Covering the Goulburn and Murray valleys

Mixed results for bowlers

Wrap of the action and news from Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie.

November 28, 2012 4:32am

Luke Spargo in action for Seymour against Hill Top.

Gallery: See more of the bowls action here.


This week we had mixed results in the midweek pennant with only one Goulburn Valley team having a win and the CBD Division One team losing at Eildon. However this team is currently on top of the ladder with only one loss and 74 points.

The GV Division Two side is second on the ladder with 64 points to Avenel with 68. The Division Three team is on top with 67.

A successful over-60s tournament sponsored by Seymour Self Storage was held on Wednesday (80 players). The winners were a Seymour team in Terry Smalley, Don Lawton, Bill Solomon, and Terry Flynn (skip).

Saturday Bankers was well patronised on a hot day. The winners were Marg Callaghan, Pat Dawe and Marj Kane (skip). Don’t forget the Scroungers game on Thursday evenings 6.30pm for 7pm.

Linda Brown played in the State Novice final at Kilmore on Sunday against Ruth Bennett from Barooga and won in a close game. Brown then played Kerrie from Mooroopna Golf and sadly was beaten. Well done Linda.

Congratulations to Dot and Di, Ann and Alison and Scott and Maurie for successfully representing our club in the State Pairs.

All three pairs won their sections and go on to the finals on Sunday at Alexandra.

The markers forum on Friday was informative. Thanks to all who attended (about 30 members), they gained something from it and many questions were asked and answered by Kerry Ralph.

Friday social nights for club members and guests are continuing each week with competitions and fun throughout the evening.

Bookings are being taken for the club’s Christmas Party on December 16. Payment must be made to Linda Brown or Di Templeton by December 9. List is in the clubhouse.

Saturday pennant GV Division One: A great reaction to last week’s loss when this team, despite being down two of their regular bowlers, but with the inclusion of Luke Spargo, defeated the highly fancied Hill Top team in a tough encounter. Well done players and now we travel to Stanhope for a game on a green many of our players will not have seen before. A concerted effort this week at training from all the players will help.

CBD Division One: Travelled to Alexandra and were beaten by a team on the rebound. Notwithstanding this they did as well as possible against this strong unit who have been strengthened by the inclusion of several players.

CBD Division Two: This team returned to the winners circle in emphatic fashion when they travelled to Eildon to play Eildon/Yea. An excellent result from all players.

GV Division Five: They travelled to Shepparton RSL and came home with big smiles after winning all three rinks on a green new to most players. A wonderful effort from this group who would now be sitting at the top of the ladder.

A message to all club members, on Thursday between 4pm and 7pm the greens are reserved for pennant practice and therefore no club games are to be played during this time. Furthermore please practice on the greens as advised.



Mixed results from this week’s pennant. Division One travelled to Eildon to play the bottom team of the Division One competition and though they expected a win returned somewhat embarrassed winning only one rink and a drawn rink.

Division Two Blue travelled to Alexandra expecting a close game against Alexandra Blue and although winning two of the three rinks, there was not enough in reserve to cover the losing rink. Division Two Navy had a day out at the VRI Number Two green against the hapless Kilmore White team who have yet to win a game, winning all rinks by big margins and 84 shots up overall.

Division One played at Eildon green with Eildon starting with a big lead, resulting in Seymour VRI playing catch up for most of the game with one winning rink, a drawn rink and one rink, losing by only one shot, but not enough in reserve to cover the fourth rink with an overall deficit of 17 shots.

Division Two Navy team hosted Kilmore White at the Number Two green, winning all three rinks and 84 shots up. The contest was uneven as the VRI Navy team on top of the ladder and Kilmore White at the bottom of the ladder still looking for their first win. The result was a percentage booster builder for the VRI Navy team.

Division Two Blue team travelled to Alexandra playing Alexandra Blue team which is similarly experienced to the VRI Blue team. In a close and exciting contest, the VRI Blue team although winning two rinks could not hang on and went down by three shots overall.

On Saturday, Division One plays Broadford and a real effort will be required to remain in the top four contention over the Christmas break. This game will now be played at Broadford as the VRI green requires major maintenance before pennant begins after the Christmas break. Division Two Blue will be the home team to confront their VRI counterparts Division Two Navy at the Number Two green.

The Seymour VRI Bowling Club Christmas break up will be held at the club after pennant on December 15 at 7pm. Keep selling your Christmas raffle tickets and return the sold tickets to the club.

— Two Hats


A mixed bag of results in the midweek pennant for our teams. Both played at Mooroopna with Division Two going down by 19 shots while Division Four scraped home by three, keeping its finals hopes alive.

On Saturday Division Four went down by a narrow margin to their hosts Shepparton Park. Division Six welcomed RSL and after the full quota of ends Avenel had won by 18 shots.

On Sunday the men played two rounds of the Club Championship — congratulations to those who are advancing to the next round and well done to all who entered.

The ladies Championship is down to the last four with the semis to be played tomorrow and the final scheduled for December 6.

Members are reminded to donate an item for the hamper and to take a book of tickets to sell — to be drawn on December 16 at the Christmas breakup.

Please check the noticeboard for competitions and/or upcoming social events.

Cheerio to Graeme as he recuperates in hospital after his operation.


Division Two kept its slim chance of making the four alive with a good win against Shepparton park. The locals seem to match it with most teams on their home carpet.

Division Five had no answer to Stanhope. Apart from Keith Hollands’ team having a good win by 16 shots, Stanhope showed no mercy to Nagambie on their own dung hill. We seem to play well on the carpet but on a green that was tricky we seemed lost in more ways than one.

The A-grade champion play is down to four, Des Fothergill versus Glen Weatherall and Chris Spencer will play last year’s winner Greg Brack.

The Bernie Deane triples began on Wednesday night with the winner being Dave Dickson (skip), Blair Taylor-Lloyd and Dave’s grand-daughter Ashley Wilde. Players are reminded that names in by 6.30pm with play to start at 7pm.

It was good to see Telegraph staff member Chalpat Sonti having a bowl (and most enjoyable it was — Editor).

First round of 100 Up to be played on December 9 at 1.30pm. Keith, Charles and Todd have put a lot of work into the Perry green and their determination to have a good green is really paying off.

The Twos are away to Rushworth on Saturday and the Fives play Hill Top at home. Well done to the midweek pennant team which had a huge win over Colbinabbin by 78 shots.

— Bowl Away With MJ

Central Bowls Division Saturday pennant

DIVISION ONE: Eildon d Seymour VRI 95-78

M. Armstrong d G. Neal 35-11, K. Turner d J. Purcell 20-19, I. Layfield sq G. Jones 21-21, M. Aldenhoven lt B. Dawe 19-27.

Alexandra d Seymour 128-90

L. Scott d D. Hogan 41-14, A. Webster d D. Atkins 35-19, B. Simmons d N. Harris 28-21, G. Gilmore lt A. Hall 24-36.

DIVISION TWO:Alexandra Blue d Seymour VRI Blue 634-61

L. Colson d R. Hockley 28-17, L. Zvikevitch lt R. Richards 16-18, A. Smith lt K. Parker 20-26.

Seymour VRI Navy d Kilmore White 116-32

J. Furletti d N. Beard 47-15, R. King (Navy) d A. Still 35-7, D Emmerson d M. Symonds 34-10.

Eildon-Yea lt Seymour 60-87

L. DiBella d A. Cassidy 25-24, A. Parish lt L. Hall 22-29, R. Birchall lt P. Lawrence 13-34.

CBD midweek pennant: Eildon d Seymour 71-62

L. Sprales d J. Kreemers 32-11, H. Aldenhoven lt A. Hall 25-26, M. Aked lt D. Hogan 14-25.

Goulburn Valley Saturday pennant

DIVISION ONE: Seymour 12-119 d Hill Top 2-102

M. Houghton 29 lt R. Werner 32, G. Broderick 33 J. Hicks 29, J. Reilly 28 d M. Stark 20, G. Whiteman 29 d M. Hooper 21.

DIVISION TWO: Nagambie 10-96 d Shepp Park 4-87

R. Smith 20 lt G. Cross 25, R. Page 23 lt G. Edwards 27, G. Brack 29 d S. vanTaarling 15, D. Fothergill 24 d R. Bone 20.

DIVISION FOUR: Shepp Park White 10-96 d Avenel 4-91

V. Mazzella 35 d A. White 14, K. Dudley 13 lt N. Slater 30, A. Sutherland 17 lt K. Willox 30, R. Smith 31 d D. Furletti 17.

DIVISION FIVE: Stanhope 8-79 d Nagambie 2-60

A. Brewer 32 d S. Hall 15, C. Legge 32 d M. Fothergill 14, D. Stephens 15 lt K. Hollands 31.

Shepp RSL 0-54 lt Seymour 10-81

R. Thorp 20 lt S. Love 29, J. Thomas 13 lt C. Royals 29, G. Ball 21 lt D. Boyd 23.

DIVISION SIX: Avenel 8-56 d Shepp RSL 0-38

T. Hibbert 27 d M. Villani 16, M. Mackie 29 d B. Johnson 22.

GV midweek pennant

DIVISION TWO: Seymour 61-2 lt Shepparton Park (2) 80-8 V. Nichols 25-0 lt M. Smith 27-2, M. Prudden 12-0 lt V. Bourke 30-2, D. Bigelow 24-2 d J. Roulston 23-0.

Mooroopna 73-8 d Avenel 53-2 N. Carland 38-2 d J. White 12-0, Jo Smith 21-2 d P. Peddar 17-0, J. Whyte 14-0 lt M. Black 24-2.

DIVISION THREE: Euroa 72-2 lt Seymour 74-8 G. Davis 35-2 d L. Tomkin 12-0, K. Boyce 13-0 lt J. Wesserman 33-2, N. Boz 24-0 lt G. Burgoyne 29-2.

DIVISION FOUR: Nagambie 100-8 d Colbinabbin 22-0 E. Donders 52-2 d M. Brown 11-0, S. Hall 48-2 d R. Weeks 11-0.

Mooroopna 44-2 lt Avenel 47-6 M. Morris 25-2 d M. Mackie 18-0, G. Smith 19-0 lt M. Wilson 29-2.

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