Crucial match on Diggers’ turf

November 17, 2023 BY

On a roll: Golden Square will look to hold its gap towards the top of the Bendigo Campaspe Goldfields bowls premiership table with a win over South Bendigo this weekend. Photo: FILE

THE South Bendigo and Golden Square showdown highlights Saturday’s fifth round of premier division in Bendigo’s leg of Bendigo Campaspe Goldfields bowls.

It’s third against second as South Bendigo Diggers host the Bulldogs from 1.30pm.

Both teams are on win-loss records of 3-1, but Square is 31 shots up on the Diggers.

In last weekend’s fourth round, South Bendigo clinched a four-shot victory under Friday night lights at Bendigo East.

Highs for the Diggers were nine and six shot wins by the Liam Crapper and Brad Holland-skipped rinks.

Although wins were two apiece, Golden Square took the points in a 79-67 victory at home against Inglewood.

Biggest margin for Square was a 25-11 result for Dale Jackson’s rink.

Another big match will be at Moama where the Steamers host Bendigo East in the clash of fifth and sixth.

East’s skippers last round were Marc Smith, Paul Vlamenick, James McGillivray and Aaron Tomkins.

Moama fought for a 77-75 win at Eaglehawk as Kevin Anderson, Cameron Keenan and Travis Kelly led their teams to victory.

Inglewood is at home, but faces a huge task against an unbeaten Bendigo which is chasing back-to-back premierships.

Ian Chamberlain and Robert Day marked wins for Inglewood on Golden Square’s greens.

Kangaroo Flat and Eaglehawk meet on the Kangaroos’ ground.

The Roos will be keen to rebound from a 29-shot loss to Bendigo.

A 2-2 record has the Flat holding on to the fourth rung.

A 1-3 record has Eaglehawk in seventh place in the premiership race.