By Tara Murray
Deer Park is starting to make its move in the Bowls Victoria premier division.
The Parkers were on a downward spiral at the back end of 2019, but the new year has seen a rise in confidence. After finishing December with three consecutive losses, the Parkers have return in January for two huge wins.
After shocking Altona on the road in the first game back, the fifth-placed Deer Park repeated the dose with a 94-77 over Lilydale at Ballarat Road on Saturday.
The Parkers took three of the four rinks to pick up 16 points, which moves them to within eight points of second spot.
Deer Park’s top rink was the James Pearce quartet, including Chris Ball, Sam Shannahan and James Cousins.
The Pearce rink had a resounding 30-18 win over Zac Woning.
Brett Spurr claimed victory over Jessica Wallace 21-12 and Robert Doody beat Cleve Snary 22-17.
The only losing rink for Deer Park was Brett Mahoney, who went down 30-21 to Josh Sanders.
Deer Park will be keen to make it three wins in a row when it travels to sixth-placed Essendon on Saturday.
The two sides played out a thriller in their first meeting with Essendon winning by just two shots.