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March 3, 2021

Hogan’s a hero for Mullum bowls

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A big week was played out at the Mullumbimby bowls club with Clint Marsh, Phill Brassington and Terry Fenwick defeating Clint Marsh (swinging lead), Bob Rose and Terry Johnston 17 to 15 after an extra end last Thursday, while Bill Ball, Mike Nicholls and Paul Parry, 22, edged out Bob McGuire, Michael Lardi and Michael Burke, 18.

In Social bowls on Saturday the two by 10 ends triples event saw Geoff Flick, Neil Harris and Ben Leeson win the day with two wins, + 15; followed by Clint Marsh, Darrin Blake and Andrew Moroney, two wins, +13; Sam Abraham, Ross Graham and Wendy Clarke one win one draw, +1; Trevor Clarke, Rob Thorne and Sharon Thomas, one win one loss, +1; Margaret Thorne, Bob Rose and Larry Henry one loss one draw, -2; Bernie O’Hearn, Denise Harris and Ashley Lumsden one loss one win, -7; Ian Carlin, Maryanne Parry and Terry Fenwick 2 losses, -9; and Coral Clarke, Mike Nicholls and Paul Parry, two losses, -11.

The highlight event for the week was the Men’s Major Singles Final played in ideal conditions on Saturday between the Hogan brothers, Mark and Scott.

The match was a tense and gripping affair with the brothers playing excellent bowls and the lead changing seven times until the twentieth end, when Scott took a three-shot lead.

He then extended his lead to eight shots until Mark staged a great fightback and took the score to 28 to 26.

With Scott holding three shots Mark played a fierce drive to remain in the contest, but on the next end Scott gained the three shots necessary to seal a win 31 to 26.

The final was a worthy end to an enthralling competition.

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