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Photos | State women’s 60-and-over singles

By Aydin Payne

The state women's 60-and-over singles title was contested at Tatura Bowls Club last week, with plenty of local challengers battling it out to be crowned champion.

Rushworth's Jean Sprague was successful on the day, defeating Shepparton Park's Marg Thorne 21-20 in a tense final.

It capped off a great day for Sprague, with the Rushworth talent coming from behind in both her semi-final and final matches to win.

Sprague's semi-final victory against Park's Di Hands came to a tantalising close, with the eventual winner claiming a stunning 21-20 win.

● The recent 60-and-over singles title was not the only high profile event in the past week, with the men's state triples championship challenged at the weekend.

Hosted at Stanhope Bowls Club, it was Shepparton Golf's Brad Orr and his side featuring David Daws and John Hallam which claimed the title.

Orr's group defeated fellow club outfit John Stokes' side, consisting of Neville Manton and John Foley, 16-14 in a gripping encounter.

● Elsewhere, one Goulburn Valley Bowls Division club looks to become a serious challenger for the division two weekend pennant premiership following four massive signings.

Tallygaroopna has secured the services of gun performer Matthew Robertson, with the former Benalla coach returning to the region in what is a massive coup for the competition.

Joining Robertson at Tallygaroopna are Dwight Goodman, Tom Goodman and Shepparton Golf's Brett Gunning.

The four new additions will play a major role in helping Tallygaroopna earn promotion to the top flight.

The GVBD weekend pennant returns on Saturday October 19.