Battle between north and south

IT'S north versus south to decide the Mid North Coast district grade two pennant in a battle between Coffs Ex-Services and Stuarts Point at Urunga Bowling Club on Saturday.

Stuarts Point emerged as southern winners with a five-point margin over Urunga while Coffs Ex-Services won the northern section by 10 points from Park Beach.

Coffs Ex-Services will spearhead their challenge with three top-class skippers, Dallas Cole, Denzil Owen and Kent Price who have all been in outstanding form this season.

Stuarts Point have the advantage of having already played on the Urunga greens this season and won't go down without a fight especially with players like Bryan Cullen and talented youngster Andrew King in their line-up.

Grades three, five, six and seven still have three weeks remaining to decide their various district pennants.

With no pennant play last weekend due to Anzac Day, West Coffs will continue their push towards a district pennant with an important match at home against their nearest rivals, Park Beach.

A West Coffs win will have them in the box seat to secure the pennant while it is do or die for the Park Beach side.

In grade five, a dominant Urunga side are 11 points in front of their nearest rival and only a major disaster will prevent them taking the pennant.

Stuarts Point hold a handy lead in the southern grade six division while Nambucca Heads and West Coffs are separated by only half a point in grade six north.

Park Beach have the district grade seven flag in their keeping with three rounds remaining.

District fours

EVERGREEN performer Col Pritchard has led his side to victory in the final of the district fours at Sawtell Bowling Club on Sunday.

Playing with Wayne Rowbottom, Rob Dudgeon and Jim Swann, Pritchard skipped his side to a 25-13 win over the Woolgoolga combination of Rex Holloway, Alex Lee, K O'Sullivan and skipper Shayne Dodd.

The Woolgoolga team were the surprise packets of the competition eliminating some strong teams on their way to the final.

Woolgoolga held a 13-9 lead after 13 ends but then dropped a five and failed to score another shot in the remaining ends.

Sawtell will stage the final of their club pairs on Sunday from 9.15am with Paul Parramore and Nigel Lamond taking on Peter Clarke and Ian Weldon.

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