Around the Greens

Day 2 Thursday Women’s Preliminary Finals

I spent two or three hours at Happy Bowling Club on Thursday morning watching as the club set up for day two of the Finals. The weather was calm and fine and there were plenty of supporters around. The home club was to play Payneham with the winner going into the Grand Final against Hawthorn.

Premier League:

Happy Valley v Payneham:

Happy Valley proved too strong for Payneham on its own deck prevailing 71-39 and winning on two rinks of three played.

Avis Steer skipped her four to a 32-10 defeat of Marie Roberts in the day’s best performance.

Deb Fry and her rink triumphed 25-11 over an in form Laini McGorman.

“It was an excellent performance from our girls. My rink and Deb Fry’s rink both got up well and Jenny Davis and her four stuck to the task going down by only 4. We are looking forward to the Grand Final” Avis Steer said.

For the Panthers which had had an excellent year in the lead up to Thursday Sue Maddern grabbed two points after an 18-14 win against Jenny Davis.

 Division One:

Port Noarlunga v Morphett Vale:

Like so many matches in Division One this season, the game between the Morphett Vale Emus and the Port Noarlunga Gulls at Port Noarlunga for the right to play Brighton in this season’s Grand Final went down to the wire. The home side prevailed 66-64 on the final end of the game.

Karlee Moffatt skipped her four to a 29-23 defeat of Ricki Hooper in the game’s best result.

Doreen Taylor and her rink triumphed 20-16 over Lea Modra.

Barbara Nesbitt spoke about how the match finished. “It was tight all day and we were three shots up overall going into going into the final end of the game. My rink finally went down 25-17 to Paulina Lawrie but played well allowing me to not deliver my second bowl.”  

We are now looking forward to the Grand Final next week.

Brighton and Port Noarlunga will both be promoted to the Premier division for next season.

Division 2 North:

Playford on it’s home playing surface proved far too strong for Modbury by winning 84-40, to go through to next week’s Grand Final.

Division 2 South

Brighton coming off 4th place in the final four, defeated Ascot Park 70-41, at Ascot Park, 70-41 to go into next week’s Grand Final.

Grand Finals arrangements for next week 25th March

At Prospect Broadview:

Premier Division                            Hawthorn v Happy Valley

Division 2 North                             Grange v Playford

At Somerton:

Division 1                                        Brighton v Port Noarlunga

Division 2 South                             Blackwood v Brighton

The Premier Division Grand Final is going to be “livestreamed” so everyone can tune in and view.

Our guest commentary team of John Bevin, Laini McGorman, Riina Bradbrook and Mary Feddersen will be keeping everyone informed throughout the match.

Come along and watch the Grand Finals always great to have plenty of spectators supporting their Clubs.

John Bevin

19th March 2021