A late revival and an excellent shot by Neville Hodgetts has lifted Irymple to a fairy tale win over Workers in the Sunraysia Bowls First division Pennant Grand Final on the Mildura Bowls rinks on Saturday.
Irymple trailed for most of the matches but it was the magic of Hodgetts to beat Murray Fazulla by eight shots which brought about Victory.
At the halfway mark Workers led by 10 and they were still seven in front minutes from the end.
By contrast Ouyen, which had squandered a big lead late in the day then recovered to regain the lead over Workers right at the end in second division.
In Division three Wentworth was never in danger and Workers had a similar scenario over Coomealla in Division Four.
2017-2018 Saturday Pennant Results
IRYMPLE 70 defeated Workers 68
Neville HODGETTS 30 defeated Murray Fazulla 22
Wayne Gardner lost to Roger BRAY 24
Brendan O'Brien 21 lost to Owen GIDDINGS 22
OUYEN 77 defeated Workers 68
Rob JAY 34 defeated Ernie King 19
Alan VALANCE 27 defeated Wayne Long 17
Harry Munro lost to Ron DUNN 32
WENTWORTH 80 defeated Merbein 51
Barry WRIGHT 25 defeated Ron Bannister 22
Geoff WELLER 25 defeated Bryce Midgely 20
Ivan BEHSMANN 30 defeated Eric Watson 9
WORKERS 86 defeated Coomealla 54
Barry JONES 29 defeated John TerBogt 18
Brain PARKER 32 defeated Ian Fraser 18
Arthur HUNTER 25 defeated Rick Price 18