Bowls finals begin

SEMI-finals of the North Gippsland Bowls Division Saturday pennant will be held on Saturday.

In section one at Stratford, minor Sale White will meet Maffra in the second semi-final, with the winner booking the first place in the grand final. Yarram and Sale Blue will meet in the first semi-final.

The section two semi-finals will be played at Sale Golf, with Sale White to play Yarram in the second semi-final, and Heyfield taking on Stratford in the first semi-final.

In section three at Heyfield, Yarram Green will play Sale Blue in the second semi-final, and Sale White and Maffra will meet in the first semi.

The preliminary finals will be played the following Saturday at Heyfield, while the grand finals will be played at Yarram on March 5.

SALE Blue snatched fourth place in the section one finals from Stratford with a one-shot win last weekend at Stratford.

Yarram was too strong for Heyfield on the road, minor premier Sale White overcame wooden spooner Rosedale, and finals-bound Maffra lost to Sale Golf.

THE section two top four wasn’t altered by the final round.

Two matches were contests between finals-bound teams, with top side Sale White too strong for Stratford, and third-placed Heyfield defeating second-placed Yarram.

IN section three, Maffra moved into fourth spot with its win over Stratford, at the expense of Yarram Gold, who went down to second-placed Sale Blue.

Sale White secured a place in the finals with victory over Heyfield.

Yarram Green claimed the minor premiership with a walkover victory over Rosedale.

Round 14 results:

Section one: Sale Golf 10-70 d Maffra 4-67, Sale White 12-69 d Rosedale 2-62, Sale Blue 10-70 d Stratford 4-69, Yarram 12-77 d Heyfield 2-59; ladder: Sale White 143, Maffra 126, Yarram 108, Sale Blue 106, Stratford 101, Sale Golf 85, Heyfield 77, Rosedale 38.

Section two: Sale Golf 14-75 d Maffra 0-60, Sale White 12-69 d Stratford 0-63, Wurruk v Sale Blue (abandoned), Heyfield 12-96 d Yarram 2-73; ladder: Sale White 135, Yarram 132, Heyfield 116, Stratford 103, Maffra 91, Sale Blue 89, Sale Golf 66, Wurruk 52.

Section three: Maffra 8-50 d Stratford 1-48, Yarram Green d Rosedale (walkover), Sale Blue 9-59 d Yarram Gold 0-32, Sale White 9-64 d Heyfield 0-34; ladder: Yarram Green 84, Sale Blue 80.5, Sale White 76.5, Maffra 71.5, Yarram Gold 66, Rosedale 54.5, Stratford 35.5 (81.6 per cent), Heyfield 35.5 (78.7).

THE midweek pennant finals will be held on Tuesday at a venue to be decided.

In section one, Sale will play Maffra, while Heyfield and Sale will meet in section two.