Riddell puzzles his opposition

• Tathra bowling club’s singles championship runner-up Terry Wilson (left) and president Ray Coates congratulate Lynton Riddell on his win.

• Tathra bowling club’s singles championship runner-up Terry Wilson (left) and president Ray Coates congratulate Lynton Riddell on his win.

LAWN bowling at Tathra last Saturday saw the final of the 2014 singles championship.

Lynton Riddell defeated Terry Wilson in an epic final.

Spectators described the match as a “showcase of lawn bowls at its finest”.

After the 10th end, Riddell jumped out to a strong lead 11-3.

However,  the game wasn’t his yet as Wilson was only one shot behind after the 16th end.

The scores levelled off 16-16 by the 21st end. 

Wilson gained momentum and picked up a 29-20 lead.  

However, not to be denied, Riddell clawed his way back into the game with some great draw bowling.

He claimed 11 shots over the next five ends to claim the title 31-29. 

The club congratulates both players for a tremendous final played in great spirit.

In Saturday social bowls, 24 bowlers competed in six games of pairs.

The winners on plus 10 were Ross Gordon and skip Don Cotterill.

Meanwhile, last Wednesday’s triple winners were the trio of Mike Tupper, Ernie Britten and skip Barry Lemon.

On Sunday, the Jim Perrin open mixed bowls day starts at 12.30 with lunch provided after.

Entry forms are on both the men’s and women’s notice boards. 

Also on Sunday is the closing date for nominations in the 2014 men’s triples, so please organise a team.

The first round is to be played next Saturday.

There is a bowls committee meeting on Monday at 5pm. 

In other club news, Jim Perrin celebrated his 95th birthday on Monday. 

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