Around the Greens

Saturday Open Pennants Round Nine:

After a beautiful sunny day on Thursday for the women’s pennant competition the weather changed and on Saturday the bowlers in the Open competition faced showers, some heavy rain and a wind that whistled through most venues. Round nine had everything including some surprises and in the Premier League. West Lakes continued its sparkling form away from home. Club Holdfast produced the goods with a dominating 16point win at Modbury and Somerton came up with a 16 shot win at Adelaide.

Premier League:

Modbury v Club Holdfast:

Club Holdfast moved to second on the ladder 21 points shy of West Lakes after a stunning 122-68 win at Modbury on Saturday. The team grabbed an important 16 points from the day.

Josh Studham skipped his four to a 33-11 defeat of Peter Horsnell in the day’s most important result.

Ashley Klose and his rink prevailed 25-14 over John Nelson in another telling performance.

Matt Northcott continued the winning run taking the points after a 35-24 triumph over Gary Meekcoms.

Max Kleinig completed the whitewash prevailing 29-19 over Pat McGuinness.   

Ascot Park v Salisbury:

After a difficult start to the season Ascot Park sprung to life prevailing 101-92 against Salisbury at home and banking an important 13 points. The Lions now sit in ninth spot on the ladder after 7 completed rounds and will be looking for more of the same in the lead up to the Christmas break.

Mitch Percy and his rink did best with a 27-19 triumph over Dale Robertson in the day’s best result.

Jeff Aworth skipped his four to a 24-19 result against Simon Dorr.

After a dog fight all day Geoff Collins came away with a 27-27 draw with Luke Pietersma to split the points.

For Salisbury Rhys Taylor and his rink prevailed 27-23 against Ben Hastie.

Marion v Grange:

Marion went into its home game against Grange missing four of its better players who were at a wedding but managed to grab an invaluable 16 points after prevailing 92-82. The Hurricanes ended the day in seventh spot on the ladder and back in the race.

With all rinks playing well Ian Fyfe and his four did best prevailing 25-21 against Marc Evans.

Tony Devlin skipped his four to a 23-20 defeat of Carl Schapel.

The experienced Ken Holtham also came up with goods in his rink’s 24-22 win against Tyson Wilson.

Brandon Whiley found himself in a dog fight with Ben Bowman before prevailing 20-19 on his final end.

“We went into the important home game with the four players out for the day. The selected side fought hard all day with a steady wind and wet conditions making things difficult. It was our best performance of the year” Devlin said.

Payneham v West Lakes:

West Lakes continued to ride roughshod over the Premier League competition prevailing 97-83 at Payneham and grabbing 14 points. The Lakers ended the day 21 points and percentage clear of second placed Club Holdfast on the ladder.

In windy and damp conditions Craig Mills and his rink led the way with a 27-17 defeat of Anthony Treloar.

James Gregory continued a great run of form skipping his four to a 29-22 triumph over Chris Flavel.

Mark Haines and his four prevailed 25-21 against Gabe Nardecchia.

For the Panthers Aussie Cunningham defeated Kane Coulls 23-16 to give his club its only points.

Adelaide v Somerton:

Somerton continued its solid start to the season prevailing 96-80 over the Blues at Adelaide. In a split-rink game the Seagulls banked an important 12 points from the match and moved to third spot on the ladder two points shy of Club Holdfast.

Scott Taylor skipped his four to a 32-13 defeat of Scott Thulborn in the day’s best performance.

Nathan Pedersen and hi rink prevailed 31-17 over an in-form Brett Davis in another big result.

“It was another big result for our club. Our last three games have been against top four clubs and we have gone well. Conditions were OK, with the ABC being largely protected from the prevailing weather conditions” Taylor said.

For the Blues Andrew Feijen and his rink did best with a 26-16 win against David Eiffe.

Adrian Green also banked two points after a 24-17 defeat of Graham Soar.

Division One:

Woodville v Henley:

Woodville moved to third on the ladder after an 86-74 home win against top of the table Henley on Saturday. In the hard-fought, split rink game the club pocketed 12 points and ended the day with five wins from seven starts this season.

Mark Hanrahan did best, skipping his four to a 28-16 win against Simon Barriga in the day’s most telling result.

Salvatore Marafioti was equally impressive in his rink’s 27-12 triumph over Jeff Marsh.

For Henley James Bodnar and his four took the points after prevailing 24-15 against Vincenzo Dimasi.

Brad Pech added to the points tally with a 22-16 win over Michael Haywood.

Brighton v Morphett Vale:

Morphett Vale sits in seventh spot on the ladder with three wins and four losses after prevailing 80-71 over home side Brighton on Saturday. The Emus banked 12 points from the the split rink game played in windy and wet conditions.

The nine shot success came courtesy of a 26-12 win for Alistair Reid against Neil McCollam in what was a match winning performance.

Mitch Walker skipped his rink to a 24-18 win over Brad Napper to help ensure the important win.

For Brighton Mark Green and his four prevailed 22-14 against Lynton Modra and John Smith 19-16 over John Munro.

Rosewater v Lockleys:

Rosewater won on only one of four rinks played against Lockleys at home but prevailed 76-74. “The Shrikers” ended the day with 10 points and the Eagles with 6 points.

Jackie Field has performed well for Rosewater over the last couple of years. With the game on the line she skipped her rink to a 32-9 defeat of an in-form Ashley Halls in what was a sensational performance.

For Lockleys Theo Katsivas and his four prevailed 26-10 against Paul O’Dea. On another day he may well have changed the overall result.

Robbie Flavel and his rink took two points after a 16-13 win against James Mader and Fred Kovaleff got up 23-21 against Trevor Pilkington.

Rosewater now sits in 5th spot on the ladder and Lockleys in 6th.

Happy Valley v Hawthorn:

Hawthorn prevailed 85-75 at Happy Valley and pocketed a valuable 14 points after a good performance away from home. The Hawks moved to 4th on the ladder and the Valley now sit in 10th.

In the tight game Michael Lodge and his four prevailed 24-15 against Bob Schultz in the day’s best result.

Alex Gebert skipped his rink to a 23-15 triumph over Alan Dudley.

Vic Magoch and his four fought hard all day before securing a 22-20 success over Harry Burgess.

For Happy Valley Deb Fry and her rink got up 25-16 over Brett Willcox in a good performance.

Tranmere v Toorak/Burnside:

Tranmere played its best game for the season prevailing 89-72 against Toorak/Burnside at Toorak to move into 8th spot on the ladder. The club picked up 14 points from the 17shot win. Despite the loss Toorak/Burnside retains second spot with 5 wins and 2 losses over the season.

John Feddersen and his rink played well all day to secure a 30-14 win against Mike Hocking in a match winning performance.

Pat McGirr skipped his four to a 22-21 defeat of Guy Uren and Rodney Egge got up 20-17 against Darren Niblett.

For Toorak Trevor Feast won a tight one 20-17 against Graham Young.

Division Two:

Kensington/Marryatville v Marion:

Kensington/Marryatville won its first game of the season prevailing 78-63 at home against Marion. The central club took 14 points from the game and now sits in ninth spot on the ladder.

Jeanette Hill skipped her rink to a 24-12 win against Patrick Falckh to lead the way.

Greg Miller and his four were equally impressive taking the points after a 19-11 defeat of David Kurtz.

Peter Douglas continued the good news with a 22-14 triumph against over John Fogarty.

For Marion Ted Hibberd skipped his rink to a 26-13 defeat of Lawrie Ghergetta to give the Hurricanes their only points.

Henley v Gawler:

Gawler continued its good recent form prevailing 89-72 against the Sharks at Henley. The Northern team grabbed 14 points which was enough to carry the club to the top of the table three points clear of West Lakes.

Phil Marsden skipped his four to a 30-12 defeat of George Powell in the day’s best performance.

Leigh and his rink prevailed 21-16 against Ken Sherry in another good performance and Daryl Kubisch triumphed 21-19 over David Prior.

For Henley Sam Mezzini and his four triumphed 25-17 over Darren Hunter to earn the Sharks their only points. 

West Lakes v Modbury

West Lakes moved to second on the ladder three points shy of Gawler after an 87-78 12point win against Modbury at home.

In the split-rink game Peter Donoghue skipped his four to a 34-14 defeat of Neil Martin in what was a match winning performance.

After tight games the match-ups between Alistair Robertson and Brenton Treverton and David Mullan and Allan Britcher both ended in 19-19 draws.

For Modbury John Cooper took the points after a 26-15 defeat of Barry Delbridge.

Salisbury v Ascot Park:

In a key game for both clubs Ascot Park came away with an 82-67- 14point win at Salisbury. It was enough for the Lions to retain eighth spot on the ladder. Despite the loss Salisbury sits in fifth spot going into round 10.

Scott Bennier skipped his rink to a 24-12 defeat of David Knowles in the day’s best result.

Col Watkins and his four also played well in a 24-19 win against Mathew Hull.

Geoff Coultas and his rink triumphed 19-14 over Mark Shard to inflict more pain on the northern club.

For Salisbury the evergreen Eric Datson defeated Peter Scholefield 22-15 to give Salisbury its only after a hard day at the office.

Port Noarlunga v Adelaide:

Adelaide moved to fourth spot on the ladder after a solid 72-69-14point win at Port Noarlunga.

Stuart Lea skipped his four to a 21-12 win against Ian Carter to lead the way.

Sandy Wallace and her four prevailed 23-18 against Harvey Jolly in another telling result.

Chris Firth wrapped up a good day for the club with a 20-16 defeat of Thomas Jolly.

For the Gulls Paul Probert secured a 23-8 win over Garry Benveniste to give the club its only points.

John Bevin

6th December 2020