Koroit ramps up form

GOOD FORM: Koroit Orange bowler Graham Keane sends his shot down the green during a Western District Bowls Division Tuesday pennant match. Picture: Rob GunstoneKOROIT Bowls Club is looking to strengthen its spot in in the top two across five divisions as finals loom nearer.
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With four rounds still to go in the Saturday pennant, Koroit Blue is nipping at the heels of topteam Warrnambool Gold, trailing by just eight points after a big 118-65 triumph over Lawn Tennis Red last weekend.

Neil Crisp drew his rink with Ian Prout 21-all, while Brian Lenehan (36-12), Les Johnson (34-12) and John Murnane (27-20) all won.

Koroit White narrowed the gap on top division two side City Memorial Blue with an 80-48 win over Port Fairy Blue.

White trails the City Memorial side by just two points now, after winning all three of its rinks on the weekend.

P Cook defeated J Miller 30-18, G Unger secured a 28-19 win over J Smits and B Ellioott defeatedG Jessen 22-11.

In division three, Koroit Green suffered an upset at the hands of Port Fairy Gold, which slipped to fourth despite the win, overtaken by City Memorial Brown.

J Sicely was Green’s only rink winner, defeating R Miller in a 21-20 nail-biter.

J McIlory lost 16-25 and G Denning lost 16-28.

It was a tough day for Koroit’s two division four sides, with Koroit Red going down to Terang Blue 41-61 and Koroit Orange losing to City Memorial Maroon 38-49.

For Red, M Green defeated Terang’s H eldford 25-22, but P Lenehan lost to A Lackie 16-39, throwing the final result in the visitors’ favour.

F Duffield won a close contest against C Rayner 26-24 in Orange’s match, but M Gavin lost to R Cuzens 12-25.

In Tuesday pennant, Koroit Orange is looking to shore up second position in the top division with just two rounds to go.

Koroit accounted for Mortlake Blue 82-54 at home this week, with Anne Toleman (27-14) and Trina Dycer (28-17) posting good wins.

Faye Bolden also claimed a victory in her rink, but had to survive a closer contest, prevailing 27-23.

Orange trails City Memorial Gold by 16 points and has a 14-point break on third-placed Warrnambool Gold.

In division two, Koroit Purple put up a good fight against Lawn Tennis Green, but lost 59-70 in the away fixture.

F Duffield won 28-20, but J McCosh and H Sheppard lost 14-29 and 17-21 respectively.

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