Boonah Rathdowney defeated by Souths Acacia

THRIVING: Boonah Rathdowney's Bob Domjahn and Dot Cooke. Photo: Supplied.

THRIVING: Boonah Rathdowney's Bob Domjahn and Dot Cooke. Photo: Supplied.

The Boonah Rathdowney Cunningham District Pennants Bowls team were gallant in defeat against competition leaders Souths Acacia in round five on Saturday.

The joint outfit went down by 13 shots after drawing two of the three matches and losing the third.

Boonah Rathdowney representative Barry Cooke said despite the loss it was still an enjoyable day on the green.

“We are thriving in this competition,” he said.

“The best part is it takes social bowlers and puts them in a competitive environment, so they’re playing people they might otherwise never come across.

“It’s proven to be a great opportunity for our players to improve their bowls.”

Heading into the reverse home and away fixtures at the halfway point of the season Boonah Rathdowney sits fourth on a congested ladder.

“We’re fourth on percentages, so it would be very easy to jump from fourth to second,” Mr Cooke said.

“The whole competition is extremely tight.

“We’re by no means out of it – any of the six sides could end up in the finals.

“You couldn’t rule anybody out of contention and that’s great for the competition.”

On Saturday, the squad will travel to Ipswich to face a United Services team which features the Cunningham District Female Bowler of 2017.

Last time the sides met Boonah Rathdowney emerged victorious by 11 shots and they’ll be hoping to repeat that performance this time around.

“They’re not a team to be sneezed at,” Mr Cooke said.

“They’re below us on the ladder, but having said that, the bottom team has beaten us before.”

Good luck to all players.