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By: Phil Blake.

What happened to the great weather we have become accustomed to during the season, I guess it had to happen sooner than later but not on Grand Final day………..Freezing winter type conditions had the spectators rugging up but as far as the Plovers were concerned, who cares. Prior to the game the president of the Victoria bowling club “Michael Walsh” made a very eloquent and moving tribute to our late member “Bobby Sharpe” which was very much appreciated by all in attendance and an example of how close the bowling fraternity is; Thanks Mike and your club for your thoughts and sportsmanship. Webbcona must be congratulated for the condition of their green especially after the rain on Friday as we were all expecting a very slow track with no draw and this was not the case. As I said last week, the boys were looking forward to a re match against the Vic’s after our defeat in the first semi and it was game on from the start. Rex Drink water’s boys kicked off with some very handy multiple shots which had the Vic’s chasing all day and made up for their loss in the first semi. The break had the Plovers ahead by 9 shots with three rinks locked in very tight games and the outcome very much undecided. Both sides were well represented by supporters which gave an added excitement to the match which lasted to the last shot.

The end result was two rinks up and two down and victory to the Plovers by 10 shots .Well done Linton after a slow start to the season and I did say that we were going to be a threat for finals let alone premiers; well done all and lets do it again next year. Commiserations to Victoria after finishing on top of the ladder for the year, an excellent effort and very worthy Grand Final opponents. Congratulations to all clubs in all divisions, winners or losers at the end of the day we are all part of the same fraternity.

Good health and good bowling….Phil B.