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Glory and heartache for local pennant sides

Just how did Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie bowlers fare?

March 12, 2014 4:25am

Greg Jones prepares to bowl for Seymour VRI against Alexandra in the CBD division one grand final.


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SEYMOUR

Goulburn Valley midweek pennant

We’ve come to the end of the pennant season in fine style for our division two team. Seymour 73 defeated Avenel 69 at Tatura last Tuesday. Well done for your first premiership in the Goulburn Valley.

Division three also played at Tatura in the grand final but with a different result. Violet Town 71 defeated Seymour 69. Better luck next year.

GV Saturday pennant

Division five had a great game in their preliminary final, but were eliminated by Shepparton RSL1 76 defeating Seymour 61.

Club info

The Jackpot Triples winners on February 26 were Peter Smith, Jim Stephen and John Cummins with a score of +27; runners-up were Barney Fitzsimmons, H. Glass and Garry Broderick with +17. Jackpot winners were Peter Tennant, Bob Edwards and Alan Glass.

Last week’s members draw $300 — number drawn 35, this was Allan Dingey’s membership number. He was not present so next week $320 will be the prize.

March 29 the club will run the Three Bowl Mixed Pairs Tournament in memory of Doug Hansen. Put name down on the sheet on the noticeboard if you wish to participate in this tournament. Most other Saturdays, social bowls will be run for those who wish to enjoy the autumn weather. There are a few Saturdays where club games will be played during April and early May — after that social bowls will begin in earnest. Put names on the sheet by noon on Saturdays.

The football tipping competition is again being run. Footy starts Friday so up front tips in to Bernie by Thursday. Cards for this are available from the clubhouse. Good prizes so be in it.

— TouchaSEYMOUR VRI

With two teams in the CBD bowls grand final the club expectations were high and some trophies were expected to return to the trophy cabinet.

Division one and division two teams headed for the Seymour Bowling Club in perfect weather conditions.

Division one played the team finishing on top of the ladder, Alexandra who were going for back-to-back division one premierships. Playing on grass suited both teams.

Alexandra started well with three rinks, heading the way and hanging on until afternoon tea with 22 shots up overall. They continued their dominance after tea, although the VRI rinks were competitive with the rink skipped by Daniel Noonan coming back for some remarkable bowls with the only VRI rink.

Division two played Broadford on the synthetic green that would have suited Broadford.

Seymour VRI division two team was trying for back-to-back division two champions, although only one member in this year’s team played in the grand final last year. The remainder of the players did not have much recent finals experience.

One VRI rink headed the lead and showed the way, but the other two rinks were searching for answers, though none came being 16-shots down at afternoon tea.

More competitive after tea, but not quite good enough the team finished 17 shots down.

Congratulations to Alexandra and Broadford on well deserved wins — both teams being front runners for most of the season.

Overall Seymour VRI Bowling Club has had a good season, with three teams in grand finals. The division five team has yet to play their grand final against Shepparton RSL next Saturday: it is expected to be played at Tatura.

The division five teams are expected to start favourites because the team have only lost one game (incidentally against Shepparton RSL) for the season. Best of luck to the division five team.

All the work and resources being put into both greens will be the next ask to ensure they will be up to a great standard for season 2014-15.

In the meantime footy tipping will be held again during winter ensuring members keep in regular contact with the club for another great season later in the year.

— Two HatsAVENEL

My apologies for giving the wrong day and date for the Midweek 100Up and get together lunch — hopefully everyone has realised/been told it was yesterday.

Congratulations to Saturday’s division six on finishing the season so well and good luck — good bowling to each member of the side who plays on Saturday in the big one. This will be against East Shepparton at Shepparton Golf.

Also a big well done to midweek pennant division two for reaching the final against Seymour and making a close game of it. Thanks to all players who contributed to the successful season and to the spectators for their terrific support and encouragement.

Coming up

Saturday and midweek tournaments on March 21, 22 and 26.

Pink/Blue Day fundraising social/fun bowls for cancer research on April 5 — always an enjoyable afternoon with novelties and fines for various ‘‘offences’’.

Cheerios to Ruth and Noel as they continue in their recoveries and to any other member experiencing ill health and/or other difficulties.

Good bowling division six, I will be cheering you on.

NAGAMBIE

After many seasons Nagambie have made the grand final in division two pennant. To my knowledge we were defeated by Shepparton RSL in our last encounter in the grand final. Since then we have been successful in division three. But this is the year of bringing home the big prize, after being beaten in a semi-final by league leaders Shepparton Park and a lucky bowl.

Nagambie qualified after a great performance against Shepparton Golf on Saturday. Before the game both Des and Daniel gave short pep talks to lift players’ morale, it was such a great performance and it would be wrong to single out one player.

Des said it was a team effort — we win as a team and lose as a team. A great effort by Greg Brack (recovering from knee surgery which took place just a fortnight earlier) who took the place of an ill Jack Spencer.

The support on Saturday was fantastic and I hope this continues this Saturday at Euroa and we can celebrate a victory at our clubrooms.

— Bowl Away With MJ

Central Bowls Division Saturday pennant

Division One grand final

Alexandra 103 d Seymour VRI 79

B. Simmons 34 d G. Neal 15, M. Simmons 28 d J. Purcell 22, L. Scott 22 d G. Jones 19, G. Gilmore 19 lt D. Noonan 23.

Division Two grand final

Broadford 79 d Seymour VRI 62

J. Phillipson 40 d R. Hockley 15, N. Oliver 19 d G. Bester 16, K. Nemeth 20 lt R. Berglund 31.

Goulburn Valley Saturday pennant

Division Two preliminary final

Nagambie 15-101 d Shepp Golf 3-98

D. Nichols 24 drew T. Dunlop 24, D. Fothergill 28 d G. Waddell 20, R. Page 26 lt GM Grant 32, P. Nichols 28 d W. Gribble 22.Division Five preliminary final

Shepp RSL 14-76 d Seymour 2-61

H. Taylor 36 d N. Harris 14, J. Thewlis 20 d V. Hall 19, R. Thorp 20 lt D. Boyd 28.Division Six (round-robin)

Avenel 14-47 d Murchison 34.

GV midweek pennant

Division Two grand final

Seymour 73-14 d Avenel 69-2

W. Atkins 26-2 d J. White 17-0, D. Bigelow 27-2 d J. Furletti 19-0, M. Prudden 20-0 lt P. Pedder 33-2.

Division Three grand final

Violet Town 71-13 d Seymour 69-3

H. Biach 27-2 d M. Maggs 21-0, M. Locke 22-0 lt L. Tomkins 26-2, L. Russell-Jones 22-1 drew J. Wesselman 22-1.

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