Zone 9 - Sydney Northern District Bowls
SENIOR INTER-ZONE - Day 3
Zone 9 Senior Side at Senior Interzone
The hopes of our Zone 9 Senior Side in going back-to-back were dashed in today's semi-final of the Senior Inter-zone held at Grandviews BC.
Zone 16 (Illawarra) were quick out of the blocks to lead 8-1 after 4 ends and maintained that margin for much of the match, though it did occasionally stretch out as they lead 29-17 after 29 ends and 41-29 after 39 ends. Despite their best efforts and closing the margin back to only a few shots with just a handful of ends to go, Zone 9 was unable to bridge the gap and Zone 16 emerged deserving winners, 58-47. Terry Warder's rink recorded a hard-fought 19-15 win, while the rinks of Steve Clark (11-23) and Steve Ashdown (17-20) suffered their only losses of the series.
With the quality of the field, a semi-final berth this year after last year's breakthrough Championship title, is no mean feat and the entire team and the Zone 9 Selection panel can be immensely proud of their achievements.
Jeff Shaw, Jim Dowd, Paul Leckey & Terry Warder 16-18, 33-9, 21-13, 19-9, 19-15
Brad Landi, Graham Tetstall, Mark Blackwood & Steve Clark 20-18, 32-21, 26-21, 35-4, 11-23
Wilson Cheng, Ral Lewis, Tony Taylor & Steve Ashdown 22-14, 17-16, 18-16, 26-6, 17-20
(Reserve Bob Hawtree played a portion of one match as a sub for Ral Lewis)