Deniliquin Bowling Club’s four-game winning streak in Division One of the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division came to an end against ladder leader Moama on Saturday.
The round 15 clash, played at Moama, saw the home side record wins on all three rinks to defeat Deni 82 to 53 overall.
Jamie Shields’ side of John Flisher, Lindsay Franklin and Steven King were the better performers for the visitors, falling short in a 24 to 22 loss.
Simon Chisholm (s), Stefan Truelsen, Stuart Treble and David Hessell were on the wrong end of a 24 to 15 margin.
Shane Laing and his team — which included Peter Chadderton, Linda Harris and Tony Scoullar — suffered the biggest loss for Deni, being dominated by Moama 34 to 16.
The loss was quite costly for Deni, dropping down to second last on the ladder.
Deni’s Division Two’s fall from grace continued suffering an 86 to 62 loss at home against Moama.
At the halfway mark of the season, Deni were sitting on top of the ladder but after their sixth loss — which saw the home side fall on all three rinks — they now sit fifth.
Keith Plattfuss (s), Lee Hillier, Maxine Norton and Toni Brooksby suffered a 28 to 24 loss.
Paul Snare (s), Mark Tasker, Harry Lea and Bill Young were also beaten, downed 29 to 21 to continue the woes.
Lloyd Richie (s), Joanne Bovell, Robert Morris and Graham Nisbet had a tough day, with Moama recording a big 29 to 17 win.
Deni’s Division Two are still in the hunt for finals, only one win out of the top four.
Two rink wins saw Deni’s Division Three side hold on to a close 57 to 52 win against a visiting Tongala side.
David Seymour (s), Tony Danckert, Jill Grimshaw and Danny Stanmore struggled against their opponents, suffering a heavy 12 shot loss, 27 to 15.
Deni had more success on the remaining two rinks however, with Russell Douglas (s), Murray Freshwater, Raymond Hay and Michael Donohue winning 19 to 13 and Tom Todd (s), Peter Scerri, Ray Anderson and Tony King picking up a crucial 23 to 12 victory.
The win sees Deni sitting in fourth spot with only three rounds remaining.
Division Five were no match for Echuca, going down to the home side 60 to 34.
Alan Hardcastle (s), Clarrie Cameron, Louis Villella and Ian Chessells were in a close battle, but couldn’t get over the line in a 26 to 22 loss.
It was a day to forget for Kevin Keane (s), Barry Seignior, Sheena Wubbells and Tony Smith, with the Deni combination obliterated 34 to 12.
Despite the loss, Deni sit fifth on the ladder and are still a chance to qualify for the finals.