BCC Seniors defeat Zone 10 in a Thriller

 

The Bowls Central Coast Seniors representative side had a thrilling one point win over Zone 10 at Guildford today 12th April 2018.

Having won their rink but still needing two shots on the "big board" the team of Garry Frost (Gosford City), Garry Murphy (Terrigal), Bill Constantine (Halekulani) and Richard Thornton (The Entrance) were at least 3 down before Bill with his last bowl of the day drew the jack into the ditch and sat close to it. Then Richard with his last bowl drew 2nd shot to give BCC a one shot win and the rink by 21 to 13.

The match ended 2 rinks each.  The other BCC winning rink was Peter McCarten (Terrigal), Alan Rogers (Ettalong), Phil Westcott (Ettalong) and Tony Shoebridge (Terrigal) who won 20 to 18 over the team skipped by bowls legend Neil Burkett.

The all Ettalong team of Greg Pigram (Ettalong), Peter Freestone, Col Passfield and John Robers were unlucky to go down 22-23 by one shot on the last end.  The other rink of Lee Thompson (Avoca Beach), Neil Williams (The Entrance), Chris Epple (Avoca Beach) and Kevin Bowcock (Avoca Beach) played well but lost 17 to 25.

All up the day was an excellent lead up to the Senior Inter-Zone Sides competition to be conducted 15th to 17th May at Figtree Bowlo.

Doug Rose

Bill Constantine and Richard Thornton ride Bill's bowl home as it takes the jack into the ditch.