Burdon and Carnellor Dominates Men’s Handicap Pairs Final
Submitted by Phillip Ryan for the Millicent Bowling Club
Compiled by Colin Pye for 5THEFM WattleRangeNow sportonline
Saturday morning (6th October) saw the Men’s Handicap Pairs Final between Brentley Thomas and Bill Cattanach verses Bill Burdon and Steve Carnellor over 15 ends.
6 shot Handicap start was given to Thomas and Cattanach, team of Cattanach had got off to a bad start on the first end dropping 5 shots putting the scores at 14/13 going into the second end and then dropping 1 shot to be tied at 14 all.
Thomas and Cattanach regrouped, went on winning the next 3 ends pushing the score and lead out to 20/14 before the more accomplished bowlers of Burdon and Carnellor gaining 6 shots in the next 3 ends, once again tieing the score at 20 all on completion of 8 ends.
Just over half way through the final Thomas and Cattanach once again rebounded and played solid bowls and, gaining 4 shots on the 9th end, pushed out the score 24 to 20 shots, and looking set for victory, until team of Carnellor handling the tricky breeze went on to recaptured the lead on the 13th end picking up 5 shots and gaining the lead 28 to 26, then keeping the lead, and coming away winners of Men’s Handicap Pairs final for 2013-14.
The final score being 31 shots to 26 shot with the team of Bill Burdon and Steve Carnellor winning 10 ends and the team of Thomas and Cattanach 5 ends.
Both Teams played outstanding bowls to get to final, and there was a good group of supporters taking part watching the final.
Good food – good company – good atmosphere
The afternoon was followed by our final Pennant Practice session.
After practice all bowlers, members & guests were invited to stay back in the clubhouse for an afternoon/evening of socialising.
President Derk Pietersma welcomed everyone and gave them all his best wishes for the coming season. He went on to thank all the volunteers who had helped to put the barbeque dinner together.
The barbeque was prepared by the Schapel men & their helpers while the ladies organised the “dining area” & the salads that everyone had bought along.