Sunbury’s hold on a top two spot continues to strengthen in Bowls Victoria Pennant, division 1, section 1.
After delivering a strong first half of the season, Sunbury maintained a hot pace on Saturday against Brunswick and had no trouble in securing a 94 (16)-62 (2) victory.
Mark Cowan’s rink won 20-18, Lee Wesley’s rink won 30-16 and Todd Trewarne’s rink won 29-9.
Carla Krizanic’s rink had a rare defeat, losing 29-9.
Sunbury’s David Glennon said Trewarne’s rink was the standout and Trewarne the best bowler of the day.
He said it was always tough to win at Brunswick, so the team was thrilled to come away with such a big victory.
Sunbury is second on the ladder with 171 points, having had just two losses for the season.
It is 11 points behind Moonee Valley and 43 points ahead of third-placed Fitzroy Victoria.
Glennon said having such a big gap on third took some pressure off the side, which was hoping to close the gap on Moonee Valley.
“It is a weight off their shoulders that there isn’t real pressure on a top two spot,” he said. “We’ve just got to keep getting wins on the board.
“We play Moonee Valley in three matches. Before that we face the bottom two sides in Essendon and Flem Ken [Flemington/Kensington].
“Hopefully, we can take the points and the gap to Moonee Valley has disappeared.”
Overall, Sunbury experienced mixed fortunes on Saturday, with three of its six sides getting wins.
The club’s No.2 side had a big win, while the No.3 side suffered a loss that knocked it from top spot.
Three Sunbury sides sit in their respective top threes.
In other Sunbury bowls news, Todd Trewarne and Marc Bullows won the Webbcona Classic pairs event during the Christmas break.
The Central Highlands Bowls Division will resume action this Saturday.