De­niliquin’s big vic­tory

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club’s Di­vi­sion One side claimed a huge scalp in the Cam­paspe Val­ley Bowls Di­vi­sion, knock­ing off lad­der leader Moama on the car­pet in Moama.

Deni held their nerve, hav­ing tight wins on all three rinks to post an over­all 72-59 mar­gin.

Shane Laing and his team of John Flisher, Den­nis O’Keefe and Ray Brown had a mag­nif­i­cent bat­tle all day with the scores be­ing 11-all at the break.

There were never more than a few shots in the game all day un­til Moama got out to a four shot lead with only one end left to play. But the Deni side wouldn’t lay down.

They were one down on the last end when Flisher trailed the kitty back to where Deni were hold­ing five shots.

Nei­ther skip al­tered the head and Deni got up by one shot, 23-22.

Jamie Shields (s), Mur­ray Fresh­wa­ter, Paul Snare and David Hes­sel got off to a slow start and gave Moama a 7-0 lead af­ter only four ends.

They worked their way back into the con­test how­ever and were only two shots down by af­ter­noon tea.

It took un­til the 18th end be­fore they man­aged to draw level, but then went on to score a four shot vic­tory 22-18.

Ste­fan Tru­elsen (s), Con­way Bovell, Lind­say Franklin and Ty King got a ‘two’ on the first end but im­me­di­ately gave away a ‘five’ on the next.

They stead­ied af­ter that and man­aged to stay in con­trol of the game to come away with an eight shot win, 27-19.

This strong win con­sol­i­dated sec­ond place on the lad­der for Deni, with Echuca mov­ing to first af­ter a big win.

Deni Di­vi­sion Two had a tough day in Rich River go­ing down by 13 shots over­all.

Lloyd Ritchie and his side of Stu­art Tre­ble, Mark Tasker and Gra­ham Nis­bet had a strong rink win.

It was a close game up un­til the break with Deni hold­ing a one shot lead.

Af­ter the break Deni came out and scored 22 shots to five, with a fi­nal score of 32-14.

Un­for­tu­nately that’s where the joy ended for Deni with Harry Lea (s), Mal Wubbels, Keith Plat­t­fuss and Bill Young strug­gling all day with a fi­nal score 23-15 in favour of the hosts.

Bryan Kem­nitz (s), Lee Hil­lier, Tony Danck­ert and Joanne King also strug­gled dur­ing the day and ended up with a 35-12 loss.

Di­vi­sion Three hosted Moama and had a tough day.

All three rinks went down with a fi­nal score of De­niliquin 91-50.

Di­vi­sion Five Gold played at home to El­more and went down 64-35, and Di­vi­sion Five Blue trav­elled to Moama and played on the car­pet with both rinks go­ing down by 21 shots with a fi­nal score line of 70-28 in Moama’s favour.

De­niliquin’s ladies had a tremen­dous day on the greens with an­other win for both Di­vi­sion One and Three on Fri­day.

Di­vi­sion One trav­elled to Echuca to play Echuca Blue and were vic­to­ri­ous on two of the three rinks.

Jill Grimshaw’s team of Jenny Tonta, Brenda Leetham and Robyn Lit­tle scored 13 of the 25 ends, card­ing mul­ti­ples on six of those oc­ca­sions, one be­ing a ‘five’.

The Deni team held the op­po­si­tion to ‘ones’ for the ma­jor­ity of the en­counter, fin­ish­ing the day in front 25-14.

Fay Mun­ner­ley’s team of Jo Bovell, Lyn Smith and Win­nie Pat­tin­son had a close game from the start and were level on the 11th end and again on the 23rd end, but scored a ‘two’ and a ‘one’ to fin­ish three up, 23-20.

Vicki O’Keefe’s team of Joy McArthur, Dawn McCul­loch and Aileen Kennedy took the lead at the sixth end and drew away to be lead­ing 21-10 at the 19th when the op­po­si­tion came back strongly and took the lead. O’Keefe’s rink were down by three shots with two ends to go when they scored two ‘ones’ to go down by one shot, leav­ing De­niliquin with a 13-shot vic­tory over­all.

Di­vi­sion One are at home to Rochester on Fri­day.

Teams: Vicki O’Keefe (s), Dawn McCul­loch, Mau­reen King and Aileen Kennedy; Jill Grimshaw (s), Jenny Tonta, Brenda Leetham and Robyn Lit­tle; Fay Mun­ner­ley (s), Joanne Bovell, Lyn Smith and Win­nie Pat­tin­son.

Di­vi­sion Three trav­elled to Ton­gala where they took the hon­ours with one rink up and one rink down.

Caryn Hil­lier, He­len An­der­son, Toni Brooksby and Max­ine Nor­ton showed their op­po­si­tion a clean pair of heels from the start scor­ing a ‘three’ and a ‘five’ on the first two ends. They scored a fur­ther three ‘fours’ and a ‘six’ dur­ing the game.

The Ton­gala team was well beaten with the fi­nal score be­ing 37-16.

Bar­bara Berry, Joy Mann, Glenys Ches­sells and Rosie Jukes weren’t as lucky and ended the day 11 shots down, 27-16.

Luck­ily this still meant that the De­niliquin side claimed the win, fin­ish­ing 10 shots up over­all.

This Fri­day Di­vi­sion Three host Ky Val­ley View.

Teams: Bar­bara Berry (s), Joy Mann, Glenys Ches­sells and Rosie Jukes; Caryn Hil­lier (s), He­len An­der­son, Toni Brooksby and Max­ine Nor­ton.

Duty team - Vicki O’Keefe.

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