Bendigo no match for Kangaroo Flat in BBD pennant

UP AND ABOUT: Kangaroo Flat skipper Tom Russell high fives team-mate Mitch Hocking on Saturday. Russell's rink had a 28-18 win over Geoff Briggs. Picture: LUKE WEST

UP AND ABOUT: Kangaroo Flat skipper Tom Russell high fives team-mate Mitch Hocking on Saturday. Russell's rink had a 28-18 win over Geoff Briggs. Picture: LUKE WEST

KANGAROO Flat beat Bendigo for the first time in six seasons in round three of BBD weekend pennant on Saturday.

The Flat cruised to a 102-73 victory – its first over Bendigo since 2011-12 – in the most one-sided game of the season so far.

Kangaroo Flat’s winning team included four players – Tom Russell, Barry Anset, Mitch Hocking and Grant Woodward – who were premiership players with Bendigo last season.

Anset and Russell were both winning skippers against former team-mates – Anset’s rink beating Nick Belt 26-12 and Russell defeating Geoff Briggs 28-18.

WELL PLAYED: Bendigo's Leigh Manning in action against Kangaroo Flat in round three of BBD weekend pennant on Saturday. Picture: LUKE WEST

WELL PLAYED: Bendigo's Leigh Manning in action against Kangaroo Flat in round three of BBD weekend pennant on Saturday. Picture: LUKE WEST

For the third game in a row Bendigo had just one winning rink as Ian Ross defeated Cameron Wilson 25-24.

The win improves Kangaroo Flat to 2-1, while reigning premier Bendigo remains mired to the bottom of the ladder with a 0-3 record, with its three defeats now by a combined 74 shots.

• Eaglehawk recorded the first all-rinks win of the season, belting Inglewood by 39.

The Hawks continued their impressive start to the season with their 111-72 victory at Inglewood.

The blowout result of the contest was the Hawks’ rink of skipper Dean Carter dominating Mal McLean in a 33-15 result.

The victory moved the Hawks to top spot.

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• Like the Hawks, South Bendigo also remained unbeaten following its away win over Castlemaine.

South led by just one shot at tea, but gained the ascendancy after the break, pulling away to win 101-82.

Both teams won two rinks apiece, but it was the rink of South’s Mitch Sidebottom – skipping for the unavailable Liam Crapper – that gave the visitors the upper hand as it won 31-10 against Ray McCumber. 

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• Bendigo East produced the highest score of the season so far in its 113-87 victory at home over Golden Square, ensuring all four of Saturday’s winners cracked triple-figures.

Chris Randell’s rink was in sensational form for East as it dished out a 38-19 hiding to the rink of Geoff Walsh, which had won its first two games.

Sam Lyon (+2) and Brad Marron (+6) were also winning skippers for the Beasties, while Mal Finch (+1) earned the only points for Square.

Round four – Eaglehawk v Bendigo, Golden Square v South Bendigo, Inglewood v Castlemaine, Kangaroo Flat v Bendigo East.