Hot Bridge Maroon outscores Karoonda in Thursday pennants

Wendy Barrett watches Judy Zadow measure to decide the closest bowl during their Thursday pennants match last week. Photo: Suplied.
Wendy Barrett watches Judy Zadow measure to decide the closest bowl during their Thursday pennants match last week. Photo: Suplied.

Murray Bridge Maroon recorded a victory over Karoonda 58 - 49 on in a close Lower Murray Bowling Association Thursday pennants contest.

The teams played in very cool conditions in stark contrast to the day before when temperatures soared above 40 degrees.

Murray Bridge Maroon had the home ground advantage but the strong wind blowing across the green and changing in direction made it difficult to put any two bowls down on the same line.

Murray Bridge Maroon got off to a good start on all rinks but Karoonda quickly made a comeback and at the mid match break scores were level overall.

The leading rink was Faye Campbell supported by Ann Ratsch, Chris Wilson and Margaret Groth who won by nine shots (23 - 14), which was the final overall result.

They came up against Belinda O'Malley with Phyllis Wegner, Mandy Zadow and Yvonne Burdett.

Campbell and her rink came out strongly after the break scoring an end of five shots followed by two ends of four.

This gave them a comfortable lead that Karoonda could not catch.

The rink of Denise Menzies with Mac Macdonald, Sandy Penrose and Kay Simes had a close contest against Barb Pope with Ken Wegner, Gwen White and Val Herrmann.

Menzies had the early lead but Karoonda scored on six consecutive ends just before the break to have a lead.

Murray Bridge Maroon scored four shots which reduced the lead and they then regrouped.

Murray Bridge Maroon then scored on the first five ends after the break and the game remained close with Menzies and her rink winning 16 - 15.

On the final rink Kay Edson with her team of Erin Griffen, Janelle Traeger and Judy Zadow came up against Robyn Burdett with Carlene Schulz, Kath Wooldridge and Wendy Burdett.

Again, this was a close contest with the lead see-sawing throughout.

Karoonda made a charge after the break and it looked as though they would run away with the game, but Murray Bridge Maroon picked up six shots late to narrow the margin.

The final score saw a win to Karoonda 20 to 19.