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Highlands bowlers record mixed results

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KILMORE Bowling Club was the better club among the Mitchell Shire weekend teams in the Highlands Division, with two of its three sides claiming wins at the weekend.

Division one hosted current table wooden-spooners Trentham and took home a comfortable 73 to 39 shot win.

All three of Kilmore’s rinks recorded wins, with rink two claiming the biggest margin 21 to 12. Rink three followed with a six shot win, 22-16, while rink one held onto a 16 to 15 win against its opponent.

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Kilmore sit sixth on the division one ladder, two games behind Kyneton which sits fifth, and three behind fourth-placed Lancefield.

Division three was Kilmore’s other winner, travelling to Romsey and recording a 47 to 68 shot win.

Two of Kilmore’s rinks recorded wins, with the five-point deficit of rink one, 19 to 14 made up by its teammate’s performances.

Rinks one and two both secured 13 shot wins, 13 to 26 and 15 to 28 respectively, and now places Kilmore fifth on the division three ladder.

The side’s score difference of -88 restricts the team from sitting any higher, currently one win ahead of fourth-placed Lancefield, which has four wins and a score difference of eight under its belt.

The remaining Kilmore team in division two suffered a tight loss against Kyneton Golf.

Although holding home green advantage, Kilmore was unable to make up the shot difference despite the efforts of rink two to record a 28 to 14 shot win.

With a 14 to 25 and 12 to 22 shot losses to rinks three and one respectively, Kilmore recorded a 54 to 61 shot loss.

Meanwhile for Broadford, the sides again struggled to record any wins, with both its division one and two sides defeated at the weekend.

Division one travelled to Kyneton, slumping to a 67 to 40 shot loss.

All three of its rinks suffered defeats; 22 to 16, 21 to 12 and 24 to 12 shots, unable to stay in touch with the home side’s composure.

Division two also hit the road, facing Macedon, with the home side holding all the power from the onset.

Broadford fell to a whopping 79-shot defeat, Macedon scoring 109 shots to Broadford’s 30.

Rink three suffered the biggest defeat, going down 45 to seven shots, while rink one lost 36 to nine and rink 20, 28 to 14.

The remaining results see Kilmore and Broadford division two sides sit sixth and seventh on the ladder, while Broadford division one sit second last in eighth position.

This weekend, Broadford and Kilmore’s division one sides will battle it out at Broadford while Broadford’s division two side will host Kyneton.

Kilmore division two will travel to play Gisborne while division three will host Diggers Rest.

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