Moama is sitting in prime position to claim the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division pennant title this season as the season resumes this weekend.ZACH HUBBER January 10, 2013 4:07am
With only a third of the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division season to go, finals positions are beginning to cement themselves.
Having lost to City of Echuca in last season’s grand final, Moama is leading the charge at the top of the ladder with just the one loss on 158 points.
The 2010-11 premier Tongala sits in second place on 143 and reigning premier City of Echuca is right behind in third on 141.
The gap then opens to reveal Rochester (93) in fourth, followed by Mathoura (87), Deniliquin (83), Rich River (72) and Ky Valley View (15).
The top three sides will all face off again before the season is out, while the battle for fourth could go down to the wire.
Mathoura’s 92-86 win against Rich River in the final round before Christmas was an important result and the team’s clash against Rochester in the final round could prove a finals decider.
But Mathoura must face the top three sides before then, while Rochester faces just two, meaning Mathoura must take a scalp or potentially rely on a final round victory.
The top three teams should be safe, but the order in which they finish is far from certain.
City of Echuca will play the bottom three sides again before the season is out, while Moama and Tongala play just two.
But upsets have occurred this season, most notably City of Echuca’s loss to Deniliquin in round two.
With a big six rounds to go, everyone will be keeping a close eye on how each team and player performs leading into late February.
One person is dead after a collision between a car and a truck on the Murray Valley Highway and Waaia Bearii Rd. Traffic is being diverted around the scene.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CLAIRE Murphy came home the other day.
BE LIKE Barry — the video by Campaspe Shire to educate children about recycling — was launched at St Mary’s Primary School on Monday.
WYUNA’s Memorial Hall was filled with over 80 people for the recent launch of the Wyuna History Group’s third book by Wyuna History Group researcher Noel Thompson – Wyuna Honour Roll 1914-1918.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
WINE is meant to be enjoyed with good food and good friends.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
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