Around the Greens

Thursday Women’s Pennants Round 7

Earlier in the season we needed to postpone two games after Covid19 interrupted the season. The first of these played on Tuesday and my reports and comments on the games follow. The women return on Thursday for round 13 and after the completion of these games we will be two thirds of the way through the minor rounds.

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Premier League

Prospect/Broadview v Hope Valley:

Hope Valley continued its good run of form prevailing 57-50 at Prospect/Broadview and grabbing an important 10 points away from home. In a game that included one rink win and two drawn rinks Andrea Williams skipped her four to a 23-16 win against Jan Nicholls in the day’s best performance.

Beverley Murdoch drew 16-16 with Denise Caulfield and Raelene Heitmann drew 18-18 with Rosemary Harnett.

Hope Valley ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder and Prospect/Broadview now in eighth place.

Tranmere v Ascot Park:

Tranmere moved up the ladder after an 85-34 home win against Ascot Park. The club banked all 12 points after putting in a great performance.

The club can thank Mary Feddersen and her rink for a 30-10 defeat of Sue Vasey which set the game up early.

Jackie Gardiner skipped her four to a 28-11 defeat of Chris Thulborn.

Dianne Ferris made it a clean sweep taking the points after her rink’s 27-13 win against Sue Coultas.

Tranmere ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder.

Marion v Hawthorn:

Hawthorn moved to second spot on the ladder one point shy of Happy Valley after prevailing 68-41 at Marion and banking a full count of 12 points.

Christine Keller skipped her four to a 28-10 defeat of Dianne Gigney in the day’s best performance.

Wendy Clarke and rink played well in a 24-16 triumph over Michelle Butler.

Anne onto and her four won a tight one 16-15 against Kath Crilly.

After the loss Marion sits at the foot of the ladder and looking for a quick reversal of form.

Lockleys v Happy Valley:

Happy Valley fought hard all day before coming away with a sensational 64-63 10 point win at Lockleys. It was enough to see the club sitting on top of the ladder one point ahead of Hawthorn.

Deb Fry skipped her four to a 25-13 defeat Lyn Teague in the club’s best performance of the day.

Avis Steer and her rink prevailed 26-21 against Karen Kovaleff to also bank two points.

For the Eagles Lynette Nixon and her rink almost did enough with a 29-13 win against Jenny Davis. On another day such a win would have had a positive overall outcome.

Lockleys now sit in ninth spot on the ladder and deep in the relegation zone.   

Club Holdfast v Payneham:

Payneham moved to third spot on the ladder on equal points with Hawthorn after a 66-44 win at Club Holdfast. The Panthers banked a full count of 12 points after a great performance away from home.

 Sue Maddern continued a solid run of form skipping her rink to a 28-11 defeat of Sandy Wallace in the day’s best result.

Marie Roberts and her four prevailed 18-14 against Andrea Cresswell in another good performance.

After a tight game Fiona McGregor and her rink triumphed 20-19 over Mila Grimshaw.

Division One

West Lakes v Semaphore:

West Lakes banked a full count of 12 points after prevailing 82-40 at home against Semaphore. The Lakers now sit in fourth spot on the ladder.

Doris Thomas skipped her four to a 34-14 win against Anne Dunstan to lead the way.

Robyn Palmer and rink prevailed 25-12 against Edna Dimond in another good result.

Karen Gatto also banked points after her rink’s 23-14 triumph over Kerri Sharkie.

Semaphore ended the day at the foot of the ladder and looking for some good result.

Tranmere v Somerton:

Tranmere banked 10 points after 68-64 home win against Somerton. After the four shot win the club sits in sixth spot on the ladder.

Pam Fullarton and her four put in a big performance prevailing 30-18 against Jane Hawkins.

Joan Thomson skipped her rink to a 23-19 defeat of Yvonne Bekeris.

For the Seagulls Karen Sander and her four triumphed 27-15 over Sue Saunders in what was a good performance away from home.

 Kensington/Marryatville v Morphett Vale:

Morphett Vale moved to third spot on the ladder after a 54-50 win at Kensington/Marryatville. Without the services of Lea Modra it was a good performance away from home.

Ricki Hooper skipped her rink to a 19-12 win against Jeanette Hill to lead the way in the 10 point success.

Paulina Lawrie and her four prevailed 20-14 against Cecily Griffiths

For the home side Robyn Walker and her four played well in the rinks 24-15 defeat of Faye Anderson.

Kensi ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder.

Gawler v Brighton:

Brighton, remain undefeated and sit eight points clear at the top of the ladder after a 65-57 success at Gawler.

It was another good win away from home from this high quality side but they were forced to draw on all their resources winning on only one rink of three played.

Carli Mitchell skipped her four to a 28-11 defeat of Dawn Warland in a game winning performance. Over the season Mitchell has dropped only one game at skip in what has been a stunning result.

“It is always hard at Gawler and we are really happy to get the win” she said after the game.

For Gawler Teresa Dean skipped her four to a 27-20 defeat of Patria McGrath.

Kay Moncrief and her rink got up 19-17 over Teresa Lyons.

Port Noarlunga v Payneham:

Port Noarlunga kept the pressure on Brighton prevailing 66-49 at home against Payneham and banking a full count of 12 points and now sit in 2nd place, 8 points behind Brighton.

Barbara Nesbitt skipped her four to a 23-17 defeat of June Hodkinson.

Doreen Taylor and her rink triumphed 23-17 against Marlene Davey.

Karlee Moffatt skipped her four to a 20-15 win against Robyn Darby.

John Bevin

20th January 2021