Covering the Goulburn and Murray valleys

Bowling up a storm

All the action from Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie.

January 23, 2013 4:37am

Seymour VRI's Geoff Dixon at the point of reelase against Broadford.

Gallery: See more of the bowls action here.


The Jackpot Triples this week went to Barney Fitzsimmons, Joan Cassidy, Di Bigelow (skip) with +11.

Members please note the draws for club triples, Jack Sloan, and B-singles have been completed and are posted on the noticeboard.

Our next tournament will be the Australia Day Tournament to be held on January 28. Entries are now being taken — details are on the noticeboard.

Would any person who has borrowed an Easidraw Lawn Bowls Tournament Organisers Handbook from the club please return it. These books were purchased by the club to assist members who are working with the bowls committee to run tournaments and we are eager to have these books returned.

Another good club day was held on Sunday when the club pairs championship (men and women) and the ladies 100Up was played.

The mens 100Up was won by Maurice Houghton — congratulations to Maurie. Denise Hogan won from Dot Dillon in the ladies (great game girls). The mens pairs was won by Don Lawton and Rob Baldwin, with Maurie Houghton and Scott Fletcher being runners-up. The ladies club pairs was won by Ann Borham and Alison Hall, with the runners-up being Lois White and Joan Cassidy.

Congratulations go to all players who bowled wonderfully all afternoon, giving the large gallery an enjoyable day of bowling. Thank you to all who assisted in making it happen.

GV Division One — It could be called a trouncing of this team by a good unit in Shepparton Park. It is known they have a strong training and practice routine and it showed dramatically, especially in that they handled the conditions better than we did. If we are to finish in the four it will be necessary for the team to put in an improved commitment on the training track such as the Shepparton teams do. The big issue this week is that Shepparton Park won the ends contest 59-41.

CBD Division One — At Kilmore to the top team went down. This was a super effort by a good combination who week in and week out are competing against the odds yet produce excellent results. You set a good example.

CBD Division Two — Had a resounding victory over Kilmore White thus keeping their finals hopes alive, well done.

GV Division Five — Travelled to Tatura and were hosted by the team who on their own green demonstrated why they are the top team by winning all rinks. Playing them on neutral territory may result in a different outcome.

— Toucha


Division One team with a win on Saturday cleared the atmosphere even though the win was recorded against the bottom team on the ladder, but as a result Division One gained one position on the ladder to be sixth.

Division Two Blue were on track to record another win, but with less than 10 ends to play the opposition rallied to come back for a narrow three-shot win.

Division Two Navy team played their home game at Yea against Kilmore Blue and had no trouble winning all rinks for a huge 65-shot win.

Division One travelled to Yea and urgently needed a win to revive their finals campaign and returned winning two rinks and a 24-shot win overall.

Division Two Blue at the VRI Number Two green hosted Broadford in a close game that went right down to the last end, but failed to hang on by three shots overall. The team remained in fourth position due to the courtesy of Wallan who also lost their game by a small margin.

Division Two Navy team travelled to Yea, for a ‘‘home’’ game against Kilmore Blue, winning all three rinks and a huge 65 shots overall, retaining their top position on the ladder with Alexandra Maroon and Broadford all on the same number of wins competing for the top three positions.

On Saturday Division One are looking for another win for the season against Seymour in the local derby at the Tallarook St green. Division Two Blue will have their work cut out against a vastly improved Seymour team that will also be played at the Tallarook St green. Division Two Navy will travel again next Saturday for a contest at Alexandra against the Alexandra Blue team.

— Two Hats


Congratulations to both Saturday pennant sides on their fine wins, individual team scores are below. R. Lloyd’s team had a draw while M. Mackie’s team won giving Division Six a 52-44 shot win earning themselves another seven points and equal top ladder position. Well done to all players on their fine efforts. Division Four won 107-81. Unhappily our midweek results aren’t as pleasing as those as both sides were beaten.

As is our custom on the evening of the last home-and-away midweek pennant game, the players are gathering at the Avenel Hotel for dinner on February 5 between 6pm and 6.30pm. Those attending please contact Ruth U or Pam by Tuesday.

Our condolences are extended to Madge and her family and to John C and family on the passing away of their wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt Gayle. Our thoughts are with you.


The locals upset Shepparton Golf on Saturday winning by a slender five shots. The visitors were holding fourth spot on the Division Two ladder.

Greg Brack’s team did great, trailing for most of the game but getting their act together in the final few ends and winning by four shots.

Another good effort from the team skippered by Robert Smith which led for most of the game, had a bit of a slump but in the end went on to win by seven shots.

Division Five went down by only three shots in their game against Shepp Park.

New skippers Geoff Higgins and Todd Barnes did a good job for their first attempt. Geoff’s team won by eight shots and Todd’s four drew.

Entries for the tournament are pleasing with only a few spots left. Wednesday bowls was won by Geoff Higgins and Chalpat Sonti.

This week Division Two play Mooroopna at home and Division Five play Seymour away.

It was good to see both greens in use last Saturday. Avenel are using our greens while their green is being repaired. A big welcome to Avenel.

— Bowl Away With MJ

Central Bowls Division Saturday pennant


Kilmore d Seymour 99-87

D. Brown d D. Hogan 28-21, P. Skehan d E. Jarman 25-18, J. Reimann d A. Hall 26-25, K. Mayberry lt N. Harris 20-23.

Yea lt Seymour VRI 78-102

R. Branch d J. Purcell 24-14, J. Branch d G. Neal 25-23, K. Hatty lt G. Jones 15-32, P. West lt B. Dawe 14-33.


Seymour VRI Navy d Kilmore Blue 110-45

D. Emmerson d F. Kool 38-14, J. Furletti d D. Taffe 34-10, D. Noonan d M. Symonds 38-21.

Kilmore White lt Seymour 38-90

R. Mottee lt A. cassidy 18-28, B. Smethurst lt L. Hall 10-28, L. Booth lt W. Atkins 10-34.

Seymour VRI Blue lt Broadford 63-66

B. Burgess d I. Mumford 24-14, R. Hockley d J. Bruce 22-21, R. Richards lt S Kolcsarek 17-31.

Goulburn Valley Saturday pennant


Seymour 0-74 lt Shepp Park 14-111

J. Spargo 19 lt D. Smyth 32, M. Houghton 19 lt C. Power 22, R. Baldwin 16 lt G. Betts 24, D. Atkins 20 lt K. Ferguson 33.


Nagambie 10-99 d Shepp Golf 4-94

R. Page 27 lt GM. Grant 29, D. Fothergill 22 lt J. Tucker 26, R. Smith 24 d W. Gribble 17, G. Brack 26 d J. Crozier 22.

Avenel 12-107 d Mooroopna 2-81

A. White 27 d N. Alexander 12, K. Willox 30 d G. Young 21, D. Furletti 20 lt I. Russell 21, N. Slater 30 d B. Shipston 27.


Shepp Park 7-73 d Nagambie 3-70

D. Williams 35 d K. Hollands 24, K. Cuthbert 20 lt G. Higgens 28, R. Bourke 18 drew T. Barnes 18.

Tatura 10-71 d Seymour 0-57

G. Pieper 22 d I. Ridd 20, B Bordett 20 d S. Love 19, F. Clement 29 D. Boyd 18.


Avenel 7-52 d Murchison 1-44

R. Lloyd 26 d B. Brisbane 18, M. Mackie 26 drew M. Anderson 26.

GV midweek pennant


Seymour 90-10 d Murchison 46-0

J. Nichols 29-2 d M. Anderson 15-0, W. Atkins 29-2 d G. Polkinghorne 14-0, D. Bigelow 32-2 d H. Newton 17-0.

Avenel 60-2 lt Euroa 70-8

J. White 15-0 lt J. Taylor 30-2, M. Black 19-0 lt M. Steers 22-2, P. Pedder 26-2 d L. Byrne 18-0.


Shepparton Park (4) 69-4 lt Seymour 69-6

F. Coghlan 23-0 lt M. Maggs 29-2, B. Durston 21-0 lt J. Wesselman 26-2, C. Rikys 25-2 d L. Tomkins 14-0.


Tatura 48-6 d Avenel 43-2

V. Plant 28-2 d M. Wilson 21-0, J. Cohen 20-0 lt M. Mackie 22-2.

Euroa 40-2 lt Nagambie 56-6

B. Sharp 17-0 lt S. Hall 37-2, V. Weinberg 23-2 d V. Reidy 19-0.

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