MOAMA RULES ALL THE RINKS

River­ine­herald.com.au

The Riverine Herald - - GAME ON SUMMER - By An­drew John­ston

MOAMA has con­tin­ued its dom­i­nance at the top of the Cam­paspe Val­ley Bowls Di­vi­sion in round five.

Once again it was wins in di­vi­sion one for both the mid­week and week­end teams, with the week­end team re­main­ing one point ahead of Ton­gala for top spot.

In the mid­week game, their dom­i­nance con­tin­ues to grow with Moama nine points ahead of Echuca.

In a dom­i­nant show­ing, Moama routed the team from Rich River, claim­ing all three rinks and amass­ing a stun­ning 56-shot vic­tory.

With wins for Echuca and De­niliquin also tak­ing place, the top three re­main within strik­ing dis­tance of each other.

Moama re­tains top spot, but with a 4-1 record that Echuca and De­niliquin also hold.

De­niliquin had a 29-shot vic­tory against Rochester, while Echuca held on with the slight­est of mar­gins to de­feat Mathoura by the one shot.

But we will have to wait a bit longer to see a show­down be­tween any of these sides, with all three on the road in round six ac­tion.

While Moama’s week­end pen­nant team also had a vic­tory, it didn’t quite have the same mar­gin.

Though it was by no means a tight vic­tory that re­sulted.

Moama would have a 20-shot ad­van­tage on Deni RSL, claim­ing all three rinks to earn 16 points.

Sec­ond-placed Ton­gala also found them­selves with an­other win, claim­ing a 31-shot vic­tory over Rochester.

And the re­sult sets up the early match of the sea­son on Satur­day, with Moama to face off with Ton­gala in pen­nant ac­tion.

But it isn’t just di­vi­sion one that the Moama mid­week team is be­ing a dom­i­nant force in.

All sides in the three di­vi­sions of mid­week bowls are cur­rently on top of their re­spec­tive lad­ders and don’t look like slow­ing down.

Two shot wins in both di­vi­sions on Fri­day saw Moama ex­tend their leads to 14 points in di­vi­sion two and two points in di­vi­sion three.

With the qual­ity hang­ing on in all di­vi­sions, its look­ing like an­other strong year for Moama.

Luke He­mer.

GREAT FORM: Moama’s Terri Thomp­son strikes a com­mand­ing pose in the CVBD di­vi­sion two bowls match against Rich River while Ton­gala’s Tim Fraser (right) draws a re­sponse from on­look­ers dur­ing the CVBD week­end di­vi­sion three clash with De­niliquin RSL. Pic­tures:

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.