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.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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