Round 2 Pennant Report 2018/19



The bowls Gods were feeling generous on Saturday, providing perfect conditions – clear blue skies, temperatures in the mid twenties and a gentle breeze.

Pakenham One (Div1) were on the grass at Burden Park where they had a battle all day and despite a spirited second half comeback which saw the rinks all squared up at two apiece, fell short on the overall scoreboard by just 10 shots.  Best rink with a 19/16 scorecard was Ryan (Rhino) Drummond (S), Des (Grizzly) Leigh (3), Chris Stubbings (2) and Stephen (Krusty) Bentley (L).  The Ones will host the mountain men from Warburton in round three.

Playing at home on the fast Crowley Green, Pakenham Two (Div 2) were locked in an arm wrestle with Cranbourne One for most of the afternoon.  The score was level at 38 all with two rinks each at the half way mark but the Lions pulled away after the break to run out winners by 88 shots to 71 with three rinks up.  Best rink and never headed all day, was Peter Ellis (S), Keith Lewis (3), Wally Noy (2), and Val Moore (L) with a very healthy 26/12 card.  The Twos play Churchill Waverley Golf One, away, next round.

Given that they are matched up against the number one teams from a number of the clubs they play this season, Pakenham Three (Div 3) have a pretty hard road ahead of them and so it was with Noble Park One at Pakenham on Saturday.  The Lions struggled all day, eventually getting only one rink up (by one shot on the last end) and going down overall by 59 to 102.  The winning rink was Terry O’Toole (S), Jennifer Bainbridge (3), Kevin (Digger) Goonan (2) and John Siekman (L) with a score of 19/18.  The Threes play Mulgrave Country Club, away, next round.

It was a beautiful day down by the seaside at Carrum but it really wasn’t appreciated by the visiting Pakenham Four (Div 6).  By the half way mark, although they were well and truly in it on three rinks, the fourth was being flogged which was reflected in the overall score.  Unfortunately things only got worse from that point onwards, as the Lions eventually lost on all four rinks, 52/84.  To their credit however, the rink which was being mauled staged something of a fight back.  The Fours will be at home to Glen Waverley next round.

After fielding a team which was four players short and being belted at Cardinia Waters last week, the Div 7 Pakenham Five, now at full strength, well and truly put that memory behind them in round two by handing out a similar drubbing to their hapless visitors from Narre Warren.   Narre were never in the hunt, with the Lions up by 56 to 31 at the half way mark and eventually winnning on all four rinks with a total score of 115 shots to 50.

Having a huge day out and best rink of the day, was Peter Wilson (S), Peter Powney (3), Gail Wilcock (2) and Ray Wood (L) with a thumping score of 34 shots to eight.  This rink dominated all afternoon, winning the first 10 ends on the trot and 17 of the available 21. The Fives will pack their togs and flippers for the trip to Carrum next week, hopefully for another big win.


Pakenham One (Div 1) had one of those days at Heathmont last Tuesday.  Although one of its rinks looked a little shakey, the Lions were well and truly in it up to the half way mark but from that point forward, although the best rink went on to record a commanding 25 to 17 win, the other two fell into what John Howard used to call a “big black hole” and they lost overall by 47/73.  The winning rink was Peter Gribbin (S), Gary Pincott (3), Ken Clifton (2) and Graeme (Wildman) Wilde (L).  The Ones play Mentone at home next round.

Pakenham Two (Div 2) were never in trouble in their home game against Cardinia Waters.  With half the game played, all three rinks were up with the score 38 shots to 27.  By the end of play, the Lions had recorded a comfortable 70/55 win although one of the visitors’ rinks got up (by one shot) thus denying maximum penalty points to Pakenham (although 14 from 16 is always acceptable).  Best of the winners was Paul Currie (S), Peter Bott (3), Kevin (Digger) Goonan (2) and Joy Tomlin (L) with a nice 28/16 scorecard.  The Twos will play away at Burden Park in round four.

It might be hard to believe, given that we are experiencing one of the driest periods on record, but Pakenham Three’s game at Edithvale last Tuesday was a washout and the two clubs therefore shared the points.  The Threes will be at home to Carrum Four next round.

The Six-A-Side Pakenham Four had a bye.  They will fire up again next round with an away game at Narre Warren.


Winner of the HI-LO for round two was Rhino Drummond with number three.

Des Leigh