Mixed week for eXtreme

Logan Marshall, Marc Bullows, Emilee Davies and Jonty Hayes. (Bowls Australia)

Tara Murray

It was a Bowls Premier League to forget for Melbourne eXtreme senior side last week, but there was some joy for its junior team.

Hoping to go one better in the 19th edition of the event, the Club Sunbury-based club struggled to replicate what it had done the competition the edition before when it managed to make the final.

eXtreme started with two wins on day one, before dropping their next two matches. The side managed to win two games on day two to get back in front of the ledger heading into day three.

From there, the side struggled to put back-to-back wins together and it would knock it out of finals contention.

eXtreme finished bottom of the competition, with six wins out of 18 games.

The team this event was Matt Flapper, Kylie Whitehead and Ray Pearse making his debut for the eXtreme,

eXtreme manager Marc Bullows said it wasn’t their week.

“Just not our tournament, several tiebreaks not going our way, putting us on the back foot,” he said. “Bowls sometimes becomes a sport of luck and we literally had none.

“Kylie Whitehead had another great tournament. Still proud of the team even though we didn’t make the finals it was a tournament of indifference with Moama Steamers and Tweed Offspreys not making finals either which both teams featuring in finals for as long as I can remember.”

Whitehead said things just didn’t fall their way and were hoping they would bounce back in BPL20.

Coach Kelvin Kerkow said they weren’t able to put it all together.

“I think we found it a little hard going at times and results didn’t fall our way, we weren’t as good as we could have been, things are positive for the future.

It wasn’t all bad for the eXtreme winning the first edition of the junior competition.

The team which qualified for the tournament at an event in Sunbury, beat the Moama Steelers in the final on Friday,

Club Sunbury’s own Emilee Davies was in the team with Jonty Hayes and Logan Marshall. The team come from behind to win, 2-9, 6-3 before winning the tie breaker 1-0.

Bullows, who was team manager and coach of the youth side, said they were extremely proud of the side and what they had achieved.