Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Runner-Up Position Still Up in the Air

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Runner-Up Position Still Up in the Air

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SOUTH Lismore and Lennox Head, equal on points, have another wait before the runner-up spot in top grade pennants is decided.

The Southiesa No.1 match against tailender Lismore Workers Heights was washed out on Saturday while Lennox Head was able to play and picked up a maximum six-pointer against Casino RSM.

South Lismore will replay the washed-out round against Heights this Saturday, with the runner-up position now all tied up. The Southies and Lennox Head both have 22.5 points.

Ballina had no such last-ditch struggle. The clubas side was able to put its feet up while the others played the final round a although the bye meant no points, Ballina had the No.1 flag, its fifth in successive years, in the bag long before then.

Last Saturdayas No. 2 final round was free of weather interference but the finish for runner-up was close. East Lismore scored a 5-1 result against Alstonville which had already won the grade flag. Eastsa rival for the honours, South Lismore, also landed a five-pointer against Lennox Head. This put East Lismore just half a point ahead in the final tally.

The No.1 South Lismore-Lismore Workers Heights replay is the only match on Saturday and will wind up the pennant season.

The points (pending the replay) a

No.1: Ballina 40 (winner), South Lismore 22.5, Lennox Head 22.5, Casino RSM 19, Lismore Workers Heights 10. No.2: Alstonville 45 (winner), East Lismore 42, South Lismore 41.5, Ballina 26, Casino RSM 13, Lennox Head 12.5.

Top two at Warilla

NORTHERN Ireland expatriate Jeremy Henry, now bowls co-ordinator at Warilla, is big in more than size. Heas the latest big name in Australian bowls. He won the recent World Cup singles, making it two of these that he has taken out, and currently heas ranked No.2 in the world on the same ranking points as the No.1 Leif Selby.

Selby, also a world champion, plays at Warilla, too.

Weave mentioned this pair before and the unusual situation of having the worldas current top-ranked two players in the one club at the same time. …

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