Fine weather welcomed players to round one of the Thursday Women’s pennant competitions yesterday. I was at Morphett Vale for the first few ends of the Emus home game against West Lakes and the club looked a treat. After lock downs, cold weather and rain during the off-season it was pretty obvious that the bowlers were ready to get things under way.
The following are match reports on the Premier League and Division One. I trust that you will enjoy the coverage.
Marion v Ascot Park:
Marion proved too strong for Ascot Park banking a full count of 12 points after a 64-48 win.
Kath Crilly and her four prevailed 23-11 against Riina Bradbrook in the day’s most telling result.
Jacqueline King skipped her rink to 20-17 defeat of Chris Thulborn in another big result.
Dianne Gigney and her four finished a great day with a tight 21-20 win against Deb Fry.
Happy Valley v Club Holdfast:
Club Holdfast took a major share of the points after a tight 63-61 point win at Happy Valley.
Sandy Wallace skipped her rink to a 26-17 defeat of Jenny Davis in a match winning performance.
For the Valley Avis Steer and her four did best prevailing 23-19 against Rachel Krebbekx.
Kay Chesney and her rink added to the points with a 21-18 win against Mila Grimshaw.
Hope Valley v Hawthorn:
A powerful Hawthorn combination pocketed a full count of 12 points after a 68-39 win at Hope Valley.
Christine Keller and her four did best with 26-12 defeat of Raelene Heitmann.
Wendy Clarke skipped her rink to a 20-13 win against Andrea Williams in a further good result.
Anne Onto and her four added to the points tally prevailing Ros Pollard 22-14.
Port Noarlunga v Brighton:
Port Noarlunga proved too strong at home banking 10 points after a 67-47 defeat of Brighton.
Faye Anderson and her rink prevailed 26-12 against Carli Mitchell in the day’s best performance.
Karlee Moffatt skipped her four to a 23-14 success against Di Green.
For Brighton Teresa Lyons and her rink defeated Doreen Taylor 21-18 to earn the club its only points.
Prospect/Broadview: v Tranmere:
Tranmere began the season with a 60-51 win at Prospect/Broadview picking up 10 points in a great start to the year.
Dianne Ferris skipped her four to a 28-9 defeat of Rose Miles in a match winning performance.
Jackie Gardiner and her rink prevailed 18-17 against Rosemary Harnett in a tight one.
For Prospect Denise Caulfield and her four grabbed the club’s only points after a 25-14 win against Mary Feddersen.
Blackwood v Kensington/Marryatville:
Kensington/Marryatville got their season off to a great start banking 11 points after a 61-47 win at Blackwood.
Helen Hutton and her rink defeated Pauline Herring 23-15 in what was the day’s best performance.
Jeanette Hill and her four prevailed 20-14 against Karen Curtis to also pick up points.
On the third rink Robyn Walker and her rink fought hard all day before coming away with an 18-18 draw with Marilyn Edmonds.
Gawler v Grange:
Grange picked up an important 8 points after a 63-54 away win at Gawler.
Maree McMahon and her rink started the season in the best possible way defeating Teresa Dean 27-6 in what was a match winning performance. The foursome was the only Dolphin rink to win on the day.
For Gawler Dawn Warland and her rink prevailed 25-18 against Carolyn Smolski and
Kay Moncrieff also earned points after a 23-18 win against Maxine Savage.
Morphett Vale v West Lakes:
West Lakes also started the season positively banking 10 points after a 63-49 success in good conditions at Morphett Vale.
Robyn Palmer skipped her four to a 31-16 win against Ricki Hooper in a match winning performance.
Doris Thomas and her rink also banked points after an 18-12 success against Clare Munro.
For the Emus Paulina Lawrie and her four prevailed 21-14 against Jackie Field to give the club its only points on the day.
Semaphore v Lockleys:
Lockleys would have been happy with team’s 54-51, 10 point win at Semaphore. Away from home on day one it was a good performance.
Lynette Nixon and her rink prevailed 17-12 against Kerrie Sharkie in another good performance.
For Semaphore Anne Dunstan and her four played well all day in a 25-12 defeat of Li Song.
Somerton v Tranmere:
The Somerton Seagulls proved far too strong at home pocketing 10 points after a 67-34 defeat of Tranmere.
In her first game for the club Lea Modra skipped her rink to a 28-5 defeat of Pam Fullarton in the day’s best result.
Yvonne Bekeris and her four were equally impressive prevailing 24-7 against Sue Sanders.
Dawn Ross and her rink had a good 22-15 win against Susan McPherson to give Tranmere its only points for the match.