A midweek pennant derby did not disappoint yesterday when Tatura took on Hill Top in division two.
The Goulburn Valley Bowls Division clash came right down to the wire as both teams claimed one rink victory each and split the other, but a 30-17 win to Hillbillies’ Robyn Downs (skip), Noel Mulcahy (third), Alan Cross (second) and Michael Anderson (lead) paved the way for victory.
Tatura quartet Joyce Andrus (skip), Terry Gale (third), Frances Britten (second) and Graham Andrus (lead) ensured the home team would have something to crow about with a 24-18 win, but with the battle between teammate Dot Best and Hill Top’s Glenda Smith finishing at 21-all, it was not enough for overall success.
The final score had Hill Top taking a 13-69 to 3-62 triumph.
Other results in the division had Avenel defeating Euroa 16-77 to 0-66, Mooroopna having the wood over Kyabram 14-85 to 2-58 and Shepparton Golf sneaking home over Stanhope, 12-63 to 4-61.
●Shepparton Park cemented its spot at the top of the division one table with a 14-72 to 2-62 win against Kyabram.
Victorian Open women’s pairs heroes Bev Cahill and Marg Smyth showed no signs of slowing down after their big week, combining once more in a rink with Brenda Brodie and Marg Thorne for a 26-18 victory.
Di Hands (25-19) also tasted success for the home side, while Beverley Button’s 25-21 win was Kyabram’s only one for the match.
Other results included Seymour dominating Shepparton Park Two 16-81 to 0-47, Hill Top getting the better of Mooroopna Golf 12-76 to 4-66 and Shepparton Golf outclassing Rushworth.
●Division three action was close for much of the round, but Shepparton RSL managed a huge win against Rushworth to break the trend.
The Rissoles claimed every rink in the 16-84 to 0-42 triumph — just their second of the season.
East Shepparton, Murchison and Violet Town also tasted victory.
●In division four, Mooroopna Golf Two, Shepparton Park and Euroa all took home overall honours, while East Shepparton had the bye.
Every team in the section has played six matches, and the ladder is looking extremely tight.
Golf Two sits on top of the table with 66 points, followed by the Parkers on 65 and Merrigum on 64.
●Meanwhile, Dookie, Mooroopna, Seymour, Euroa and Avenel all had reason to celebrate in division five.