Deni’s top di­vi­sion claim round one win

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club’s Di­vi­sion One side started their sea­son the right way with an over­all win by 13 shots over home side Rich River, 79 to 66, on Satur­day.

The first rink of David Hes­sell, Paul Snare, Peter Chad­der­ton and Jamie Shields were locked in a tight bat­tle.

Scores were fairly even through­out with Rich River hold­ing a two shot lead af­ter 11 ends.

On the 12th end Deni gave them­selves the mo­men­tum, scor­ing a ‘five’ to go into the break up 17-14.

The next five ends fol­low­ing the break Rich River scored five shots to two to be 19-all by the 17th end.

Deni gained as­cen­dancy again with eight shots to three in the next five ends to be in front 27 to 22.

The vis­i­tors went on to lose two of the last three ends, with the home side pick­ing up eight shots to one and Deni go­ing down 28 to 30.

The team of Ray Brown, Den­nis O'Keefe, John Flisher and Shane Laing was also caught in a close bat­tle.

Deni and Rich River went into the break at 11-all, be­fore Deni came out fir­ing win­ning the first four ends af­ter the break to lead 19 to 11. The vis­i­tors closed out the game strongly, win­ning five of the next nine ends to run out win­ners, 27 to 18.

The fi­nal rink of Ty King, Lind­say Franklin, Con­way Bovell and Ste­fan Tru­elsen saw a strong start for Deni.

Deni led 9-3 by the sixth end but a fight back from the hosts saw them peg back the mar­gin.

Rich River scored a ‘three’ on the 22nd end to lead 18 to 17 be­fore Deni hit back on the 23rd with a ‘three’ to be back in front 20 to 18.

Deni won the last two ends with a sin­gle on the 24th and a ‘three’ on the last to run out win­ners 24 to 18.

Deni’s Di­vi­sion Two strug­gled in their match on the car­pet in Moama, go­ing down by 41 shots, 91 to 50.

The Deni team of Joanne King, Mark Tasker, Joanne Bovell and Lee Hiller had a good start win­ning six of the first 11 ends to go to the break in front 13-9.

Af­ter the break Deni lost the first three ends to trail 13 to 14 be­fore re­gain­ing the lead on the 15th, 15 to 14.

Deni then lost nine of the last 10 ends to go down 33 to 16.

Alan Hard­cas­tle, Tony King, Mal­com Wubbels and Mur­ray Fresh­wa­ter led Moama 6-3 on the sixth end in a good start. They then dropped a ‘six’ and a ‘three’ on the fol­low­ing ends to be down 6-12.

By the break Deni was down 15-9, be­fore win­ning the next three ends af­ter the break to be tied at 15-all.

Moama won the next four ends to lead 24 to 15, fol­lowed by Deni win­ning the next five ends to re­duce the dif­fer­ence to 21 to 24.

The last two ends went Moama's way and af­ter a cou­ple of dead ends, the home side went on to win 27 to 21.

Deni’s team of Gra­ham Nes­bit, Keith Plat­t­fuss, Stu­art Tre­ble and Lloyd Ritchie led early (5-1) af­ter the fifth end.

Moama then hit form to be in front 10-8 at the break.

Moama con­tin­ued their good form win­ning 10 of the last 13 ends, which in­cluded a ‘four’ on the 22nd end and a ‘seven’ on the 24th end to run out vic­tors, 31 to 13.

Di­vi­sion Three kicked off their sea­son at home to Echuca, un­for­tu­nately go­ing down by 34 shots, 89 to 55.

The team of Max­ine Nor­ton, Toni Brooksby, John Cro­ker and Tom Todd strug­gled early, trail­ing 8-2 af­ter drop­ping a ‘six’ on the fifth end.

Af­ter 10 ends they trailed 14-8, be­fore clos­ing the gap to trail 14 to 11 at the break.

Deni crawled back to lead 15 to 14 on the 14th end, be­fore go­ing on to lose 10 of the next 11 ends, with a fi­nal score of 27 to 16 in favour of Echuca.

The sec­ond rink saw the re­turn of a cou­ple of bowlers with Craig Lowe, Bruce Bee­hag, Gra­ham Ded­man and Max Connor team­ing up.

Deni trailed 5-4 af­ter five ends and 16 to 11 af­ter 10.

At the break Deni trailed 17 to 13 with plenty of work to do.

Deni won the next four ends af­ter the break to lead 18 to 17.

Echuca won the next three ends af­ter that to lead 20 to 18, be­fore Deni hit back win­ning the next three ends to lead 22 to 20 with three ends to go.

Echuca won the the 23rd end with Deni win­ning the last two ends to main­tain their lead and win 26 to 21.

On the fi­nal rink the team of Noel Mur­ray, Kevin Keane, Tim Free­man and Harry Lea strug­gled.

Echuca led 23-4 at the break and things didn’t im­prove much af­ter, with Echuca scor­ing a fur­ther 18 shots to nine to end up win­ning 41 to 13.

In Di­vi­sion Five, the De­niliquin Blue team went down to a strong Moama side at De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club, 57 to 45.

The first rink of Tony Scoullar, Terry O'Brien, Mick Don­ahue and Ray Anderson got off to a tight start, with the score at 5-all at the 8th end. Moama worked their way to a 13-5 lead by af­ter­noon tea, build­ing on their lead af­ter the break lead­ing 26-8 at the 20th end.

It didn’t get any bet­ter for Deni, with a fi­nal score of 35 to 11 in favour of Moama.

Miro Peter­man, Wil­liam Young, Clar­rie Cameron and Paul Con­don teamed up well early with scores at 9-all at the 10th end.

Moama led 14-9 at af­ter­noon tea, be­fore Deni scored a ‘four’ af­ter the break to trail 14 to 13.

Deni and Moama traded shots over the next nine ends with Moama lead­ing 22 to 18 on the 22nd end. Deni won the last three ends to run out even­tual win­ners 24 to 22.

De­niliquin Gold had an im­pres­sive 50 to 42 away win against El­more in Di­vi­sion Five.

It was a strong start for Paul Fraw­ley, An­drew Knuckey, Tony Smith and Rus­sell Dou­glas lead­ing af­ter five ends 7-4, and by the 10th they led 11-6.

At the break Deni led 12-7, be­fore win­ning the next three ends to stretch the mar­gin to 17-7 af­ter 15 ends.

Of the next 10 ends El­more won seven to edge in front for a 22 to 21 win.

Robert Mor­ris, Ray­mond Hay, Tony Danck­ert and Col Knuckey led 7-5 at the fifth end af­ter scor­ing a ‘five’ on the sec­ond.

El­more lev­elled the scores be­fore the break, be­fore Deni came out fir­ing, scor­ing seven shots on the next two ends to lead 18 to 11 on the 14th. Deni in­creased their lead to 22-12 be­fore trad­ing wins over the last eight ends to see Deni run out win­ners 29-20.

Di­vi­sion Three bowler Craig Lowe made his re­turn to the De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club’s greens af­ter a 14-year hia­tus.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.