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Merrigum’s Saturday pennant team took on Euroa

By Shepparton News

Merrigum's Saturday pennant team hosted Euroa but could only manage to win on one rink.

To make matters worse, a storm knocked out the electricity supply to the town so players couldn’t get a hot drink at smoko or a cold drink because the till couldn’t be opened.

The shining light was the rink of Rob Dennis, Greg Pell, Neil Gardiner and Barry McMeeken who beat L. Hafelberg by two shots.

They skipped away to a four-shot lead after five ends but then lost the next six ends to trail by six shots. The rest of the game was very even right up until the end.

Jim Arthur played M. Griffiths and lost by seven shots. Joe Chant played John Pearson and lost by 13 shots, and in the final game Gary Mott went down to B. Diffey by 15 shots.

It was great to see former member Glen Denham make a comeback after some 18 years.

On Tuesday Merrigum played Shepparton Park B under the shed, and Kerry Dennis, Lee Chant and Wendy Baxter found their opposition were too strong on this type of surface.

The club asks all members to bring items for the Christmas hamper as soon as possible. This is one of the club's major fundraisers for the year and all members are asked to support this effort.

On Saturday the club presented John Gilbert with his super veteran’s badge which is given to bowlers over 80 years of age. Well done, John.

The club's final bus trip for 2019 will be on Sunday, November 24, to Mulwala RSL Club.

The bus leaves Kyabram at 9am and Merrigum at 9.15am.

Cost is still only $5 for a great day out with good company and an excellent luncheon.

Be early to book your seat by phoning Betty Thomson on 5853 1864, Meryl Mawson on 5852 1449 or Joe Chant on 0428 552 466.

Young Joe