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High-flying Moama is on a roll

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November 01, 2017

Geoff Halden of Echuca during the CVBD weekend pennant bowls match between Rochester and Echuca. Photo by Luke Hemer.

MOAMA’S division one Campaspe Valley Bowls Division midweek pennant side remains undefeated after yet another confident win last Friday.

It took down third-ranked Deniliquin 84-55, winning all three rinks in the process to make it 10 of 12 rinks to start the 2017/18 season.

The Melissa Roberts-skipped rink did most of the damage with an impressive 31-14 return.

Its nearest rival is Echuca White, who handed Rochester an 86-40 demolition to bounce back from its first loss of the season.

Michelle Cunnington’s rink played brilliantly to give up just eight shots for the game in a 37-8 result.

In division one’s final game, Rich River cruised to a 40-shot win against Echuca Blue.

There were strong results for Liz Easther’s rink (38-9) as well as for Virginia Noar’s (32-13) in the big win.

Round five will see Echuca Blue have a chance to end Moama’s dominance with a game at home, while second and third will square off as Echuca White faces Deniliquin.

Division two saw Moama take down Lockington 89-55, Lockington pinching one rink but unable to stay with its opponent on the other two.

Elmore won a thriller against Rich River 61-60 to stay undefeated for the season, while Mathoura won two of three rinks in a 91-70 win against Rochester.

■ECHUCA’S unbeaten start to the CVBD weekend pennant season ended on Saturday with Rochester upsetting the top side.

Coming off an impressive win against defending champion Moama, Echuca played two close rinks and even took the points on the Philip Thorn-skipped rink (21-18), but went down overall after Rochester’s Richard Feuk-led rink recorded a 32-17 result.

It left the top of the division one ladder in a log-jam, with Echuca, Moama, Rochester and Deniliquin all 3-1 after four rounds.

Moama scooped the pool against Deni RSL, winning all three rinks on its way to a 66-52 win.

Tongala broke through for its first win of the campaign, beating Deniliquin 74-64 and winning two of three rinks to start a push back towards the finals.

Mathoura claimed all three rinks in a 77-52 win against Rich River in the final game of the round.

Division two saw Lockington take a pasting from Deniliquin, losing 43-106.

The round also brought wins for Moama, Mathoura and Echuca.

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