Deni Division One bounce back
Deniliquin Bowling Club’s Division One made their way back to the winner’s list in round three of the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division season.
Deni were comfortable on their home greens, knocking off Rochester with two out of three rink wins to win overall by 16 shots, 74 to 58.
The team of Ray Brown, Lindsay Franklin, Linda Harris and skipper Simon Chisolm traded shots with Rochester over the first five ends, with the visitors leading 5 to 3.
Over the next five ends Deni took the lead to be in front 14 to 8, maintaining their lead over the following five ends to go into the afternoon tea break in front 18 to 12.
After the break Deni increased their lead to 23 to 15, before scored four shots to one over the last five ends to overcome Rochester 27 to 16.
Peter Chadderton, Murray Freshwater, Conway Bovell and skipper Shane Laing also picked up a crucial win for Deni.
The quartet started well after five ends leading Rochie 8 to 2.
The visitors outscored Deni over the next five ends but still trailed 10 to 6, before winning four of the next five ends.
Despite this they still trailed Deni with scores at 14 to 12 thanks to a ‘four’ on the 15th end by the home side.
Deni outscored Rochie after the break with six shots to one to lead 20 to 13 with five ends to play.
Deniliquin again outscored the visitors seven shots to two to run outwinners 27 to 15.
Stefan Truelsen, David Hessel, John Flisher amd skipper Jaime Shields had a horror start, trailing 14 to 2 after five ends, after conceding a ‘six’ on the 5th end.
Deni gathered themselves and outscored Rochester in the next five ends to trail 16 to 9, before bringing the margin back to 18 to 14 at the break.
Deni bested Rochie in the first five ends after the break but still trailed by two shots, 20 to 18.
The visitors finished strongly however, to be the eventual winners 27 to 20.
One rink win was enough for Deni’s Division Two when travelling to Rich River, picking up an overall win of 63 to 59.
Deni’s Graham Nesbit, Mark Tasker, Joanne Bovell and skipper Harry Lea started well with the first five ends going their way, leading Rich River 6 to 1.
Rich River made a comeback to trail Deni by two shots after 10 ends and by the break had taken the lead to be in front of Deni 11 to 10 after 15.
Rich River continued to increase their lead until Deni hit back with seven shots to three, to re-gain the lead 17 to 14 after 20 ends.
Over the last five ends the home side outscored Deni seven shots to one to run out winners 21 to 18.
Bill Young, Maxine Norton, Stephen O’Brien and skipper Paul Snare jumped out of the gates early to lead Rich River 12 to 0 after six ends.
Rich River returned the favour by winning the next five ends to trail Deni with a score of 12 to 8.
Deni went on to score six shots to one to go to the break 19 to 9 after 15 ends.
After the break Rich River hit back to reduce the gap to 20 to 15, before the visitors stormed home to a crucial 28 to 16 win.