Jay Dayal and Michael Whynn faced off against a Balmoral combination in the final of the Auckland Men’s 1-5 Pairs. The game began badly for Blockhouse Bay after a great shot from the opposition dragged the jack back and two subsequent excellent bowls giving Balmoral a six! However, Jay and Michael settled into recovery mode and on the 5th end scored a 5 to level the score at 7-7. Some very good bowls from both teams kept it even until the 10th end when the opposition scored a 4 and a further 5 on the 12th end leaving Jay and Michael down 11-18. By this stage the Balmoral teams confidence was running high and they managed to deny our local lads any real opportunity to score significant points and went on to win the match 12-25.
It was great to see a good crowd of Blockhouse Bay members supporting the local team.