Tickner continues red-hot form in Singles Champs

Graeme Tickner was in red-hot form last Thursday, comfortably defeating veteran Henry Crowe 31 shots to 18 in their Gundagai District Services Bowling Club Championship Singles match.  

In the blink of an eye Tickner had galloped out to a 10-nil lead after seven ends, before winning four of the next six ends to explode out to an 18-2 lead by the end of the thirteenth. 

Henry regrouped and won four of the next five ends to trail 22-12, with Tickner scoring five shots on the next two ends to career out to a match winning 27-12 lead. 

Crowe scored five shots on the following three ends to trail 27-17, then Tickner scored the four shots needed on the final three ends to go on to have a very dominant victory.

Mixed Pairs

In a match also played last Thursday afternoon, Don Smith and his daughter Sharon Armstrong were at the top of their game when they had a very comfortable 27 shots to 20 victory over Mike Houstein and Pam Watling. 

After five ends, Don and Sharon had raced to a 10-1 lead, and went further ahead to lead 15-5 by the end of the tenth. 

Mike and Pam then fought their way back into the contest by scoring eight unanswered shots to trail 15-13 after thirteen. 

Donny and Sharon then played unbelievable bowls, scoring 10 unanswered shots to go out to a match winning 25-13 lead, with Houstein and Watling again fighting back, scoring six shots on the next three ends to trail 25-19. 

With only three ends to play Don and Sharon had the match all parcelled up, winning two of those final three ends to clinch a magnificent victory.

Thursday Arvo Bowls

Joe Bond and “Happy” Bourke defeated Wayne Carthew and Col Harris 19-18.

Rick Young and Grant Duncan defeated Eric Weston and Mark McAlister 19-14.

Saturday Socials

Peter Smith, Carol Dowell and Rick Young defeated Mike Houstein, Wendy Nicholson and Keith Turner 22-14.

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