Shepparton Golf continues to hunt down the top teams, taking down Kyabram 12-65 to 4-58 in the top-tier of midweek bowls.
Golf’s Joanne Crowe counteracted the might of Kyabram, winning her side’s only rink of the day.
Combining with Marie Clurey, Wayne Gribble and Jock Hastie, the foursome was far superior coming up against Maree Boswell.
While Boswell’s rink is normally on fire, an uncharacteristic performance led to it going down 29-10.
As Bev Button and Jenni Dixon tried to counteract what was occurring on the adjacent rinks, their two victories could not make up for Crowe’s stunning output.
Hill Top overcame Rushworth as Jeanette Overall and Maria Warner stepped in to give their side an advantage.
The Hillbillies secured the win by 29 shots in a dominant performance against the bottom-ranked side.
Mooroopna Golf continues to travel along nicely this season, too strong for Shepparton Park Two, 14-88 to 2-49.
Parkers skip Jenni Hill just snatched a rink victory against Faye Wheelhouse with only one shot the difference.
But Jeanette Doherty and Elsie Gale took the spoils in commanding performances to push their side in the right direction.
In a clash between the top two teams, Seymour knocked off ladder-leader Shepparton Park One, 14-68 to 2-55.
While Marika Armstrong brought her side a stunning 13-shot victory, it was not enough to give the Parkers the overall lead.
●In division two, Shepparton Golf’s Rita Ivak single-handedly delivered her side a victory against Mooroopna, 12-74 to 4-67.
Despite skipping her side’s only rink win, the 26-shot thrashing would build a lead too secure for Mooroopna to outdo.
Ivak’s side, composed of Norma Poustie, Ashleigh King and Frank Ivak, could not bowl a delivery of ill weight as it took on Mooroopna’s Marilyn Jones.
But on their home turf Mooroopna’s players continued to push in the remaining two rinks, with Win McGoldrick a seven-shot winner against Robyn Cumming and Stacey Collier also won her battle.
Kyabram just snuck past Avenel, with the two sides so evenly matched only six shots was the difference.
Kyabram’s Jill Barrett had a similar influence as Shepparton Golf’s Ivak, with her rink the only one to win.
But her 15-shot buffer would do the job in the tense match, as the two teams look likely to again meet in the finals.
Tatura took the match right up to ladder-leader Euroa, despite the difference in table positions.
But the class of Euroa’s Margaretha Cerini and Libby Byrne got their side across the line for win number six of the season.
●Division three was rife with close games as Violet Town and Seymour were forced to share points.
With the scoreboard locked at 8-72 apiece, the Towners will need another week to press into the top four.
Murchison took the spoils in its match-up with East Shepparton by a sole shot, as Marlene Lockyer and Helen Newton led rink wins for Murch, while East’s Pam Hueston did her best to try and pull the game back.
Kyabram had no problems against Rushworth, while Shepparton RSL produced a stunning game to defeat co-tenant Shepparton Park.
Mooroopna Golf Two ran out a 24-shot winner against Euroa, while Mooroopna Golf Three joined its clubmates with a victory.