Kyabram kept its Goulburn Valley Bowls division one finals chances alive after convincingly disposing of Mooroopna.
Mooroopna is hanging on to a spot in the top four, despite Saturday’s 59-shot loss, but must be wary of chasing Euroa and Kyabram.
There was no stopping Kyabram on its charge, with John Hausler’s huge rink win keeping Mooroopna out of the contest.
Hausler, Gino Scapin, Joe Greco and Peter Lomas punished Mooroopna’s Alan Donaldson in a 36-shot belting.
Adding further salt to the wound, Peter O’Brien defeated Bruce Robson by 11 shots and Peter Kendall joined the action with a 31-17 rink win against Bruce Anselmi.
Merv Knight salvaged some pride for Mooroopna against his former club, but the two-shot rink win only made an minor dint on the final scorecard.
While Shepparton Park’s match-up with Seymour had some one sided rink victories, just four shots separated the two sides.
After sharing the rink points, the Parkers claimed the match following Di Hands’ and Don Dickinson’s combined 19-shot rink wins.
Seymour almost accounted for the deficit in the other two rinks, but the success of Andrew Payne and Matt O’Sullivan still resulted in a narrow loss for the competition’s top side.
Reigning premier Park climbed to third with the victory.
While Euroa has hopes of climbing into the top four, a 26-shot to Shepparton Golf at home did not help its cause.
Leading division one skipper Ken Sutcliffe again got the job done for Euroa, as did Tony Kingma, but impressive showings from Shepparton Golf’s Col Power and Wayne Gribble spurred their side to victory.
Tatura took all the points against Rushworth in a battle of the cellar dwellers.
Tatura’s Peter Le Sueur and Rushworth’s Bruce Wootton fought out a difficult tussle, with Le Sueur prevailing by three shots.
Jean Sprague’s rink also had victory within its grasp, but Tatura’s John Attwood won 23-21.
Division two featured a host of blowouts as East Shepparton, Merrigum, Shepparton Golf and Shepparton Park were too strong.
Division three top side Seymour VRI was challenged against Avenel, but hung on for a seven-shot win as Murchison, East Shepparton and Dookie also got on the winners list.
East Shepparton was no match for division four ladder leaders Kyabram, with Mooroopna Golf and Euroa enjoying wins as Shepparton Park won via forfeit from Rushworth.
Euroa, Seymour and Tallygaroopna triumphed in division five action, while Avenel and Dookie prevailed in division six.