Around the Greens

Women’s Thursday Pennants Round 2

Round Two of the Thursday pennant competition went off without a hitch despite yesterday despite varying conditions around the city. We can get a feeling on which clubs are likely to figure prominently in the first half of the season. So here we go round two.

Premier League:

Payneham v Hope Valley:

Payneham grabbed a full count of 12 points after a 78-40 home win against Hope Valley. The Panthers have now had two outings for two wins and are yet to drop a rink in what has been a great start to the year.

Against the Valley Laini McGorman stood out in her rink’s 38-12 defeat of Raelene Heitmann in the day’s best result. Sue Maddern and her four prevailed 22-15 over Andrea Williams and Fiona McGregor defeated Beverley Murdoch 18-13.

“It was another good win” Rose Miles said.

Hawthorn v Ascot Park:

Hawthorn also produced the goods grabbing 10 points after prevailing 65-49 over Ascot Park at home.

For the Hawks Christine Keller and her rink did best with a 27-13 defeat of Chris Thulborn. Wendy Clarke skipped her four to a 22-15 triumph over Riina Bradbrook. For the Lions Sue Coultas and her four played well in a 21-16 success over Anne Onto.

“We were down at the break and had to work hard all day for the win” Clarke said.

Marion v Lockleys:

Lockleys had most of the answers taking 10 points after a solid 54-47 away win at Marion.

In breezy conditions Lynette Nixon piloted her rink to a 23-15 defeat of Lyn Prosso in the day’s best result. Lyn Teague skipped her four well prevailing 19-12 over the in-form Jackie Field and banking two points.

For the Hurricanes Michelle Butler gained two points from a 20-12 defeat of Elizabeth Orston.

Happy Valley v Prospect/Broadview:

Happy Valley put in a strong performance winning on two rinks and drawing on the third in its 75-47 home defeat of Prospect/Broadview on Thursday. The club secured 11 points on the day.

Jenny Davis and her four played well all day before coming away with a 31-17 result against Jan Nicholls. Avis Steer skipped well in her rink’s 28-14 defeat of the experienced Denise Caulfield.

Deb Fry went into her final end of the day trailing by three against Jacqueline Barber but picked up the shots to force a 16-16 draw.

Club Holdfast v Tranmere:

Club Holdfast also played well in its 61-57 -10 point home win against Tranmere.

In windy conditions, Andrea Cresswell and her four prevailed 23-20 over Mary Feddersen in the day’s best result. Sandy Wallace and her rink came away with a 19-16 defeat of Dianne Ferris adding to the points tally. For Tranmere Jackie Gardiner and her four fought hard before coming away with a 21-19 win against Mila Grimshaw giving Tranmere its only points.

“It was close all day in windy conditions. After 30 ends there was only one shot in it. In the end it was a good win against a good side” Wallace said.

Division One:

Payneham v Semaphore

Payneham matched its Premier side grabbing 10 points after a 70-49 home defeat of Semaphore on Thursday.

June Hodkinson skipped her four to a 27-14 defeat of Kerrie Sharkie in the day’s most telling result. In breezy conditions, Robyn Darby and her rink prevailed 25-13 over Gaynor Alcorn in another good performance.

For Semaphore Anne Dunstan stopped the rot prevailing 22-18 over Marlene Davey.  

Morphett Vale v Somerton

Morphett Vale took a maximum count of 12 points after an excellent 73-43 win against Somerton at home on Thursday.

In gusty winds, Lea Modra and her four prevailed 28-11 over Maree Tumbas to lead the way. Paulina Lawrie and her rink played well all day before coming away with a strong 24-15 win against Yvonne Bekeris.

Ricki Hooper and her four prevailed 21-17 over Karen Sander to also gain points on a great day for the Emus.  

Kensington/Marryatville v Brighton

After a huge win in round one, a strong Brighton team travelled to Kensington/Marryatville for round two on Thursday and again came away with a maximum 12 point haul after a 64-55 win. The club has now accumulated a total of 178 shots and 24 points in two games in what has been a great start to the season.

In a tight game, Patria McGrath again starred in her rinks 22-16 defeat of Robyn Walker. Carli Mitchell skipped her four to a 21-19 victory over former State and Australian representative Jeanette Hill.

Teresa Lyons added to the points tally after prevailing 21-20 over Cecily Griffiths.

 Gawler v West Lakes:

West Lakes picked up a handy second round win taking 10 points after prevailing 70-51 at Gawler on Thursday. It was the Laker’s second success in the first two rounds in what has been a great start for the western club.

Maria Paz and her four led the way with a 28-12 victory over Kay Moncrieff. Karen Gatto and her rink prevailed 29-15 against Dawn Warland in an equally productive performance.

For Gawler Teresa Dean defeated Robyn Palmer 24-13 to give the northern club its only points on the day.

Port Noarlunga v Tranmere

At the other end of the city southern club Port Noarlunga played well all day at home. The Gulls ended the day with a 64-56 win over Tranmere and banked a full count of 12 points.

Barbara Nesbit skipped her four to a 25-20 win against Sue Sanders in the day’s best result. Jennifer Smith and her found themselves in a dog fight before leaving the green with a 20-18 defeat of Elizabeth Bartram.

The game between the Gulls Karlee Moffatt and Pam Fullarton was even tighter with Moffat prevailing 19-18.

John Bevin