The winners of the Challenge Division of the Lew Geffen/Sotheby's Business League at the George Bowling Club were, from left: Peter Lazenby (president: George Bowling Club), Tim Kirby (Lew Geffen/ Sotheby's) and Matthie Theron (Wilderness Whales).
GEORGE NEWS - The Wilderness Whales has came out tops in the Challenge Division of the Lew Geffen/Sotheby's Business League with York High winning the Plate Division.
The final round of matches were played at the George Bowling Club last Thursday.
But there was drama to the end with York High pegging the Whales to what was looking like a draw. And Sapcor really turned up the heat against Finwise and almost managed to cause a complete upset in rankings.
However, York High faltered on the last four ends allowing the Whales to ultimately dominate, but by only 2 points, over Sapcor. Had York High been more fortunate the result would really have been something special.
The Whales secured top spot with a score of 67 points (+ 45 nett) whilst Sapcor were narrowly pipped to the post with 65 points (+ 44 net).
The Plate was after round three dominated by a steadfast George High 1 but slowly Lancewood Edam crept up the ladder in what appeared to be a surreptitious way to clinch second position from being non-runners in the preliminary events.
York High won with 57 points (& 22 nett) whilst Lancewood Edam followed by 51 points (& 12 nett).
Team Aranz Geo made the event truly international by securing two ex-New Zealanders who played bowls for the first time. Aranz Geo managed to have their first win on the final evening thanks to their astute selection of their star players from Christchurch.
The next round of the 2017 Business League will commence in October.
Team Aranz Geo managed to have their first win on the final evening thanks to their astute selection of their star players from Christchurch. From left: Tim Schuur and John Good, both ex-Christchurch, Dave Ramsay and Bryan Edwards.
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