Prickle’s Press

There were mixed results for City of Echuca in the mid-week pennant semi finals on Friday. In the Division One match against Rochester, the Echuca side survived a close battle to win overall by 3 shots. Pat Schram and her team of Lee Beattie, Lyn Snell and Jan Palmer led the way for this victory with a 14-shot win in their game. The Division One side will now meet Deniliquin in this week’s preliminary final. The Division Two side battled hard all day against ladder leaders Moama, but could not quite bridge the gap, eventually losing by 13 shots. Sandra Glasser, Helen Pitts, Marie Malone and Ros Neil combined well to win their game by 8 shots. Division Two will now meet Mathoura in the preliminary final. The Division Three side also endured a close match against Moama, but finished 4 shots behind their opponents. Heather Trotter, Joan Armstrong, Marg Hoelter and Linda Ormando finished the season with an 8 shot win in their game. Unfortunately, the season is now over for the Division Three side but the club congratulates them on reaching the finals.

In weekend pennant, Divisions One and Two continued their strong form with convincing wins on Saturday. The Division One side traveled to Deniliquin and gained full points, enabling them to jump into second spot on the ladder. Philip Thorn and his team of Ivan Hicks, Ray Milne and Wayne Brooks bowled consistently to win their game by 18 shots. The Division Two side had two rink wins in their match against Rochester. Carl Davis, Ian Whiting, Bill Cook and Dennis Portwine produced a 17-shot win in this match. Unfortunately the Division Three side lost another close contest, going down to Elmore by 14 shots. All games in this encounter were close but the Elmore side held on to win all three games. The Division Four side lost to Deniliquin by 18 shots and will now need to win this week against Moama to secure their spot in the finals. Cec Moss, Dick North, Keith McGowan and Jack Shearer continued their good form to win their game by 8 shots. The Division Five side recorded an impressive 41 shot win against Elmore. Both teams, skipped by Col Walker and Darren Curtis performed well and this should give them much confidence as they move towards the finals. Col Walker, John Simpson, John Dignan and John Catanese was Echuca’s team of the day, with a 24-shot in their game.

City of Echuca members extend their congratulations to Garry Armstrong, who recently won the Campaspe Valley Novice singles. A great effort Garry, well done.

Bowls results:

  • Twilight triples – Monday, February 20th
  1. Tony Hawley, Bob Pratt and Linda Ormando
  2. Mark Evans, Kerryn Evans and Dean Walton

  • Ladies social bowls – Tuesday, February 21st
  1. Sandra Glasser, Patsy Brereton and Anne Vanderkley

  • Men’s pairs – Thursday, February 23rd
  1. Eugene Xodo and Sam Nastasi
  2. Toby Egan and Cec Moss

Vouchers: Russell Kelly, John Catanese, Phil Denham, Peter Lomas and Carl Davis

  • Tom Newth mixed pairs sponsored by GMS Plumbing – Sunday, February 26th
  1. Toby and Chris Egan
  2. Geoff Beattie and Pat Schram
  3. John O’Brien and Jeanette Breen

Best 1st game: Brian Davie and Rhonda Gallagher

Best 2nd game: Joan and Cec Moss

Best last game: Steve and Michelle Cunnington