Sorrento trio wins Men’s Over 60’s
John Goddard, Colin Jasper and Geoff Murray combined for their first Over 60’s State title by defeating Alan Pryce, Graham O’Brien and John Andrew 19-6 in the WA State Triples Final played at the Osborne Park Bowling Club yesterday afternoon.
In getting to the final Goddard, after being behind for much of the match, had a tight win in the Semi Final over Gary Caffell, Ross White and Gordon Twist. Pryce had a slightly easier win over the Jurien triple of Ian James, Brian Eather and Donald Patton.
The first four ends of the final promised a tight tussle with Pryce leading 3-2, but a three, two and single on consecutive ends to Goddard put them in strong 8-3 position that they would never relinquish.
With Geoff Murray leading from the front and putting his team in strong positions throughout the game, Jasper and Goddard were able to build the heads to their liking and play the bowls that mattered to slowly ease the lead out.
The Pryce triple put the pressure on in the middle period of the game, but again a stretch of five consecutive winning ends to Goddard stretched the margin out to an unassailable lead. The final score being a 19-6 win to the dominant Goddard side.
Men’s Over 60’s State Triples
Played: November 25 & 26 2019