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Finals edge closer for bowlers

At last some action after weather settles down.

February 19, 2014 4:17am

Charles Maynard in his familiar style for Nagambie against Seymour VRI.


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SEYMOUR

CBD midweek pennant

The first semi-final was postponed due to the bush fire emergencies and was scheduled for yesterday.

GV midweek

Division two — Seymour, top on the ladder, finished the season in splendid style by defeating Hill Top two rinks up.

Division three — Seymour lost to Shepparton Golf 14-68, winning one rink.

Saturday pennant

GV1 — After having the past couple of games cancelled due to extreme weather it was nice to come back with a great win over East Shepparton, Robbie Baldwin lead the way with a 20-shot victory which set the foundation for everybody else. Well done to all. On Saturday we play Mooroopna away and it would be great to end the season with another win, see you all at practice.

GV5 — Were credited with the points following a forfeit from Hill Top.

CBD1 — Lost to Alexandra at home.

CBD2 — Beat Alexandra Blue away.

Club news

The Jackpot Triples winners on Wednesday last with +19 were Barney Fitzsimmons, Don Lawton and Terry Smalley; runner-up on +15 was Bob Tomkins, Jenny Ridd and Jim Bruce. The jackpot ($72) was won by Derrick Boyd, Keith McCarthy and Peter Burns.

A ‘‘one off’’ special meal on Friday night was a get together for members and friends on Valentine’s Day. Members helped with the preparation of the meal. Lyn Meek organised the preparation and delegated the helpers in the kitchen. Dilva Grattan and Yvonne Mumford were more than up to the task with Sue and Graham Page setting up and decorating the tables. The support and hard work put in was much appreciated.

The membership draw $240 — number out 158 — was Dick Clayton, who was not present.

A big thanks to all the helpers with car-parking over the Expo weekend. Your efforts are appreciated.

— Toucha

CBD NEWS

Central Goulburn Murray regional finals

In the Men’s Fours played at Wunghnu on Sunday, Warren Broderick, Wayne Noonan, Peter Cleve and Daniel Noonan from Seymour VRI were runners-up to a composite side from Murray District.

On Sunday at Tallygaroopna Alison Hall from Seymour will play in the Women’s Champion of Champion Singles. In the Women’s Triples, CBD will be represented by Dot Dillon, Gail Krzciuk and Wilma Atkins from Seymour and in the Men’s Singles it will be Ken Argent from Alexandra.

The final rounds of CGM finals will be completed at Cobram on March 2. CBD winners are Alison Hall from Seymour in the singles and Phil Skehan and Scott Fletcher from Kilmore in the pairs.

AVENEL

Another week and yes, you guessed it — Saturday pennant was once again a ‘‘no-go zone’’ for our two sides. Both sides were scheduled to travel to Merrigum but that club was experiencing some much needed rain and it was decided to call off the pennant. This means Saturday pennant players have had virtually no bowls over the past three weeks apart from club competitions and social bowls.

Our midweek pennant sides finished the ‘‘home and away’’ matches on a high note recording good wins over their opposition. This week sees a break before the finals due to the Australian Open being played; good luck to any local bowlers competing.

Good luck and good bowling to the division two side which will be participating in the finals next week.

A speedy recovery wish is extended to Ruth King after her health scare last week. We are all thinking of you Ruth.

Happy birthday wishes to Les and John.

Friday night’s Mystery Meal was well attended by both members and guests. There will be a barbecue next Saturday after pennant because this is the last round before the finals. Lets hope the sides get to actually bowl this time.

A reminder to check your syllabus and the club noticeboard for upcoming events.

NAGAMBIE

Division two once again felt disappointment when they were unable to play against Mooroopna. This game could have seen Nagambie in second spot. Apparently the green keeper closed the green. Under the rules if another green is found it could have been played on — more on that later.

Division two will have to pull out all the stops to defeat top team Shepparton Golf. This game is to be played at home and I am confident they can win.

Division five played top team Seymour VRI. The scores of this game did not indicate the closeness of the game, it was only in the last five ends that VRI took control.

Division two play top team Shepparton Golf at home while the fives travel to second place holder Shepparton RSL(1). Good luck to both teams in the last home and away match.

The Jack Habel Memorial Mixed Pairs was played on Sunday with winners being Sharon and Steven Hall and runners-up Jim and Dot Lewry — both Dot and Jim played great bowls.

Best of luck to Greg Brack who will be having a knee operation later in the week.

Night bowls are being played each Wednesday starting at 7pm.

— Bowl Away With MJ

CBD Saturday pennant

Division OneSeymour lt Alexandra 66-135

G. Broderick lt M. Simmons 14-35, R. Fullerton lt L. Scott 14-41, D. Lawton sq G. Gilmore 26-26, I. Ridd lt B. Simmons 12-33.Seymour VRI d Wallan 118-83

G. Jones d J. Coustley 32-15, G. Neal d B. Lingham 31-13, D. Noonan lt J. Grose 29-30, J. Purcell d B. Smethurst 26-25.

Division TwoAlexandra Blue lt Seymour 54-83

M. Legge lt S. Crockett 16-28, G. Newman lt L. Hall 21-23, A. Smith lt C. Royals 17-32.Wallan d Seymour VRI 83-61

A. Ryan d I. McBean 24-21, K. Ryan lt R. Berglund 18-29, R. Gilder d R. Hockley 41-11.

Alexandra Maroon d KilmoreEildon lt BroadfordNext week the division two semi-finals will be held at the venue of the first named clubs.

Elimination Final: (3) Seymour VRI v (4) Seymour. Qualifying Final: (1) Broadford v (2) Alexandra Maroon.

All enquiries regarding details and player eligibility for finals matches should be directed to the CBD Match Committee.

GV Saturday pennantDivision OneSeymour 15-97 d East Shepp 3-92

A. Hall 23 d N. Boyd 22, B. Spargo 29 drew G. Franze 29, R. Baldwin 32 d R.Henderson 12, M. Hammond 13 lt P. Nichols 29.Division TwoMooroopna drew Nagambie

Game abandoned.Division ThreeMerrigum drew Avenel

Match abandoned.Division FiveNagambie 0-52 lt Seymour VRI 16-75

M. Fothergill 13 lt S. McGregor 27, R. McLeod 20 lt D. Emmerson 22, G. Page 19 lt I. Nichols 26.Hill Top drew Seymour

Game abandoned.Division Six

Merrigum drew Avenel

Match abandoned.

GV midweek pennantDivision TwoMurchison 59-0 lt Avenel 76-16H. Newton 18-0 lt M. Black 26-2, M. Anderson 18-0 lt P. Pedder 24-2, G. Polkinghorne 23-0 lt J. Furletti 26-2.Hill Top 62-2 lt Seymour 87-14B. Smith 17-0 lt D. Bigelow 40-2, N. Brisbane 18-0 lt W. Atkins 29-2, M. McGurgan 27-2 d M. Prudden 18-0.Division ThreeSeymour 58-2 lt Shepp Golf 68-14L. Tomkins 26-2 d C. Dealy 14-0, M. Maggs 10-0 lt R. Cumming 26-2, J. Wesselman 22-0 lt P. Fitzsimmons 28-2.Division FourAvenel 60-14 d Euroa 28-0F. Willox 29-2 d B. Webster 12-0, B. Smith 31-2 d M. Rennie 16-0.Nagambie 14 d Colbinabbin 0Nagambie won on forfeit.

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