Shane Laing and Lindsay Franklin claimed a historic Regional Pairs Final victory for Deniliquin Bowling Club on Sunday morning.
The Deni duo played father-son combination John and Simon Carter from Eaglehawk at the Rich River greens.
Laing and Franklin were off to a great start by scoring a ‘five’ on the first end and were 10-2 after eight ends. But then the Carters settled down and won the next six ends.
With only two ends to play the Deni men were six shots up and held on to claim the win by four.
Franklin put on a masterly display of lead bowling and Laing was there with some top bowls in the crunch games.
The Deni duo are the first Deni Bowling Club pair to get to the final 16 in the state in more than two decades.