Deni BC wins Div. One local derby
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.