Round 11 Pennant Report 2018,19
PAKENHAM BOWLS CLUB – 2018/19 PENNANT ROUND 11
Three of the five games involving Pakenham teams which were scheduled for last Saturday were washed out. Pakenham One (Div 1) had only played 11 of 84 ends at home against Burden Park when the skies opened up and the lightning started. After a lengthy delay the decision was made to abandon play and the points were therefore shared. Apparently the heavy rain only fell in the Pakenham/Cranbourne area as all other games in the section were completed. Nevertheless, the Ones go into the Christmas break in fourth position. They will be at Warburton (seventh) on 12 January 2019 for the resumption of the season.
Pakenham Two (Div 2) also had an early finish to their game at Cranbourne. Again, theirs was the only game in the section which was washed out. They are in seventh position and will be at home to Churchill Waverley Golf (eighth) for round 12.
Pakenham Three (Div 3) let another one get away at Noble Park. With one rink jumping away to a great start, they grabbed an early break and at the half way mark had two rinks up and a handy lead of 46/27. However by the completion of play they had only one winning rink and agonizingly, at 70/71, fell short by a single shot. Best rink was Jim Williams (S), Paul Walter (3), Razor Ray Pigdon (2) and Tina Courtin (L) with 28/12. They will be at home to Mulgrave Country Club (ninth) for the next round.
The Div 6 Pakenham Four were a bit smarter (and drier) than the Ones and were off the green, out of the rain and into the club house a couple of minutes earlier than the senior side. They break for Christmas on top of the ladder, three full rounds (that’s 54 points!) ahead of Chelsea in second. Their first outing after the holiday will be at Glen Waverley (ninth).
Pakenham Five (Div 7) had a great win at Narre Warren, picking up the maximum 18 Pennant points. They led at all stages of the game and eventually romped home 96/53. Best rink with 22/8 was Roger Platt (S), Peter Powney (3), John Lindley (2) and Joan Montgomery (L). Despite their win, the Fives did not climb out of eighth spot. They will be at home to Carrum (seventh) for round 12.
The Midweek sides returned good results, winning three out of the four scheduled matches.
The First Division side had a clear yet somehow uncomfortable win at home against Ringwood. Whereas one rink absolutely thrashed their opponents (35/8), the other two struggled all day, eventually going down by one and ten shots respectively. The rink which pulled the others over the line was Keith (Golden Arm) Archer (S), Terry (Tmac) McRedmond (3), Charles Harris (2) and Kerry Lewis (L). Ironically, despite the win, they dropped from sixth to seventh on the ladder, now two points behind Berwick who leap frogged them with a better result. They have the opportunity to regain their position by beating Berwick (away) in the last round before the Christmas break.
Pakenham Two (Div 2) had a disappointing day at Cranbourne. Overall, they were level with the opposition early in the game but with one rink being hammered, began to fall away as the day progressed. Down 19/35 at half time, they were eventually beaten 46/63. Their one winning rink was Terry O’Toole (S), David Moore (3), Josie Mazzarella (2) and John Coote (L) with a score of 23/16. The Twos dropped from fifth to sixth, now only two ahead of Hampton Park. They have a home game against Edithvale (fifth) in round 11.
Pakenham Three (Div 5) fared far better at home against Noble Park. They jumped away to a big early lead and by the half way mark were up on all three rinks and ahead by 30 shots. They eventually cruised to a 95/43 win with each rink scoring heavily. Best of the winners with 40/18 was Bill Bosch (S), Peter Powney (3), Peter Wilson (2) and Lavinia Moss (L). They are still on top of the ladder, now more than a full round ahead of Churchill Waverley Golf in second. They will be away at Edithvale (fourth) next round.
The Six-A-Side Fours also had a good win, collecting maximum Pennant points. Playing away at Willow Lodge they were never really challenged and ended the day with both rinks up and at 49/24 more than doubled their opponent’s score. Best rink with 26/10 was Lindsay Stevenson (S), Jan Stevenson (2) and Faye Osborne (L). The win elevated them from eighth to fifth, one point ahead of Narre Warren but still 11 behind Willow Lodge. They will be at home in round 11 to Cranbourne (third).
The winner for round 11 with number 42 was John (Giovanni) Donazzan.
Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Good bowling to those who are hunting tournaments. Take care and come back safely in 2019.