Around the Greens

Round 14 Saturday Open pennants:

Round 14 of the Saturday Open Pennant competitions which was played in good conditions saw all games completed apart for the Division One game between Modbury and Tranmere which was called off because of a Covid issue. I am awaiting relevant information from the MBA Match and Program Committee.

In the Premier League Grange sits 37 points clear at the top of the table after another 14 points win.

In Division One Hawthorn produced its 14th straight win and sits 61 points clear of 2nd placed Marion.

Some surprise results added to what was another great round of bowls.

PREMIER LEAGUE:

Salisbury v Lockleys:

In a split rink game Lockleys came away with a 92-85 12point win at Salisbury. It was enough to carry the Eagles to 8th spot on the ladder 4 points clear of its opposition.

Chris Flavel skipped his four to a 28-16 defeat of Rhys Taylor in the game’s most telling result.

Gabe Nardecchia and his rink prevailed 24-23 against Mathew Hull to also take points.

For Salisbury Simon Dorr and his four came away with a 24-21 win against Theo Katsivas but was unable to affect the overall result.

Ken Willcox and his rink also banked points after a 22-19 success against Robbie Flavel’

Salisbury ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.

Adelaide v Grange:

Grange continued its excellent form banking 14 points after a 100-78 success at Adelaide. The Dolphins sit 37 points clear at the top of the ladder having produced 12 wins for the season.

Nathan Black skipped his rink to a 31-22 defeat of Andrew Feijen in the day’s most telling result.

Wayne Ruediger and his four prevailed 24-17 against Brett Davis.

On the third rink Craig Mills and his rink also banked points after a 26-19 win against Tim Hicks.

For the Blues Scott Thulborn and his four grabbed 2 points after a hard fought 20-19 success against Tyson Wilson.

After the loss the Blues sit in 6th spot on the ladder with 6 wins for the season.

Club Holdfast v West Lakes:

At Club Holdfast the home side fought out a 93-93 draw with West Lakes. The host club ended the day in 2nd spot on the ladder with 9 wins and 2 draws for the season. It’s the second occasion this season that the two have met and both times the clubs have come away with a draw. Ashley Klose made the comment that it is the first time that he can remember such an occurrence in his long pennant career. In round 5 Holdfast took 10 points and the Lakers 6 with the same score line of 93-93.

Jayden Zeller skipped his rink to a 25-12 defeat of Jack Trenorden.

Matt Northcott and his rink prevailed 28-23 against Aaron Bremner.

Ashley Klose skipped his four to a 24-19 win against Mark Haines.

For the Lakers Isaac Trenorden and his rink did best with a strong 39-16 success in the game’s best result over Josh Studham’s rink. On another day that score-line would have had much more impact on the overall match result.

West Lakes ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder having produced 5 wins and 2 draws over the season.

 Modbury v Ascot Park:

In another tight game Modbury banked 12 points after a 93-88 home win against Ascot Park. The 5 shot win sees the Thunder in 3rd spot on the ladder with 10 wins for the season.

John Nelson and his four again played well in a 30-18 defeat of Anthony Treloar in the day’s best result.

Modbury’s Josh Thompson and his rink drew 20-20 against Sam Denton and Ascot Park’s Col Harvey and the Thunder’s Jose Gil drew 25-25.

For Ascot Park Mitch Percy skipped his four to a 25-18 win against Gary Meekcoms.

The Lions ended the day in 4th spot on the ladder having recorded 7 wins for the season.

Henley v Somerton:

Henley produced a major surprise banking 12 points after a 95-89 home win against Somerton. Despite the success the Sharks sit at the foot of the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

Jason Wholohan skipped his four to a 29-14 defeat of Scott Taylor in the club’s best result.

David Prior and his rink played well in a 29-17 success against Nathan Peddersen.

For Somerton Steve Dennis and his four prevailed 31-15 against Jeff Marsh.

Jeff Aworth and his rink got up 27-22 against Neil Miller.

Somerton ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder with 7 wins for the season.

DIVISION ONE:

Morphett Vale v Toorak/Burnside:

Morphett Vale sits in 9th spot on the ladder after an 80-60 -14 points home win against Toorak/Burnside.

John Munro skipped his four to a 28-14 defeat of Mike Hocking in the day’s most telling result.

Anthony Roberts and his rink prevailed 21-13 against Guy Uren in another great result.

In a tight game Graham Aitken and his four got up 16-15 against Brian Jenkins.

For Toorak John Boccaccio and his rink got up 18-15 to give the club its only points.

Toorak ended the day at the foot of the ladder having recorded one win for the year.

Modbury v Tranmere:

Game not played because of a Covid issue. I am waiting for relevant information from the MBA match committee.

Payneham v Hawthorn:

Hawthorn continued its dominating form banking 14 points after a 77-69 success at Payneham. It was the Hawks 14 consecutive win and sees the club sitting atop the ladder 61 points clear of second placed Marion.

Michael Lodge skipped his four to a 30-14 defeat of Ben McDonnell in the game’s best result.

Brett Willcox and his rink prevailed 20-15 against Darren Siegertz.

In a tight contest Darren Niblett came away with a 19-18 success against Mark Bowman.

For the Panthers Aussie Cunningham skipped his four to a 22-8 win against Steve Packer to give the club its only points.

Payneham ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder having recorded 8 wins for the season.  

Rosewater v Woodville:

Rosewater won on only one of four rinks playedbut prevailed 84-74 and grabbed 10 points at home against Woodville.  The Club ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder having recorded 5 wins for the season.

Craig Green skipped his four to a 35-13 defeat of Karl Kreuzer in a match winning performance.

For Woodville Salvatore Marafioti and his four got up 23-16 against Allan Purnell

Michael Haywood and his four prevailed 22-18 against Peter Schultz

Vincenzo Dimasi and his rink prevailed 16-15 against Trevor Pilkington in a tight one.

Woodville ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder having recorded 8 wins for the year.

Marion v Salisbury:

Marion moved into 2nd spot on the ladder after a 95-44 16 points home win against Salisbury.

With all rinks playing well Tony Devlin and his four did best prevailing 29-8 against Ian James.

Scott Andeassen and his rink played well in a 26-8 defeat of Gerald Phillips.

Mason Kaufer continued a good run of form coming away with a 20-11 success against Philip McNally.

Ken Holtham and his rink got up 20-17 against Nathan Hughes to compete the whitewash.

Salisbury ended the game in 5th spot on the ladder with 7 wins for the season. 

DIVISION TWO:

Henley v Marion:

Marion sits in 2nd spot on the ladder after an 82-64 16points win at Henley. The Hurricanes have now recorded 11 wins for the year.

Ted Hibberd and his rink prevailed 22-14 against Steve Franks in the day’s best result.

Raymond Egan skipped his four to an 18-12 success against Chris McConnell.

Darryll Gray and his rink got up 20-18 against Darryl Stephens.

On the final rink Lindsay Mortimer also took the points after a 22-20 success against Terry Stringer.

Henley sits in 9th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the year.

Millswood v Port Noarlunga:

Port Noarlunga moved to 5th spot on the ladder after an 81-78 12points win at Millswood.

In the split rink game Anthony Moffatt skipped his rink to a 28-13 defeat of Enio Rossi in the day’s best result.

Thomas Jolly and his four also played well in a 22-16 win against Mathew Rossi.

For Millswood Geoff Kennedy and his rink got up 23-14 against Harvey Jolly.

Andrew Stasinowsky skipped his four to a 26-17 win against Karlee Moffatt.

Millswood ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder with 9 wins and a draw over the season.

Beaumont v Adelaide:

Beaumont banked 12 points after an 85-67 home win against Adelaide. The result moved the club to 6th spot on the ladder after recording 6 wins for the season.

John Bohner skipped his four to a 30-10 against Alan Hurst in the day’s most telling result.

Robert Ormston and his rink prevailed 20-14 against Chris Firth.

For the Blues Paul Young and his rink got up 21-15 against John Elwin.

Sandy Wallace skipped her four to a 22-20 defeat of John Whelan.

Having lost 3 matches in a row Adelaide still remains at the top of the ladder with 10 wins and a draw for the season.

Ascot Park v Gawler:

Gawler played out of its skin banking a full count of 16 points after s 93-77 win at Ascot Park. The Northern club now sits in 8th spot on the ladder having recorded 5wins over the season.

Darryl Kubisch skipped his rink to a 24-17 defeat of Peter Scholefield in the day’s best result.

Darren Hunter and his four prevailed 25-20 against Mark Lampshire.

Rod Squire and his rink came away with a 23-21 win against Robert Langford.

Leigh Roberts and his four ended the day with a 21-19 win against Scott Bennier.

Ascot Park now sits in 4th spot on the ladder with 7 wins and a draw over the season.

Brighton v Happy Valley:

Brighton put in its best performance of the season taking a full count of 16 points after a 94-56 success at Happy Valley. Despite the win the club remains at the foot of the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

Darrell Fishpool skipped his rink to a 35-8 win against Alan Dudley in the day’s best result.

Mark Green and his four prevailed 22-14 against Avis Steer.

Darrell Hendy and his rink got up 16-14 against Peter Barrett.

Daniel Johnson defeated Julian Porter 21-20 in a tight one.

Happy Valley now sits in 7th spot on the ladder having recorded 6 wins for the season.  

John Bevin

6th February 2022