley, L Mackinley, B Toth, J Blower, H Brennan, K Bulic, R Nunn, H Kinnersly, M Meadows, T Lovell, D Denning, A Slee, S Marshall, G Molloy, N Coad, M Phelan, M Blake.
Central Wendouree: M O’Meara, S Peters, M Wilkins, S McCracken, L Kelly, J Burt, E Cosgrove, J Shepherd, W Jenkins, M Davis, J Vincent, V Lacy, A Gull, C Crawford, R Worsley, J Harman, N Walters, C Bowtell, R Hinds, S Grano, D Newey, J Gordon.
Don’t forget the final midweek BDBD event is the novelty fours held at Smeaton on March 24.
Teams must be entered by March 14, accompanied by entry sheets.
If there are any 80-year-old veteran bowlers around the Ballarat district, they are encouraged to participate in the upcoming super veterans day at Sebastopol.
Preliminary finals are now over and, as predicted, all the favourites emerged victorious.
Central Wendouree’s A side defeated Sebastopol in division one while City Oval made its mark against Clunes in division two.
Avenue was much too strong for Invermay in division three and Daylesford put on a strong showing against City Oval’s A side to make the division four grand final.
Grand finals for all divisions will be contested at Sebastopol on Monday with a 9.30am welcome for a 10am start.
Umpires are P Pike, G Archibald and N Coad.
The teams for this week’s grand finals, plus my predictions, are as follows:
DIVISION ONE: SMEATON v Central Wendouree
DIVISION TWO: Beaufort v CITY OVAL
DIVISION THREE: Smeaton v AVENUE
DIVISION FOUR: BUNINYONG v Daylesford