Di­vi­sion Three flies flag for RSL

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

Vic­tory for Di­vi­sion Three over El­more was the only joy for Deni RSL Bowl­ing Club in round three of the Cam­paspe Val­ley Bowls Di­vi­sion on Satur­day, with Di­vi­sion One and Five go­ing down to Ton­gala and Moama re­spec­tively at home.

RSL’s Di­vi­sion One side went down by 24 shots over­all, de­feated on all three rinks, 77 to 53.

Terry Tay­lor with his team of Win­nie Pat­tin­son, Chris Tay­lor and Tony Tonta strug­gled against their op­po­si­tion who did not al­low them into the game at any stage.

Ton­gala held the as­cen­dency all day and were never threat­ened in a 27 to 15 win.

Ken Wellard, Michael Howe, Darren Greaves and new­comer Larry See­ley showed glimpses of form but were un­able to counter a con­sis­tent Ton­gala com­bi­na­tion that al­ways held con­trol.

The vis­i­tors fin­ished on top 28 to 19.

Daryl Wey­mouth’s team of Frank Daniels, Jenny Tonta and David Hart were the best per­formed rink on the day for RSL fea­tur­ing in a close con­test.

Scores were even on the 12th end and again on the 20th be­fore Ton­gala man­aged to slip away to a nar­row three shot win, 22 to 19.

RSL’s Di­vi­sion Three won on all three three rinks by 16 shots over­all for a solid 85 to 69 vic­tory at El­more.

Jim Jen­nings and his team of Tony King, Ch­eryl Bradley and Craig Tay­lor started slowly, be­ing down 16-4 af­ter seven ends.

They clawed their way back into the match how­ever, play­ing some great bowls to draw level at 21-all on the 20th end.

RSL picked up eight shots to El­more’s five over the last five ends to earn a three shot vic­tory, 29 to 26.

Ron Marchetti, Rod Reid, Brian Clancy and Lyn Hard­cas­tle also fea­tured in a close en­counter.

Scores were level at 16-apiece at the tea break but RSL lost the next five ends to go eight shots adrift.

How­ever RSL re­gained their com­po­sure over the re­main­ing ends, pick­ing up shots steadily to grab a two shot vic­tory, 28 to 26.

Glen Thom­son’s group­ing of Tim Dover, Chris Framp­ton and Lee Pat­tin­son were the best per­formed rink on the day, scor­ing an em­phatic win.

They took the lead on the eighth end and main­tained a very con­sis­tent level of team bowl­ing to earn an 11 shot vic­tory, 28 to 17.

Di­vi­sion Five went down to Moama Green 46 to 42 in a tense bat­tle.

Neville Austin’s group­ing of Alan Hodges, Jim Rhook and Bruce Clancy trailed early then drew level at 11-all on the 11th end.

Moama picked up a ‘four’ and a ‘three’ on the next two ends to pull away to a handy seven shot lead.

RSL slowly chipped away to draw within a shot on the penul­ti­mate end, trail­ing 24 to 23.

In a thrilling fi­nale RSL grabbed a ‘four’ on the fi­nal end to snatch a three shot vic­tory, 27 to 24.

Max Con­nor, San­dra Hill, Gra­ham Gor­don and John Wil­son had a tight bat­tle all day and it was not un­til the fi­nal few ends that Moama broke away to take con­trol to win by seven shots, 22 to 15, to hand them an over­all vic­tory.

David Hart bowled strongly for Di­vi­sion One on Satur­day. Pho­tos cour­tesy Wayne Bradley.

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