Kilmore bowlers took to the green on Saturday,

By Tricia Mifsud

BROADFORD Bowling Club narrowly missed out on at least one win at the weekend, with its division two side falling one shot short to Romsey in a battle on Broadford’s green.

Despite two of the three rinks winning on the day, the defeat of rink one saw Broadford go down 61 to 62, but club president Jim Hinchcliffe is still impressed with the division two side’s season performance to date.

Rink three secured a 24 to 18 shots win, while rink two defeated its opponents 21 to 19 shots. The nine shot loss for rink one, 16 to 25 just one too many for the other rinks to make the margin up for.

“The division two side is going really well,” Hinchcliffe said.

“I think they played pretty well and overall if they can continue the way they’re going, they’ll only improve.

“We’re not panicking too much at the moment, it’ll be hard for the first division to do anything to get into the top four, but second division may be able to hang in there and scrap in.”

Broadford’s division one side’s loss was larger in the hands of Trentham, going down 75 to 51 shots.

Rinks three and one were defeated 23 to 13 shots and 32 to 17 shots respectively, as Trentham were just too good at home for Broadford, however a last minute fight from rink two saw a 21 to 20 shot win.

Hinchcliffe said the division one side would regroup and see where things were going to plan, and focus on improving those areas of its game going forward.

“We didn’t have a very good day over at Trentham. Our first game back, we played Romsey and we did alright with two rinks up and one down, and I suppose that made us a little bit more positive but it didn’t work out,” he said.

“We were confident enough heading over because we gave them a good run at our place in the first round, and we thought we could bring it up to them.

“We’ll go back to the drawing board and put a bit of work into our game.”

Kilmore Bowling Club was rewarded with some pleasing results at the weekend, with two of its three sides recording wins.

Kilmore’s division one side on its home green defeat Diggers Rest 67 to 52 shots, while on the road, Kilmore’s division two side defeated Kyneton 55 to 67 shots.

Kilmore’s division three side were unable to make it a clean sweep for its club, and even with home advantage, failed to compete with its opponent Gisborne, losing 41 to 72 shots.

Broadford will have a weekend off to analyse its game plan, with both sides scheduled for a bye.

Kilmore division one will travel to Kyneton, Kilmore division two will play at Trentham, while Kilmore division three will host Woodend.