BENDIGO lawn bowlers Ian Ross and Barry Anset helped propel Victoria to victory at the Australian Senior Sides Championship.
VICTORIOUS: The Victorian team. Ian Ross is pictured third from the left in the front row, while Barry Anset is second from the right in the back row. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
The championship for 60-over players was played in North Launceston, with Victoria topping the ladder to win the title.
Playing seven games, Victoria won six and lost one and finished 121 shots up.
The Victorian squad featured three rinks of four players, one of which was skippered by Ross.
Ross’ rink also featured Anset, as well as former Eaglehawk bowler Frank Tonn, who is now playing for Cohuna.
Ross’ rink won five games and lost two and finished 35 shots up.
This year was the second time Ross, Anset and Tonn had been part of a Victorian team that won the senior sides championship.
Australian Senior Sides Championship men’s ladder:
Victoria: 6-1, +121 shots.
New South Wales: 5-1-1, +64.
Western Australia: 4-3, +3.
Queensland: 4-3, +1.
South Australia: 3-3-1, +7.
Tasmania: 3-4, +25.
ACT: 1-6, -60.
Northern Territory: 1-6, -161.
Meanwhile, Ross and Anset were both members of the Bendigo team that won last season’s Bendigo Bowls Division pennant grand final.
Bendigo opened its premiership defence with a 28-shot win over Inglewood last week, and continues its season this Saturday with the grand final rematch against Bendigo East, although, Anset will be unavailable.
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