RSL no match for Moama

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

It was a tough road trip to Moama for the Deniliquin RSL Bowling Club on Saturday.

RSL unfortunately were defeated in all three Divisions in their Campaspe Valley Bowls Division round 13 fixture.

In Division One, RSL managed a one rink win before Moama stormed to a 30 shot overall victory; 79 to 49.

The only joy for RSL came from Ken Wellard’s group of Don Pearson, leading in his first game for the year, Tim Dover and Chris Taylor.

They traded shots for the majority of the game in a tight struggle, with the scores locked at 13-all after 17 ends.

RSL were more consistent in the run home, taking six of the last eight ends for a well-deserved four shot win.

Final score, RSL 21 to Moama 17.

Daryl Weymouth’s team of Wayne Bradley, Jenny Tonta and Tony Tonta played consistently during the first 16 ends, only trailing by a single shot 13 to 12 at the afternoon tea break.

However, from that point on it was one-way traffic with Moama winning all of the remaining nine ends and powering to a convincing win by 23 shots.

Final score, Moama 35 to RSL 12.

Neville Austin, Craig Taylor, Jo Bovell and Conway Bovell (s) also had a tough day on the greens, going down by 21 shots to a strong Moama combination.

Final score, Moama 37 to RSL 16.                                                       

All of RSL’s Division Three teams found the going tough against strong Moama combinations, failing to win a rink and going down by 56 shots overall; 100 to 44.

Rod Reid’s team of Ken Bowden, Cheryl Bradley and Jim Jennings were never in the game and were defeated convincingly by 34 shots.

Final score, Moama 42 to RSL 8.

Ian McKenzie, Archie Webster, Graham Gordon and Bruce Clancy (s) were the best performed rink for Division Three, defeated by five shots.

Final score, Moama 24 to RSL 19.

Tim Freeman, Peter Liefting, Brian Clancy and Ron Marchetti (s) had a tough day on the greens, going down by 17 shots.

Final score, Moama 34 to RSL 17.

RSL could only manage a draw and a defeat in Division Five, with Moama winning overall by 13 shots; 59 to 46.

Sandra Hill, Paul Connor, Frank Daniels and John Wilson were right in the game on the 18th end with scores level at 17 apiece.

Moama were much more assured over the closing rink however, picking up 17 shots to four to coast to victory.

Final score, Moama 34 to RSL 21.

Tony King (s), with teammates Miro Peterman, James Rhook and Mark Law featured in the match of the day, with little separating the teams.

RSL finished the stronger and although down by four on the 22nd end, they picked up five shots on the remaining three ends to force a thrilling draw.

Final score, RSL 25 to Moama 25.

Sincere thanks also to the RSL bowlers for their fantastic contribution to the RSL Fishing Classic, putting in many hours in the preparations and pack up.

Your contribution is sincerely appreciated and gratefully acknowledged.