Flexing Armstrong muscles

October 11, 2017

Shepparton Park's Marg Thorne looks to play a shot.

Shepparton Park bowler Barbara Allen prepares to let one go.

Shepparton Golf bowler Pauline Naughton looks to put another bowl in the head.

Shepparton Golf's Ian McCarten eases into the new season.

Shepparton Golf's John Tyndal assesses the situation.

A dominant day on the green from Marika Armstrong paved the way for Shepparton Park to defeat Shepparton Golf in yesterday’s Goulburn Valley Bowls Division’s midweek pennant competition.

Armstrong’s rink had a 38-16 victory over its Golf opponents, with Di Hands (27-20) also snaring success to help the Parkers to a 14-84 to 2-58 win.

Kyabram has already built a seven-point lead at the top of the table after inflicting maximum damage on an opponent for a second time in as many matches.

Hill Top felt the full force of Kyabram’s power yesterday, losing 0-62 to 16-85.

Maria Warner provided the most resistance for the home side in a five-shot loss, but in the end Kyabram was simply too strong across the green.

Shepparton Park 2 bounced back from a large opening-round defeat to record its first points in the highest division.

Skipper Marlene Bartley secured the biggest rink win of the match with a 32-16 triumph over Rushworth’s Jean Sprague, while Jenni Hill (32-17) and Leonie Freeman (26-21) ensured that home side was able to run away with a 16-90 to 0-54 win.

Seymour remained undefeated to begin its new campaign, but had to earn victory over Mooroopna Golf in a tight tussle.

Golf’s Jeanette Doherty recorded a one-shot rink win, while Elsie Gale managed a draw, but Faye Wheelhouse’s 13-28 loss had Seymour engineering a 13-75 to 3-61 triumph.

Meanwhile, Kyabram also has an early stranglehold over the division two competition after defeating Shepparton Golf 14-85 to 2-72.

Judy Wright had a 31-23 win over Golf’s Rita Ivak to help spearhead the victory, with Margaret Cox (31-25) also finding the going easy on home greens at Kyabram.

Elaine Leahy made sure her side would return home with something to show for the day with a 24-23 win over Kyabram’s Terri Thomson.

Other results included Stanhope losing to Euroa and Tatura drawing with Avenel.

Murchison and Shepparton RSL played out a tense draw in division three, with the former securing more points in the 9-64 to 7-64 result.

Shirley Smyth’s rink was the only winner for the Rissoles, defeating Marlene Lockyer 25-19.

Violet Town, Shepparton Park and Rushworth all found success in round two.

Shepparton Park secured a massive victory in round two of division four proceedings, cracking triple figures in a 16-102 to 0-41 drubbing of Euroa.

Valerie Bourke’s rink of Ron Holland (third), Margaret Curtis (second) and Ailsa Cook (lead) did most of the damage, defeating Beryl Harris 40-6.

Other results had Merrigum defeating East Shepparton and Hill Top falling to Mooroopna Golf 2, while Mooroopna Golf 3 had the bye.

Division five action had Colbinabbin, Seymour and Dookie among the sides stamping their authority on the competition.

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