The finalists of this Goulburn Valley Bowls Division midweek pennant season will be decided this week, with semi-finals to be played today and a preliminary final on Thursday.HANNAH DRISCOLL February 25, 2014 4:27am
In two days’ time the midweek pennant grand finalists in Goulburn Valley Bowls Division will be decided.
Shepparton Park One and Shepparton Golf have the luxury of playing for a spot in that final in division one today at Kyabram, or worst case scenario a preliminary final berth on Thursday.
But Kyabram and Tatura are playing for survival at Shepparton Golf.
Both teams played practice matches last week with midweek pennant finals put on hold due to the Australian Open being played in Melbourne, but Kyabram skipper and selector Maree Boswell said the delay had not hurt her side’s chances.
Kyabram skipper Jenni Dixon will return after several weeks out with a broken arm and Judy Jarvis will return to her role as second.
Boswell said this year’s success came down to both allowing men to play midweek pennant to give teams some added strength, and also the players being settled in their rinks.
‘‘We’ve had a few people out and had to put some replacements in, but our teams have been fairly settled all this year, seem to be happy with where they’re playing and who they’re playing with,’’ she said.
‘‘I still think anything can happen on the day, Tat have got some damn good players so we’re not going in thinking it’s going to be a walk in the park.
‘‘We’re quietly confident, but anything can happen.’’
Tatura only kept a spot in the four by eight points and Tatura skipper Faye Attwood credited the victory against Shepparton Golf in round 17 with securing the place from fast-finishing Mooroopna.
Charlie Morritt has come up from division four and will lead today for skipper Dot Best.
‘‘We’ve got a lot of people who have been around the bowling green a long, long time and in their own way they get spurred on,’’ Attwood said.
‘‘We just try take each day as it comes and we’re just lucky to be filling in the gaps at the moment with illness and what have you to put enough people on the green.’’
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More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Matches were split up over Good Friday and Easter Saturday throughout the region.
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