Following last week’s success against Dookie, the hopes for a repeat against Murchison were quite high.
Alas, the result went the opposite way to what we hoped for and resulted in a 35-shot loss.
We had nearly a full side so there can be no excuse. We only managed to win one rink.
Joe Chant, Rob Dennis, Abby Earl and new leader Ken Phillips drew Derek Anderson and won by four shots.
The game was level with two shots apiece on end three, but Murchison then had a run of good ends to sneak away.
It wasn’t until end 17 that the Merrigum combination drew level again.
The next few ends were shared and the scores were level again on end 21.
Much to our relief our opponents had a couple of bad ends to give Merrigum a much-needed win.
Jim Arthur, Peter Warburton, Greg Pell and Graeme Hubble were up against Harry De Klijn and lost by seven shots.
Murchison started the better but was never able to pull away.
At the conclusion of end 14 a single shot split the two rinks.
Sadly, Merrigum lost seven shots in the next six ends to make the task of winning a difficult one.
John Firmer, Wayne Shepherd, John Gilbert and Peter Hoare met B. Saunders and lost by 14 shots.
They were level on ends seven and 10 but the next six ends saw them give away 11 shots and they never recovered from that situation. They lost the championship ends by nine shots to one.
In the last game Merrigum had the strong combination of David Pettifer, Stan Coldwell, Gary Mott and Barry McMeeken. They were up against Jim Tweddle and lost by 18 shots.
It took them eight ends to get on the card but at no stage did they look like recovering.
They could only win eight ends for the day.
It is difficult to match up the performances of the past two weeks. However, all is not lost and we must venture over to Kyabram next week and redeem ourselves.
Division six had a bye.
Our Tuesday people play their last game at home against Mooroopna Golf on Tuesday. They had a good win against Hill Top at their last outing and Lee and Maureen both had good wins.
They will play finals, so we wish them all the best.
Club games must be finished as soon as possible, so please make sure you know who you have to play and arrange the game.