Inaugural shield match favoured Latrobe

Latrobe defeated Devonport by 24 shots in the inaugural Hector Douce Perpetual Shield. 

The Hector Douce Perpetual Shield honours the club stalwart who passed away last week.

The two clubs will make the shield available whenever they play each other in honour of club stalwart Hector Douce who passed away last week.

Hector served both clubs over many years both as a player and administrator.

His son Greg, President of Latrobe, got his team off to a flying start with a 35-11 shot margin over Devonport’s Dean Martin.

He would be very pleased with the final outcome.

Col Griffiths and Anthony Johns did their bit to ensure the win, but Philip Mundy found the going tough against Ben Fidler, going down 25-13.

South Burnie’s Luke Richardson continues to show that he is in the top echelon of bowlers on the North West Coast with a resounding 35-16 shot defeat of Spreyton’s Michael Higginson, which was the difference between the two sides.

Luke’s father Rick won 24-20 over Murray Baulch, and Alan Carver had five to spare against Tony Dickson. The Ian Moore rink again performed well for the Eagles, playing a 20-shot tie with Grant Youd.

Burnie prevailed over Ulverstone by nine shots.

Very little separated the two teams with Ulverstone holding a small margin at the break. The biggest winning rink was Mark Nitz who prevailed over Mick Oliver by eight shots.

Bruce Frith defeated Tony Sutton 27-21, and David Gamble managed to hold on to win by one shot against former team mate Sam McLean.

Eden Moore continues to improve for Ulverstone as indicated by his 25-19 shot win over Tony Simpson.

Penguin finally showed the form that they are capable of with a massive 54-shot defeat of Port Sorell.

In one of the biggest wins in Premier League for some time, veteran Penguin bowler Wayne Manson with support from Jacob Brown, Ken Carr and Noah Lade trounced Luke Marshall 51-9.

Bradley Gibson also scored well against Paul Marshall, winning 28-16 and another of their young brigade Julien Brown won 21-18.

It was left to Aaron Jago to collect two points for the Port by defeating Aaron Page 23-20.

The desperately-needed Two Blues win will keep them in touch with the top three who all have four wins.

The second game of the double-header weekend will be played Sunday with the likely winners being Ulverstone over Devonport and Latrobe over Port Sorell.

Penguin have shown they are on the way up and should be too strong for Spreyton, and Burnie may have a little too much firepower for South Burnie.