The City of Melbourne Bowls Club (CoMBC) cleaned up at the 2020/2021 Midweek Metropolitan Pennant Championships awarded by Bowls Victoria, by claiming victory in its four eligible grand finals last month.
This season the CoMBC submitted teams in Divisions 3 and 5 of the Midweek Metropolitan Pennant, with each team winning two Grand Finals, in both their sections and divisions.
The Division 3, Section 2 team played Flemington/Kensington at Moonee Ponds on a superbly presented green.
At game’s end CoMBC was successful in beating their opponents by 13 points (64 to 51), while its other team, Division 5, Section 2, played Moonee Valley at the Aberfeldie Bowls Club.
After the completion of 21 ends by each of the teams, CoMBC won by 11 points, in what was a close and hard-fought game for the entire day.
Each of these Division 3 and five teams will move up a division for the 2021/22 Midweek Pennant season.
“We should be so proud of the efforts of all players for all our members,” Chair of the CoMBC Robert Barker said.
Two Metropolitan Divisional grand finals
The CoMBC division 5 team ventured to Bundoora RSL Bowls Club to take on Werribee. Melbourne’s three skippers, Colin Ham, Jack Ainsaar and Laurie Garmston won their rinks, taking out the spoils as Division 5 grand final winners.
The Division 3 grand final against Edithvale took CoMBC to the Hawthorn rinks of the MCC Bowls Club.
The game was tight, the wind was variable, but CoMBC managed to win two rinks.
At the conclusion of all ends CoMBC was able to beat Edithvale by 13 points (70 to 57) taking out the Division 3 crown.
Winning club seeks new players
CoMBC is seeking to expand its membership to enter new teams in the midweek divisions.
The club will provide new playing members, both male and female, the opportunity to use the skills taught at training sessions by their accredited coaches, with members located throughout Southbank, Docklands, the CBD and various inner-city suburbs.
The City of Melbourne Bowls Club is located at Flagstaff Gardens at the Corner of William and Dudley streets in West Melbourne •
For more information: citybowls.org