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Bandits take points in thrilling Suns match

Bowls Sunraysia Saturday pennant’s match of the round was a thriller at Irymple.
Nanjing Night Net

Bowl: Shawn Fullerton bowls for Red Cliffs against Mildura in round 10 of pennant competition at Mildura Bowls Club on Saturday. Pictures: Stacey Lowe

Cheers: Mildura’s Peter Harrison supports his side on Saturday.

The Irymple Suns hosted the Euston Bandits in the Round 10 blockbuster. Wind howled across the green making playing conditions difficult.

Both sides were evenly matched with no draw or green advantage to be taken by either side.

Col Sherriff drew Tich Halls and fought for a five-shot victory to the Bandits.

Halls drew the match-winning bowl on the 24th end when, one shot down on the head, trailed the jack for four shots and Col Sherriff had no bowls left to play to counter it.

The other rinks of Sandy Tarrant and Mark Tarrant were in a titanic struggle with Brendan O’Brien and Terry Wright, respectively.

The Irymple players were holding a slender advantage over their opponents and won both rinks by one shot for O’Brien and three shots to Wright. However, the Tich Halls rink had done the damage and Euston beat Irymple eight to four.

Merbein Hawks hosted Ouyen, and the Two Blues led by Robbie Jay were looking to atone for their previous round loss.

Merbein chose to play them on the three rink green and allowed Ouyen to dictate some terms on the windy greens.

This time it was not the Jay-led rink at the centre point of the Ouyen attack, but the Norm Latta and Alan Crook-led teams that cemented the tie for Ouyen.

Merbein took a solitary rink win but it was not enough to take overall victory.

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