Kyabram Bowls Club’s pairs champions David Cartwright and Greg Shilling fell at the final hurdle in their first time bid to claim the Victorian Country Master Pairs title.
Kyabram Bowls Club’s pairs champions David Cartwright and Greg Shilling fell at the final hurdle in their first bid to claim the Victorian Country Master Pairs title on Friday.
Playing on their home green, Cartwright and Shilling showed the same commanding form in winning their section on Tuesday as they had in claiming their first club pairs title two weeks earlier.
They then defeated clubmates Chris Preddy and Paul McInnes and City of Echuca’s Philip Thorn and Robert Taylor respectively in the last 16 and quarter-finals to reach the last four.
Friday morning’s semi-final ended up a close contest, but the Ky pair eventually got the better of Bendigo East’s John Crawford and Aaron Tomkins 18-16, despite the visiting duo scoring five on the second-last end.
That win set up an appealing contest for the afternoon’s final encounter against Rochester’s two-time finalists Les Walles and Daryl Hooper.
Cartwright and Shilling were right in the contest until the 15th end when the Rochy pair scored a four to take a 17-11 lead.
Four more shots to Walles and Hooper over the next two ends sealed the result.
Despite losing out in the final, it was an impressive debut display over the week from the Kyabram champions.
The cause of a house fire at a vacant Shepparton house yesterday morning is under investigation.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
A small kitchen fire in Campaspe Community Children’s Centre caused the centre to be briefly evacuated this afternoon.
More residents coming forward to make official complaints is behind a rise in assaults in the Campaspe region, according to police.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
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Reigning Murray Valley Cricket Association premier Strathmerton was far too good for Finley on Saturday, registering a 115-run victory.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Christmas is a time of giving and UnitingCare Cobram has joined forces with Target to ensure no stocking is left empty this festive season.
The official launch of the Murray Valley Industry Park facility today will see the announcement of the Deni Innovation Expo 2014 date.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
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