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Rolling with Bowling: Lithgow City Bowling Club pennant teams have made a strong start to the 2017 Central Mountains District season.

Rolling with Bowling: Lithgow City Bowling Club pennant teams have made a strong start to the 2017 Central Mountains District season.

Lithgow City Bowling Club pennant teams has made a strong start to the 2017 Central Mountains District season.

Both the No 6 and No 7 grades have made unbeaten starts with Bathurst City and Rylstone clubs respectively being the latest scalps over the weekend.

Playing at home the No 6 grade won two of the three rinks for a 9-1 win, thanks to an aggregate total of 78 shots to 37.

Leading the charge to victory were Barry Perry, Dave Robson, Ritchie Bilby and Darryl Campbell with a 35-6 demolition while the other rink was won 28-12, thanks to a solid performance from Warren Kennedy, Bob Edgar, Bob Ritchie and Athol Roach.

Peter Kearney, Jim Kelly, Stan Campbell and Garry Sutherland, despite a narrow 15-19 loss, kept the club in the hunt.

Although a closer affair, the No 7 sides also won 9-1 over visitors Rylstone, taking the aggregate 73-52 and also winning two rinks.

Davie Hunter skipped his side of Iggy Vadkerti, Bruce Gibbons and Richard Forbes well for the best result for this grade, winning 29-12.

The other rink win came from a 25-20 win from Ian Northey, John Perry, Brian Norris and Greg Quinn while Ian Birk, Angus MacKinnon, Jim Bannerman and Don Kipp nearly scored a come-from-behind win, finally going down 20-19.

The fortunes for the clubís top grade are getting closer to turning around, going down 9-1 to Cowra.

Mike Johnson, Kerry Clarke, Peter Rutherford and Graham Pitt scored the only rink win, taking their game 23-18, however Ian Townsend, Frank Mierczak, Jim Lahache and Mick Wholohan nearly stole the day for City when they went down 22-21.

The final rink consisting of Jeff Madden, Bob Brown, Gil Mendoza and Michael Hughes found the opposition too strong, eventually losing 20-13.

Cowra narrowly won the aggregate 60-57.

Selectors have been forced to make some minor changes for this weekendís games and the teams are:

No 2 (versus Molong): Kerry Clarke, Peter Rutherford, Alan Piggott and Graham Pitt; Ian Townsend, Frank Mierczak, Jim Lahache and Al Kenniff; Jeff Madden, Bob Brown, Gil Mendoza and Michael Hughes.

No 6 (versus Oberon): Warren Kennedy, Bob Edgar, Bob Ritchie and Athol Roach; Barry Perry, Dave Robson, Wayne Allan and Ritchie Bilby; Peter Kearney, Garry Sutherland, Stan Campbell and Darryl Campbell.

No 7 (versus Gulgong): Ian Northey, Angus MacKinnon, Brian Norris and Greg Quinn; Davie Hunter, Brian Davidson, Bruce Gibbons and Richard Forbes; Ian Birk, Jim Bannerman, Don Kipp and Scott Van Der Draay.

The more moderate weather is slowly attracting more bowlers out for social play with some days attracting strong attendances.

Results are: Sunday mixed winners Les Barnes, Rod McMurtrie and Lyn Bulkeley (13+12) from the 10+4 of Rick Slaven, Gloria Davidson and Bev Wiggins.

Friday mixed: Warren Kennedy, Bruce Gibbons and Rod McMurtrie with 12+9 from Col Wotton, Don Kipp and Tina Banasiakís 11+7.

Mid week men: Bob Kiernan and Doug Smith with 14+4 from Stan Campbell and Mick Wholohan with 13+20.

There were no result cards available from the Saturday men’s event.

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