Shepparton's tenpin bowling team has won its second straight Victorian Country Cup with the men's and women's teams winning their respective competitions.OLIVER CAFFREY March 12, 2014 4:15am
Shepparton’s tenpin bowling squad made it back-to-back Victorian Country Cups at Colac at the weekend.
After claiming the title on home soil last year, the 14-player squad continued its dominance of the tournament, holding out Geelong, Sunraysia and Colac.
The men’s and women’s teams won their respective competitions to give the side the overall upper hand throughout the three-day event.
Shepparton claimed the women’s title for a fourth consecutive year, while the men won their first since 2010.
Team manager Melissa Thompson said it was a jam-packed schedule, with games beginning early in the morning and not finishing until near midnight on some days.
‘‘The women started bowling at 7.30
The team finished with an overall score of 160 points, with the men taking out 84, while the women were seven points ahead of their nearest rival on 76.
Sammy Murphy and Jackie Delaney were named in the All-star team for the first time.
But the biggest honour of the tournament was awarded to Kelly Jones, who was inducted into Country Cup Hall of Fame following years of standout performances.
Thompson said the team was confident of defending its crown at next year’s Country Cup in Geelong.
The Shepparton team was Kevin Wilkins, Tim Piastri, Tim Thompson, Leigh Piastri, Trent Murphy, Paul Kerr, Anthony Costa, Melissa Thompson, Sammy Murphy, Denece Jones, Kelly Jones, Jackie Delaney, Tania Jakobs and Amanda Threlfall.
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