Echuca bowlers Tex Harrison and Ken Jones won the Jack Hamilton VC trophy at the National RSL Lawn Bowls Carnival in Melbourne recently.ZACH HUBBER January 17, 2013 4:04am
Echuca bowlers Tex Harrison and Ken Jones were part of the triumphant Victorian side which won the Jack Hamilton VC trophy at the National RSL Lawn Bowls Carnival in Melbourne earlier this month.
The team, which was chaired by Moama resident and RSL life member John Munro, finished ahead of NSW overall to win the silverware at Glen Waverley Bowls Club.
Munro also served as the national president of the RSL bowls council for the second time, his first being in 2006 when Victoria last won the trophy.
Victoria won five of its six games at the carnival, losing to NSW in the fourth Test.
But a slip up by the NSW team against Western Australia in the second Test aided Victoria’s chances.
The win broke a three-year winning streak by NSW and was the 12th time Victoria had claimed the title since the competition’s inception in 1961.
Munro said this was the last year he would serve, saying he liked the idea of going out on a high.
Results: First Test: Victoria 129 d Tasmania 68; Second Test: Victoria 109 d South Australia 75; Third Test: Victoria 115 d Western Australia 85; Fourth Test: NSW 100 d Victoria 96; Fifth Test: Victoria 105 d Queensland 91; Overall: Victoria 8+135, NSW 8+47, Queensland 6+65, WA 6+16, Tasmania 2-136, SA 0-127.
Workers from charitable organisation People Supporting People are warning Shepparton residents to keep an eye out for a woman falsely claiming to be collecting donations on their behalf.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
History is recorded to inspire the next generation, author John Northage said at the launch of, Mending the Goulburn Broken, in Shepparton last week.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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