RSL rolled by ri­val in Di­vi­sion One

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

An­other de­feat in Di­vi­sion One against De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club has the Deni RSL Bowl­ing Club reel­ing in the Cam­paspe Val­ley Bowls Di­vi­sion.

RSL went down on two of the three rinks, go­ing down by an over­all mar­gin of 83 to 61 in the round four clash at the Deni RSL bowl­ing greens.

Terry Tay­lor with his team of Win­nie Pat­tin­son, Chris Tay­lor and Tony Tonta strug­gled for con­sis­tency against their op­po­si­tion.

They con­ceded two ‘fives’ within the first four ends which put them on the back foot for the re­main­der of the match.

A mid-game rally of sorts saw them draw closer at 22 to 14 on the 16th end, but that was as close as they got with the Deni Bowl­ing Club com­bi­na­tion adding a fur­ther 11 shots to their three over the re­main­ing nine ends. Fi­nal score, DBC 33 to RSL 17. Ken Wel­lard, Michael Howe, Dar­ren Greaves and Glenn Thom­son’s score­card showed a sim­i­lar tale to the first rink, although at the tea break they were right in the match trail­ing by just three shots.

How­ever from that point on the visi­tors tight­ened the screws to score heav­ily, adding a fur­ther 18 shots to RSL’s three to run out com­fort­able win­ners by 18 shots. Fi­nal score, DBC 34 to RSL 16. Daryl Wey­mouth’s team of Frank Daniels, Jenny Tonta and David Hart were the shin­ing light for RSL with an em­phatic vic­tory over Jamie Shields’ com­bi­na­tion.

They were down 9 to 2 on the sixth end but a ‘four’ on the next end gave them a con­fi­dence boost, lead­ing to them win­ning 10 of the next 13 ends to lead 23 to 12 on the 20th.

Shots were shared over the re­main­ing five ends but RSL were never threat­ened, cruis­ing to a 12 shot vic­tory. Fi­nal score, RSL 28 to DBC 16. Di­vi­sion Three were also at home to the De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club, win­ning on two of the three for a tight 73 to 70 vic­tory.

Jim Jen­nings and his team of Tony King, Cheryl Bradley and Craig Tay­lor shared shots over the first half of the match with the Deni side hold­ing a slen­der one shot lead, 13 to 12, at the tea break on the 13th end.

They still trailed 17 to 14 on the 17th end but from that point they played con­sis­tent bowls to win seven of the last eight ends pick­ing to earn a seven shot vic­tory. Fi­nal score, RSL 28 to DBC 19. Ron Marchetti, Rod Reid, Brian Clancy and Lyn Hard­cas­tle started strongly on their rink, pick­ing up ‘twos’ on each of the first three ends.

They added a fur­ther two shots on the fifth end to lead eight to one and were never headed, with the eight shot buf­fer the fi­nal mar­gin.

A ‘four’ to the visi­tors put them within three shots on the 23rd end but RSL fin­ished strongly, pick­ing up five shots on the fi­nal two ends to seal the vic­tory. Fi­nal score, RSL 30 to DBC 22. Lee Pat­tin­son’s group­ing of Tim Dover, Peter Lieft­ing and Don McCal­man strug­gled all day against their op­po­si­tion, that was led by David Sey­mour.

Down 16 to 6 at the tea break they ral­lied to grab a ‘three’ and a ‘five’ to be two shots be­hind on the 15th end.

How­ever, that was the end of the resur­gence as they only man­aged to pick up one soli­tary shot over the re­main­ing 10 ends.

Deni picked up 13 shots to com­plete a com­pre­hen­sive vic­tory but strong show­ings by RSL on the other two rinks en­sured vic­tory over­all. Fi­nal score, DBC 29 to RSL 15. A huge vic­tory to Max Con­nor’s team in Di­vi­sion Five en­sured a com­fort­able 69 to 38 over­all vic­tory for RSL against Echuca at Echuca.

Neville Austin’s group­ing of Alan Hodges, Jim Rhook and Bruce Clancy had a fan­tas­tic match against their op­po­si­tion.

On the eighth end scores were locked at six apiece, and then 12 to 11 in favour of the home side at the tea break.

Echuca skipped away to a six shot lead, 20 to 14, on the 19th end, only for RSL to grab five shots over the next two ends to trail 20 to 19 on the 21st end.

A ‘four’ on the next end saw RSL lead by two, then Echuca scored a ‘three’ on the penul­ti­mate end to lock the game up at 23 shots apiece.

A tense fi­nal end saw RSL score a sin­gle to take the match by a soli­tary shot. Fi­nal score, RSL 24 to Echuca 23. Max Con­nor, San­dra Hill, Gra­ham Gor­don and John Wil­son claimed an em­phatic vic­tory in their clash, in a game of two con­trast­ing halves.

In a tight first half, RSL led by a soli­tary shot 15 to 14 at the tea break on the 13th end.

From that point on how­ever it was all one way traf­fic with RSL win­ning 11 of the re­main­ing 12 ends, adding a mas­sive thirty shots, in­clud­ing a rarely seen ‘eight’ on the 15th end.

Fi­nal score, RSL 45 to Echuca 15.

Deni Bowl­ing Club Di­vi­sion One third Con­way Bovell ask­ing his skip­per for ad­vice.

Peter Lieft­ing in ac­tion for the Deni RSL Di­vi­sion Three side. Pho­tos cour­tesy Wayne Bradley.

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