There are no more Goulburn Valley bowlers left in the Australian Open singles events at Darebin City Bowls Club.By Marc McGowan
There are no more Goulburn Valley bowlers left in the Australian Open singles events at Darebin City Bowls Club.
A day that began with such great hope ended with four losses to the region’s remaining players yesterday.
Mooroopna coach Mark Ryan, fresh from ousting world fours champion Wayne Ruediger in Sunday’s opening round, was the last to bow out against talented youngster Matthew Ayres.
The tone was set on the first end.
Ryan was holding three shots, only for Ayres — who had three back bowls — to successfully trail the kitty and earn three shots.
Ayres eventually beat the reigning Victorian Open titlist 9-4, 13-5 in their afternoon clash.
‘‘I got out-bowled. He just bowled better than I did,’’ Ryan said.
‘‘Whenever he needed to play a shot he got it .
‘‘It wasn’t meant to be my day, which is disappointing, but I’m looking forward to playing on a nice, quick green on Saturday at Shepparton Golf.’’
Ryan’s fellow Goulburn Valley first round men’s singles winners Luke Spargo and Matt Robertson exited in contrasting fashion.
Seymour’s Spargo took his match with Clayton’s highly rated Tony Wood to a tie-breaker before losing 4-9, 7-6, 0-4, while ex-Shepparton Golf bowler Matt Robertson suffered a 1-10, 3-9 hiding against the experienced Neville Rodda.
Former Shepparton Park player Donna Clarke was unable to replicate her third round run from three years ago, going down 2-10, 9-8, 2-5 to Norma Cleghorn in first round women’s action.
Shepparton Park sisters Di Hands and Kate Bush lost their round-of-16 women’s pairs match in straight sets, while Hill Top’s Mick Hooper and Ross Coulston won their second round men’s pairs game in a tie-breaker to make the last 16.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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