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SEYMOUR VRI BOWLS REPORT Saturday 21st November 2020


Saturday 21st November 2020

Generally better results this week in our Pennant endeavors with Division One and Division six winning overall whilst Division Two and Midweek were not far away from breaking their ducks. We continue to see improvement in our new bowlers and look forward to following their progress as the season moves forward.

Unfortunately we have 2 CBD State Singles Runner-ups in our ranks with Helen Flint going down in the Women’s Final against Sharon Hall (Eildon) 24 to 25 and Darren McDonald after winning his morning Semi-final of the Men’s against Justin Branch (Yea) 25 to 19  was unable to get over Brad Bonser (Wallan) in the Final going down 23 to 25 at Kilmore last Sunday, we can all be proud of their efforts in representing our club.

CBD MIDWEEK 17th November

Seymour VRI 71 (2) lost to SEYMOUR 78 (14)

Unfortunately following on from last week’s bye and on our home green, Seymour VRI were able to record a substantial win on 1 rink whilst suffering severe losses on the other 2 to sister side Seymour and recording a narrow 7-shot defeat.  The loss seeing them sit fifth on the CBD Midweek ladder but just 12 points out of the four.

Joe Purcell’s rink of Joy Cashill, Peter Delzotto and Paul Rolfe were pitted against Dianne Staple’s rink and after being level at 3 shots apiece after the 4th end, they gradually established their superiority to lead by 6 shots 14 to 8at the 14th end break. Following the break, they proceeded to rattle up 19 shots on the next 6 ends to race out to a 25-shot lead which was far too great a margin for the opposition to overhaul resulting in a 22 shot final winning margin 36 to 14.

Ian Cashill’s rink of Terry Flynn, Geoff Dixon and Bill Dawe jumped out to a 7 to 1 lead after just 3 ends which they held until dropping a 6 on the 9th end and resulting in them trailing by 4 shots at the 14th end break 11 to 15. Winning 3 of the next 4 ends saw them draw level at the 18th end,  however that was to be the last time they were in front as their opponents scored  13 shots on the next 5 ends  to jump out to a 13 shot lead, singles on the final 2 ends was no consolation for Ian’s rink as they suffered an 11 shot loss 19 to 30.

Mario Furletti’s rink of Kevin Cain, Jim Furletti and Stuart Crockett scored singles on the first 3 ends to lead Garry Broderick’s rink 3 to nil early however scoring singles on another 2 of the next 11 ends was never going to be enough as Garry’s rink raced out to a 23 shot lead at the 14th end break 5 to 28.Whilst winning 6 of the remaining 11 ends and adding 11 shots was at least some comfort for Mario’s rink but with Garry‘s rink adding a further 7 shots the final margin in his favour was 18 shots for a VRI loss 16 to 34.


SEYMOUR VRI 84 (14) def Broadford 64 (2)

Seymour VRI were looking for a win after last week’s debacle at Kilmore and meeting last year’s Grand Final conquerors on our home green presented an ideal opportunity to see if last week was just an apparition. Winning on 2 rinks and a narrow loss on the other resulted in a solid 20 shot win for the home team.  Although not knowing the result of the Seymour Alexandra game at the time of going to print this win lifts Seymour VRI back up into fourth position on the CBD Division 1 ladder early in the season.

The selectors, for the second week in a row, made another change this time at lead in Joe Purcell’s rink from last week bringing in Kevin Cain and omitting Joy Cashill. Joe’s rink of Kevin Cain, Paul Rolfe and Brad Anderson were drawn against Daryl Kelly’s rink and after dropping singles on the first 2 ends never looked back race away to an 8 shot lead at the 14th end break to lead 17 to 9. Over the remaining 11 ends, with Joe’s rink winning 7 ends whilst scoring 11 shots and Daryl’s rink whilst winning only 4 ends and scoring 8 shots, Joe ran out a comfortable 11 shot win 28 to 17.

Once again, the selectors decided a change was required with Ian Cashill being omitted and Wayne Noonan returning to Division 1 after 1 game in the two’s last week. Greg Jones rink of Phil Challis, Bill Dawe and Wayne Noonan started slowly to trail Robert Chapman’s rink 0 to 9 after 3 ends, however, a 6 on the 4th end got them started and they raced away to hold an 8 shot lead at the 14th end 21 to 13. Scoring 8 shots to nil on the first 3 ends after the break established a big 16 shot margin, which proved enough of a gap to ensure that Greg’s rink would not be caught as they went on to record an 11 shot win 33 to 22.

Mick Szczykulski’s rink of Moreno Puppa, Helen Flint and Darren McDonald were up against David Ellis’s rink and winning just 1 of the first 5 ends found themselves trailing 2 to 8. This seemed something of a wake-up call as Mick’s rink got themselves back in the game to be trailing by just a single shot at the 14th end break 12 to 13. Winning 6 of the next 8 ends which included a 3 and a 4 and scoring 11 shots they actually held a 7-shot lead 23 to 16 with just 3 ends to play. Somehow Mick’s rink dropped a 5 and two 2’s over those final 3 ends to go down by a narrow 2 shot margin 23 to 25.


BROADFORD 84 (14) def Seymour VRI 71 (2)

Travelling to Broadford after having the bye in round 1, Seymour VRI were unable to handle the plastic green, with again only one rink successful whilst suffering significant losses on the other 2 losing by 13 shots overall. Despite the loss they find themselves in 5th place on the CBD Division 2 ladder.

Returning to division two from the senior side Ian Cashill’s rink of Jim Tuckwell, Joy Cashill (also returning from Division 1) and John Crockett proved too steady for Arthur Goring’s rink winning 9 of the first 14 ends to go into the 14th end break with a 6 shot advantage 15 to 9. Again, winning the majority of the remaining ends, and scoring a further 14 shots to Arthur’s 7 they recorded a 13 shot win 29 shots 16.

Mario Furletti’s rink of Wayne Flint, Anthony Nachtigal and Geoff Dixon started poorly winning just 6 of the first 14 ends to find themselves trailing Bruce Radford’s rink by 9 shots at the 14th end 9 to 18. Winning just 4 of the remaining 11 ends and doubling their score was not enough to stave off defeat as they suffered an 11-shot loss 18 to 29.

Peter Delzotto’s rink of Mark Brett, Joshua Austin and Stuart Crockett were off the boil this week after being our sole winning rink last week and suffered a heavy loss to Noel Oliver’s rink. All square at the 11the end they proceeded to drop 8 shots over the next 3 ends to trail 14 to 22 ate the 14th end break. Although winning 6 of the remaining 11 ends to add a further 10 shots to their final score, it was Bruce’s rink although only winning 5 of those remaining ends scored a further 17 shots,  which saw Peter’s rink suffer a heavy 15 shot loss 24 to 39.


SEYMOUR VRI 59 (14) def Rushworth 35 (0)

Returning to their home green this week proved just what the doctor ordered for Seymour VRI, winning on both rinks, and inflicting a 24-shot win over Rushworth. This result lifting them up to third on the GVBD Division 6 ladder.

Jane Wilson’s rink of Jeannette Anderson, Terry Flynn and Carol Harrop with a 6 on the 5th end were too strong for Jim Perry’s rink early to lead 19 to 11 at the 14th end break. Following the break, they continued to score heavily whilst holding their opposition to just 5 shots scored on 4 ends, eventually Jane’s rink running away to record a 21-shot win, 37 to 16.





Garry Bester’s rink of Terry   Dowell, Darren Grieve and Jeff Rhue led 5 nil over Geoff Cruze’s rink after 3 ends but found themselves trailing 10 to 13 at the 14th end break.  Although still trailing by 2 shots after the 21st end they lifted and proceeded to score 8 shots on the next 2 ends to lead 21 to 18 with just 2 ends to play, however with both sides sharing those 2 ends with both scoring singles, it was Garry’s rink holding on to win 22 to 19 by 3 shots.


Winner of the Taurus Meats, Meat Tray for this week was Stuart Crockett, better save some for the rest of the family “Stewie”.

Next Week’s Matches

Round 3 of Midweek on the 24th November will see Seymour VRI having to travel to Eildon whilst round 4 of Saturday Pennant on the 28th November will see CBD Division One away to sister club Seymour, whilst CBD Division Two will once again be looking to break their duck this time at home against Seymour and GVBD Division Six will remain at home on the number 2 green against the combine, Tatura Hilltop.

Until next week.

The Oracle