Weekend Pennant Matches Report 26th Sep 2019
Report by Steve Byron
This is becoming an alarming trend… In what was another freezing day of bowls we were able to score some fantastic results.
Premier division was away to Learmonth and secured a 9 shot win. Wal Whitehead’s rink was down by 8, Mick Sloper’s rink was down by 1 but the heroes of the day were Ryan Bedggood’s rink who got the side home winning by 18 shots. This makes it 2 wins in a row now, it was a slow start but things look to be clicking now. Great work all.
Division 2 was home again hosting the 2nd place Invermay. The 2s kept their clean sheet by recording a 35 shot win. It was not all our way with Graeme Inglis’ rink down by 7 and Roy Crawley’s rink down by 1. But Jeff Ryan’s rink more than covered winning by 19 and to top it off Phil Clamp’s rink won by a massive 24. This secures Division 2 on top of the ladder. Well done.
Division 4 made the trek to Avenue but the long journey was worth it as we came home with a 60 shot win!!! Harry Johannsen’s rink won by 7, Martin Urumese’s rink got up by 10 shots, Roy Broughton’s rink was up by 16 and completing the huge result Paul Harris’ rink won by a gigantic 27 shots. A huge away win for the side.
Division 6 hosted Bungaree and were able to finish 22 shots up. Pat Kennedy’s rink went down by 2, Larry Wilson’s rink was down by 4, both tight results were covered by Tom Kuypers’ rink who won by 10 and Anthony McCabe’s rink finished it off with an 18 shot win.
Division 7 was meant to play at Ballan but the green was closed before any bowls were bowled. It is a disappointing situation especially considering that there is a bye in the division but there is not a lot that can be done about the weather, unfortunately.
There were few wrong biases this week but few is more than none. Wally Mason put one down during a representative game last Sunday (still counts sorry Wally). and Allison Briers put one down today,
It seems it was a week for tools with several nominations but there can only be one winner and this week it was Pat Kennedy who was deemed to be such a shady character that he was kicked out of the Adelaide Casino this week.
The vouchers from our brilliant sponsors at the Park Hotel this week went to Division 6 and the rink of Ivan Annear, Peter Squire, Ian Major and Anthony McCabe. Enjoy your meal at the Park it is always a great feed.
The glasses this week went to the division 4 rink of Keven Burgess, Rob James, Pete Dawson and Paul Harris for their 27 shot win. Well deserved.
We had 2 milestones today with Aiden Bedggood playing his 100th game for the club and Peter Squire playing his 50th.
Tomorrow David Schreenan, Robert Dickinson, Wally Mason and Lindsay Trounce are playing in the semi-finals of the association 4’s. Good luck guys I am sure you will represent the club and yourselves well.
Finally on a sad note one of our members Dennis Storer is unwell and currently in hospital. Dennis is a fun friendly member and he is missed around the club. Every one passes on their best wishes and hope that Dennis has a speedy recovery.