Deni shooter claims Single Barrel Championship

December 03, 2017

There was a good night of clay target shooting when Mathoura Gun Club hosted a Victorian North East Zone Night Single Barrel Championship.

An eight out of 10 was the winning score in event one, the Ten-target Double Barrel Cash Divide, with Echuca’s Chris Thompson, Deniliquin’s Mick Rowan and Tom McCluskey, Rhys Glenn and Mick Keirl of Mathoura all sharing the money.

Event two produced an all-Mathoura result with Mick Keirl, Peter McCluskey, John Berryman and Jayme Lewis shooting 11/15 in the 15-target Single Barrel Cash Divide and sharing the money.

The final event was a 25-target Zone Single Barrel Championship and saw Deniliquin’s Mick Rowan named the overall winner and 1st in AA/A Grade with a score of 21/25.

Local Peter McCluskey shot a 19/25 to claim first place in C Grade.


Emily and Shane Celli are receiving congratulations after adding another branch to their family tree.

The couple has welcomed a baby boy into their family.

Will Stephen was born on November 17 and weighed 7lb14oz. He is the couple’s third child, with two big sisters, Macie (5) and Rosie (2) to ensure he gets plenty of cuddles.

The new arrival is a grandson for Christina and Pierre Celli and Jennifer Chalmers and Les Bates (Mathoura), and Stephen and Debbie Chalmers (Bruthen). He is also a great grandchild for Mary Celli and Beryl and Dave Murray, all from Mathoura.

Congratulations and best wishes to all.


It was one up and one down with our Northern United Cricket teams last weekend.

B Grade took on Echuca South and scored 6/226 compared to their opponent’s 8/161.

Best with the bat were D Tayles 42, P Hazelman 41, S Thompson 34, A Thompson 29 and D McKindlay 29.

TC Morphett took the bowling honours with 2/34.

C Grade went down to Echuca, knocking up just 61 compared to Echuca’s 8/130.

L Thompson 3/12 and Z Vesty 3/15 were the key bowlers.


Residents have been saddened by the passing of well known district identity, Bill Anderson, after a long illness.

Bill was renowned for his involvement and contribution to the irrigation industry and his local community. He also served a term as an elected representative on the former Murray Shire Council.

A Thanksgiving Service for Bill’s life will be held at 2pm on Monday at Tobin Brothers Bromley Chapel Echuca. It will follow a private family burial.

Bill was the loved husband of Joy, loving dad and father-in-law of Carolyn, Peter (dec), Leanne and Tim, Steve and Sarah.

He was also the special Pa of Oscar, Hannah, Cooper, Noah and Scarlett.

Condolences are extended to all.


It’s blue booties in the Wilson household at Bunnaloo with the arrival of Jaxon Carl Wilson.

The new bub, who is the first child for Michelle Wright and Billy Wilson, was born on November 15 and weighed 6lb2oz.

Jaxon is a grandson for Michelle Doolan and Andrew Wilson of Mathoura, Michael Wright of Womboota and Jane Wright of Melbourne.


One win and a near miss was the outcome in two of Mathoura Bowling Club’s men’s pennant team matches last weekend.

Division Four recorded 71 shots to claim victory over Echuca by six while Division Two only missed out by three shots in its match against Echuca.

However, Division One was right out of luck, going down to Echuca by 22.

On the local scene, the final of the Mixed Pairs Championship will see Dave and Beryl Murray meet Rosa Shea and Lindsay Vallance on a date to be advised.

Play has also continued in the Men’s 25-Up Singles Championship with Lindsay Vallance and Ian Hunter progressing to the next round after wins over Ray Murphy and Garry Hulm respectively.

Members are reminded that Barefoot Bowls competitions will be held on December 6 and 13 from 6.30pm.

A $6 green fee will apply and entries can be made with the club on 58803200.

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