Returnee produces title win

Two match-saving bowls by skipper Paul Cameron helped launch Camperdown Golf to its first regional title for the season.
Cameron’s return to Golf hit a high point when he pulled his team out of a seemingly dire position in the Group Two fours final at City Bowling Club.
Golf trailed by two shots with just the 18th end to play and was on the verge of conceding the match to Dennington.
But Cameron produced two remarkable bowls to level the match 17-all and send it to sudden death, where Golf collected three shots and the win.
Ron Cameron, who played third in the side, described his son’s two bowls during a drama-filled 18th end as “unbelievable”.
“You’ve never seen two bowls like it in your life on a 16-second green, which is very quick,” he said.
“We were holding one on the head about two inches away and they had one about three inches away, and they had a short bowl which was right in the draw line.
“Paul’s come in under that, and he’s sat right on the jack and moved it half an inch and made it two shots.”
Dennington skipper Ian Quigley – a former Victorian representative – then cut Golf’s advantage to one shot, putting Dennington back in the box seat to win.
But Cameron’s last bowl navigated the crowded situation to move the jack slightly – enough to hand Golf two shots to tie the match.
“It was incredible on a surface like that,” Ron Cameron said.
“He’s got beautiful temperament. To play good sport you must have good temperament,” he said.
“He used to play cricket, he was a great cricketer. He hit 276 runs one day, which is unheard of.”
The final capped off a successful day for Golf, which also included second Darren Page and lead John Lawlor.
Golf comfortably accounted for Hamilton 19-12 in the semi-final and will play in the Bowls Victoria state fours in April at a venue to be decided.

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