WA has a new Men’s State Fours Champion Team
Final played Sunday 26th October 2014 Daniel
Brown (Kardinya), Daniel Trewhella (Stirling), Rob Foy (Kardinya) and John Rochford (Kardinya) have survived two heart stopping games to take the 2014 Western Australian Men’s State Fours title at the Bassendean Bowling Club on Sunday.
In the morning semi final, Matthew
Mitchell, Matthew Ayres, Adj Heal and David Downey (Manning) pushed the Daniel Brown team all the way and were only millimetres from playing in the afternoon final themselves. With a 14-14 score line going into the last end, it was Brown who held the shot with only one Mitchell bowl to come. Looking to sit the shot bowl to win the game, Mitchell made contact with the bowl but also made minimal contact with the jack but it was just enough to slide it in the direction of a waiting Brown bowl.
The other semi final saw Damian
Moore Ron Bates Geoff Gunning Darren Turra (Wanneroo) build an early lead, only to see Luke
Richardson (Cambridge), Peter Cole (Kardinya), Brad Cole (Kardinya) and Craig Stokes (Kardinya) draw level at 13-13 before they again pulled away to win 21-13.
The afternoon final was played on a terrific Bassendean green with a slightly difficult breeze keeping the players concentrating. The Brown team looked good at the halfway mark of the game and had earned a small lead until the Moore skipped team slowly worked themselves back in it and eventually went into the last end with a 15-14 lead. As the pressure mounted the Brown team stood tall and got the two shots required to give them a 16-15 win and a WA State Fours title