RSL rolled by rival in Division One
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.