Reigning premiers register first win of new season

Central Wendouree has bounced back from a surprise round one defeat to claim its first win of the division one midweek pennant bowls season.

The Bears, which lost to Avenue last week, proved too good for Daylesford during Monday’s home clash.

Central Wendouree won all three rink battles to prevail 74-52.

The Bears, which won a third-straight premiership last season, now prepare for a clash with Midlands Golf in round three.

Also on Monday, City Oval cruised to victory over Buninyong.

The Hawks, which were beaten in the grand final by Central Wendouree last season, scored a comprehensive 87-49 triumph.

The encounter between Clunes and Sebastopol was much closer.

Skippers Mark Vorbach and John Dellavedova both secured rink wins to help the Clunes side finish two shots clear.

Shayne Bottrell skippered the Kookaburras’ only rink success.

Elsewhere, Avenue backed up from its win over Central Wendouree by beating Smeaton.

The Bacchus Marsh-based club won 76-57.

And in the other game on Monday, Midlands Golf snuck home against Creswick by two shots, winning 78-76.

DIVISION ONE

CENTRAL WENDOUREE 74 d DAYLESFORD 52

R Watson, K Watts, J Adams, J Adams 27 d Kew, S Stupavski,  L Wigmore, M A Tate 18; T Lee, M Wilkins, N Fell, J Quick 21 d A Bremner, L Hetherington, B Hetherington, L Voterakis 16; B Adams, J Watson, M Blake, C Johnson 26 d T Dawson, M Coffey, G Coffey, K Gibson 18

CITY OVAL 87 d BUNINYONG 49

P Orr, S Grano, M Tait, W Roberts 30 d P McGregor, J Beames, I Voigt, S Gollan 14; K Watts, K Magrath, T Gutteridge, I Robinson 28 d M Meulan, I McGregor, W Morgan, T McDonald 20; L McKenzie, J Roberts, E Kierce, J Harman 29 d B Wynd, B Bridges, B Voigt, B Wilcock 15

SEBASTOPOL 71 lt CLUNES 73

J Matthews, R Anning, J Gordon, K Birch 24 lt B Laws, E Spong, L Tucker, M Vorbach 35; J Dunn, G Andrew, G Worsley, R Ryan 19 lt E Shields, D Reynolds, H Patullo, J Dellavedova 20; S Cassells, N Walters, D Pratt, S Bottrell 28 d D Vorbach, K Vorbach, P Quinton, D Annear 18

CRESWICK 76 lt MIDLANDS GOLF 78

R Lloyd, E Hocking, E Bennett, G Flapper 35 d L Denham, J Winnell, T Speechley, E Kosloff 18; R Lethlean, B Wade, R Burt, J Caddy 23 lt P Robinson, D Newey, M Phelan, A Slee 24; S Glasspool, R Irwin, B O'Malley, B Huntley 18 lt B Phelan, P Carlyle, J Vincent, D Speechley 36

SMEATON 57 lt AVENUE 76

B Davidson,H Jenkin, Judy Lafranchi, H Mizzeni 14 lt Bev Kamp, Gerard Coughlan, Laurie Burke, Glenys Kay 29; E Cosgrave, S Lafranchi, M Goldsmith, J Toose 24 dr Dorothy Cook, Andrew Dickson, Judy Auty, Phil Dunn 24; K Clohesy, M Haines, K May, R Armstrong 19 lt Gil Tudball, Ian King, Tom Bowtell, Marie Russell 23