Green leave it 'til last

LAWN TENNIS Green bowler Sandra Suridge had the premiership hopes of her team resting on her shoulders.

The Western District Bowls Division Tuesday pennant division two grand final yesterday came down to the final shot of the final end.

Lawn Tennis Green needed a four to defeat Mortlake and Suridge delivered, sending the team into celebrations at the Timor Street greens in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

Skipper Val Duffield said the 62-61 win was the result of a see-sawing final which kept both teams on their toes.

“We had counted up all our things and we knew we had to have four shots to win,” she said.

“We looked at the head and we only had three and Sandra came up and she shifted it and we knew as soon as she hit the bowl that we had four shots and we won by one.”

Duffield said the win was massive for the small Lake Pertobe Road club.

“I am ecstatic because these girls have worked so hard,” she said.

“They’ve never been this far before and now they go up into the next division.”

Lawn Tennis Green found itself in the unusual position of celebrating a win despite losing two of the three rinks.

Marj Fisher’s team produced a nine-shot win against Dianne Robertson, which proved enough to off-set Suridge’s four-shot loss to Marj Whitson and Duffield’s four-shot defeat to Val Smith.

“We’d played them twice (this season) and twice they’d beat us,” Duffield said.

Duffield said the grand final’s close finish was nerve-wracking but Lawn Tennis never gave up.

“Isn’t there a saying it’s never over until the fat lady sings? Well she sang,” she said.

justine.mc@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

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