Setting a high standard

TERANG skipper Margaret Sumner says Port Fairy Gold is setting the standard in Western District Bowls Division Tuesday pennant. 

Port Fairy Gold sits atop the ladder after playing every side once.

It’s knocked off every opponent, including reigning premier Terang.

“Port Fairy are the only undefeated team,” Sumner said.

“They are out in front and will take some stopping.

“It’s good for a change to see someone else up there.”

Sumner said Terang, which has a 4-2 win/loss record, was travelling nicely.

Third-placed Terang meets fourth-placed City Memorial Gold today.

“We’ve knuckled down and are enjoying ourselves,” she said. “It’s a big test for us down there.

“We beat them at home this year at Terang but it doesn’t mean we’ll beat them tomorrow. (We’ve got to) not let them get a big start, that’s the main thing.”

Sumner said Terang lacked depth and could call on some of its division three bowlers — who have the bye -— as back-up today.

“We’re much the same as last year. We don’t have too many players to play with,” she said.

“We plug along. If we win, we win and if we don’t, we don’t.”

Terang pair Jenny Meade and Bev Fleming won the WDBD women’s pairs on Sunday, beating Maureen Drennan and Dorothy Gleeson, 19-12.

Sumner said she was confident Meade and Fleming would take that winning form into today’s crunch game.

In other round eight fixtures, second-placed Warrnambool Gold will go in warm favourite against eighth-placed City Memorial Blue, fifth-placed Timboon meets seventh-placed Warrnambool Blue in a must-win clash for both sides and ladder leader Port Fairy Gold will fancy its chances against City Memorial Green (sixth).

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