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Bowls action heats up

A wrap of news from Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Naagmbie.

December 12, 2012 4:29am

Seymour skip Stuart Crockett provides some direction against Alexandra.

Gallery: See more of the bowls action here.


There were three games of mid-week pennant again last week.

The Division One side in Central Bowls played at home, winning two rinks and the game 14-78 to a strong Kilmore team 2-54.

Division Two in Goulburn Valley lost its game to Mooroopna, and Division Three had another good win at home over Hill Top.

CBD One — Lynda Rhode, Dilva Grattan, Jordan Reillyand Maureen Prudden (skip) 37 d M. Wood 14; Jenny Ridd, Bernie Dillon, Ann Borham and Alison Hall (skip) 26 d S. Hodges 12; Linda Brown, Dennis Klein, Jenny Kreemers and Denise Hogan (skip) lt L. Young 28.

Club members and new bowlers are enjoying the Scroungers game on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm for 7pm.

The last game before the Christmas break will be played tomorrow.

Don’t forget, your raffle tickets are to be in by today.

The club draw was $160 — Jean Chamley was the winner, but she wasn’t present.

Friday will be the last night for meals; a well deserved break will then be taken by our wonderful catering staff, who will resume on January 18.

The social committee would like to see as many bowlers as possible attend Sunday’s Christmas dinner. Please reserve your table with Di Templeton or Linda Brown. The cost is $25 per person, starting with nibbles at 6pm.

The mixed triples tournament is now open for entries. The flyer is on the noticeboard. Please enter your team with Derrick Boyd.

We are proud to have a new sponsor — Perfect Patches — for this tournament.

The twilight tournament will be held on January 4, and entries are now being taken; the flyer is on the notice board.

On Sunday the State Singles was played. The ladies played at Broadford, and the Round Two winners were Denise Hogan (Seymour) who defeated Sylvia Love (Seymour) 26-12, Marika Armstrong (Eildon) who defeated Lyn Gleeson (Broadford) 25-18, Alison Hall (Seymour) who defeated Margaret Legge (Alexandra) 26-12, and Judy Shelley (Alexandra) who defeated Ann Borham (Seymour) 25-24.

In the men’s State Singles the Round Two winners were Barry Lingham (Wallan) who defeated Trevor Young (Kilmore), Maurie Houghton (Seymour) who defeated Linton Gleeson (Broadford), Matt McMaster (Kilmore) who defeated Peter Wood (Kilmore), and Mark Simmonds (Alexandra) who defeated Justin Branch (Yea).

Congratulations go to all winners, and good luck next week; venue to be advised.

GV Division One: What a great day it was for this team, which travelled to Mooroopna to play last year’s premier which was widely tipped to win and set about their task in emphatic fashion to once again come home on the bus celebrating victory.

It was a great team effort with all players contributing to the positive result; there was a super performance from the players in Greg Whiteman’s rink, with Max Hammond earning the player of the week for an outstanding game.

Disappointingly, two of our players (Cummo and Peter Tennant) had to withdraw due to injuries this week. We hope you both get well soon.

This week is Euroa at home before the Christmas break.

CBD Division One: Unfortunately this team couldn’t match it with Wallan at Wallan. While clearly being competitive, we just can’t manage to have our noses in front at the end. It was a pretty good effort given it is a green that favours the home side.

CBD Division Two: Had a wonderful win against its opposition despite being without regular skipper Peter Lawrence. His replacement Stuart Crockett filled his shoes admirably and won his first game as skip. Well done, Stuart.

GV Division Five: There was another outstanding performance from this team, which is now sitting at the top of the ladder. The team succeeded despite being without Clive Royals, who unfortunately severely injured his hip and will be out of action for some time. We wish you a full and speedy recovery, Clive.

There was a big plus for our teams after analysing the cards — we are winning a good number of ends and keeping the average shot loss per losing end of the opposition to a minimum. This is an indication that all players are contributing well. Great work.

— Toucha

Seymour VRI

There were disappointing results for the club as all teams went down narrowly after conceding the lead late in their respective games.

Division One travelled to Alexandra and played on the grass green; holding an 11-shot lead, two rinks were unable to score over the last five ends on each rink, and the team conceded the lead to go down by three shots overall — falling out of the top four.

Division Two Blue at the VRI Number Two green also had a close finish, with all rinks unable to score sufficient shots as they finished their games to go down by nine shots overall.

Division Two Navy at the Broadford green was sweating on the last rink to finish as the opposition scored eight shots over the last four ends, and took the lead with a four-shot overall win.

Division One had a heartbreaking two-shot loss last week, and the pain continued as the Alexandra team’s score kept ticking over for a three-shot loss to Seymour VRI this week.

Division Two Blue faced up to a strong Alexandra Maroon team at the Number Two green, and held it to account until late in the game; but none of the VRI rinks were able to finish strongly and the team ended with a nine-shot deficit overall.

Division Two Navy travelled to Broadford and tasted its first defeat for the season, but held on to the top position on the ladder in another close-finishing game.

Saturday will be the last round of pennant prior to the Christmas break, and Division One travels to Kilmore to play the top team on the ladder in a must-win game for a chance to return to the top four after three losses.

Division Two Navy will need to return to the winning list against Seymour at the VRI Number Two green, and the Division Two Blue team will go to Kilmore against the Kilmore White team which appears to be struggling — but we must not become complacent.

All club games are to be played on the Number Two green until further advised.

Have you booked for the Seymour VRI Bowling Club Christmas break-up to be held at the club after pennant on Saturday, commencing at 7pm? Place your names on the attendance list at the club for catering purposes.

The Christmas raffle will be drawn on Saturday night at the Christmas break-up.

— Two Hats


Nagambie recorded an excellent but nail-biting win against Kyabram, gaining the points by just one shot.

The locals won on three rinks, and the only team to go down was that of Glen Weathrell. Although trailing all day, it was Glen and John who saved the day; down by one shot overall with one end to go, John drew the shot and on the last bowl of the day Glen drew second shot, giving Nagambie an exciting one-shot win.

The Fives did a good job, going down by only five shots. Well down on numbers owing to the un-availablity of some players, once again they had to call on the ladies to fill in; thanks goes to Dot Cameron and Lyn Sinden.

Next week the Twos will play Hill Top at home and the Fives will travel to Shepparton RSL.

The Christmas break-up will be held after the pennant games.

The final of the A-Grade championship will be a repeat of last year, with Greg Brack playing Des Fothergill. Greg was successful on that day but Des is hoping for a reversal of that result.

Wednesday bowls are still going well, winners were Geoff Higgins (skip) Kayla Shepherd and Keenan Shepherd.

— Bowl Away With MJ

Central Bowls Division Saturday pennant


Wallan d Seymour 95-76: P. Newell d D. Atkins 28-19, G. Edmunds d N. Harris 23-14, J. Coustley d A. Hall 24-22, S. Duncan lt E. Jarman 20-21.

Alexandra d Seymour VRI 93-90: M. Simmons d J. Purcell 29-15, B. Simmons d G. Jones 28-20, G. Gilmore lt B. Dawe 19-27, L. Scott lt K Lee 17-28.


Seymour VRI Blue lt Alexandra Maroon 63-72: B. Burgess d A. Boyd 27-24, R. Richards sq P. Cashmore 23-23, K. Parker lt R. Savage 13-25.

Seymour d Alexandra Blue 62-48: L. Hall d A. Hewitt 21-15, S. Crockett d A. Smith 22-17, A. Cassidy d L. Colson 19-16.

Broadford dSeymour VRI Navy 72-69: I. Mumford d R. King 24-16, N. Oliver d G. McPherson 25-24, S. Kolczarek lt J. Furletti 23-28.

Goulburn Valley Saturday pennant


Mooroopna 4-80 lt Seymour 10-89: M. Ryan 27 d J. Reilly 16, J. Stokes 15 lt G. Whiteman 29, B. Orr 16 lt M. Houghton 25, J. Anselmi 22 d R. Baldwin 19.


Kyabram 2-93 lt Nagambie 12-94: R. Harrison 33 d G. Weatherall 14, R. Anset 17 lt R. Page 28, N. Reddrop 20 lt G. Brack 24, C. Napier 23 lt D. Fothergill 28.


Avenel 4-84 lt Merrigum 10-95: D. Furletti 18 lt J. Chant 26, K. Willox 14 lt J. Arthur 26, A. White 24 d B. Parsons 22, N. Slater 28 d P. Trewren 21.


Nagambie 2-65 lt Shepp Golf 8-70: K. Hollands 20 lt I. Jennings 22, G. Williams 30 d R. Mackay 18, D. Dickson 15 lt F. O’Meara 30.

Seymour 10-116 d Mooroopna 0-47: S. Love 36 d D. Ryan 13, D. Boyd 44 d B. Paton 13, I. Ridd 36 d D. Blake 21.


Moor Golf 6-42 d Avenel 2-36: I. McLean 19 lt R. Lloyd 22, J. McDonald 23 d M. Mackie 14.

GV midweek pennant


Violet Town 73-6 d Avenel 67-4: E. Anderson 27-2 d P. Pedder 13-0, H. Biach 22-0 lt J. White 25-2, L. Holmes 24-0 lt M. Black 29-2.

Mooroopna 78-8 d Seymour 56-2: N. Carland 35-2 d J. Nichols 20-0, J. Smith 32-2 d M. Kane 11-0, J. Whyte 11-0 lt W. Atkins 25-2.


Seymour 93-10 d Hill Top (3) 46-0: J. Wesselman 22-2 d V. Maynard 17-0, G. Burgoyne 42-2 d P. McDonough 12-0, L. Tomkins 29-2 d G. Gillis 17-0.


Colbinabbin 43-0 lt Avenel 54-8: M. Brown 21-0 lt M. Mackie 27-2, J. Phelan 22-0 lt M. Wilson 27-2.

Nagambie 44-2 ltKatandra West 45-6: V. Reidy 28-2 d M. Ash 22-0, S. Hall 16-0 lt L. Lindner 23-2.

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