Echuca wrap up CVBD minor premiership

By Brayden May

CITY of Echuca will enter this season's CVBD weekend pennant final series as the team to beat after finishing as minor premier.

Its 47-shot victory over Rochester on Saturday ensured the team finished on top of the ladder nine points clear of Moama.

The rink comprising Geoff Beattie, Dennis Compton, Mark Evans and John Dinsdale put their side in a strong position to record the win by winning their respective match-up by 25 shots.

It was a successful day for the Echuca side as they won all three rinks which were played.

In other matches, Rich River got the better of last placed Deni RSL to book their place in the finals just ahead of Mathoura on points.

Mathoura had given themselves every possible chance of reaching the final four after they shocked Tongala, winning two rinks to one.

Meanwhile in the division's other match, Moama stormed to a commanding 33-shot victory over Deniliquin which saw them move up to second place on the ladder.

In division two, Lockington ensured it ended the season with a bang following a 43-shot victory.

Other winners in the division were Mathoura, Moama and Rochester.

It was a day full of upsets in division three as three of the top four teams all suffered defeat.

Deniliquin got the better of ladder-leader Moama by the slimmest of margins, while Rochester and Elmore beat Echuca and Mathoura respectively.

In the division's other match, Rich River were too good for Deni RSL, winning by three shots.

Division four action saw Echuca, Mathoura, Moama and Rich River all secure wins.

Meanwhile in division five, Echuca, Deniliquin, Deni RSL and Mathoura were the day's winners.

Mid-week pennant

Moama have managed to complete the perfect season and in devastating fashion.

The minor premiers added further pain to last placed Rich River's season woes, handing them a 79-shot drubbing.

Marg Knight's rink including Jane McCallum, Jeannette Kneebone and Mary Burrow were the most effective winning their respective match-up by 31 shots.

In other division one matches, Mathoura beat Rochester and Echuca were far too good for Deniliquin.

Meanwhile in division two, Elmore defeated Rochester, Echuca beat Lockington by two shots and Moama were too good for local rivals Rich River.

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