Deni drops to 7th after heavy loss

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Deniliquin Bowling Club’s Division One side has dropped to seventh on the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division ladder following a 25 shot loss against Moama on Saturday.

Deni could only manage one rink win on their home greens, with Moama cruising to a 72 to 47 overall victory.

Simon Chisholm (s), Jamie Shields, Stefan Truelsen and David Hessell were the only Deni combination to score a win, finishing with a three-shot victory, 21 to 18.

Shane Laing (s), Peter Chadderton, John Flisher and Murray Freshwater struggled to find form, going down 24 to 17 while it was a horror day for Conway Bovell (s), Linda Harris, Lindsay Franklin and Ray Brown, falling 30 to 9 to a dominant Moama team.

One big rink win was all that was needed for Deni’s Division Two side, knocking off Moama by eight shots at Moama in a top of the table clash.

The 77 to 69 triumph sees Deni one win clear on top of the ladder.

Lloyd Ritchie (s), Stuart Treble, Keith Plattfuss and Toni Brooksby suffered a 30 to 19 loss, with the team of Harry Lea (s), Joanne Bovell, Mark Tasker and William Young also going down to their Moama opponent with a 29 to 22 scoreline.

Bryan Kemnitz and his team of Graham Nisbet, Robert Morris and Stephen King saved the day for Deni, picking up a mammoth 36 to 10 victory to steal the overall victory from the home side.

Deni’s Division Three jumped up to third spot on the ladder following a 33 shot away victory against Tongala.

Deni won on all three rinks in the 87 to 54 win.

Tom Todd (s), Colin Knuckey, Russell Douglas and Tony King claimed the biggest win of the day, recording a 29 to 13 triumph.

Tony Danckert (s), Lee Hillier, Maxine Norton and Tony Scoullar were never troubled in their 27 to 16 victory, while David Seymour (s), Graeme Dedman, Danny Stanmore and Raymond Hay impressed with a 31 to 25.

Deni’s Division Five came agonisingly close to victory, falling to a visiting Echuca side by five shots overall.

The visitors managed to record wins on both rinks with an overall scoreline of 55 to 50.

Alan Hardcastle (s), Barry Seignior, Louis Villella and Ian Chessells had a tight battle on their hands, eventually going down 28 to 26.

It was a similar story for Michael Donohue (s), Alan Morton, Clarrie Cameron and Sheena Wubbels, also losing a close contest 27 to 24.