Western District Bowls Division round five matches cancelled due to hot weather

HEAT forced the cancellation of three Western District Bowls Division top-grade pennant matches on Tuesday.

The Lawn Tennis Green-Port Fairy Gold, Mortlake Blue-City Memorial Green and Warrnambool Gold-Timboon Gold matches were abandoned as the temperature soared into the mid-30s.

Lawn Tennis Green bowler Marian Treweek said its game was called off at 2pm.

WAITING GAME: Port Fairy's John McIntyre takes a measure at the head in its division three clash at Lawn Tennis. Picture: Rob Gunstone

WAITING GAME: Port Fairy's John McIntyre takes a measure at the head in its division three clash at Lawn Tennis. Picture: Rob Gunstone

“The match was abandoned because it was up to 37 degrees,” she said.

“We waited for an hour and it still hadn’t gone down. It (the temperature cancellation) is new this year in midweek pennant.

“It was previously 34 degrees and this year it’s 36. The wind was pretty tricky and on the greens it was quite warm.”

City Memorial Gold was too strong for Terang Gold, winning 92-48.

City Memorial skipper Barbara Bibby said her team handled the warm conditions well, snaring a cleansweep in the rinks.

“We were very happy because unfortunately we lost last week to Port Fairy and my rink didn’t have a nice day, so it was nice to reverse it,” she said.

Bibby said the temperature rose at the Cramer Street greens but there was “a breeze all day and it never got too bad”.