Prickle’s Press

Friday’s round of mid-week pennant was a successful one for City of Echuca teams, with all three sides recording strong wins at home. All rinks in all three Divisions recorded victories in their games. The Division One side played their best bowls for the season and finished the day with an impressive 59 shot win against Rochester. Division Two also played Rochester and ended the day with a 38 shot win. The Division Three side was in a close battle early in the day but finished strongly to record a 36 shot win against Ky Valley View.

The results were not quite as good for the weekend pennant teams. However, Divisions Two, Four and Five produced very positive results. The Division One side played at Moama and with the difference only 4 shots at the break, the Echuca side was in with a chance. However, the Moama team played more consistently after the break, and drew away to finish with a strong win by 30 shots. The Division Two side played Moama at home, and recorded their best result for the season, with all three rinks winning for a combined victory of 36 shots. Division Three also played at Moama and endured a tough day, eventually going down by 28 shots. John Brown, Noel West, John Blair and Russell Evans combined well to win their game by 10 shots. The Division Four side played Moama at home and won by 8 shots. Cec Moss and his team of Jack Shearer, Keith McGowan and Bob Tyson continued their good form to win their game by 11 shots. The Division Five side was the only Echuca team to travel to Moama and win, and with two rink wins their overall margin was 13 shots. Col Walker, John Dignan, John Simpson and John Catanese played well to win their game by 12 shots.

Thirty-eight teams competed in the Caledonian Triples on Sunday and after four games the final results were as follows:

  1. Roy Jackson, Trevor Nagorcka and KD Martin (Rich River)
  2. Barry Devlin, Lal Whyte and Laurie Phillips (Rich River & Echuca)
  3. Stan Barker, Les Saunderson and Peter Moon (Rich River & Moama)

Best 1st game: Philip Thorn, Kevin Thorn and Bev Thorn

Best 2nd game: Brian Davie, Rhonda Gallagher and Marie Davie

Best 3rd game: Phil Denham, Rob Anset and Peter Lomas

Best 4th game: Ray Hill, Jenni Hill and Noel Griffin

City of Echuca bowlers are reminded of the very popular Chemist Warehouse fours being played on Monday, February 6th. The bowls will commence at 5pm and will be followed by a meal. Bowlers should note that names need to be added to the list if you are unavailable for this event.

Bowls results:

  • Ladies social bowls – Tuesday, January 10th
  1. Marg Shearer, Kim Duncan, Jan Cowley and Belinda Chong

  • Mens’ Pairs – Thursday, January 12th
  1. Rob Taylor and Geoff Stevens
  2. Bill Cook and Stan McCarthy

Vouchers: John Brown, Noel West, Toby Egan, Cec Moss and Bluey Charman