Midweek bowls drama

By Liam Nash

Shepparton Park A was at it again in division four midweek pennant yesterday, sinking Mooroopna Golf 14-73 to 2-59 to clinch victory on home turf.

Lynette Oliver was at the races producing a 32-16 triumph, while Joy Cuthbert helped steady the ship by skipping a win for her side.

Merrigum Bowls Club played host to an absolute classic, with Nagambie escaping with the chocolates following a 12-79 to 4-72 victory.

Despite the loss, Lee Chant’s 22-21 success gave the Merrigum faithful plenty to cheer about during the afternoon.

Meanwhile, Kyabram was a class above Hill Top and Shepparton Golf manufactured a daring 14-70 to 2-60 win against Shepparton Park B.

As usual, the Enda Harling Shield served up some scintillating action with Mooroopna Golf toppling home side Seymour 16-88 to 0-65.

The Golfers completed the clean sweep against the hosts, with Jeanette Doherty, Lynn Cain-Barber and Brenda Broughton all skipping to success.

Elsewhere, Shepparton Golf outclassed Kyabram 14-68 to 2-50, while Shepparton Park flexed its muscle in a dominant 16-78 to 0-60 win against Hill Top.

In a division two derby between Hill Top and Tatura the latter prevailed 13-71 to 3-64, with Dorothy Best setting up the win with a 25-17 sweep.

Hillbilly Freda Clement and Sue Moreton could not be separated during their rink, while Joyce Andrus’ quartet did enough to drag Tatura across the line.

A rousing contest between host Stanhope and Shepparton Park had the visitors snare victory 16-85 to 0-51, while Euroa and Kyabram recorded wins against Shepparton Golf and Avenel respectively.

Division three served up a stunning contest between Mooroopna Golf and Murchison, where the Golfers squeezed home with a 12-71 to 4-69 win thanks to a crucial result from Christine O’Halloran (31-22).

And in division five, Avenel’s hair-raising efforts to see off Euroa 12-49 to 2-44 was the pick of the games.

Kate Donovan’s 38-8 demolition for Avenel had those in attendance on edge, while an equally impressive 36-11 follow up from Euroa’s Coral Williams kept spectators’ eyes glued to the rinks until the last.