Dragons win Flapper Shield

THE Bendigo Dragons junior bowls team overcame sweltering temperatures to win the recent Flapper Family Shield tournament at the Daylesford Bowling Club.

The Dragons competed with the Ballarat Gold Diggers, Geelong Giants, Diamond Valley Vipers, Northern Frequent Flyers, Northern High Flyers and Western Warriors.

Chasing a third-consecutive win in section one, Bendigo made a strong start with a 51-18 victory over the Northern High Flyers.

Bendigo's Troy Mansbridge led the way for Bendigo with a 19-3 win, while Luke Hoskin and Lachie Jones also had good victories.

In round two, Bendigo was too good for the Diamond Valley Vipers, winning 31-19.

With heat restricting the competition to just two rounds, the Dragons were declared the champions after winning their two games and all six rinks.

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