Tatura and Hill Top will take to the rinks today as they resume their friendly rivalry in Goulburn Valley Bowls Division midweek pennant.By Hannah Driscoll
After a false start to the Goulburn Valley Bowls Division midweek pennant due to rain last week, the season should begin in earnest today.
Round two features the cross-town match between Tatura and Hill Top with both sides figuring in last season’s finals series.
But with the Bureau of Meteorology yesterday predicting the chance of a late storm for Tatura and a storm in Shepparton last night, there was a chance the second round may also become a non-event.
Hill Top’s head of selectors Jeanette Overall, who will step up today from second to play third to Marj Moore, said it was a good way to kick off the season and may provide an early indication of how the team would stack up.
She said there was a good showing at practice on Thursday after the round one matches, where Hill Top was scheduled to host Mooroopna, were washed out.
‘‘We’re looking forward to the season. It’s always difficult at the start of the season to know how you’ll go, but our skips are competent and experienced, so hopefully we’ll all be successful,’’ Overall said.
Overall said there was a friendly rivalry between the neighbouring clubs.
‘‘We support each other, like at our open days. We had quite a number of Tatura ladies come up to us and we went down to them,’’ she said.
‘‘Off the green, we’re very supportive of each other. On the green, I suppose we’re as competitive as anyone else.’’
Tatura’s Saturday pennant team had a practice at Mooroopna Golf on Sunday, but skipper Dot Best said there were several midweek pennant women who played.
She said it would be too early to get a gauge on the season from today’s result, but she hoped her side would be able to put a few wins on the board early.
‘‘We always have a good game, I think we’re fairly evenly matched,’’ Best said.
Artist Nici Cumpston will hold a free Artist Talk at Shepparton Art Museum tonight, speaking about her body of work based around the Shepparton region.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Police allege a man attempted to rob a Cobram supermarket today.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday.
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