The Millicent Bowls Club wrapped up its 2020-21 summer season with a presentations night last week. The Night Owls played every Wednesday night and was a highlight with plenty of award winners from the competition.
Martin Cameron, Mick Pedler, Roger Buckmaster and John Buhlmann led Rovers to an overall Red Division win with 303 points ahead of Mossies. Despite finishing second, the Mossies team of Jim Hyland, Peter Hyland and Garry Wilson secured the Norm Von-Einem Memorial Trophy for the team with the most touches.
White Division winners X Factor Mark Skeer, Tony Wenzel, Chad Taylor and Steve Forsythe overcame Rotary. Garry Wilson collected the most touches in White Division with 22, while Clayton White scored the same amount in Blue Division.
Red Division winner Jamie Vearing also had 22 touches of the jack. The best regular bowler was Terry Barnes with 25 touches and Jayden Williams had 16 to claim the individual encouragement award.
The team encouragement award went to the Scrappers with 260 premiership points. In windy conditions, 34 players took part in the Millicent Bowls Club 2-4-2 competition. The team of triples won the day, with Ian Ross leading, Andrea Radley and Peter Varcoe to a winning score of 33+5.
Runners-up Robert Radley and John Scudds compiled 32+6. Other winning teams were, Peter Dunnicliff, Mary Clifford 32+1, Rob Chambers, Peter Hyland 31+6, Chris Earl, Andre Reinders 31+6, Lorraine Hyland, Derrek Lindh 31+4, John Eldridge, Neil Whelan 31+3 and Frank Cooper, Eddie Hann 31+2.
The Millicent Bowls Club its the Men’s Veterans Singles Grand Final between Derk Pietersma and Iain Campbell recently. In the decider played to the first to reach 21 shots, Campbell got away to a strong start and by the fourth end led 6-0. By the 11th end his advantage grew to eight shots, but Pietersma had fought back to level the scores by the 19th end.
He was able to win the next two ends to snatch the lead for the first time. Campbell then went on to win the next four of the last five ends to take out the title after over 26 ends and two and a half hours.