Over 65 Mens Lawn Bowls Pairs Title Decided

Thanks to Bob Williams for his efforts in providing us with the latest lawn bowls news from Palmerston North Bowling Club.

Free and Firth hold on

Leading combination, Dave Free and Gerry Firth, had to overcome a strong comeback before taking out this season’s Over 65 Mens Lawn Bowls Pairs title.

After opening with a five against Crellan Hooper and Les Gimblett, the duo seemed to be in full control at 12-5 after nine of the 15 ends. But Hooper and Gimblett then picked up four singles and a double over the next five ends to close to one with one end left.

A single by Free and Firth, however, ensured them of the win in a final featuring many excellent shots.

One interesting stat from the match was that the winners won only five of the 15 ends.

Other recent club results:
Chicken Friday – November 11: Graham Morris, Lawrence Bell, Vince Norrish 3, 18, 1; Gerry van Rooyen, Noel Hanlon, Helen Pearce 3, 13, 2; Phyl Davis, Shirley Bartlett, Ian Morgan, Lorraine Vickers 2, 14, 3.

Points Day – November 5: Wayne McGregor, Bruce Heaphy, Gordon Gledhill 1; Maurice Moffat, Anne Ayers, Michael Bowey 2. Leading points scorers: McGregor 22, Heaphy 17, Don Morrison 16.

Thanks to Bob Williams for his efforts in providing us with the latest news from Palmerston North Bowling Club.

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