If the division 2 and 3 grand finals are anything to go by, the Central Highlands Bowls Division’s division 1 grand final will be a thriller.

The two lower grade grand finals were both decided by less than three shots on Saturday, with no team able to take control of their matches.

In division 2, Bacchus Marsh came out on top against Diggers Rest by two shots, 99-97.

Craig McAuliffe and John Fordham led the winning rinks for Bacchus Marsh, 29-21 and 23-20 respectively.

Rod Treweek and David Odgers were the winning skips for Diggers Rest.

The division 3 grand final was almost as close, just three shots separating Lancefield and Macedon at the end.

Lancefield will now be hoping to claim the first of two premierships in the next week.

Lancefield, had Michael Walsh and Keith Webb as winning skips, claiming two of the three rinks in its 75-72 scoreline. Lancefield’s other Saturday side faces Gisborne in the division 1 grand final at Kyneton Golf this week.

The midweek pennant grand finals are also played this week, with Kyneton Golf taking on Gisborne in division 1, Trentham playing Kyneton in division 2, and Macedon matched with Kilmore in division 3.