Midweek pennant is back and the Goulburn Valley Bowls Division competition was as tight as ever yesterday with finals looming large on the horizon.
At East Shepparton’s Zurcas Lane facility, the final result in the division four clash fell in Euroa’s favour, but all players enjoyed getting back into the swing of things, despite warm conditions.
‘‘It was a very enjoyable game and our opponents were very happy and we had lots of fun together,’’ Euroa team manager Audrey McIntosh said.
‘‘It was very hot, too, so we kept hydrated.’’
The away side engineered a solid 14-80 to 2-67 victory to shore up its third spot on the ladder, with McIntosh happy her teammates could start well after the Christmas break.
‘‘We have bowled well here today, but over the season we’ve been up and down,’’ she said.
McIntosh was part of Margaret Goode’s winning rink, which triumphed 29-17, while Mary Steen also tasted success 29-18.
Heather Adderley’s rink flew the flag for the home side with a 32-22 victory.
Other results in the division had Shepparton Park defeating Hill Top 14-66 to 2-61 and Merrigum finding a way to win against Mooroopna Golf 3 14-76 to 2-69, while Mooroopna Golf 2 had the bye.
●In division one, Seymour remains on top of the table, but only by one point.
Shepparton Golf pushed the ladder-leader all the way to the wire in their clash, but eventually fell 2-64 to 14-67.
Shepparton Park took the opportunity to claw back two points on Seymour with a clean sweep of Hill Top, taking victory 16-81 to 0-56.
Mooroopna Golf also engineered a win on its home greens, getting the better of Rushworth 12-75 to 4-66, while Kyabram found success against Shepparton Park 2 14-75 to 2-66.
●Kyabram had a big win against Tatura in division two, despite conceding a rink win to the away side.
Dot Best lived up to her surname for Tatura, claiming a 27-19 victory.
But a Terri Thomson rink win of 35-11, coupled with Judy Wright’s 25-21 triumph, handed Kyabram the 14-79 to 2-59 success.
Other winners in the division included Stanhope and Euroa.
●Rushworth achieved the highest score of the round in division three after defeating East Shepparton 14-81 to 2-63.
Kath Garvey’s 36-13 rink win proved to be the catalyst for the home side in the victory.
Shepparton Park, Shepparton RSL and Violet Town also tasted success in round 10.
●It was all one-way traffic in division five as sides flexed their collective muscle.
Colbinabbin, Avenel, Nagambie, Mooroopna and Dookie were the victors yesterday, with none of them dropping any rinks in their respective contests.