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Great battle developing between top sides in LGSBL ladies’ second division pennant competition

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There is a great tussle developing as ladder leader in second division.
Camera IconThere is a great tussle developing as ladder leader in second division. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Passionate Albany bowler TIM SCOTT is writing a fortnightly column for The Extra, keeping our readers up to date with the local bowls scene.

The Lower Great southern Bowling League has woken from the Christmas slumber with carnivals, representative games and ladies’ pennants leading the way.

In the ladies’ first division, Mt Barker Golf shot to the top of the ladder with an impressive win over arch rivals Emu Point Red 3 (41) to 1 (29) while Cranbrook grabbed an away victory and their first win of the season against Albany Gold 3.5 (44) to 0.5 (25).

The closest game was Middleton Beach Green versus Albany Green as Albany emerged victorious 3 (38) to 1 (35) while Middleton Beach White travelled to Denmark to defeat Aqua 3 (41) to 1 (29).

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There is a great tussle developing as ladder leader in second division, with three sides separated by one point.

Middleton Beach Red handed Emu Point Blue a hiding to win 4 (46) to 0 (26), and Denmark Orange easily accounted for Mt Barker Golf 4 (43) to 0 (28).

Men’s pennants will resume this weekend with many teams requiring vital wins to remain in the hunt for the elusive pennant or to avoid demotion.

The pick of the games will be the first-division clash between ladder leaders Middleton Beach Gold who will host reigning pennant holders Emu Point Red and the result of this clash will ensure favouritism for this year’s pennant.

The LGSBL men’s representative side recently finished third in the annual Round Robin at Katanning.

Jon Davidson, Kevin Macregor, Andy McFarlane, Dean Offer, Richard Plant and Kelvin Crosby (reserve) were selected at the conclusion of this event in the Southern Zone side, which will compete in the annual Interzone Fours Challenge at Port Dennison on February 4 and 5.

Bowls correspondent Tim Scott.
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Results:

Albany Men’s Championship Fours: Winners: Jon Davidson, Craig Hitchcock, Matt Heberle & David Williams, Runners-up: Kevin Henderson, Ric Rodgers, Trent Crommelin and Glenn McAuley.

Middleton Beach Men’s Championship Triples: Winners: Keith Manton, Geoff Pages & Barry Holt, Runners-up: Ian Higgins, Jack Higgins and Lew Dowdell.

Denmark Championship Pairs: Winners: Barry Roughly & Angelo Macris.

Denmark Championship Fours: Winners: Ross Hogben, John Kenyon, Barry Roughly and Mostyn Trotter.

Ladies’ LGSBL League Fours: Winners from Middleton Beach, Elaine Cooper, Julie Bunker, Emma Gleeson and Glenys Hemley.

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