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How did Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie do in finals action on Saturday?

March 5, 2014 4:11am

Jenny Kreemers eyes up the end for Seymour against Seymour VRI.


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SEYMOUR

GV midweek pennant

Division two played at Euroa in the qualifying final against Avenel. This was a great game for Seymour, winning all three rinks in style on a magnificent green running at 16.75, taking it out 16-87 to 0-53.

Division three also played at Euroa in the qualifying final against Violet Town, but the boot was on the other foot, being well beaten on every rink.

Seymour fronted up on Thursday at Euroa to play Shepparton Park in the preliminary final. A great result this time: Seymour 12-81 to Shepp Park 4-70. Seymour showed guts and determination after being down 34-40 at the lunch break, coming home strongly to win.

CBD midweek pennant

Seymour Blue played Kilmore at Broadford in the preliminary final. This game was a hard-fought affair with Seymour losing to a strong Kilmore side 75-70.

GV Saturday pennant

GV5 travelled to Shepparton Park to play in the elimination final against Nagambie, winning 14-82 to 2-74. A great effort and good luck for the preliminary final on Saturday against Shepparton RSL1 to be played at Murchison. It is to be hoped that some members will travel to provide support for this team.

CBD Saturday pennant grand finals

Seymour will host these games on Saturday. Seymour VRI will play Alexandra in division one and in division two Seymour VRI will play Broadford.

Club news

This weeks members draw $280 — number drawn 123 — Clive Royals not present to collect. March 28 will be the last social evening for the season. The members draw will be drawn until it is won. Member must be present to win the money.

The draw for the club fours has been done — please check noticeboard for dates these games are to be played by.

Following Alison Hall’s wonderful win on February 23 as Regional Champion of Champions she continued on Sunday as our representative from Central, being runner-up in the Regional Final of state singles. How good is that?

— Toucha

AVENEL

Although the ‘‘home and away’’ part of the pennant season has finished for the midweek competition and most of Saturday competition, our division six side in Saturday pennant played its penultimate match, resulting in a one-shot win over East Shepparton. This Saturday will see the last match of the season leaving only the final to be played on March 15.

In midweek pennant our division two side had an eventful week losing to Seymour on Tuesday then making full use of its second chance on Thursday against East Shepparton. Therefore the final yesterday saw Avenel and Seymour face off once again at Tatura.

Coming Up: Midweek 100 up next round at 10am on March 13 followed by lunch/get together at 12.30pm, BYO lunch. Also social bowls for those not playing 100 up. March 16 is the GV Charity Social Bowls day. As always please check the notice board and the club syllabus for upcoming competitions and events.

NAGAMBIE

Division two led for 99 ends and 14 bowls before Shepparton Park skipper Peter Stewart put down his last bowl trailing on the overall scores card. It was his ordinary shot that robbed the locals of their first appearance in division two grand final.

But all is not lost yet, Nagambie play Shepparton Golf in the preliminary final on Saturday and I believe they can topple Golf and have another crack at Shepparton Park in the grand final.

Young bowler Jack Spencer was in fine form as were the Nichols brothers Peter and Daniel.

Division five are to be congratulated on their effort, being the underdogs, and only suffered an eight-shot defeat by Seymour, in what was a close and sometimes rowdy encounter — just ask Max who should have received an award for tolerance.

Manager Max would like to thank bowlers in division five for sticking together and having the chance to play in the elimination final. Also thanks to Vicki Reidy who scored for us.

Best of luck to division two this week.

It was good to see five teams travel to the Heathcote, although apart from having a good day no winners were reported.

— Bowl Away With MJ

CBD midweek pennant preliminary final (at Broadford)Kilmore 75 d Seymour Blue 70

S. Hodges 19 lt J. Nichols 27; L. Young 23 lt A. Hall 25; M. Wood 33 d D. Hogan 18.

Kilmore played Wallan in the final at Alexandra yesterday.

CBD Saturday pennant preliminary finals (at Yea)Division OneKilmore 94 lt Seymour VRI 119

P. Skehan 33 d D. Noonan 19, S. Fletcher 26 lt J. Purcell 30, T. Young 16 lt G. Jones 33, R. Richards 19 lt G Neal 37.Division TwoSeymour VRI 94 d Alexandra Maroon 46

R. Berglund 39 d R. Savage 13, R. Hockley 30 d J. Scott 21, G. Bester 25 d B. Armstrong 12.

Seymour Bowling Club will host the CBD grand finals on Saturday — VRI will play Alexandra in division one and VRI plays Broadford in division two.

Goulburn Valley midweek pennantDivision Two semi-finalSeymour 16-87 d Avenel 0-53

M. Prudden 32 d P. Pedder 18, D. Bigelow 26 d J. White 19, W. Atkins 29 d J. Furletti 16.Division Three qualifying finalViolet Town 16-93 d Seymour 0-47

L. Russell-Jones 35 d L. Tomkins 14, M. Locke 29 d M. Maggs 12, W. Biach 29 d J. Wesselman 21.Division Four elimination finalNagambie 0-39 lt Katandra West 14-59

S. Hall 20 lt M. Ash 27, V. Reidy 19 lt L. Lindner 32.Division Two preliminary finalAvenel 16-73 d East Shepparton 0-60

J. White 25 d J. Delmenico 22, J. Furletti 23 d L. Cain-Barber 19, P. Pedder 25 d M. Jeffrey 19.Division three preliminary finalSeymour 12-81 d Shepparton Park 4-70

M. Maggs 34 d E. Brewster 14, L. Tomkins 28 lt E. Cameron 29, J. Wesselman 19 lt B. Durston 27.

Seymour played Avenel in the division two grand final and Seymour played Violet Town in the division three grand final.

Goulburn Valley Saturday pennantDivision Two qualifying finalShepp Park 15-97 d Nagambie 3-95

P. Matthews 32 d D. Fothergill 20, R. Hill 20 drew P. Nichols 20, F. Watson 25 d R. Page 22, G. Edwards 20 lt D. Nichols 33.Division Five semi-finalSeymour VRI 16-88 d RSL (1) 0-50

I. Nichols 25 d H. Taylor 23, D. Emmerson 27 d R. Thorp 24 S. McGregor 36 d P. Fraser 3.Seymour 14-82 d Nagambie 2-74

M. Law 37 d G. Pianta 26, D. Boyd 21 lt M. Fothergill 25, V. Hall 24 d R. McLeod 23.Division Six round-robinEast Shepp 1-44 lt Avenel 13-45

P. Delaney 20 lt R. Lloyd 21, R. Pozzobon 24 drew B. Smith 24.

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