The season's not over yet for Sheppartonn Park after it won the Central Goulburn Murray Region Pennant Championship on Saturday.OLIVER CAFFREY March 25, 2014 4:05am
The victorious Shepparton Park team celebrates its Central Goulburn Murray Region Pennant Championship win on Saturday at Strathmerton.
Shepparton Park continued its dominant bowls season with the Central Goulburn Murray Region Pennant Championship.
The Goulburn Valley Bowls Division division one premier backed up its grand final win against Kyabram a week earlier to take out the tournament at Strathmerton on Saturday.
The Parkers secured a draw and a win from their two games against the respective Central and Murray bowls division premiers.
Mark Ryan’s team drew its opening match against Barooga and went into the final game against Alexandra knowing a victory would seal the championship.
Ryan said his team was not satisfied with its Goulburn Valley bowls triumph and was fiercely determined to keep the season going.
‘‘Obviously we were coming up against good opposition and we were happy with how we all played,’’ Ryan said.
‘‘Brad Orr’s rink had a good win to get us the draw in the first match, and we had to win against Alexandra in the last to secure the championship.
‘‘His whole rink played well, Paul Warren was very good and led well, along with Neville Manton and Jeff Anselmi, their rink combined well.’’
The Parkers were forced to sit out the opening match of the day due to observing a bye, but Ryan said that helped his side settle.
‘‘It was probably a good thing, it meant we had to play two games straight through after lunch, so we had a good roll up in the morning and just took everything in,’’ Ryan said.
The win means the Parkers advance to the Bowls Victoria Champion of State Pennant final in May at Barham.
The Parkers will come up against the champion teams from regions including, Bendigo, Campaspe and Central Victoria.
‘‘It was a good team effort on Saturday and we’ll hopefully take that form into the next round where we’ll be up against some pretty tough teams,’’ Ryan said.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
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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