Lockington bowls

By Riverine Herald


THERE were six rinks in action last Wednesday, with players participating in a game of scrounge.

Once again, the club was fortunate to have several City of Echuca bowlers in attendance, as there were 24 people in total.

On the green, a couple of fresh faces showed exciting potential and registered top scores.

Kevin Fell controlled rink one to manage a healthy 54 points for a win ahead of Belinda Chong (44).

On rink two Tom Davis returned to the winner’s circle after scoring 45 points to shade Phillip Cunnington on 34, while Christine Fell (48 points) made it a family double by winning rink three, two points from Marie Malone.

Mary Atkins displayed excellent form to take home the rink four trophies with an amazing 52 points with Jill Young next best on 29.

Don Smith held all at bay on rink five after producing a well compiled 38 points to head off Denise Gilmore on 32.

On the final rink Ian Johnson was again on song in scoring 49 points and withstanding a persistent Ray Hanson (45).

The game of Scrounge will continue on a Wednesday (weather permitting), starting at 1pm.

The Campaspe Valley Bowls Division (CVBD) are convening a special meeting on Thursday, July 25 at the Rich River Golf Club Resort to update the current CVBD constitution.

All clubs are to discuss the alterations and attend this important meeting.


THE club hosted the Mathoura-Millewa two-bowl triples tournament over the past weekend.

We did have 26 teams entered to play but due to a mix-up one team did not arrive, so we had to have a bye on the Saturday, and for the Sunday Rocket we managed to get a make up side.

At the end of play Saturday we had five teams with three wins and all was looking good for Sunday.

Sunday’s play started on time as the rain was not really heavy.

We ended up with three teams of five-game winners so playoffs were required.


Winners: S. Usher (s), P. Copper and K. Walsh from Tongala.

Runners-up: M. Quor (s), C. Hillier and G. Hulm from Mathoura.

Third: B. Campbell (s), A. Vesty and P. Campbell (combined side).

Highest winning margin prizes on the last two games went to R. Holmfield (+16) and K. Plattfuss (+21).

Special thanks to all players for playing on in adverse conditions, your understanding helped make it a very successful day for us all.

Thank you to all the club staff for looking after everyone so well, you do make it a nice place to be.

Thanks to Emma for her help with the office work required and Cookie, the egg and bacon rolls went off a treat once again.

Troy did a great job with the greens and Rocket kept everything running smoothly despite a few hiccups.

Baz did a great morning with the toast on Saturday morning and thanks to anyone else who helped out when needed.

In closing thank you to the Tongala and District Community Branch & Mathoura Agency Bendigo Bank for your ongoing support.


Indoor bowls

Tuesday, July 2 - Indoor social bowls: Winners: Pat Benson, Colin Hicks, Audrey Matchett and Peter Pavone. Runners-up: Lyn McVicker, Pamela Kerr and Joy Hooper.

Sunday, July 7 - Indoor social bowls: Winners: Kath Dobson, Pamela Kerr, Ricky Panozzo and Joy Hooper. Runners-up: Meryl Clancy, C. O‘Callaghan, Peter Pavone and Ron Hooper.

Outdoor bowls

Tuesday, July 2 – Ladies social: Winners: Shirley Riters and Chris Felle. Runners-up: Deidre Height, Di Payne and Susan Abraham.

Tuesday, July 2 – Alby Matthews triples: Winners: M. Mcdonald, Graeme Iredell and N. Buzzard. Runners-up: Gordon Johnston, Tony Hawley and George Thornley. Consolation: Bernie, Rubber, Gregga– John Solomon, Bob Gills and Dudley Kaine.

Thursday, July 4 - Ladies scroungers: Winners: Rhonda Solomon. Runner-up: Susan Abraham. Consolation: Irene Lacis, Jenny Jennings and Di Payne.

Thursday, July 4 – Men’s pairs: Winners: Tony Hawley and George Thornley. Runners-up: Robert Anset and B. O‘Meara. Consolation: John Shaw and Alex McQuarrie/ J. Murphy and L Vallange.

Saturday, July 6 – Open pairs: Winners: Vern Rehe and Merilyn Rehe. Runners-up: Ken Maynard and Graham OBrien. Consolation: Barry Brennan and Margot Brennan/Gil Crouch and John Shaw.

Sunday, July 7 - Roast mixed pairs: Winners: Marilyn Anset and Dudley Kaine. Runners-up: Jennifer Jennings and John Hodge. Consolations: Jeanette McDonald and Robert Anset/Sue Holmes and Wally Wadge.

Moama RSL

IN ALL, 21 players played three games of 10 ends.

The winners on 50 points were Roy Prigg (s), Denise Lee, Bev Guarda and Phyllis Allez.

Runners-up with 42 points were Ray Shelley (s), Faye Leahy, Colin Hicks and Mary Kaine.

Consolation prizes went to Heather Smith, Ric Panozzo, Pamela Kerr and Shirley Bridgewater.

Pennant bowls

Round 2 – Game 9

Moama RSL v Bamawm Extn 75/43

Rochester Red v Moama BC 46/79

Rochester Green – bye

Ladder: Moama BC 51, Moama RSL 41, Bamawm Extn 41, Rochester Green 24, Rochester Red 23.

Rich River


Results for jackpot pairs Wednesday, July 3.

A small and select group of bowlers competed on a lovely winter’s day where some outstanding scores were registered.

Among players were two visitors from Ballarat, Ross Jones and his grandson Oscar Jones, who were holidaying for a few days at the resort.

The previously mentioned CVBD round robin competition proposal will be discussed at the next general meeting to be held on July 25, the details of which will be advised shortly thereafter if it is to proceed.

Two game winners

1st: Jerome Shaw and Greg Clymo, 61 points/40 shots up.

2nd: Peter Moon and Rob Thomas, 60 points/ 39 shots up.

3rd: Vic Woods and George Clarence, 55 points/19 shots up.


1st: Bob Bartlett and Peter Jackson, six ends won/eight shots up.

2nd: Roy Berryman amd Ron Bentley five ends won/ two shots up.


Last week’s winners were Jan Hocken, Joan Luke and Theresa Jacobs.

Runners-up were Rose Wheeler, Marg Walter and Barbara Dashwood.

Senior Citizens

LAST week’s winners were Val Gaylor (s), Myrle Clancy and Pat Squire.

Runners-up were Elaine Murphy (s), Joan Parker and Joan Hales.

New bowlers are always welcome.