The Carbis Shield for first division bowlers was retained by Riverland 167 shots to Sunraysia 126 when the annual match was played at Barmera on Sunday.

The best performed rink for Riverland was skippered by Barmera`s John Morena with a 30-7 result. Riverland won four of the eight rinks and Berri`s Dennis Treloar ended up all square 18-18 with his group.

Other winning skippers were Mal Inglis 23-9, Steve Roberts 20-16 and Graeme Huppatz 20-12.

In the Walsh Shield at Merbein Sunraysia regained the shield from Riverland 201-165.

Gary Heywood`s rink was the best of five that won for Riverland in the 10 rink competition.