Club Sunbury continues on

Sunbury skipper Lee Wesley. (Joe Mastroianni). 303534_06

Tara Murray

Club Sunbury’s strong form has continued with another big win in the Bowls Victoria weekend pennant division 1, section 1 competition.

Sunbury made it five wins in a row as it defeated Craigieburn at home, 97 (16)-70 (2) on Saturday at Sunbury.

Lee Wesley’s rink was the big winner, winning 31-7, while Marc Bullows’ rink won 23-14 and Paul Cullis’ rink won 26-14.

Mark Cowan’s rink had a big 35-17 loss but it didn’t matter as Sunbury still came away with the points.

Club Sunbury’s David Glennon said there were a number of standouts on the day.

“Akasha Fortune played really well in Marc Bullows rink,” he said. “Marc Bullows had a good game and is having a stellar season again.

“Sophie Kurzman, who was third in that rink, also had a good game. Lee Wesley and Bailey Moffatt had good performances in a big rink win.”

Sunbury sits in second spot with a 5-1 record, 14 points behind Brunswick which is the only undefeated team and the only team to beat Sunbury.

Glennon said the side was in a good position to start the season.

“There’s plenty of daylight between Sunbury and fifth,” he said. “ We’re in the top four and there’s a gap between second and third of about 30 points.

“We play the bottom side next week and we’re expecting a positive performance and then the top side the week after at home.”

Glennon said the side was hoping to build on last season when they dropped away in the back part of the season and were knocked out in the first round of finals.

He said they were keen to get a top two spot and lock in a home final for the first week.

“It’s all going to plan at the moment.”

Overall, Sunbury has four of their six teams in the top four after six rounds, while the other two sides are in the bottom two.

In the Ballarat Highlands Bowls Region Highlands division 1, Kyneton won the local derby with Kyneton Golf.

Kyneton got the win, 66 (14)-48 (2) win. Broadford was too strong for Lancefield, winning 59 (16)-47 (0).

Gisborne beat 63 (14)-55 (2), while Romsey had a big win against Diggers Rest, winning 70

(14)-42 (2).

Romsey remains on top of the ladder after eight rounds ahead of Kyneton, Gisborne and Kilmore.