Deni holds on in one-shot thriller

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club’s Mid­week Pen­nant Di­vi­sion One side scored a nail bit­ing win of just one shot at home against neigh­bour­ing club Mathoura on Fri­day.

Deni picked up two rink wins in the Cam­paspe Val­ley Bowls Di­vi­sion round four clash with fi­nal scores 63 to 62.

Toni Brooksby, Jenny Tonta, Joanne Bovell and skip Lyn Smith lea the way with a 12 shot win.

Scores were close un­til the sev­enth end when the lo­cals scored six shots.

They con­tin­ued on from there scor­ing on a fur­ther 10 ends to win 26 to 14.

Linda Har­ris led her team of Max­ine Nor­ton, Brenda Leetham and Dawn McCul­loch to an 11 shot win.

Be­ing level seven times dur­ing the game, in­clud­ing 16-all on the 21st end, the home side scored the max­i­mum of eight shots on the 22nd end to give them­selves a buf­fer.

A ‘two’ on the last end en­sued a 28 to 17 win for the home side.

Win­nie Pat­tin­son, Joy McArthur, Fay Mun­ner­ley and skip­per Jill Grimshaw had a hor­ror day, los­ing by 22 shots against a strong op­po­si­tion.

Deni only man­aged to score on eight of the 25 ends with a fi­nal score of 31 to 9. Di­vi­sion Two had the bye. This week both di­vi­sions are at home. Teams for Di­vi­sion One against Rochester are as fol­lows:

Win­nie Pat­tin­son, Joy McArthur, Fay Mun­ner­ley, Jill Grimshaw (s); Max­ine Nor­ton, Brenda Leetham, Joanne Bovell, Linda Har­ris (s); Toni Brooksby, Jenny Tonta, Dawn McCul­loch, Lyn Smith (s).

Di­vi­sion Two will City of Echuca. Teams are as fol­lows:

Loris Yates, Tony Danck­ert, Glenys Ches­sells, Caryn Hil­lier (s); Aileen Kennedy, Cheryl Bradley, Joy Mann, Maureen King (s); Lor­raine Tasker, Barb Berry, He­len An­der­son, Robyn Lit­tle (s).

Emer­gency: Steve King.

The Club sin­gles cham­pi­onship is down to the fi­nal with Jill Grimshaw set to take on Linda Har­ris.

The cham­pi­onship clash will be played on Sun­day, Novem­ber 18 at the De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club.

The De­niliquin Rams have ap­pointed co­coaches to lead their re­serves side for next year’s Mur­ray Foot­ball League sea­son.

Pop­u­lar club­men Jake Caval­laro and Sam Cal­lanan will take the reins from Aaron Pat­ter­son who will stay on as a player in 2019.

Caval­laro and Cal­lanan have each played over 100 games for the club, a mix­ture of se­niors and re­serves footy. Both coaches will play an on-field role in 2019, and Caval­laro praised the job ‘‘Patto’’ did lead­ing the side this year.

‘‘We’re very grate­ful to Patto (Pat­ter­son) who did a su­per job to get a side on the park for most weeks and we’re very happy he’s stay­ing on to give us some guid­ance and to play an on-field role - he’s very pop­u­lar with the play­ers.

‘‘It’s been a bat­tle for num­bers for a few years and our goal is to turn that around and get a reg­u­lar side on the park ev­ery week, get a lit­tle bit more com­pet­i­tive and, most im­por­tantly, en­joy our footy and the so­cial side.

‘‘I’ve been at the club for a long time and there was still a good feel­ing around the place even though we weren’t win­ning matches (this year).

‘‘There was a big crowd of past play­ers at our home games and that was great to see.

‘‘It showed that peo­ple care, and hav­ing Frog (Troy Bartlett) and Sam (Hall) take on the se­nior job be­cause they love the place was prob­a­bly what in­spired us to take on the twos to do our bit.

‘‘We’re invit­ing any­one whod like a game of footy and a good, so­cial at­mos­phere to get along and sign up for next year.

‘‘The boys (se­nior co-coaches) have al­ready re­cruited some new play­ers into the se­nior side and we’d like to do the same.’’

The Deni Rams will hold a meet the coaches night at the clu­b­rooms on Fri­day, Novem­ber 16 from 6pm with a bar­be­cue din­ner pro­vided.

All past and prospec­tive play­ers are wel­come, as well as any par­ents, spon­sors and sup­port­ers.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Sam Hall on 0408 425 777 or Jake Caval­laro on 0419 495 526.

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