Deni BC wins Div. One lo­cal derby

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club's Di­vi­sion One side picked up an­other vic­tory on the week­end, trav­el­ling across the road to de­feat ri­val Deni RSL on Satur­day.

Deni had two big rink wins in the round four Cam­paspe Val­ley Bowls Di­vi­sion to record an im­pres­sive 83 to 61 over­all vic­tory.

Ray Brown, Lind­say Franklin, Mur­ray Fresh­wa­ter and skip­per Linda Har­ris, who made the switch from RSL this year, were in a tight bat­tle early.

The first five ends were even, locked at 5-all, be­fore Deni edged their way in front over the next 10 ends hold­ing a four shot lead 16 to 1.

The five ends af­ter the break saw Deni cut loose, scor­ing 14 shots to one to lead 30 to 13 com­ing into the last five ends, with the visi­tors even­tu­ally win­ning 34 to 16 af­ter 25 ends.

Gra­ham Nis­bet, Peter Chad­der­ton, Con­way Bovell and skip­per Shane Laing started with a bang scor­ing 12 shots to three in the first five ends, in­clud­ing two ‘fives’ on the first and fourth end.

RSL hit back over the next 10 ends to close the gap to 20 to 14 at the break.

Deni won the next five ends to ex­tend their mar­gin to 29 to 14, be­fore run­ning away with a 33 to 17 vic­tory.

Ste­fan Tru­elsen, David Hes­sel, John Flisher and skip Jamie Shields started 8 to 2 in front over the first five ends, with RSL scor­ing six shots to two to re­duce the deficit to 10 to 8 af­ter 10 ends.

RSL won the next five ends to go into the break in front 16 to 11, con­tin­u­ing their dom­i­nance over the fol­low­ing five ends to lead 23 to 12.

RSL's man­aged five shots to four over the last five ends to win with a score of 28 to 16.

Deni’s Di­vi­sion Two con­tin­ued their un­beaten start to the sea­son with an im­pres­sive 52 shot win at home against Rochester.

The home side won on all three rinks to fin­ish with a 97 to 45 mar­gin.

Bill Young, Max­ine Nor­ton, Bryan Kem­nitz and skip Paul Snare started by outscor­ing Rochie 11 to 7 over the first 10 ends, but the five ends be­fore the break went to the visi­tors, clos­ing the gap to 15 to 13.

Af­ter the break Deni came out fir­ing, scor­ing 18 shots to 3 to fin­ish in front 33 to 16 af­ter 25 ends.

Toni Brooksby, Keith Plat­t­fuss, Stu­art Tre­ble and skip Lloyd Ritchie were dom­i­nant in their game lead­ing 22 to 5 af­ter 15 ends.

They con­tin­ued to build on their lead over the re­main­ing 10 ends, record­ing a 36 to 14 win.

Robert Mor­ris, Mark Tasker, Joanne Bovell and skip­per Harry Lea also got away to a strong start with a 14 to 5 lead af­ter 10 ends, be­fore Rochie pegged the mar­gin back to 16 to 9 be­fore the break.

Af­ter the break Deni re­gained the lost ground to lead 20 to 11 go­ing into the last five ends, with a ‘five’ on the 25th end see­ing them run out win­ners 28 to 15.

Deni’s Di­vi­sion Three were un­able to over­come ri­val Deni RSL, go­ing down on two rinks at the Deni RSL greems to suf­fer a 73 to 70 loss.

Tony Scoullar, Carly Crothers, Lee Hil­lier and skip Tony Danck­ert were un­able to cap­i­talise on a strong start go­ing down 28 to 19 af­ter lead­ing 7 to 3 af­ter the first five ends.

Stephen King, Danny Stan­more, Graeme Dead­man and skip Dave Sey­mour im­pressed af­ter a close start, with a 16 to 14 shot mar­gin in favour of the visi­tors af­ter 15 ends.

Deni put their foot down on the pedal in the re­main­ing 10 ends, drop­ping just one more end to win 29 to 15.

Tony King, An­thony Shields, Colin Knuckey and skip Tom Todd were left play­ing catch-up from the start, trail­ing 8 to 1 af­ter five ends.

They man­aged to peg the mar­gin back but a strong fin­ish from RSL saw them take the win 29 to 22.

Di­vi­sion Five crum­bled late to fall to a vis­it­ing Mathoura 49 to 40.

Ja­sonMacKel­lar, Tony Smith, Michael Don­ahue and skip Rus­sell Dou­glas led all day un­til Mathoura drew level with on end to go.

The visi­tors man­aged to pick up a ‘two’ on the fi­nal end to steal vic­tory from Deni, 22 to 20.

Sheena Wubbels, Barry Seignior, Alan Mor­ton and skip Alan Hard­cas­tle also let their lead slip.

Lead­ing 16 shots to 10 af­ter 18 ends Deni al­lowed their op­po­nents to score a ‘three’ and a ‘five’ on the 19th and 20th ends, with Mathoura cruis­ing to a 27 to 20 vic­tory.

Lind­say Franklin sends his bowl down the RSL club greens for Deni BC Di­vi­sion One. Photo cour­tesy Wayne Bradley.

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