Around the Greens

ROUND 17 WOMEN’S THURSDAY PENNANTS:

Whilst so many of those in the eastern states remain water-logged Round 17 of the Thursday Women’s pennants was played in fine, sunny weather. With one minor round game remaining in the Premier League top club Hawthorn on 146 points and 2nd placed Tranmere with 145 points are guaranteed a double chance in the finals with both hoping for a good result in round 18 to give them home ground advantage.  Other clubs still in contention are Port Noarlunga on 125 points, Club Holdfast on 124 points.

In the bottom half of the ladder Marion and Brighton are separated by 5 points and both need a good result in round 18 to avoid relegation.

So here we go my coverage and comments.

PREMIER LEAGUE:

Marion v Happy Valley:

Happy Valley moved to 6th spot on the ladder after a 64-57 8points win at Marion.

Kay Chesney skipped her rink to a 30-13 defeat of Jacqueline King in a match winning performance.

For the Hurricanes which ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder Dianne Gigney and her four prevailed 22-16 against Sandra Barnes.

Kath Crilly and her rink got up 22-18 against Jenny Davis.

Ascot Park v Port Noarlunga:

Ascot Park had a good day on the green banking 10 points after a 63-54 home success against Port Noarlunga. The Lions ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder and in mid table.

In a tight game overall, that had two draws Karen Kovaleff skipped her rink to a 25-16 win against Julie Bannister in a match winning performance.

Riina Bradbrook, Karlee Moffatt and their respective rinks settled for a 19-19 draw.

Chris Thulborn, Faye Anderson and their rinks also came away with a 19-19 draw.

Port Noarlunga ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder as the southern club continues its search for a final’s spot.

Club Holdfast v Prospect/Broadview:

Club Holdfast sits in 4th spot on the ladder after banking 10 points from a 66-59 home win against Prospect/Broadview.

Mila Grimshaw skipped her rink to a 23-15 defeat of Denise Caulfield in the game’s most telling result.

Sandy Wallace and her four prevailed 22-18 against Jacqueline Barber to take two points.

For Prospect/Broadview Jan Nicholls skipped her rink to a 26-21 win against Rachel Krebbekx to give the club its only points.

The club ended the day at the foot of the table and will be relegated.

Hawthorn v Tranmere:

Hawthorn sits at the top of the table one point clear after a big 78-53 10 points home win against Tranmere.

In a battle between the top two clubs Anne Onto and her rink prevailed 33-17 against Dianne Ferris in the day’s most telling result.

Wendy Clarke skipped her four to a 31-15 success against Jackie Gardiner in another good result.

For Tranmere Mary Feddersen and her rink got up 21-14 against Christine Keller but were unable to affect the overall result.

Tranmere ended the day in second spot on the ladder one point shy of the Hawks.  

Brighton v Hope Valley:

Hope Valley ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder and in mid table after 68-60 8 points win at Brighton.

Andrea Williams skipped her rink to a 26-13 defeat of Teresa Lyons in a match winning result.

For Brighton which ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder Carli Mitchell and her four did best with a tight 22-18 success against Betty Lucas.

Dawn Stoddart and her rink prevailed 25-24 against Raelene Heitmann in at tight one.

Brighton ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder and not yet clear of the relegation zone.

DIVISION ONE:

In Division One Somerton ended the day at the top of the ladder on 138 points three points clear of West Lakes. Both will go into the finals with a double chance and both will be looking for a home series after round 18. Third placed Kensington/Marryatville along with Semaphore, Morphett Vale and Gawler are still mathematically a chance for the top four spot.

In the lower half of the ladder Blackwood will be relegated whilst Grange, Lockleys and Tranmere are not yet safe.

Blackwood v Gawler:

Gawler sits in in sixth spot on the ladder and in mid table after a timely 78-35 11 points win at Blackwood.

Teresa Dean skipped her rink to a 33-5 defeat of Carol Redford in the game’s most telling result.

Kay Moncrieff and her four prevailed 26-11 against Julie Gillman in another great result.

After a game long struggle Dawn Warland and her four came away with a 19-19 draw with Marilyn Edmonds.

Blackwood ended the day at the foot of the table and will be relegated at the end of the season.

Kensington/Marryatville v Semaphore:

Semaphore sits in fourth spot on the ladder after an excellent but close 51-49 10 points win at Kensington/Marryatville.

Kerrie Scharkie skipped her rink to a 19-13 win against Jeanette Hill in a match winning performance.

Anne Dunstan and her four also grabbed points after an 18-16 defeat of Robyn Walker.

For Kensi Helen Hutton and her rink got up 20-14 against Edna Dimond and almost stole the show.

The club ended the day in 3rd spot the ladder and have a big chance of making the finals after round 18.

Grange v Somerton:

Somerton came out firing and never stopped banking a full count of 12 points from an impressive 84-31 success at Grange. The club ended the day at the top of the ladder with 138 points.

Lea Modra skipped her rink to a 39-10 win against Ursula Hollis in a stunning performance.

Yvonne Bekeris and her four prevailed 27-12 against Maree McMahon in another big result.

Wendy Rudd and her rink also played well coming away with an 18-9 win against Maxine Savage.

The Dolphins ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder and looking for a big result in round 18 to avoid relegation.

West Lakes v Tranmere:

Tranmerepulled off a major surprise taking 10 points after a 61-49 success at West Lakes. It was enough to move the club to 7th spot on the ladder with 93 points. It was also a result that could affect the Lakers chances of a home advantage on the first day of the finals.

Brenda Porter skipped her four to a 27-14 defeat of an in-form Jackie Field in a match winning performance.

Denise Abraham and her rink prevailed 20-19 in a tight one against Doris Thomas, stealing the game with the last bowl of the day.

For the Lakers, who ended the day in 2nd spot on the ladder, Robyn Palmer and her four got up 16-14 against Pam Fullarton.

Lockleys v Morphett Vale:

For Lockleys it was also a good day on the greens. A 64-52 home defeat of Morphett Vale earned the club 10 points as the players look to stay in Division One for next season. The Eagles ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder but not yet out of danger.

Sue Coultas skipped her four to a 29-16 defeat of Paulina Lawrie in the day’s most telling result.

Li Song and her rink also grabbed points after a 20-16 win against Joan Blowes.

For the Emus who ended the day in 5th spot on ladder and in mid table Clare Munro and her four got up 20-15 against Christine Schumacher to give the club its only points.

John Bevin

4th March 2022