Moama bowlers win silver at Senior Sides Champs

By Brayden May

TWO OF Moama's finest lawn bowlers - Barry Brennan and Marilyn Stephenson - have starred on the national stage after helping Victoria to silver medals at the Australian Senior Sides Championships.

Brennan played a key role for the men's team who finished behind NSW with a record of five wins and two losses from their seven matches.

After winning their first two games of the competition against Western Australia and Tasmania, the Victorians were soon brought back to earth by South Australia going down by six points.

Their best performance came in arguably the last game of the tournament against the Northern Territory as they stormed to a 48-point victory.

And Brennan said he was pleased to have ended the tournament on a high.

“It's always good to have success on the big stage,” he said.

“Personally I thought I played alright, but other people might tell you differently. I'm just glad I was able to play alongside great people.”

In the women's competition, the Victorians were able to claim second spot on the podium after finishing ahead of NSW, Western Australia, ACT and South Australia on percentage as all sides finished with a record of four wins and three losses.

Victoria made the most of first placed Queensland's big win over SA in the final round, defeating the NT by 43 points to leap frog them on the ladder.

And Stephenson couldn't have been happier.

“Our goal was to get a medal and to achieve that is very exciting,” she said.

“We were disappointed to lose our first game but it didn't take us long to find our feet as a team.

“I really enjoyed our team play and the way were able to work together.

“Hopefully I have the opportunity to experience the competition again in the future.”