Back-to-back

An elated Dunolly Bowling Club president Chris Williams holds up the Goldfields Bowls Divisionʼs division one premiership shield on Saturday.

Dunolly Blue has done it again, claiming back-to-back division one premiership glory over Highland Tartan on Saturday.

Dunolly’s win was by an outstanding margin of 34 shots and has awarded the side its second premiership in as many years.

It was an all too familiar affair in scorching conditions at Newstead on Saturday, as Highland and Dunolly faced-off in the grand final for the fourth season in a row.

The race for first place was expected to be a nail-biter but Dunolly was out for blood, claiming all three rinks on offer by a minimum of eight shots.

Rink one saw two of the competition’s best, Barry Cann and Greg Shay go head-to-head and despite some hard-fought ends, Cann was victorious, 25-17.

Alan Weir was ferocious on the middle rink, claiming a 33-21 win over Garry Coburn.

Greg Dobbin rounded the rinks out for Dunolly, sealing a stifling 29- 15 win over Brian Daly.

Dunolly was the side to beat on Saturday, with the club featuring in all three division grand finals for the second year in a row.

Division two’s Dunolly Gold was also crowned back-to-back winners after an 83-49 slaughtering of the divison’s best season performer, Maldon.

After finishing the season in fourth place on the ladder, Dunolly fought its way into the grand final and successfully defended its 2018 premiership with the 2019 title.

For more on this story see Page 22 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, March 5

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