Deni ‘ones’ roll into third place

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club has con­tin­ued its strong start to the sea­son in Divi­sion One with a 23-shot win over ri­val Mathoura on Satur­day.

Play­ing at home, Deni won two out of their three rinks to fin­ish with an over­all score of 76-53 to sit third on the Cam­paspe Val­ley Bowls pen­nant lad­der.

The first cab off the rank was the team of Lind­say Franklin, Harry Lea, Con­way Bovell and skip­per Ste­fan Tru­elsen, with the tal­ented quar­tet post­ing an im­pres­sive 12-shot win, 27-15.

David Hes­sell, Paul Snare, Mur­ray Fresh­wa­ter and Peter Chad­der­ton were locked in a tight bat­tle, but it was the vis­i­tors who came out on top with a 27-21 win go­ing the way of Mathoura.

The fi­nal rink for Deni had an im­pres­sive day on the greens with Ray Brown, Dennis O’Keefe, John Flisher and Shane Laing dom­i­nant in their 17-shot win, de­feat­ing Mathoura 28-11.

Deni’s Divi­sion Two was also vic­to­ri­ous at home on Satur­day, hold­ing off Echuca by just three shots de­spite only win­ning one out of three rinks.

Gra­ham Nis­bet, Carl Slee, Stu­art Treble and Lloyd Ritchie found them­selves in a close bat­tle through­out the day but un­for­tu­nately couldn’t over­come the vis­i­tors, go­ing down by four shots, 27-23.

The team of Will Young, Mark Tasker, Keith Plat­t­fuss and Mal­com Wubbels strug­gled against a tough op­po­nent, also find­ing them­selves down af­ter 25 ends, 33-21.

But in a Her­culean ef­fort, Deni’s rink of Joanne King, Lee Hil­lier, Joanne Bovell and Brian Kem­nitz man­aged to save the day, post­ing a mas­sive 19-shot win (35-16) to steer their side to vic­tory.

It was a tough day for Deni’s Divi­sion Three in El­more, go­ing down on all three rinks to suf­fer a 17-shot over­all loss, 79-62.

Noel Mur­ray, Tony King, Alan Hard­cas­tle and Rus­sell Dou­glas had an in­tense bat­tle against the home side. Un­for­tu­nately they were un­able to get over the line, go­ing down by two shots, 23-21.

In an­other close game Craig Lowe, Toni Brooksby, Alan Mor­ton and Colin Knuckey went down by six shots 25-19, while Tony Scoullar, Kevin Keane, Clar­rie Cameron and Tony Danck­ert were de­feated by nine shots, 31-22.

It was a guar­an­teed win for De­niliquin in Divi­sion Five, with Deni Gold fac­ing off against Deni Blue.

Gold and Blue shared rink wins, with one each, but in the end it was Gold who stood tall with an over­all win of 12 shots, 49-37.

Lou Vil­lella, Terry O’Brien, Greg Gam­ble and Don Brad­ford started the day well for Blue, over­com­ing Ian Ches­sells, Barry Seignior, Mick Dono­hue and Tim Free­man by six shots, 24-18.

On the other rink, a dom­i­nant dis­play by Rob Mor­ris, Ray­mond Hay, Tony Smith and Peter Mor­ris saw Gold run away with an 18-shot vic­tory, de­feat­ing Sheena Wubbels, Max­ine Nor­ton, He­len An­der­son and Ray An­der­son 31-13.

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