Fine weather greeted bowlers around Adelaide for round 11 of the Saturday open pennant competitions. At the end of the day we had completed nine games in an interrupted first half of the season.
Somerton v Grange:
Somerton continued to work well as a team in a 99-80 home win against Grange. The Seagulls banked 14 points to sit comfortably in third spot on the ladder after nine completed games.
Scott Taylor skipped his four to a 33-12 defeat of Tyson Wilson in the day’s best result.
Graham Soar was equally effective in his rink’s 25-18 win against Ben Bowman.
Steve Foster and his four prevailed 26-22 against Wayne Ruediger in another good result.
For the Dolphins the return of Wayne Ruediger was a welcome sight but it was Marc Evans who defeated Nathan Pedersen 28-15 to give the club its only points for the day.
West Lakes v Ascot Park:
West Lakes continued to plunder opposition sides pocketing a full count of 16 points after a 100-63 home win against Ascot Park. As the club farewells Kane Coulls who is moving interstate to take up a club position. Sam Dietrich took over a rink and ended the day with a 24-17 win against Ben Hastie.
An in-form Craig Mills skipped his four to a 27-17 defeat of Jeff Aworth.
Mark Haines and his four were equally impressive prevailing 24-14 against Geoff Collins.
James Gregory ended a great day for the Lakers with a 26-15 triumph over Mitch Percy.
The Lakers ended the day 12 points clear at the top of the ladder having lost only one game from nine outings.
Salisbury v Marion:
Salisbury made the most of its home conditions grabbed 14 points after a 109-89 win against Marion. The northern club now sits in sixth spot on the ladder as it battles to make the finals.
Luke Pietersma skipped his four to a 30-12 defeat of Tony Devlin in the day’s most telling result.
Simon Dorr and his rink prevailed 28-25 against Ian Fyfe.
Dale Robertson won a tight one 29-26 against the experienced Ken Holtham.
For the Hurricanes Brandon Whiley and his four again played well in a 26-22 defeat of Rhys Taylor.
Modbury v Payneham:
Modbury produced the goods taking 14 points after a 109-80 win at Payneham. It was the Thunder’s sixth win for the year which moved the club to fifth spot on the ladder with six wins from nine games.
In a match that included two draws John Nelson and his rink did best prevailing 34-18 against Chris Flavel.
Trent Ward skipped his four to a 30-17 defeat of Paul Uranjek.
Pat McGuinness and Gabe Nardecchia drew 22-22 and Gary Meekoms and Tony Treloar 23-23.
The Panthers now sit at the foot of the ladder going into round 12.
Club Holdfast v Adelaide:
Club Holdfast showed plenty of quality in its 102-79 home defeat of Adelaide. The club grabbed an important 14 points and ended the day in second spot on the ladder 12 points shy of the Lakers.
Josh Studham skipped his four to a 34-14 defeat of Scott Thulborn in the day’s most telling result.
Matt Northcott and his rink prevailed 29-22 against Andrew Feijen in another telling performance.
Ashley Klose and his four fought hard all day before coming away with a 22-21 win against Brett Davis.
For the Blues Adrian Green took the points off Max Kleinig 22-17 to give the club its only success.
Toorak/Burnside v Lockleys:
Lockleys turned in its best performance of the season banking 13 points after a solid 94-74 win at Toorak/Burnside. The 20 shot win moved the Eagles to seventh spot on the ladder and well clear of the relegation zone.
Ashley Halls skipped his rink to a 29-7 defeat of Mike Hocking in the day’s most telling result.
Robbie Flavel and his four prevailed 27-19 over Trevor Feast in another good performance away from home.
Peter Thaler drew 24-24 with Guy Uren.
For Toorak Daren Niblett played well in his rink’s 24-14 win against Theo Katsivas.
Hawthorn v Brighton:
Hawthorn played well in its 76-68 home win against Brighton. The Hawks banked 14 points and now sit in third spot on the ladder.
In a tight game overall Alex Gebert and his rink did best prevailing 21-16 against Tony Lock.
Brett Willcox and his rink defeated John Smith 20-16 in another close encounter.
Vic Magoch skipped his four to a 22-18 triumph over Brad Napper.
For Brighton Mark Green took the points off Michael Lodge after an 18-13 to give the club its only points for the day.
Morphett Vale v Rosewater:
In a hard-fought game Morphett Vale came away with a 100-67 12point home win against Rosewater. The Emus now sit in fifth spot on the ladder with five wins from nine starts.
Mitch Walker skipped his four to a 36-13 win against Trevor Pilkington in the day’s most telling result.
John Munro and his four also went well in a 29-16 defeat of Steve Thompson.
“It was important to start the new year with a win. John Munro went well all day and Mitch Walker finished brilliantly” Lynton Modra Said.
For Rosewater Jackie Field defeated Alistair Reid 20-18 and James Mader got up 18-17 against Lynton Modra.
Woodville v Happy Valley:
In what was another tight game Woodville came away with an 81-74 12 point home win against Happy Valley. The 7 shot win in a split rink game saw the club sitting in second spot on the ladder seven points shy of Henley.
Mark Hanrahan skipped his rink to a 24-15 defeat of Deb Fry in the day’s best result.
Michael Haywood and his four prevailed 16-14 over Danny Deed also taking two points.
For Happy Valley Bob Schultz and his put in another good effort in a 26-23 triumph over Vincenzo Dimasi.
Ian James added a further two points after a 19-18 win against Salvatore Marafioti.
Henley v Tranmere:
For Henley it was another great day with the club banking 14 points after a 112-66 home win against Tranmere. The Sharks ended the day on top of the ladder 10 points clear of Woodville.
With all rinks competitive Neil Miller skipped his rink to a 31-13 defeat of John Feddersen in the day’s best result.
James Bodnar and his four prevailed 29-14 over Rodney Egge and Simon Barriga and his rink 32-17 over Graham Young.
For Tranmere Dino Decorso earned the club’s only points after a 22-20 defeat of Brad Pech.
Adelaide v Modbury:
Modbury finished strongly to prevail 100-88 against the Blues at Adelaide. The northern club came away with 12 points from the split rink game but it was the performance of one particular rink that caught the eye.
Allan Britcher skipped his four to a 40-15 defeat of Chris Firth which went a long way to ensuring the overall win.
John Cooper and his rink prevailed 21-15 against Ron Kuczmarski in a good performance.
Modbury ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder four points above Adelaide.
For the Blues Gary Benveniste defeated Brenton Treverton 30-15 and Sandy Wallace got up 28-24 over Cosimo Cavaiuolo.
Ascot Park v Henley:
Ascot Park had one of their best days securing a 95-62 win against Henley at home and grabbing 14 points’ The result moved the club to third place on the ladder.
For the Lions Peter Scholefield and his rink did best with a 27-8 defeat of Tim Dodds.
Scott Bennier skipped his four to a 24-17 win over Ian Miller.
Dennis Fox also played well in his four’s 23-13 result against Sam Mezzini.
For the Sharks George Powell defeated Geoff Coultas 24-21 to earn his club its only points.
Gawler v West Lakes:
Gawler remained on top of the ladder after a solid 90-75 – 14 point home win against West Lakes. The northern club is four points clear of its opposition.
In a game that included two drawn match-ups Darren Hunter and his rink did best with a 26-12 defeat of Alistair Robertson.
Leigh Roberts and his rink fought hard all day before prevailing 21-20 over Peter Donoghue.
Phil Marsden drew 22-22 with Barry Delbridge and Daryl Kubisch 21-21 with David Mullan.
Kensington/Marryatville v Salisbury:
Salisbury put in its best performance of the year prevailing 102-48 at Kensington/Marryatville and grabbing a full count of 16 points. The club now sits in second spot of the ladder four points shy of Gawler.
With all rinks firing Mark Shard and his four did best with a 29-11 win against Jeanette Hill.
Ross McConnell skipped his rink to a 24-11 defeat of Greg Miller.
The experienced Eric Datson also took points after a 25-12 win against Lawrie Ghergetta.
Shaun Sayers played well in his four’s 24-14 success against Peter Douglas.
Marion v Port Noarlunga:
Marion also served up a good performance at home prevailing 91-68 against Port Noarlunga and grabbing 14 points. It was an important win for a club which is battling to get out of the relegation zone.
Damien Schifilliti skipped his four to a 29-16 defeat of Thomas Jolley in the day’s best result.
Lindsay Mortimer and his rink prevailed 27-15 against Ian Carter.
David Bell played well in his four’s 21-17 triumph over Harvey Jolly.
For the Gulls Paul Probert defeated Ted Hibberd 20-14 to give the club its only points.
10th January 2021