Ovens and Murray and Albury and District will square off in their annual challenge at Rutherglen on Sunday.
Last year’s clash went down to the wire, with Ovens and Murray holding off the Albury and District outfit to win on aggregate (205-192) and retain the Jack Beck Memorial Shield.
Ovens and Murray’s strong performance in the morning matches proved enough to claim the overall victory.
The Ovens and Murray side is: Rob Bartel, Rick Robinson, Peter McLarty, Mason Bayliss (skip); Ray Moon, Kyle Pugh, Scott Widdison, Tim Cromie (skip); Dwight Goodman, Tyson Cromie, Shawn McMahon, Matt Robertson (skip); Wayne Lee, Brian Hogg, Thomas Webb, Chris Langdon (skip); Ryan Davies, Stephen Coulston, Maurie Braden, Ian Brimblecombe (skip); Darren Salan, Kevin Morrison, Paul Davies and Josh Rudd (skip). Official rink: John Fisher, Bryan Smith, Noel Murrell and Neil Pryor (skip).
The Albury and District side is: Sam Harrison, Gary Kern, Jim Lee, Peter Forck (skip); Steve Martini, Chris Heather, Glenn Harrison, Norm Honey (skip); Brett Furze, Kevin Wellington, Danny Czuczman, Duane Crow (skip); Vic Moore, Darcy Burge, Darren Moore, Adrian Pantling (skip); Daryl Lawson, Gavin Jones, Andrew Hirst, Terry Hensel (skip); Ron Bonat, Paul Baensch, Kim Maher and Wally Bourne (skip). Official rink: Brian Watson, Mark Mulcahy, Jeff Brundell and Clarrie Klepiak (skip).
Meanwhile, Albury and District came up short in its clash with Wagga District last weekend at Wagga RSL.
Wagga prevailed by 25 shots in game one and 30 in game two, with Glenn Harrison and Terry Hensel’s rinks the best performed for Albury and District across the day.
Following this weekend’s match-up, Albury and District will finalise its team to contest the Bing Walder Shield at Wagga on November 3 and 4.
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