By Tara Murray
Sunbury started the year on a winning note in the Bowls Victoria pennant, division 1, section 2 on Saturday.
Sitting third after the first part of the season, Sunbury is looking to step it up in the hunt for a top two spot.
On Saturday, they had to do it the hard way against Richmond Union, winning 82 (14)-75 (4).
Sunbury’s David Glennon said it had been a close match all day.
“We had to come from behind,” he said.
“Todd Trewarne’s rink picked up seven shots on the second last end to get us on top.”
Trewarne’s rink won 25-11, while Mark Cowan’s rink also won, 25-11.
Carla Krizanic had a close loss losing 21-18, while Lee Wesley lost 21-14.
Saturday saw the debut of Jimmy Reynolds for the Sunbury side, in a massive boost for the team.
Reynolds has long been part of Australia’s disabled bowls team, including representing the Jackaroos at the Commonwealth Games. “He’s just joined us for the rest of the season,” Glennon said.
“He’s from the ACT. “He’s friends with the Trewarne’s. He will fly in on game days and then fly out the day after.”
The win has Sunbury sitting third, with 14 points separating the top three teams.
Sunbury plays top side MCC this weekend at Sunbury.
Glennon said it was an important match for their top two hopes and keeping the pressure on the two sides above them.
It was a good week for Sunbury, with five of their six sides getting wins on the weekend.
With five rounds remaining, all but one team is sitting inside the top four.
Meanwhile, Wesley claimed the men’s club championship, beating Rob Sutherland in the final.