For the first time in around 17 years Mildura will miss out playing in the first Division bowls Grand Final when they succumbed to Merbein on synthetic rinks on Saturday.
Only Mark Eckel’s team was successful after all finals were transferred to synthetic rinks in the hope that play would be possible given the adverse weather forecasts.
There was light rain for the first 30 minutes of play but it stopped and remained fine for the remainder of the the afternoon.
Wayne Gardner could not handle the Red Cliffs surface and lost heavily to Roger Bray as Workers posted a 23 shot victory and go straight to the Grand Final.
Bowls Sunraysia Saturday Pennant Semi Finals Results
Div 1 at Red Cliffs
Irymple 63 lost to Workers 86
Gardner 17 lost to Bray 28
O'Brien 15 lost to Giddings 34
Hodgetts 31 defeated Fazulla 24
Merbein 74 defeated Mildura 66
Gray 22 dfeated Mitchell 21
Long 29 defeated Clarke 20
Job 23 lost to Eckel 25
Workers to Grand Final, Mildura Eliminated. Preliminary Final - Irymple v Merbein
Div 2 at Merbein
Workers lost to Ouyen by 5 shots
Irymple 75 defeated Euston 71
Ouyen to Grand Final. Euston Eliminated. Preliminary Final - Workers v Irymple
Div 3 at Red Cliffs
Irymple 75 lost to Wentworth 76
Johnstone 27 lost to Behsmann 30
Andrews 22 lost to Weller 26
Lynch 26 defeated Wright 20
Merbein 79 defeated Underbool 56
Watson 29 defeated Gloster 14
Midgely 28 defeated Lockett 22
Bannister 22 defeated Crothers 20
Wentworth to Grand Final, Underbool Eliminated. Preliminary Final - Irymple v Merbein
Div 4 at Wentworth
Irymple 4 51 lost to Workers 3 91
Coomealla 68 defeated Irymple 5 63
Workers Three to Grand Final, Irymple 5 Eliminated. Preliminary Final Irymple 4 v Coomealla