Players fight for Malseed Shield

It was a big weekend at the Port MacDonnell Bowls Club with Pennants action supported by the prestigious Malseed Shield.

To kick off proceedings Port MacDonnell’s Division 1 Friday Pennants team travelled to Naracoorte and marched to an important 51-40 shot win.

The hard work of Nallia Lucas, Jennie Tilley, Carol Schmidt and skipper Heather Richards set up the triumph after they defeated Lynette Williams 30-17.

It was enough to cover the tight two-shot loss suffered by Sharon Perryman, Robyn, Burley, Jan Dowdell and Judith Grosvenor after they could not stop Christine Murphy’s home team from crawling over the line.

Port MacDonnell’s Division 2 outfit travelled to Beachport to face the club’s Red unit.

It proved to be a long afternoon as Port MacDonnell lost to Beachport Red 60-45.

Skipper Elaine Pruis and crew Lyn Jones, Lyn Vanderley and Cheryl Doddridge gave it everything.

They were in the game until the final end, but eventually went down by single shot to Jill Preston.

Shirley Taylor, Heather Fox, Lorraine Mackereth and Marilyn Sutton were no match for Sue Young’s rink as they lost 19-33 to ensure the Bay returned home empty handed.

The 34th annual Malseed Shield was played at Port MacDonnell on Saturday with 30 players taking part in pairs and triples.

Two games of nine ends were played with only three two-game winners being Lorraine Mackereth, John Naismith and Barrie Schmidt.

The trio collected 54 points plus 20 shots up and will get their names placed on the shield.

Runners-up were a new combination, who gelled nicely.

Adelaide visitor Hugh Shelton and local player Marilyn Sutton managed to score 54 points with 16 shots up.

Rounding out the podium were Kevin Norman and Shirley Taylor with 54 points and 13 shots up.

Athol Malseed presented the winners and runners-up with their prizes, while the club is grateful for the continued sponsorship from the Malseed family.

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