Round 15 Pennant Report 2018/19
PAKENHAM BOWLS CLUB – ROUND 15 PENNANT – 09 FEB 2019
It was a mixed bag of results for Pakenham sides last week.
There was a real sense of “we owe them a beating” felt by Pakenham’s Division One side as they lined up on Saturday in damp and blustery conditions for the game against their opponents from Ferntree Gully. In the early stages though, things did not exactly run according to the script as with two rinks down and one all square, the Lions had only one rink in front. Fortunately that situation did not last too long and through the application of a fair degree of grit and concentration they had three rinks up and a handy 12 shot lead by the half way mark. From that point onwards the home side slowly pulled away to record a 93-74 win and collect 16 Pennant points. Best of three winning rinks was Josh McQueen (S), Trent Gribbin (3), Dave Wood (2) and Steve (Krusty) Bentley (L) with a handy 30-16 scorecard.
The win strengthened their hold on fifth position, now with a bit of a buffer back to Warburton in sixth but still a full round behind Heathmont in fourth. They are away to Ringwood (ninth) next round.
Pakenham Two (Div 2) had a strangely lopsided game at Mulgrave Country Club. They got the jump on their opponents and established an early lead only to see that eroded by the mid point of the match where they had two rinks up but were down by 12 shots overall (but still in it). From there on however although two rinks held on for slender wins, the others were completely outscored and Pakenham was comprehensively beaten 58-99. Best rink with 19-17 was Peter Ellis (S), Gary (Crow) Crowley (3), Charles Harris (2) and Brian Norton (L).
Despite the loss they held onto fifth spot, now more than a round behind Berwick in fourth but with Hampton Park, Cranbourne and Glen Waverley all breathing down their necks. They have a tough one at home next round against top of the ladder Keysborough.
Playing at home against Keysborough, the Thirds had another day they would rather forget. At 36-42 down but with two rinks in front they were well and truly in it at half time, however two rinks were completely blown away from that point forward and they eventually lost 74-95. Best of the two winning rinks with a very creditable 28-14 was Terry O’Toole (S), John Siekman (3), Kevin (Digger) Goonan (2) and Sandra Wilde (L). They are away to Chelsea (seventh) next round.
Also at home, Pakenham Four (Div 6) had a day to remember against a hapless Bentleigh. Things didn’t look too promising early in that game as although one rink was clearly dominant, the others were lagging behind. However by half time they had all woken up and despite still being behind on one rink, had a clear lead of 25 shots overall. They then went on a rampage and romped home to an overall score of 118-55 with all rinks up. Best of all were Peter Bott (S), Gian (Bear) Pianezzola (3), Peter Wilson (2) and Adrian (ATrain) Wheelan (L) with a huge score of 43-6.
The Fours now hold second spot. They were due to play Mulgrave Country Club next round but as that side has withdrawn (forfeited) will receive average points and shots for the round.
Pakenham Five were massacred at Monbulk, 55-111. They are in seventh position and have a bye next round.
The on again off again season for Pakenham One (Div 1) continued last Tuesday with a loss at Vermont South. They were never far away in that game with no more than four shots in it by the half way mark but could never quite bridge the gap. Losing two fives late in the piece put the final nails in the coffin and they eventually went down 55-69 with one winning rink: Keith Lewis (S), Jim Williams (3), Ken Clifton (2) and Val Moore (L) with 22-16. They retain fifth spot on the ladder and play Clayton (fourth) at home next round.
Pakenham Two (Div 2) also suffered an away loss, in their case at the hands of Hampton Park. Theirs was an odd result as they were ahead early in the game and in control at the half way mark with two rinks up, one even and a lead of seven shots. It is not known what was in the lunch time cuppa but they fell away badly in the second half to succomb 53-74 and collect only two Pennant points. The one winning rink was Paul Currie (S), Brian Norton (3), Graeme (Wildman) Wilde (2) and Sandra (Wildwoman) Wilde (L) with 21-19. They also held onto fifth spot, now 10 points ahead of Cardinia Waters and ironically, still almost a full round in front of Hampton Park. They will be home to Keysborough (second) in round 16.
Pakenham Three (Div 5) were scheduled to play The Dandenong Club (Five) who forfeited. As a result they received 16 points and 12 shots which elevated them to their rightful position on top of the ladder but only one point ahead of Berwick. If they are to retain top spot they must have a good win next round against The Dandenong Club (Four) as Berwick are due to play The Dandenong Club (Five) and are likely to get the advantage of the forfeit.
The Six-A-Side Pakenham Four were only just beaten at home by Cardinia Waters 35-37. Again, they were in control until half way through the game but both rinks were outscored in the run home. The one winning rink with 21-17 was Roy Harvie (S), Faye Osborne (2) and John Barlow (L). They are now in fourth spot, almost two full rounds behind Cranbourne in third but only half a round ahead of Narre Warren. They are away to Churchill Waverley Golf (eighth) next round.
The winner last week with number 36 was Roger Platt.
Des (Grizzly) Leigh