Too hot at top for O and M

Ian Brimblecombe’s rink was the best performed for the O and M with two wins.
Ian Brimblecombe’s rink was the best performed for the O and M with two wins.
Australian representative and Geelong skip Matthew Flapper in action at Corowa on Saturday. Pictures: PETER MERKESTEYN  l

Australian representative and Geelong skip Matthew Flapper in action at Corowa on Saturday. Pictures: PETER MERKESTEYN l

THE Ovens and Murray’s representative team found the going tough in the annual Victorian Teams Bowls Championships at Corowa on Saturday.

After being thumped by Geelong 49-24 in its opening contest, the O and M hit back with a 47-39 win against Metro West and a narrow 47-41 loss to Yarra.

Wangaratta’s Ian Brimblecombe led the best performed O and M rink with two wins.

O and M spokesman John Fisher said the competition had been intense.

“There was some very good bowls played,” Fisher said.

Metro West accounted for Sandbelt 46-44 while Murray Mallee edged out Bendigo Campaspe 45-43 in the other semi-final.

Metro West defeated Murray Mallee 47-43 in yesterday’s final.

The championships attracted teams from the 16 groups throughout the state.