Saturday’s round 12 of the 2,000/21 pennant season saw plenty of action with the normal surprises and upsets. We are now well into the second half of the minor rounds and trust that the weather will hold over the next few weeks.
Adelaide v Modbury:
Modbury moved to fourth on the ladder after a 95-89 win at Adelaide. In the split rink game, the Thunder banked 12 points in what was another strong performance away from home.
With all four rinks competitive John Nelson did best skipping his rink to a 26-18 win against Andrew Feijen.
In a dream match-up Gary Meekcoms skipped his four to a 22-20 defeat of Scott Thulborn.
For the Blues the always competitive Brett Davis prevailed 24-21 against Pat McGuinness.
Adrian Green also banked points after a 27-26 triumph over Trent Ward.
Adelaide ended the day in fifth spot on the ladder 5 points out of the four.
Ascot Park v Club Holdfast:
Club Holdfast sits clear in second spot on the ladder after a comprehensive 111-78 15point win at Ascot Park. It was yet another reminder of the quality within the club’s playing group.
Josh Studham skipped his four to a 34-19 defeat of Andrew Smith in what was the day’s most telling result.
Ashley Klose and his rink prevailed 29-14 over Ben Hastie in another big performance.
Max Kleinig also took the points after a 25-22 triumph over Mitch Percy.
On the fourth rink Matt Northcott and Jeff Aworth fought hard all day before coming away with a 23-23 draw.
Ascot Park now sits at the foot of the ladder with only two wins from 10 starts.
Grange v West Lakes:
West Lakes continued its stellar season banking 14 points after a strong 88-81 success at Grange. We have got used to the Lakers performing at a high level over the last five and a half years and after 10 completed games the club sits 11 points clear at the top of the table.
Craig Mills skipped his four to a 29-18 defeat of Tyson Wilson in a match defining performance.
Mark Haines and his rink prevailed 24-22 against Marc Evans in another good result.
Sam Dietrich defeated Wayne Ruediger 17-15 to pick up his second successive win since taking up a skipper’s role.
For the Dolphins young skip Ben Bowman triumphed 26-18 over Jimmy Gregory to give his club its only points.
Marion v Payneham:
Payneham picked up its second win for the season prevailing 97-87 at Marion and banking 13 points. It was a welcome result for a Panther’s outfit which has struggled to impress itself on the competition this season.
Chris Flavel skipped his rink to a 28-17 win against Ian Fyfe in a match securing performance.
Anthony Treloar and his four prevailed 23-22 against Ken Holtham in a nailbiting finish.
Gabe Nardecchia and Hurricane Tony Devlin fought out a 23-23 draw.
For Marion Brandon Whiley again skipped well in his rink’s 25-23 defeat of Aussie Cunningham.
The southern club ended the day in seventh spot on the ladder with three wins from 10 starts.
Salisbury v Somerton:
Somerton continue to worry all sides in the Premier League competition. On Saturday the Seagulls again fought hard and were rewarded with a tight 88-86 win at Salisbury. In a split rink game, the club banked 12 points and ended the day sat in third spot on the ladder with 108 points.
Graham Soar skipped his rink to a 28-16 defeat of Dale Robertson in the day’s most telling result.
The experienced Nathan Pedersen and his four prevailed 24-19 against Rhys Taylor
For Salisbury Simon Dorr and his rink were outstanding in a 32-18 win against Steve Foster but were unable to affect the overall result.
In a tight game Luke Pietersma and his four triumphed 19-18 over Scott Taylor.
Tranmere v Woodville:
Going into Saturday’s round 12 home game against Woodville Tranmere was in dire need of a win. The club had won only two games of the previous 11 and were languishing in the relegation zone. What transpired was a 92-91 success for the team which now sits in 8th spot on the ladder.
Much of the kudos must go to John Feddersen and his rink which outpointed Mark Hanrahan 31-22 in a match winning performance.
Rodney Egge skipped his four to a 23-18 defeat of Vincenzo Dimasi.
Graham Young and his rink also picked up points after prevailing 19-17 against Salvatore Marafioti.
For Woodville which ended the day in second spot the ladder Michael Haywood and his four triumphed 34-19 against Dino Decorso.
Brighton v Henley
Competition leader Henley showed its depth prevailing 82-70 at Brighton and banking an important 12 points from a split rink game. The Sharks now sit on 123 points 20 points clear at the top of the table.
Brad Pech skipped his rink to a 21-11 defeat of Brad Napper in the afternoon’s most telling result.
James Bodnar was equally impressive in his four’s 24-19 triumph over Tony Lock.
For Brighton Mark Green and his four came away with a 19-17 win against Neil Millar.
Barry Walling and his rink also banked points after prevailing 21-20 against Simon Barriga.
Brighton ended the day in ninth spot on the ladder.
Lockleys v Hawthorn:
Lockleys put in a big performance banking a valuable 14 points after an 86-77 home win against Hawthorn. The nine shot win saw the club sitting in 6th spot on the ladder with four wins from 10 starts.
Ashley Halls skipped his four to a 25-15 defeat of Alex Gebert in the day’s most influential result.
Robbie Flavel and his rink fought hard before prevailing 24-20 against Vic Magoch.
Peter Thaler also grabbed points after his four’s triumph over Brett Willcox.
For the Hawks which ended the day in third spot on the ladder Michael Lodge and his rink prevailed 25-19 against Theo Katsivas.
Rosewater v Happy Valley:
After a hard day on the green home side Rosewater came away with a disappointing 82-82 home draw with Happy Valley. Both clubs banked 8 points and Rosewater now sit in seventh spot and Happy Valley in 10th on the Ladder.
For Rosewater Trevor Pilkington and his rink did best with a 25-15 defeat of Deb Fry.
James Mader also banked points after prevailing 21-20 against Bob Schultz.
For the Valley Harry Burgess and his four almost did enough with a 20-12 defeat of Jackie Field.
Danny Deed skipped his rink to a 27-24 triumph over Steve Thompson.
Morphett Vale v Toorak/Burnside:
Morphett Vale put in a big performance at home prevailing 80-64 against Toorak/Burnside and pocketing 14 points. The Emus now sit in fifth spot on the ladder with six wins from 10 completed games.
Lynton Modra and his rink did best with a strong 23-16 defeat of Ashley Hole.
Alistair Reid skipped his four to a 21-16 triumph over Trevor Feast.
John Munro continued some good form prevailing 21-16 over Mike Hocking.
For Toorak Guy Uren took the points after a 16-15 win against Mitch Walker.
Port Noarlunga v Kensington/Marryatville:
Port Noarlunga won a tight home game against Kensington/Marryatville 73-68 and took a valuable 11 points from the outing. The Gulls moved to eighth spot on the ladder with four wins from seven starts.
Harvey Jolly and his rink did best with a 21-13 defeat of Peter Douglas in a match winning performance.
After a long day Anthony Moffatt and Lawrie Ghergetta split the points after a 20-20 draw.
For Kensington Jeanette Hill and her rink prevailed 18-16 against Thomas Jolly.
Greg Miller got up 17-16 against Paul Probert.
Henley v Marion:
Marion pulled out a surprise win banking 14 points after an 85-76 win at Henley. However, the Hurricanes still sit in in ninth on the ladder with three wins from 10 starts.
David Bell skipped his four to a 29-15 win against Craig Green in the game’s best result.
Ted Hibberd again played well in his rink’s 22-20 defeat of Sam Mezzini.
Lindsay Mortimer also banked two points after his four’s 23-22 win against George Powell.
For Henley Tim Dodds got up 19-11 against Damien Schifillti.
Modbury v Ascot Park:
Modbury moved to second spot on the ladder on equal points with Salisbury after prevailing 86-62 at home against Ascot Park and banking 16 points.
With all rinks firing John Cooper and his rink did best with a 24-15 defeat of Scott Bennier.
Cosimo Cavaiuolo and his four came away with a 22-13 win against Geoff Coultas.
Brenton Treverton skipped his rink to 20-16 triumph over Peter Langford.
Allan Britcher ended a great day for the Thunder also grabbing two points after a 20-18 defeat of Peter Scholefield.
West Lakes v Salisbury:
Salisbury remained on top of the ladder after a 96-67 14point win at West Lakes.
Shaun Sayers skipped his four to a 27-11 defeat of Barry Delbridge in the day’s best result.
Mark Shard and his rink were equally impressive in a 25-12 triumph over Peter Donoghue.
Ross McConnell also grabbed two points after a 25-21 defeat of David Mullan.
For the Lakers Alistair Robertson out pointed Eric Datson to the tune of 23-19.
Gawler v Adelaide:
Adelaide grabbed an important 12 points after an 82-78 win at Gawler. The Blues now sit in fourth on the ladder with 6 wins from 10 starts.
Sandy Wallace skipped her four to a 25-14 defeat of Darren Hunter in the game’s best result.
Chris Firth came away with a 22-18 victory over Phil Marsden.
For Gawler Daryl Kubisch and his four did best with a 22-16 defeat of Stuart Lea.
Leigh Roberts also banked points after a 24-19 triumph over Garry Benveniste.
The northern club now sits third with 6 wins from 10 games.
17th January 2021