Bacchus Marsh remain on top

Dean Warner (Ljubica Vrankovic)

Bacchus Marsh remains at the top of the Bowls Victoria weekend pennant division 2, section 1 ladder.

The club continued on its winning ways on Saturday, defeating bottom placed side City of Melbourne in the first match back after the Christmas break.

Bacchus Marsh won three of the four rinks, and drew the other, to claim an overall victory, 81 (17)-56 (1).

Matthew Young’s rink won 18-16, Phil Minniti’s rink had a 26-14 win, while Justin Webster’s rink won 19-8. However, Glenn Sargent’s rink drew 18-18.

Bacchus Marsh this week faces Club Sunbury 2. Bacchus Marsh sits in a dominant spot at the top of the ladder, 23 points clear from second.

Melton 2 suffered another loss on Saturday, losing to Buckley Park, 84 (16)-63 (2)

Three of four of Melton’s rinks lost with Harry Plias losing 25-15, Craig Norris going down 19-12, David George was beaten 24-15, while, Garry Candy’s rink won 21-16.

The side now sits in seventh spot with a two win, seven loss, one draw record.

Melton’s top side though had a big win against Glenroy 2 in division 2, section 2.

Last season’s runners-up had no troubles at all, winning 93 (18)-60 (0).

Todd Trewarne’s rink won 23-12, Flynn O’Shaughnessy’s won 30-14, Todd Blackburn’s rink won 21-16 and Chris Barritt-Eyles’ rink narrowly won 19-18.

Melton sits at the top of the section 2 ladder after six rounds with a 9-1 record. The top 12 players on the player ladder so far are all from Melton.

Melton will travel to face Strathmore this weekend.