Yes, scorecard reads right

February 07, 2018

Shepparton Park's Barbara Allen was involved in a mammoth 58-shot rink win.

Rushworth's Helen Williams played lead in a rink beaten by a better opponent.

Parkers veteran Denis Smyth put in an effort even his old sparring partner Dave Hardie would have been proud of.

Shepparton Park's Bev Thorn and Rushworth's Colleen Draper study the state of the head.

Not often is 58 shots the overall margin in a midweek pennant match.

Even rarer is when that buffer occurs in a sole rink.

But that was exactly what happened when Shepparton Park’s Marika Armstrong demolished Rushworth opponent Suzie Perry 63-5 at Kialla Park yesterday.

With Armstrong playing alongside Bev Thorn, Denis Smyth and Barb Allen, there was no stopping the rink that racked up shots with almost every end, including a rare maximum eight.

Already ahead 31-4 at lunch, Armstrong continued her dominance as the results of remaining rinks were redundant.

Di Hands nudged past Barb Garvey to add another four shots to the winning margin, while Rushworth skip Jean Sprague was too good for Bev Cahill in their encounter with the final scoreline reading 14-105 to 2-49.

Shepparton Park One has a shot difference of 216, spades ahead of the next best side in fifth-placed Kyabram (plus 85).

Kyabram lost to second-placed Seymour, making a finals appearance unlikely.

Seymour took out the match by 31 shots, as Jenni Dixon claimed the only rink victory for her side.

While Kyabram is mathematically a chance of entering the top four, results have to fall its way in Tuesday’s final round.

Shepparton Golf has the last finals spot, but went down to Mooroopna Golf by five shots yesterday.

Mooroopna Golf’s Jeanette Doherty scored the biggest rink victory of the day, finished 10 shots ahead of Kathy McPherson.

Shepparton Park Two moved off the bottom of the division one table thanks to upsetting Hill Top.

The Parkers were too strong for their higher ranked opposition as rink victories to Glenice Mawson and Leonie Freeman led the victory.

●Division two was headlined by Kyabram’s one-shot victory against Euroa.

The two top sides went head-to-head in the penultimate round of the regular season and showed it will be anyone’s game come finals.

Kyabram’s Jill Barrett was impressive in her rink, while Margaretha Cerini was equally as fantastic for Euroa.

But Kyabram’s Terri Thomson tied up the victory, defeating Pauline Naylor 23-22 in a thrilling contest.

Tatura secured a major upset against Shepparton Golf, as Golf skips Robyn Cumming and Elaine Leahy failed to fire in a rarity for the pair.

But with Freda Clement and Dot Best in fine form, Tatura enjoyed a victory late in the season.

Avenel took the spoils against Hill Top, while Mooroopna prevailed against Stanhope.

Shepparton RSL is likely to play division three finals, overcoming Violet Town 16-91 to 0-66.

Consistency had every Towners skip record 22 shots for the day, but brilliance from Rissoles skip Sharon Newby brought her side the win.

East Shepparton secured a nail-biting victory against Kyabram, with East’s Karen Trewren bringing up a three-shot victory that went a long way to her side taking most of the points.

Maureen Shepherd and Johanne Chant were important in Merrigum’s division four win against Hill Top, while Shepparton Park and Mooroopna Golf Three also achieved success.

Colbinabbin, Dookie, Mooroopna, Nagambie and Seymour all saluted in division five.

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