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Wonthella Gold stay top in Batavia Bowling League women’s pennants despite loss in round six

Joe CriddleGeraldton Guardian
Singles bowls champion Dorothy Stokes shows winners are grinners.
Camera IconSingles bowls champion Dorothy Stokes shows winners are grinners. Credit: Supplied

Title favourites Wonthella Gold suffered an upset loss to sister side and bottom-of-the table Maroon in round six of the Batavia Bowling League’s women’s pennants, but hung on to their top billing.

The Golds, who were undefeated until the latest round, lost 3-1 (36-32). Dorothy Stokes, Sandra Brown, Angie Stagg and Pat O’Dea were the backbone of the result with their 22-11 victory over the rink guided by Irene Travaskis.

But the top Gold team of Margaret Kupschs, Lorraine Brand, Kerry Hagan and Di Knight, which is the best in the association, defeated Val Exten’s side, with the point ensuring top position.

Northampton travelled to Denison and scored a 3-1 (55-31) victory.

The defending champions took control early and were never threatened.

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Pauline Forrester, Eva Watson, Kaye Burton and Karen Drage were solid throughout in the 37-9 win against Michelle Leeson, Sandi Crabb, Anne Carlshausen and Anne Doy.

The Seagulls’ point came thanks to a 22-18 win by Pat Belcher, Marie Eaton, Robyn Watts and Gloria Nelson over Dion Dellamotte’s rink. Geraldton Gold moved to third on the table with a 3-1 (43-37) defeat of sister side Blue.

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