Buninyong gets the better of City Oval

TOUGH DAY: Kevin McKeegan suffered defeat as skipper as his Mt Xavier outfit was beaten by Ballarat in division one weekend pennant on Saturday. Pictures: Kate Healy.
TOUGH DAY: Kevin McKeegan suffered defeat as skipper as his Mt Xavier outfit was beaten by Ballarat in division one weekend pennant on Saturday. Pictures: Kate Healy.

Buninyong won the battle of the two relegated teams in the division one bowls season-opener.

WINNING DAY: Mark Fothergill lost his rink battle, but Ballarat still claimed a round one victory over Mt Xavier on Saturday afternoon.

WINNING DAY: Mark Fothergill lost his rink battle, but Ballarat still claimed a round one victory over Mt Xavier on Saturday afternoon.

The side claimed a 25-shot victory against Ballarat District Bowls Division weekend pennant rivals City Oval.

Both clubs played Geelong-Ballarat Premier Bowls last season.

Ballarat East, Central Wendouree, Learmonth and Ballarat also won on Saturday afternoon.

LADDERS

PREMIER: Sebastopol 18 +36, Queenscliff 16 +32, Bareena 16 +8, BMS 15 +4, Ocean Grove 13 +1, Webbcona 5 -1, Lara 3 -4, Victoria 2 -8, Eastern Park 2 -32, City of Geelong 0 -36.

DIVISION ONE: Central Wendouree 16 +8, Ballarat East 15 +29, Ballarat 14 +14, Learmonth 14 +2, Buninyong 13 +25, City Oval 5 -25, Webbcona 4 -2, Mt Xavier 4 -14, Sebastopol 3 -29, Creswick 2 -8.