Sunbury opened its account in Bowls Victoria Pennant division 1, section 1 on Saturday.

After a tight loss in the opening round of the season, Sunbury proved too strong for Altona (2) winning 79 (16)-61 (2).

Carla Krizanic bounced back from an opening round loss to win her rink 27-18. Mark Cowan’s rink also got its first win of the season, winning 19-14. Marc Bullows’ rink won 18-13 to make it two from two.

The only losing rink was that of Elise Cowan, which lost 16-15, going down on the final end of the day.

Sunbury’s David Glennon said it was pleasing to get a strong win early in the season.

“It was a good response after last week,” he said. “Getting 16 points is pretty good and now puts us 1-1.

“We still picked up four points last week, so we’re in a good position.”

Glennon said the performance of Bullows, who has skipped for the first time this season, had been a real positive.

“When opportunity knocks you’ve got to take it and he’s taken it with both hands. He’s had a good start.”

Sunbury still has players to come back into the top side. It faces Melton on Saturday. Melton also sits 1-1 after being smashed by Moonee Valley.

The Central Highlands Bowls Division season starts this week. In division 1, Kyneton plays Trentham, Lancefield hosts Kyneton Golf, Romsey plays Gisborne and the two Bacchus Marsh teams do battle.