Mixed results for Deni Bowling Club teams
Toni Brooksby, Keith Platfuss, Stuart Treble and skipper Lloyd Ritchie struggled against Rich River, trailing 6 to 3 after five ends, with the home side extending their lead 16 to 9 after 15 ends.
After the break Rich River continued to outplay Deni to further increase their lead 20 to 11.
Deni tried hard to reduce the deficit, crucially closing the gap over the last five ends, going down 22 to 17.
Deni’s dominance in Division Three saw them win on all three rinks against Rich River, with an overall margin of 78 to 56.
In his Division Three debut Stephen King, along with Danny Stanmore, Graeme Dedman and skipper David Seymour conceded a Rich a ‘five’ on the first end, but responded quickly with a ‘four’ on the second and a ‘one’ on the third to be level.
The lead swapped over the next 13 ends with Deni going to the break trailing Rich River 18 to 17.
Over the next five ends after the break Deni outscored Rich River to lead 23 to 21.
Deni maintained their lead over the last five ends out scoring Rich River to run out winners 27 to 23.
Tony King, Anthony Shields, Col Knuckey and skipper Tom Todd won 11 of the first 15 ends to lead Rich River at the break 20 to 6.
After the break Rich River made a comeback, outscoring Deni 10 shots to five, however this was not enough to overcome the home side, running out eventual winners 25 to 16.
Tony Scoullar, Ray Anderson, Alan Hardcastle and skipper Tony Danckert started well to lead Rich River after 13 to 3 after 10 ends.
The next five ends saw Rich River outscore the home side to bring the margin back to 15 to 10 heading into the break.
After the break Deni outscored Rich River 11 to seven to win 26 to 17.
The game was won after the break by Danckert who played the perfect skips game by drawing absolute shot when down or restricting the opposition to ‘ones’ when it couldn’t be drawn.
Deni’s Division Five were outclassed at Elmore, going down on both rinks to suffer a 54 to 42 loss.
Ian Chessels, Kev Keane, Tony Smith and skipper Michael Donohue started slowly, going down 5 tp 1 after three before collecting a ‘four’ on the fourth end to draw level.
Deni scored six shots to four over the next eight ends to lead Elmore 11 to 9 on the 12th end.
Ends 13 and 14 went to Deni with a ‘five’ and a ‘four’ before Elmore hit back with a ‘five’ of their own on the 15th with a 20 to 14 margin in favour of the visitors.
After the break Elmore scored nine shots in three ends to close the gap to 20 to 18.
Scores remained close up until the 22nd with Deni slightly in front 23-22 with three ends to play.
Elmore won the last three ends to run out winners 27 to 24.
Louis Villella, Sheena Wubbels, Alan Morton and skip Barry Seignior were in a close battle with Elmore leading 9 to 7 after 10 ends.
Over the next five ends Deni scored seven unanswered shots to lead Elmore into the break 14 to 9.
After the break Elmore came out swinging, scoring nine shots to two to pinch the lead.
Deni were well outscored in the last five ends to go down 27 to 18.
Division One skipper Shane Laing applauds the efforts of third Murray Freshwater bowl on Saturday. Photos courtesy Wayne Bradley.
Lead Tony Scoullar sends one down the green for Division Three.