Saints regain place at top of ladder

December 8, 2023 BY

Good finish: The final ends of the rink skipped by Bill Gardiner was enough to get his foursome home with a win in Heathcote Division Three bowls action. Photo: FILE

HEATHCOTE will be striving to strengthen its position at the top of the Division Three ladder in Saturday’s eighth round of pennant bowls action.

The Saints head to Bendigo’s greens in Barnard Street for the match in the Bendigo leg of Bendigo Campaspe Goldfields Bowls.

A showdown between the Royals and Saints starts at 1.30pm.

A 25-shot win at home against Kangaroo Flat last Saturday put Heathcote back in front of the premiership race.

Biggest win was a 28-12 result for Adam Luxford’s rink.

Victory on the last three ends secured a 24-13 win for Bill Gardiner while the Maurice Lee-skipped rink won by four shots, but Chris Morcom went down 14-20.

In division six, Heathcote is home this Saturday to play Inglewood.

The Saints won by 24 shots at Bendigo East last round.

Grant Baker won 25-14 and the Brian Taylor-skipped rink dominated in a 27-10 victory.

After being down by 11 shots after 12 ends, Brian Berger fought back for a 20-24 result.

In midweek pennant, Heathcote is at home to play Castlemaine in the division two match from 9.30am.

When these clubs met in round two it was Castlemaine which dominated play for a 16-76 to 0-49 result.

The Saints went down by 11 shots at Golden Square last Monday.

Dot Cutajar led by a shot after 12 ends and won the last three ends to clinch a 20-18 victory.

Eileen O’Brien drew 17-all after the hosts fought from five shots down at three ends to go.

The Lorraine Speirs-skipped rink was down by seven shots after 11 ends and was down 28-15 after the final bowl.

A top contest ended 63-52 in favour of Golden Square.

Christmas break-up for Heathcote Bowls Club will be on Thursday, 14 December and more goods are being taken for the hampers.