Around the Greens

Thursday Women’s Pennants Round 7.

Going into the Thursday round 7 Premier League competitions on a sunny day in Adelaide the top 4 sides were:

1 – Hawthorn            5 wins      1 loss – points 61

2 – Tranmere             5 wins      1 loss – points 51

3 – Happy Valley       3 wins       3 lost – points 42

4 – Port Noarlunga   4 wins       2 lost – points 40

Two of these clubs Happy Valley and Port Noarlunga were drawn to play each other at Port Noarlunga.

What happened next you can find out by reading the following match reports.

Premier League:

Ascot Park v Hawthorn:

Ascot Park came up with a sensational 65-59 10 point home win against the high flying Hawks. The win saw the Lions move into 4th spot on the ladder one point shy of 3rd placed Port Noarlunga.

Riina Bradbrook and her rink prevailed 26-11 against Anne Onto in a match winning performance.

Chris Thulborn and her four came away with a 27-19 defeat of Christine Keller.

For Hawthorn Wendy Clarke and her rink again performed well taking two points after a 29-12 win against Karen Kovaleff.

The Hawks retained top spot on the ladder 4 points clear of Tranmere.

Club Holdfast v Tranmere:

Tranmere needed all its considerable talents to bank 8 points from a 66-63 success at Club Holdfast. The result saw the club sitting in second spot on the ladder 4 points shy of Hawthorn.

The team won on only one rink of three played. In a tight game Jackie Gardiner and her four prevailed 29-17 against Sandy Wallace in a game defining result.

For Club Holdfast Mila Grimshaw and her four prevailed 22-16 against Mary Feddersen but was unable to affect the overall result.

Rachel Krebbekx skipped her rink to a 24-21 success against Dianne Ferris.

Club Holdfast ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder.

Port Noarlunga v Happy Valley:

Port Noarlunga had a great day out banking 10 points after a 60-45 home win against Happy Valley in good conditions. The 15 shot win was enough to see the club move to 3rd spot on the ladder 9 points shy of 2nd placed Tranmere.

Karlee Moffatt skipped her four to a 26-14 defeat of Kay Chesney in the day’s best result.

Julie Bannister and her rink prevailed 21-15 against Avis Steer in another good result.

For the Valley Reds, Jenny Davis and her four got up 16-13 against Faye Anderson but were unable to affect the overall result.

The club ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder with 3 wins from seven games.

Brighton v Prospect/Broadview:

Brighton had a big day on the greens pocketing a full count of 12 points after a 79-44 home win against Prospect/Broadview. The southern club ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder with two wins, 2 draws and one loss for the season.

Carli Mitchell and her four prevailed 32-14 against Sandra McGowan in the game’s most telling result.

Teresa Lyons and her rink took the points after a 25-15 win against Rosemary Harnett.

On the third rink Gail Hodshon skipped her four to a 22-15 success against Denise Caulfield to complete what was an all-round performance.

Prospect/Broadview ended the day at the foot of the ladder with one win for the season.

Marion v Hope Valley:

Hope Valley pocketed an impressive 10 points after a 73-52 win at Marion. The club moved to 7th spot on the ladder with three wins from seven starts this season.

Raelene Heitmann skipped her four to a 32-12 defeat of Kath Crilly in the game’s most influential result.

Andrea Williams and her rink prevailed 23-17 against Jacqueline King in another hard-fought result.

For Marion Dianne Gigney and her four got up23-18 against Roslyn Blakeney to earn the club its only points.

Marion ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder having won one game for the season.

Division One:

Going into round 7 the following were the top four clubs in the competition.

1 – West Lakes                          6 wins 1 loss 53 points.

2 – Kensington Marryatville   6 wins 1 loss 52 points

3 – Semaphore                         4 wins 2 lost 50 points

4 – Tranmere                            4 wins 2 lost 44 points                            

Kensington/Marryatville v West Lakes:

Kensington/Marryatville continued its great start to the season pocketing 10 points after a 66-46 home win against West Lakes. The Club sits at the top of the table on 62 points 10 clear of the Lakers.

Helen Hutton and her four did most of the damage with a strong 27- defeat of Robyn Palmer.

Jeanette Hill and her rink prevailed 23-16 against Doris Thomas to continue an excellent run of form.

Four the Lakers Felicity Secombe and her four got up 24-16 against Robyn Walker to earn the club its only points.

Grange v Tranmere:

Tranmere also had a good day out taking 10 points after a 62-54 win at Grange. The 8 shot win carried the club to 3rd spot on the ladder one point shy of West Lakes.

Pam Fullarton skipped her rink to a 24-14 win against Carline Smolski in the game’s most influential result.

Denise Abraham and her four prevailed 23-21 against Ursula Hollis in a hard fought out encounter.

For the Dolphins Maree McMahon skipped her four to a 19-15 success against Dawn Ross to give the club its only points.

Grange sits at the foot of the table with one win from 7 outings.

Semaphore v Gawler:

Gawler put in its best performance of the season taking a full count of 12 points after a 65-52 win at Semaphore. The 13 shot success carried the northern club to 6th spot on the ladder with three wins for the season.

Away from home Dawn Warland skipped her four to a 23-16 defeat of Anne Dunstan in the game’s most telling result.

Teresa Dean and her rink prevailed 20-17 against Kerrie Sharkie in a hard-fought encounter.

On the third rink Kay Moncrieff and her four got up 22-19 against Edna Dimond after a dog fight all day.

Semaphore holds on to 4th position with four wins from 7 starts.

Lockleys v Somerton:

Somerton put in one of its best performances for the season taking a full count of 12 points from a 70-41 win at Lockleys. It was enough to take the club to 5th spot on the ladder with four wins from 7 starts.

Wendy Rudd and her rink prevailed 30-9 against Olivia Piper in the day’s most impressive performance.

Yvonne Bekeris skipped her four to a 24-18 success against Li Song in a close encounter.

On the third rink Lea Modra also banked the points after her rink’s 16-14 win against Christine Schumacher.

Lockleys ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder with three wins for the season.

Blackwood v Morphett Vale:

Blackwood pocketed an important 11 points after a 64-51 home win against Morphett Vale.

The club finished the day in 8th spot on the ladder after having won two games for the season.

Carol Redford skipped her four to a 26-14 defeat of Joan Blowes in the day’s most influential result.

After a dog fight for much of the day Marilyn Edmonds and her rink prevailed 17-16 against Ricki Hooper.

For the Emus Paulina Lawrie and her four grabbed one point after a 21-21 draw with Karen Curtis.

The Emus ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder having recorded 2 wins for the season.

John Bevin

3rd November 2021