Deni claim two from five

October 31, 2017

Graeme Dedman lines up a bowl for Deniliquin Bowling Club's Division Three.

Deniliquin Bowling Club had all five teams in town on Saturday with three teams at home and two over the road playing at the RSL greens.

It was a mixed result with two teams having a win and three teams going down.

Division One played against Tongala.

Jamie Shields and his team had a good battle up until the break and were only one shot down. But after the break Tongala came out firing and powered away to a big win, 15-38.

Stefan Truelsen and his men went to afternoon tea holding a four-shot lead. It was a great tussle right through the afternoon, and with one end to play scores were level. Tongala snared one shot on the last end and won by that one shot, 19-20.

Shane Laing (s), John Flisher, Dennis O’Keefe and Ray Brown had a much better day. They got out to a four-shot lead at half time and managed to maintain that advantage through to the end with the final score being 30-26.

Tongala ran out winners overall by 10 shots, 64 to 74.

Division Two hosted Lockington and all three rinks registered good wins.

Murray Freshwater and his team got off to a flying start and were up by eight shots at the break.

Lockington kept coming back and got back to within five shots, but then Deni powered away again and won by 13 (29-16).

Lloyd Ritchie’s team had a dream start which found them 16 shots up at afternoon tea.

Lockington kept on trying in the second half and the Deni quartet couldn’t increase the margin. Deni won by 16 shots, 29-13.

The success story of the day was Harry Lea (s), Mal Wubbels, Keith Plattfuss and Bill Young. They had what could only be describe as a very good day.

The quartet went in at half time with a 12-shot lead and by the end of the day they had stretched that to 34 shots. Final score, 48-14.

Division Three travelled across the road to the RSL, and obviously the travelling knocked them about because all three rinks went down in an overall loss by 36 shots. Final score, 54-90.

Division Five Blue hosted Elmore and recorded a strong win.

Russell Douglas, Don Bradford, Tony Brooksby and Maxine Norton were out by eight shots but Elmore fought back to within four before Russell and the team steadied and ended up winning by five, 26-21.

Ray Anderson (s), Allan Morton, Clarrie Cameron and Sheena Wubbels struggled for the first half and went in to the break four shots down.

They came out firing in the second half and only allowed Elmore two more shots for the day, running out winners by nine shots, 25-16.

Division Five Gold travelled over to the RSL and had a split decision with one team up and one down.

Peter Morris (s), Alan Hardcastle, Tony Smith and Robert Morris had a good day leading at the break by three and stretching it out to 13 by the end of the day. Final scores 26-13.

Tim Freeman and his team struggled all day and went down by 22 shots.

Deniliquin RSL won overall by nine shots. Final scores 38-47.

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