Around the Greens

Thursday Women’s Pennants Round 13

Having played Round 7 on Tuesday the women returned to the green on Thursday for round 13 of the competition. What eventuated was a series of competitive games which saw a change in the top of the Premier League ladder and the Division One competition tighten up.

Premier League:

Tranmere v Payneham:

On a day when Tranmere hosted Payneham in the Premier League and Division One the club’s top side defeated the Panthers 54-52 and banked 10 points from close game.

Dianne Ferris skipped her four to a 20-13 triumph over Fiona McGregor in the game’s most influential result.

Mary Feddersen again showed her class in her rink’s 18-16 defeat of an in-form Sue Maddern.

For the Panthers Laini McGorman returned after missing Tuesday’s game to take the points after a 23-16 win over Jackie Gardiners rink.

Tranmere ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder and Payneham in third.

Prospect/Broadview v Hawthorn:

Hawthorn moved to four points clear at the top of the ladder after prevailing 56-46 at Prospect/Broadview. It has been a good season for the Hawks which have chalked up nine wins from 12 starts in a competitive competition.

Christine Keller skipped her four to a 26-13 defeat of the experienced Denise Caulfield to set the win up.

Wendy Clarke and her rink prevailed 18-15 against Rosemary Harnett.

For Prospect Jan Nicholls defeated Anne Onto 18-12 to give the club its only points.

Hope Valley v Marion:

Marion pulled off a major surprise taking 10 points after a 58-53 win at Hope Valley. The Hurricanes have struggled this season and despite the fine performance remain in ninth spot on the ladder with two wins from 12 starts.

In a game that had two drawn rinks Michelle Butler and her four were the difference prevailing 21-16 against Beverley Murdoch in a match winning performance.

The rinks of Kath Crilly and Raelene Heitmann drew 19-19 and Dianne Gigney and Andrea Williams ended up with an 18-18 draw.

Hope Valley now sit in fifth spot on the ladder with 7 wins from 12 games.

Ascot Park v Lockleys:

Ascot Park produced one of its best performances of the season prevailing 62-57 against Lockleys at home and banking 10 points. It took the Lions to seventh spot on the ladder with seven wins from 12 starts.

Chris Thulborn and her rink did best with a strong 23-15 win against Lynnette Nixon in what was a match winning result.

Sue Vasey and her four were equally effective in a 26-20 defeat of Lyn Teague.

For the Eagles Karen Kovaleff prevailed 22-13 against Sue Coultas to give the club its only points.

Happy Valley v Club Holdfast:

Club Holdfast now sits in fourth spot on the ladder after a 59-59 draw with Happy Valley at the Valley. Holdfast banked 7 points from the tight game and its opposition 5 points.

For Holdfast Sandy Wallace and her rink Prevailed 23-19 against Jenny Davis.

Mila Grimshaw and her four won a tight one 19-18 against Deb Fry.

For Happy Valley Avis Steer skipped her four to a 22-17 win against Andrea Cresswell.

The Valley ended the day in second spot on the ladder.

Division One:

Tranmere v Payneham:

Despite winning on only one rink of three played Payneham prevailed 58-51 at Tranmere. The Panthers ended the day in ninth spot on the ladder and Tranmere in seventh.

June Hodkinson skipped her four to a 21-11 defeat of Pam Fullarton which was enough to take out the game.

For Tranmere Sue Sanders got up 19-17 against Robyn Darby.

Joan Thomson also took points after a 21-20 win over Marlene Davey.

West Lakes v Morphett Vale:

West Lakes came up with a big result banking 10 points after a 73-55 home win against Morphett Vale. The Lakers now sit in fourth spot on the ladder 15 points shy of the Emus in 3rd spot.

Doris Thomas skipped her rink to a 31-12 defeat of Ricki Hooper in the day’s most telling result.

Karen Gatto and her four prevailed 29-16 against Paulina Lawrie in another good performance.

For the Emus Lea Modra returned after missing Tuesday’s catch-up game and took the points after a 27-13 win against Robyn Palmer.

 Semaphore v Kensington/Marryatville:

Kensington/Marryatville banked 10 points after a 60-55 success at Semaphore. The club ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder as the players look to play their way out of the relegation zone.

Jeanette Hill skipped her rink to a 27-18 defeat of Edna Dimond in the club’s best result.

Helen Hutton and her four prevailed 19-12 against Kerrie Sharkie to also pick up two points.

For Semaphore Anne Dunstan and her rink performed well all day before coming away with a 25-14 win against Robyn Walker.

Somerton v Brighton:

Somerton caused a boil over taking 10 points off a strong Brighton combination that went into the game unbeaten so far this season. The Seagulls took out the game 63-48 at their home venue.

Yvonne Bekeris skipped her four to a 24-10 defeat of Brighton’s top skip Carli Mitchell in the day’s most telling result.

Karen Sander and her rink triumphed 20-18 over Teresa Lyons in an excellent performance.

For Brighton Petria McGrath earned the club its only points from a 20-19 win against Lyn Shippey.

Gawler v Port Noarlunga:

Gawler put in one of its best performances of the season banking 10 points after a 59-56 home success against second placed Port Noarlunga. The result saw the northern club move into fifth spot on the ladder with six wins and six losses for the year.

Teresa Dean and her four did best with a 29-16 defeat of Doreen Taylor.

Kay Moncrieff and her rink would have walked off the green happy after a 19-12 triumph over the in-form Karlee Moffatt.

For the Gulls Barbara Nesbitt and her rink picked up two points after prevailing 28-11 against Dawn Warland.

John Bevin

24th January 2021