HONG KONG—Defending champion Kowloon Cricket Club and last year’s runners-up Kowloon Bowling Green Club both recorded an 8-0 victory over the weekend to maintain their leadership in Division 1 of the Lawn Bowls Premier League.
After six rounds both teams amassed 36 points, while KCC is on pole position with a massive shot difference of 111, 65 shots more than KBGC.
About 40 per cent of these shots were picked up from the game against newly promoted Tuen Mun Sports Association on Saturday, June 7.
Former Hong Kong International Danny Ho and his team registered the biggest win of the day, defeated Hong Kong Squad reserve Yu Hon Ming 27:7. Noel Kennedy and top Hong Kong bowler Ken Chan lead their team to defeat Sunny Chan 28:13.
The other KCC team comprised of two former Hong Kong Internationals Chadwick Chen and Jimmy Chiu also beat Raymond Chan 19:12 with little difficulty.
Second-placed KBGC needed to come from behind to beat Craigengower Cricket Club at home.
Macau International James Cheng despatched World Bowls gold medallist George Souze Jr 24:9 in a one-sided match, while Heron Lau partnered with 2012 Bowler of the Year Wong Chun Yat to defeat John Fung 18:15.
The third CCC rink skipped by young bowler Lee Ka Ho lead the game 17:12 with three ends to go. However they lost a total of eight shots in the last three ends to gift the game to Stanley Lai.
In the women’s Premier League, defending champion Hong Kong Football Club’s quest for the eighth consecutive title suffered a blow when they were defeated 5-3 by Island Lawn Bowls Club.
HKFC is now on third position with 32 points, a point behind the leader Kowloon Cricket Club, who win at home 6-2 against Filipino Club. Shatin Sports Association also took the opportunity to beat Seabird Sports Association 8:0 to level on points with KCC.
Claudius Lam is an Officer with the Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association.