Tatura had both sides playing at home and the keen-running greens were near perfect for a day of lawn bowls.
The wind caused some issues when bowlers needed to find an excuse for wayward bowls, but the consensus of most was that it was a magical day for bowls and the greenkeeper was complimented on their condition.
Tatura’s Division 1 was up by four shots, 58 to 54, at the halfway mark against Shepparton Golf but couldn’t maintain the momentum and dropped away to lose by 13 shots, 99 to 112. Peter LeSueur continued his winning form by defeating Richard Warburton by 11 shots, 34 to 23. Jason Carter found Graham Waddell too strong and lost by 12 shots, 23 to 35.
John Attwood played Scott Lucas and in an intense tight match scores were level on 19 on the 21st end but they dropped a five on the next end to be up against it and eventually lost by that margin, 23 to 28. Rob Crotty was also in contention against Phil Blake, trailing by just one shot — 19 to 20 — on the 20th end but failed to make any further impression on the scoreboard and lost by seven, 19 to 26.
Division 6 played Dookie and the Tatura side was too strong for its opposition. Peter Cohen demolished Ivan Frederick by 26 shots, 35 to 9. The other rink comprised Nick Tziros (S), Steve Barnard, George Tully and first-gamer Seth Tziros, and they also dominated their match against Bob Dohnt, winning comfortably 38 to 20. This rink also enjoyed the rare pleasure of scoring the magical maximum eight shots on the 21st end. Not a bad memory of his first game of bowls for Seth.
Tatura on Saturday had father and son Nick and Seth Tziros playing together in the same rink in Division 6, and father and son Peter and Josh LeSueur, 16, played in separate rinks in Division 1.