King in strong debut as skip

AT the halfway mark of the season Wodonga remains undefeated.

The competition heavyweight was in vintage touch on Saturday, cruising to a 106-76 win against Wangaratta at home with all four rinks successful.

The highlight of the win was the debut of Jason King, 21, as skip for Chris Venning.

King was exceptional in leading his rink to a dominant victory, drawing praise from fellow skip Ashley Bates.

“Jason had a terrific win,” Bates said.

“Skipping at division 1 level is not an easy thing to do.”

With seven rounds remaining Bates said the thought of going through the season undefeated hadn’t crossed his mind.

“Inevitably when you do think about things like that you come undone,” Bates said.

“Bowls is a game that can change very quickly ... you only have to have three or four players off their game and the opposition playing well.”

Bates said anything could happen in the second half of the season with several teams now fighting for second place.

Benalla was far too good at home thumping Myrtleford 110-67.

It was a much closer affair at Mulwala where Yarrawonga-Mulwala GCR had to fight hard to hold on for a 98-86 win over Corowa Services.

And Yarrawonga and Rutherglen played out a thrilling draw, both teams finishing on 100 shots.

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