Big win for Denison over Wonthella Maroon in Batavia bowls tightens grip on 2nd, continues Eaton’s streak

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Pat Belcher, Marie Eaton, Lorraine Cliff and Gloria Nelson.
Camera IconPat Belcher, Marie Eaton, Lorraine Cliff and Gloria Nelson. Credit: Reuben Carder/Geraldton Guardian

A 4-0 result for Denison against Wonthella Maroon on Thursday continued a stellar season for champion Seagulls bowler Marie Eaton, and the club, reinforcing the Seagulls’ hold on second place.

The 57-22 aggregate result was a true indication of where both sides stand.

Eaton now has 11 wins in 12 pennants games.

She is undefeated in the skipper’s role, winning seven games with an average margin of just under nine shots.

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As third, she has four wins from five games with a two-shot average margin.

Northampton recorded their 11th match result from 12 played with a 3-1 (43-32) away victory over Geraldton Blue.

The result came as a seven-game winning streak for Pauline Forrester’s rink ended.

They lost to Audrey Williamson’s foursome, 22-18.

Forrester and Dion Delamotte are second and third on the skippers’ table with eight wins each. Wonthella Gold’s Margaret Kupsch is the competition leader with nine wins and three losses so far.

Geraldton Gold claimed possibly their most important result of the season.

They won 4-0 (50-29) away to Wonthella Gold and dominated the match.

The clubs swap positions in the standings, with Geraldton Gold now third and Wonthella Gold fourth.

Top-of-the-table Northampton travel to Geraldton to play third-placed Gold on January 20 when the league resumes.

For the Ewes, a win would give them the minor premiership with two matches to go.

The home side need to win to have a chance of claiming second position.

Second-placed Denison host fourth-placed Wonthella Gold.

The visitors need a result.

They are five points behind the Seagulls and a loss will end their hopes of a double chance.

Geraldton Blue and Wonthella Maroon are well and truly out of the finals race.

The second division is open, with three points separating the top four.

Northampton are back in contention, but travel to league leaders Geraldton Blue after the break.

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