Around the Greens

SATURDAY OPEN PENNANTS ROUND 17.

As I sit writing my Around the Greens column in the safety of my home, I would like to send my support to those people in the Ukraine whose world has been turned upside down.

On a day which appeared much hotter than our equipment was telling us bowlers across Adelaide took to the greens for Round 17 of the Saturday open pennant competition. It was an important round for many clubs at both ends of the tables

In the Premier League, Grange has taken out this season’s Minor Premiership after a 14points home win against Salisbury. The Dolphins sit 43 points clear at the top of the table with one game remaining.

Club Holdfast sits in 2nd spot with 168 points.

In the bottom half of the ladder Henley will be relegated, but who will go with them?

In Division One Hawthorn dropped its first game of the season at Marion, but sit 60 points clear and have taken out the Minor Premiership. Whilst the Hurricanes, Modbury and Woodville will also play in the Final’s series.

In the bottom part of the ladder, Toorak/Burnside will be relegated but either Rosewater or Morphett Vale will join them and both need a good result in round 18 if they are to avoid a similar fate.

In Division 2 Adelaide has all but confirmed the minor Premiership with a lead of 16 points over Millswood with round 18 to come. Marion, Port Noarlunga and Ascot Park will all need a successful round 18 result to see who gets to play finals.

In the bottom half of the ladder Brighton and Henley will be relegated.

So here we go Round 17 and who did what.

PREMIER LEAGUE:

Ascot Park v Lockleys:

Lockleys banked a very welcome 10 points after a hard fought 96-96 draw at Ascot Park. The club ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder.

Gabe Nardecchia skipped his rink to a 29-23 defeat of Col Harvey in the club’s best result for the day.

Chris Flavel and his four prevailed 25-21 against Mitch Percy.

Robbie Flavel and his rink got up 24-21 against Steve Trowse.

For the Lions Sam Denton and his four came away with a 31-18 defeat of Theo Katsivas but was unable to affect the overall result.

The Lions ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder and still with a chance of making the finals.

Henley v West Lakes:

West Lakes grabbed 14 points after a 105-78 success at Henley. The Lakers ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder and in mid table.

James Gregory skipped his rink to a 29-16 defeat of David Prior in the day’s most telling result.

Mark Haines and his four prevailed 28-17 against Andrew Westbury in another good result.

Isaac Trenorden and his rink continued the good work with a 27-23 win against Neil Miller.

For Henley Jason Wholohan and his four defeated Aaron Bremner 22-21 to give the club its only points.

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

Somerton v Club Holdfast:

Somerton will make the finals after an excellent 101 78 home win against Club Holdfast. The club ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder with 160 points.

Nathan Peddersen skipped his rink to a 33-14 defeat of Matt Northcott in the game’s big result.

Steve Dennis and his four prevailed 32-17 against Josh Studham in another telling performance.

Jeff Aworth and his rink got up 19-18 against Ashley Klose in a tight one.

For Holdfast Jayden Zeller and his four again played well in a 29-12 success against Luke Pietersma but were unable to affect the overall result.

Both Somerton and Club Holdfast will make the Finals.

Grange v Salisbury:

Grange confirmed its Minor Premiership status after a 110-76 14 points home win against Salisbury. The Dolphins ended the day on 211 points 43 points clear of 2nd placed Club Holdfast.

Nathan Black skipped his rink to a 31-12 defeat of Rhys Taylor in the Game’s most telling result.

Tyson Wilson and his four prevailed 34-21 against Mathew Hull to also pick up points.

Craig Mills and his four also got up coming away with a 27-16 win against Ken Willcox.

For Salisbury Simon Dorr and his rink again played well in a 27-18 success against Wayne Ruediger.

The northern club ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder and needing a big result in Round 18 to avoid relegation.

Adelaide v Modbury:

The Blues banked 14 points after a 97-84 home with against Modbury. The club ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder and in mid table.

Tim Hicks skipped his rink to a 27-15 defeat of Jose Gil in the game’s most telling result.

Scott Thulborn and his four prevailed 24-22 against John Nelson.

Andrew Feijen and his rink also took points after a 25-23 win against Josh Thompson in a tight one.

For the Thunder Gary Meekcoms and his rink prevailed 24-21 against Brett Davis to give the club its only points.

Modbury ended the day in 4th spot on the ladder and still in with a good chance of making the Finals.

Division One:

Woodville v Toorak/Burnside:

Woodville have made the Finals after a 98-52 16 points home win against Toorak/Burnside.

The club ended the day in 4th spot on the ladder with 161 points.

Michael Haywood skipped his four to a 31-12 defeat of John Boccaccio in the day’s biggest result.

Salvatore Marafioti and his rink prevailed 24-13 against Guy Uren.

Vincenzo Dimasi and his four again played well in a 21-13 win against Brian Jenkins.

Mark Hanrahan and his rink ended a good day on the green with a 22-14 success against Mike Hocking.

Toorak/Burnside sit at the foot of the ladder and will be relegated.

Marion v Hawthorn:

Marion pulled off a big surprise by taking 15 points after a brilliant 91-67 home win against the previously unbeaten Hawthorn. The Hurricanes have booked a finals spot as a result of the win.

Mason Kaufer and his rink prevailed 25-14 against Darren Niblett in the game’s best result.

Scott Andreassen and his four came away with a 19-12 success against Brett Willcox.

Tony Devlin and his rink also grabbed points after a 24-18 success against Steve Packer.

On the fourth rink skips Ken Holtham and Michael Lodge settled for a 23-23 draw.

Salisbury v Payneham:

Salisbury sits in 5th spot on the ladder and in mid table after a 91-83 14 points home win against Payneham.

Phillip McNally and his rink prevailed 26-18 against Darren Siegertz in the day’s best result.

James Annandale and his four got up 24-19 against Mark Bowman to also bank points.

David Knowles and his rink again played well in a 23-19 success against Aussie Cunningham.

For the Panthers Pete Mathews and his four got up 27-18 against Nathan Hughes to give the club its only points.

Payneham ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder and in mid table.

Modbury v Rosewater:

Modbury produced the goods banking 14 points after a 78-72 success against Rosewater at home. The Thunder ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder with 182 points and have booked a final’s spot.

Alan Britcher and his rink prevailed 19-13 against Craig Green in the day’s best result.

Mitch Walker and his four came away with a 22-17 defeat of Allan Purnell to also bank valuable points.

John Cooper and his rink won a tight one 20-19 against Steve Thompson.

For Rosewater Peter Schultz and his four came away with a 23-17 success against Neil Martin to give the club its only points.

Rosewater ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder needing a good result in the last round to avoid relegation.

Tranmere v Morphett Vale:

Tranmere grabbed an important 16 points after a 97-54 home win against Morphett Vale. The result carried the club to 7th spot on the ladder and in mid table.

Gregory Ferris and his rink prevailed 32-6 against Tony Roberts in the day’s most telling result.

Roger Kairl skipped his four to a 24-18 success against John Munro in another good result.

Peter Marshall and his rink came away with a 21-15 win against David Blowes.

On the final rink Graham Young got up 20-15 against Tony Batchelor.

The Emus ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder and round 18 will be super important to win if the club is to avoid relegation.

DIVISION TWO:

Gawler v Marion:

Gawler sits in 6th spot on the ladder and in mid table after an 89-70 14 points home win against Marion.

Daryl Kubisch skipped his rink to a 31-18 defeat of Frank McAuliffe in the game’s best result.

Darren Hunter and his four prevailed 27-14 against Lindsay Mortimer.

Leigh Roberts and his rink came away with a 20-18 win against Raymond Egan in a tight encounter.

For Marion Ted Hibberd and his four again played well in a 20-11 defeat of Rod Squire to give the club its only points.

The Hurricanes ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder and looking for a good result in round 18 to finish in the finals top four.

Brighton v Adelaide:

Adelaide grabbed 10 points after a hard fought 88-83 win at Brighton. The Blues ended the day at the top of the ladder with 186 points and a huge chance of taking the Minor Premiership after round 18.

Sandy Wallace skipped her rink to a 30-17 defeat of Darrel Fishpool for an overall match winning result.

For Brighton, which took three rinks on the day, Daniel Johnson and his four prevailed 22-19 against Chris Firth.

Mark Green and his rink came away with a 22-19 success against Paul Young.

Darrell Hendy and his four got up 22-20 against Alan Hurst.

Brighton ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder and will be relegated.

Happy Valley v Beaumont:

Happy Valley banked 12 points after a 77-72 home win against Beaumont. The club ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder and clear of relegation.

In the split rink game Ray Steer and his four did best with a 27-11 defeat of John Bohner in a match defining performance.

Alan Dudley skipped his rink to a 23-16 defeat of John Whelan.

For Beaumont Richard Kent and his four prevailed 26-11 against Robert Schultz to grab a valuable two points.

Robert Ormston skipped his rink to a 19-16 success against Julian Potter.

The club ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder and in mid table.

Millswood v Ascot Park:

Millswood banked an important 12 points after an 84-67 home win against Ascot Park. The result carried the club to 2nd place on the ladder and confirmed their final’s spot.

Geoff Kennedy and his rink prevailed 24-12 against Riina Bradbrook in the game’s most telling result.

Matthew Rossi skipped his four to a 22-13 success against Steve Tarr.

For the Lions Scott Bennier and his rink continued a run of form with a 22-19 win against Enio Rossi.

Robert Langford and his four also banked points after a 20-19 success against Andrew Stasinowsky.

The Lions ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder and still in with a chance to make the top four with a good round 18 result.

Port Noarlunga v Henley:

Port Noarlunga moved to 4th spot on the ladder and well in contention for a final’s spot after an 82-71-14 points home win against Henley.

Karlee Moffatt skipped her rink to a 31-9 success against Darryl Stephens in a huge result.

Harvey Jolly and his four prevailed 21-16 against Terry Stringer to also bank points.

Thomas Jolly and his rink got up 22-20 against Chris McConnell.

For Henley Jason Bodner and his four came away with a 26-8 win against Anthony Moffatt but was unable to affect the overall result.

The Sharks ended the day at the foot of the ladder and will be relegated.

John Bevin

27th February 2022