Bacchus Marsh Gold has proven too strong for Romsey in Central Highlands Bowls Division’s top division.

Sitting at opposite ends of the ladder after the first two rounds, Romsey faced an uphill task in its bid for a first win for the season.

The rinks of Cameron Austin and Daniel Fortune did their part by recording wins for Romsey, but it wasn’t enough.

Bacchus Marsh’s Shannon Clements led his rink to a 35-13 win and Phil Minniti’s rink won 28-21 to give Bacchus Marsh a 99 (14)-83 (4) win.

Bacchus Marsh Gold is one of two unbeaten sides, with Kyneton Golf maintaining its winning record against Gisborne.

Both sides entered the match unbeaten, with Golf coming out on top against last season’s premiers.

Ricky and Wayne Turner and Anthony Mathison led winning rinks for Golf, with Sam Boslem’s two-shot win the only winning rink for Gisborne in the 103 (16)-88 (2) result.

Lancefield got its first win of the season with a big result against Trentham.

The rinks of Aaron Young and Michael Linehan set up the win for Lancefield with wins of 36-9 and 36-11.

Trentham won two rinks in the 111 (14)-63 (4) result.

Kyneton had an easy win against Bacchus Marsh Blue. Mark Smoljo’s rink won by 25 shots as Kyneton’s three winning rinks all recorded big victories.

John Banks led the winning rink for Blue in the 118 (16)-67 (2) result.

In division 2, Diggers Rest, Gisborne Red, Kyneton and Woodend had solid wins, while Kyneton Blue, Macedon, Trentham and Kyneton Red got the points in division 3.


Tara Murray