Chalker and co notch up district fours victory

VICTORS: John Chalker and his district fours winning Tathra teammates Deane Payne, Rob McCudden and Phil Burns.

VICTORS: John Chalker and his district fours winning Tathra teammates Deane Payne, Rob McCudden and Phil Burns.

The semi-finals and final of the lawn bowls district fours were held on Saturday at Tathra Beach Bowling Club.

One semi-final was an all Tathra affair with Deane Payne, Rob McCudden, Phil Burns and John Chalker winning their match-up with Justin Smith, Paul Alker, Dick Hart and Gerry Lay, 19-11.

The other semi-final was an all Merimbula nail-biter.

Frog Croker, Tony Shaw, Norm Pinne and Jeffrey Martin eventually accounted for the team of Ricky Holt, Paul Stewart, Andy Katen and Heemi Nukutarawhiti in a tight game, 24-23.

The final was a high-quality game, with both teams keeping the vocal crowd entertained.

Chalker’s team took the early lead and were never headed, the Tathra side eventually winning 25-12, a score Chalker said wasn’t reflective of the quality of the game.

Tathra Beach Bowling Club hosts regular social bowls competition days on Wednesdays (mixed), Thursdays (ladies) and Saturdays (men). Details and game times at www.tathrabowlo.com.au/bowls.