Narrabri Sporties’ 2021 men’s bowls Club Pairs competition got underway on Saturday, played on the club’s John McNamara Owen Campey Green.

There were three matches played in the morning session followed by two more in the afternoon.

In the morning, Tony Redman and Graham Rose defeated Ron Ryan and Ian Macmillan 29-10 after 19 ends, Kevin Baguley and Trinity Kelly outscored Stewart Coleman and Scott Dewar 23-9 across 18 ends and Paul Crutcher and Dave Dewar beat Steve Daskey and Len Ryan 23-11 after 20 ends of play.

A fourth match was scheduled to be played, however, Laurie Gilbert and Norm Wolford received a forfeit from Nick and Larry Scott in that fixture.

On Saturday afternoon, Gilbert and Wolford defeated Bill Rosewarn and Rob Wolters 19-12.

David Briggs and Anthony Welchman took on Redman and Rose and won 19-16 in what was the closest game of the day.

Briggs and Welchman were leading 13-6 after 12 ends in that match before Redman and Rose scored six points on the 13th end to trail by just one point.

Briggs and Welchman won five of the last eight ends by a combined six shots to four to win the match.

The semi-finals of that competition will be contested this Saturday from 1.30pm.

A full list of matches to be played this Saturday, July 24, are as follows:

Senior Pairs at 9.30am:

Ian Macmillan and Bill Rosewarn v Laurie Gilbert and Paul Crutcher.

Tony Redman and Graham Rose v Terry Wilson and Larry Scott.

Rob Wolters and Bob Cantrill v Ron Ryan and Len Ryan.

Club Pairs semi-finals at 1.30pm:

Paul Crutcher and Dave Dewar v Laurie Gilbert and Norm Wolford.

Kevin Baguley and Trinity Kelly v David Briggs and Anthony Welchman.

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