After heavy showers overnight I sat and watched as the greenkeeper and his helpers at Hawthorn BC worked hard to present good quality greens for day one of the finals in the Thursday Premier League. What eventuated was two great games as the weather brightened up.
Hawthorn v Tranmere:
In the matchup between the League’s top two clubs Hawthorn and Tranmere, the Hawks took the honours with a 67-48 win and go directly through to the Grand Final.
Wendy Clarke skipped her rink to a 25-16 defeat of Jackie Gardiner in the day’s best result.
Anne Onto and her four prevailed 18-12 against Mary Feddersen in another good result.
On the third rink Christine Keller and her rink got up 24-20 against Dianne Ferris to complete the whitewash.
Tranmere will take on Club Holdfast on day two of the Finals next week at Tranmere with the winner to join Hawthorn in the Grand Final.
Port Noarlunga v Club Holdfast:
I spoke to some of the Club Holdfast players prior to the game and they were full of confidence going in. That confidence was well founded with the team coming away with a 62-50 win against Port Noarlunga. The club will go on to a game against Tranmere with the winner going on to the Grand Final.
Rachel Krebbekx skipped her rink to a 25-16 defeat of Karlee Moffatt in the day’s most telling result.
Mila Grimshaw and her four prevailed 16-13 against Barbara Nesbitt in a tight encounter.
Faye Anderson and Sandy Wallace and their respective rinks came away with a 21-21 draw.
Whilst Port Noarlunga drop out of the finals, Holdfast will now play Tranmere for the right to play Hawthorn in next week’s Grand Final.
Top of the table West Lakes continued its great season winning on all three rinks in at 69-54 defeat of Somerton. The result sees the Lakers directly through to the Grand Final.
Robyn Palmer skipped her rink to a 24-17 defeat of Lea Modra in the game’s most telling result.
Doris Thomas and her four prevailed 23-18 against Wendy Rudd in another good performance.
On the third rink Jackie Field and her rink continued its good form getting up 22-19 against Yvonne Bekeris.
Somerton goes on to play Semaphore next week with the winner to join West Lakes in the Grand Final.
Kensington Marratville v Semaphore
Semaphore started well and went on with the job grabbing a full count of 12 points after a 73-43 defeat of Kensington/Marryatville. The result confirms that Kensi’s season has ended.
Edna Dimond skipped her rink to a 26-14 defeat of Robyn Walker in the day’s most telling result.
Kerrie Scharkie and her rink prevailed 25-14 in another excellent performance.
Anne Dunstan, division 1’s leading skipper, and her team got up 22-15 against Jeanette Hill to end a perfect day on the green for the Club.
Semaphore now going into next week’s preliminary final against Somerton to grab a Grand Final place against West lakes.
OTHER DIVISION RESULTS
Division 2 North – Modbury were successful to gain a Grand Final spot.
Division 2 South – Henley also gained a Grand Final spot.
Division 3 North – Two Wells into the Grand Final.
Division 3 South – Marion RSL into the Grand Final.
Division 3 East – Beaumont into the Grand Final.
Division 3 West – Lockleys into the Grand Final.
18th March 2022