Going into the second half of the 2020-21 pennant season there are early signs of Covid19 rearing its ugly head again. I prepared my “Around the Greens” column on Friday January 1 in the hope that round 11 would take place on Thursday January 7 as planned.
I’m sure that we are all ready to look at 2021 with hope for a much safer and happy 12 months.
What eventuated was a beautiful sunny day with some tight contests in both the Premier League and Division One. At the end of the day Brighton still remains the only unbeaten club with nine straight wins.
Premier League round 11:
Hope Valley v Payneham:
Hope Valley was showing some signs of good form prior to Christmas. In round 11 the club came away with its best result of the year prevailing 57-56 at home against top of the table Payneham and banking an important 10 points. It moved the Valley to fifth spot on the ladder with five wins from nine starts.
Beverley Murdoch skipped her rink to a 27-18 defeat of Fiona McGregor in a match defining performance.
Raelene Heitmann and her four fought hard all day before coming away with an 18-17 triumph over Sue Maddern.
For the Panthers the experienced Laini McGorman prevailed 21-12 against Andrea Williams but just failed to affect the overall result.
Ascot Park v Hawthorn:
Hawthorn has had an excellent season thus far and on Thursday the club moved to the top of the ladder after a brilliant 83-45 10point win at Ascot Park.
The 38shot success came courtesy of a stunning 43-4 win for Anne Onto and her four over Sue Vasey in the day’s best result.
Wendy Clarke and her rink prevailed 19-17 against Chris Thulborn to also bank points.
For the Lions Sue Coultas and her four won a tight one 24-21 against Christine Keller to give the Lions its only points.
Lockleys v Marion:
In a battle between the bottom two teams home side Lockleys prevailed 67-53 against Marion and grabbed 10 points.
For the Eagles Lyn Teague and her four did best with a 29-14 defeat of Michelle Butler.
Lynette Nixon and her rink also took points after a 25-15 triumph over Kath Crilly.
For the Hurricanes Dianne Gigney skipped her four to a 24-13 win against Karen Kovaleff to give the club its only points.
Prospect/Broadview v Happy Valley:
Happy Valley prevailed 57-50 at Prospect/Broadview and banked an important nine points from the split rink game.
The tight win came courtesy of a 27-18 win for Deb Fry and her ink against Jackie Barber.
Avis Steer and her four fought hard all day before splitting the points after a 14-14 draw with Denise Caulfield.
For Prospect Jan Nicholls and her four prevailed 18-16 against Jenny Davis to grab two points.
Happy Valley ended the day in third spot on the table and Prospect/Broadview in seventh.
Tranmere v Club Holdfast:
Club Holdfast came away with a strong 60-46 win at Tranmere and banked an important 10 points from the encounter. It carried the club to fourth spot on the ladder with six wins and three losses for the season.
Mila Grimshaw skipped her rink to a 24-9 defeat of Dianne Ferris in the day’s most telling result.
Sandy Wallace and her four prevailed 23-17 against Anne Lippis to take an important two points.
For Tranmere Mary Feddersen and her four triumphed 20-13 over Andrea Cresswell to earn the club its only points.
Semaphore v Payneham:
Ninth placed Payneham picked up an important 10 points after a 60-52 win at Semaphore.
Megan Stegmeyer and her rink prevailed 24-14 against Kerrie Sharkie to ensure a major share of the points.
Robyn Darby and her four also played well in a 21-15 defeat of Gaynor Alcorn.
For Semaphore Anne Dunstan and her rink triumphed 23-15 over June Hodkinson to earn the club its only points.
Somerton v Morphett Vale:
Morphett Vale produced its best performance of the season prevailing 64-37 at Somerton and taking a maximum 12 points. The Emus finished the day in third spot on the ladder with six wins from nine completed games.
Ricki Hooper skipped her rink to a 23-12 defeat of Yvonne Bekeris in the day’s most telling result.
Lea Modra and her four added to some good performances with a 23-13 triumph over Karen Sander.
Paulina Lawrie finished off a great day taking the points after prevailing 18-12 over Maree Tumbas.
“It was a great result and the first time this season we have picked up all three rinks. We all started well and went on with it” Modra said.
Brighton v Kensington/Marryatville:
Brighton continued its season to remember banking a full count of 12 points after a 65-47 success against Kensington/Marryatville at home. The club moved 14 points clear at the top of table and remain unbeaten after nine completed rounds.
Carl Mitchell skipped her rink to a 25-18 defeat of Robyn Walker in the day’s best result.
Teresa Lyons and her four prevailed 18-11 against Cecily Griffiths in another good performance.
Patria McGrath also picked up points after her rink’s 22-18 win against Jeanette Hill.
“It was a joint effort. Patria came from behind and Teresa and my rink were in control for most of the day” Mitchell said.
West Lakes v Gawler:
West Lakes sit in fourth spot on the ladder after a 64-46 home win against Gawler. The Lakers banked 10 points after another good performance.
Karen Gatto and her rink prevailed 23-12 against Kay Moncrieff in the day’s most telling result.
Doris Thomas was equally effective in her four’s 23-14 defeat of Teresa Dean.
For Gawler Dawn Warland and her four took the club’s only points after a 20-18 triumph over Robyn Palmer.
Gawler ended the day in fifth spot on the ladder.
Tranmere v Port Noarlunga:
The Port Noarlunga Gulls continued to stay in touch with leading side Brighton grabbing 8 points after a 62-58 win at Tranmere. The southern club ended the day in second spot on the ladder and 14 points shy of its opposition.
Karlee Moffatt skipped her rink to a 24-6 defeat of Elizabet Bartram in a match winning performance.
For Tranmere which won two rinks from three played Sue Sanders skipped her four to a 26-15 triumph over Doreen Taylor in her club’s best result.
Pam Fullarton skipped her rink to a 26-23 defeat of Barbara Nesbitt.
8th January 2021