Around the Greens

Saturday Open Bowls Round 10

Saturday Open Bowls Round 10

I had a call from Tim Hicks late in the week advising me that his son Charlie, aged 12 years, would be making his first appearance in Adelaide’s Premier League side at West Lakes in round 10. He would be leading for Scott Thulborn. I can only imagine what was going through the young fellow’s mind. I am sure that he is the youngest bowler to play in the Premier League in Metro Adelaide. If you read on you will see how he went.

Premier League:

Marion v Modbury:

Marion moved to sixth on the ladder going into the Christmas break after a 113-76 – 14 point home win against Modbury on Saturday. It was a timely result with the Hurricanes winning only three of its first eight games this season.

The win came courtesy of a 35-15 result for Brandon Whiley and his rink against Trent Ward in the day’s best performance.

Ian Fyfe and his four prevailed 29-16 against Pat McGuinness in another good result.

Tony Devlin added a third rink win with a 27-22 triumph over John Nelson.

For Modbury Gary Meekcoms grabbed his club’s only points with a 23-22 defeat of Ken Holtham.

 Payneham v Club Holdfast:

Club Holdfast upped the ante with a 110-68 14point win at Payneham. It moved the club to second on the ladder going into the break. It was also the club’s fifth win from eight starts.

Josh Studham and his rink prevailed 33-14 against Anthony Treloar in the day’s most telling result.

Max Kleinig and his four also fired taking the points after a 30-16 defeat of Aussie Cunningham.

On the third rink Ashley Klose piloted his four to a 27-16 triumph over Gabe Nardecchia.

For the Panthers Chris Flavel prevailed 22-20 against Matt Northcott to earn his club its only points.

Adelaide v West Lakes:

Adelaide dealt West Lakes its first loss for the season prevailing 103-91 at home and banking 13 points. It was a great result for the Blues who retain fourth spot on the ladder one point shy of Somerton.

The win came courtesy of a 37-20 win for Andrew Feijen and his four against Craig Mills in the day’s most telling result.

Adrian Green skipped his four to a 23-20 defeat of James Gregory to earn two points.

After a hard day Brett Davis came away with a 23-23 draw with Kane Coulls.

“It was really was one of those hard-fought wins. We were leading well but the Lakers came back in the second half. We are very happy with the result” Scott Thulborn said.

For the Lakers Mark Haines skipped his rink to a 28-20 triumph against Scott Thulborn.

Grange v Salisbury:

A Carl Schapel inspired Grange moved to eighth spot on the ladder after a 109-85 home win against Salisbury. It was the Dolphin’s third win in what has been an up and down first half of the season without the services of Wayne Ruediger.

Schapel and his four prevailed 34-13 against Rhys Taylor to lead the way in the split rink game.

Tyson Wilson and his rink had a big say with a 29-20 result against Simon Dorr.

For Salisbury Luke Pietersma skipped his four to a 29-25 defeat of Ben Bowman.

Dale Robertson and his rink played well in a 23-21 triumph over Marc Evans.

Ascot Park v Somerton:

Somerton split the rinks with home side Ascot Park but again came away with a lion’s share of the points. After a 102-84 12point success the Seagulls moved to third on the ladder with five wins and a draw from eight starts.

Nathan Pedersen again showed his class skipping his four to a 30-17 defeat of Geoff Collins in the most telling result.

Scott Taylor and his rink prevailed 35-16 against Jeff Aworth banking two points.

For the Lions Mitch Percy came away with a 23-15 defeat of David Eiffe and Ben Hastie a 28-22 win against Graham Soar.

Division One:

Rosewater v Woodville:

Woodville grabbed 14 points after a strong 81-70 win at Rosewater. It was enough to cement third spot on the ladder with a strong percentage.

In an even rink performance Salvatore Marafioti secure the points after a 25-12 defeat of Steve Thompson.

Michael Haywood and four prevailed 20-14 against James Mader in a good performance.

Vincenzo Dimasi and his rink triumphed 19-17 over Jackie Field.

For Rosewater Trevor Pilkington defeated Mark Hanrahan 27-17 but was unable to change the overall result.

Happy Valley v Henley:

Henley moved to the top of the ladder after a 77-63 14point win at Happy Valley. The Sharks go into the Christmas break having recorded seven wins from eight starts in what has been an excellent performance.

Brad Pech skipped his four to a 25-13 defeat of Alan Dudley in the day’s best performance.

James Bodnar and his rink were equally effective prevailing 18-13 against Deb Fry.

Tim Dodds and his four also played well in a 19-15 win against Harry Burgess.

“Brad Pech was an absolute standout his performance meant that we were comfortable for most of the day. It was another day of Business” Ian Miller said.

For the Valley Bob Schultz got up 22-15 over Simon Barriga to give his club its only points.

Tranmere v Hawthorn:

Hawthorn sits in third spot on the ladder after a 77-66 success at Tranmere. The Hawks picked up 12 points from the split rink game.

The win came courtesy of a 25-11 win for Michael Lodge against Dino De Corso in the day’s most telling result.

Vic Magoch played well in his four’s 20-11 triumph over Rodney Egge.

For Tranmere John Feddersen and his rink did best prevailing 24-15 over Brett Willcox.

Graham Young also picked up points after his four’s 20-17 defeat of Alex Gebert.

Lockleys v Morphett Vale:

Morphett Vale continued its improvement grabbing 12 points after a 77-75 win at Lockleys. The Emus now sit in sixth spot on the ladder with four wins and four losses for the season.

John Munro and his rink did most of the damage with a 30-14 defeat of Fred Kovaleff in the day’s most telling result.

Alistair Reid skipped his four to a 21-18 win against Theo Katsivas.

“We have just completed two away games and we managed to win them both. That will stand us in great stead going into the half. It was a good win all round” Lynton Modra said.

For Lockleys Robbie Flavel almost stole the show a with a 23-7 win against Mitch Walker and Ashley Halls got up 20-19 against Lynton Modra.

Brighton v Toorak/Burnside:

Toorak/Burnside sits in second spot on the ladder six points shy of Henley after an 81-56 15point win at Brighton. It gave the club six wins from eight starts this season.

Darren Niblett skipped his rink to a 23-9 success over John Smith to lead the scoring.

Mike Hocking and his four prevailed 24-16 over Barry Walling in a good result.

Guy Uren and his rink also went well in an 18-15 triumph over Mark Green.

Trevor Feast came away with a 16-16 Brad Napper to finish a great day for the club.

Division Two:

West Lakes v Kensington/Marryatville:

Kensington/Marryatville picked up its second win of the season prevailing 81-74 at West Lakes and banking 14. It was a timely win for a club which has struggled on the green this year.

Peter Douglas skipped his four to a 22-11 defeat of Peter Donohue in the day’s best performance.

Lawrie Gherghetta and his rink prevailed 27-19 against David Mullan

Jeanette Hill and her four took the points after 25-17 win against Alistair Robertson.

For the Lakers Barry Delbridge secured a 27-7 success over Greg Miller but was unable to affect the overall result.

Salisbury v Marion:

Salisbury moved to fifth spot on the ladder after a 78-74 12point home win against Marion. It was the northern club’s fourth win from 8 outings going into the Christmas break.

Mark Shard skipped his rink to a 29-11 defeat of John Van Mierlo in a match winning performance.

Eric Datson and his rink prevailed 24-19 against Ted Hibberd.  

For Marion Lindsay Mortimer won 26-17 against Matthew Hull and David Bell took the points after an 18—8 defeat of Shaun Sayers.

Port Noarlunga v Ascot Park:

Ascot Park came out of blocks early and never took the pressure off in a 91-65 16point win at Port Noarlunga. The Lions moved into sixth spot on the ladder with five wins from eight starts going into the break.

Col Watkins and his rink prevailed 26-17 over Harvey Jolly in the most telling performance.

Geoff Coultas skipped his four to a 25-18 defeat of Thomas Jolly.

Peter Scholefield defeated Paul Probert 22-16 and Scott Bennier triumphed 18-14 over Ian Carter.  

Modbury v Gawler:

Modbury came up with its best performance of the season prevailing 92-70 against leading club Gawler and banking a full count of 16 points. The northern club moved into fourth spot on the ladder going into the break. In the end of the day Gawler retained top position on the ladder and the Thunder sit in fourth.

John Cooper skipped his rink to a 28-18 win against Leigh Roberts to lead the way.

Brenton Treverton and his four impressed prevailing 24-18 against an inform Daryl Kubisch.

Cosimo Cavaiuolo skipped his rink to a 21-16 defeat of Phil Marsden and Allan Britcher won a tight one 19-18 against Darren Hunter.

Henley v Adelaide:

The match up between Adelaide and the Sharks at Henley went the way of the Blues 84-80 in a classic game. The club banked 13 points and ended the first eight rounds in second spot on the ladder and with five wins going into the break.

Stuart Lea skipped his four to a 22-17 win against David Prior to lead the way.

Chris Firth also banked points after his rink’s 24-21 triumph over George Powell.

After a tough day Garry Benveniste came away with a 21-21 draw with Ken Sherry.

For the Sharks Sam Mezzini skipped his rink to a 21-17 win against Sandy Wallace.  

I hope you have enjoyed my coverage of the Thursday and Saturday competitions in my “Around the Greens” column and I would like to wish everyone a merry and safe Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Take it easy on your travels you are all too good to lose.

John Bevin

13th December 2020