A1 secures finals berth in Pennant

STRONG SHOWING: Maurie Braden (pictured) helped Wangaratta’s A1 side secure its spot in the finals with a 117-86 win over Myrtleford on Saturday. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

A1 WANGARATTA secured a place in this weekend’s first semi final of Ovens and Murray Pennant bowls with a big win at home against Myrtleford on Saturday.

Maurie Braden, Laurie McDonald, Willie Hall and Graeme Smith were dominant against Jack Lillis and his rink, winning to the tune of 23 shots (38-15).

Greg McDonald’s rink also posted a comprehensive victory, getting up 30-17, and, despite surrendering a big advantage early in the game, Trevor Selwood’s rink steadied the ship late to post a six-shot win (30-24).

Ian Brimblecombe’s rink was the only casualty for the home side going down by 11 shots to Lance Symons (19-30).

Final scores: Wangaratta (16 points) 117 shots defeated Myrtleford (2 points) 86 shots.

This weekend Wangaratta will play Corowa Civic at Wodonga, with the loser to bow out of the finals race.

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