Bees bowl to victory

Eddy Williamson (Ljubica Vrankovic)

Werribee had a convincing win over Melton 2 on Saturday in the Bowls Victorian weekend pennant, division 2, section 1 competition.

The Bees had a strong win over Melton, 81 (14)- 75 (4), even though the sides split the rinks.

Gavin Joyce’s rink won 27-13 as did Robert Smith’s 24-19. However, Nick Alderson’s rink went down 26-18, while Mick O’Neil’s rink lost 17-12.

The Bees sit in third position, and are on equal wins as Deer Park 2 in second place. The Bees take on ladder leaders Bacchus Marsh for the penultimate round of the season on Saturday.

Bacchus Marsh is the runaway leader, with a record of 10 wins and two losses from its 12 games.

In division 3, section 1, Hoppers had its first win of the season defeating Altona 3.

While the sides shared the rinks, Hoppers won 76 (14)- 74 (4).

Richard Lewczuk’s rink won 20-13 and Victor Rivera’s rink narrowly won 19-18. Mark Coleman’s rink couldn’t get over the line losing 21-20, while Edward Szuszkiewicz’s rink had the bigger defeat of the day, losing 22-17.

Palm Lake lost to local rivals Werribee 2.

The Bees’ second team won three of the four rinks to take home a 77 (12)- 67 (6) win.

Palm Lakes’ Neil Nicholas’ rink won 16-14, Desmond Tudor’s rink won 20-15 and Patricia (Trish) Thick’s rink got up 22-18, to claim points for Palm Lake.

Werribee’s John Parker led his rink to a 30-9 win.

Palm Lake remains in seventh spot.