Washouts disrupt Illawarra round scheduling

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Just two lower-grade Illawarra pennants matches survived the shocking weather last Saturday with round two rescheduled to Sunday, April 27.

Warilla's indoor facility was used for two games, with Windang beating the home side 59-46 (6-0) in grade 2 and Warilla beating Albion Park 57-50 (5-1) in grade 3.

Zone 16 officials allocated April 27 for any washed-out games, though clubs can organise their own date.

In round three on Saturday, Warilla host Dapto Citizens in a rematch of last season's grand final. Last year Warilla prevented Citos winning a third straight grade 1 flag by taking out their fourth top-grade title since 2008.

The Gorillas have won the grade 1 pennant in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013 - Citos were champions in 2011 and 2012.

In Saturday's other round three matches, Shellharbour host Thirroul, Corrimal are at home to Figtree RSL, Wiseman Park welcome Towradgi Park and Albion Park host Woonona.

The washed-out round two matches rescheduled for April 27 feature Citos at home to Thirroul, Shellharbour to host Albion Park, Towradgi at home to Figtree RSL, Woonona hosting Wiseman Park and Corrimal welcoming Warilla.

In round one, Figtree RSL took all six points against Woonona, Warilla also had a 6-0 win over Towradgi, Shellharbour beat Wiseman Park 4-2, Dapto Citizens beat Corrimal 5-1 and Albion Park beat Thirroul 5-1.

Ladder: Figtree RSL 6, Warilla 6, Dapto Citizens 5, Albion Park 5, Shellharbour 4, Wiseman Park 2, Corrimal 1, Thirroul 1, Towradgi 0, Woonona 0.

Champs set new season agenda

State women’s grade 1 champions Warilla made a winning start in Illawarra pennants with a home victory over Figtree RSL in Tuesday’s  opening round.

 Warilla claimed the biggest prize in NSW women’s bowls last year and showed they are the team to beat again in Illawarra pennants, taking all five points against Figtree RSL in a 47-30 shots overall victory.

Disappointingly, only four clubs nominated to play in grade 1 Illawarra women’s pennants this season. Dapto Citizens were the other round one winners, beating Wiseman Park on overall shots, plus 4-1 on points.

 In today’s  round two, Wiseman Park host Figtree RSL and Dapto Citizens are at home to Warilla.

 Meanwhile, Windang are the new leaders in women’s grade2 after upsetting previous front-runners Warilla 41-35 (4-1 on points) in Tuesday’s  round five.

  In other results, Corrimal edged out Wiseman Park 39-37 (4-1), Woonona beat Kiama 46-3 (5-0) and Shellharbour beat Albion Park on points 4-1.

  In today’s  round six in grade 2, Corrimal host Shellharbour, Windang host Woonona, Albion Park welcome Kiama and Wiseman Park lock horns with Warilla.

Grade 2 ladder: Windang 13, Warilla 12.5, Corrimal 11, Woonona 11, Kiama 9.5, Shellharbour 9, Wiseman Park 6, Albion Park 3.

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