Round 16 Pennant Report 2018/19
PAKENHAM BOWLS CLUB – ROUND 16
Pakenham One (Div 1) had a great result at Ringwood on Saturday, collecting 17 Pennant points from three winning rinks and one draw. The Lions were up and about from the outset and had all four rinks in front and a lead of 25-10 by the time 20 ends had been completed. That pressure was maintained throughout the afternoon and the margin which grew to 59-24 by the half way mark blew out to 107-53 by the end of the game. Pakenham more than doubled their hosts’ score, despite a spirited comeback by one Eagles’ rink. Best for the Lions with a 34-10 score card were Neil (Big Dev) Devlin (S), Brad Martin (3), Jammie Corney (2) and Ian (Lefty) Anderson (L).
After such a good win, the Ones expected to be putting real pressure on Heathmont for fourth spot on the ladder; however Heathmont surprised everyone with a good win against ladder leaders Mentone and retained their hold on that position, still almost a full round clear of the Lions who have a tough away game next round against second placed Croydon.
At home against ladder leaders Keysborough, Pakenham Two (Div 2) also established a clear lead from very early in their game and with the score at 36-27, led on all rinks at the half way point. There was a minor lapse after the break when two of the visitors’ rinks briefly had their noses in front but the Lions powered home to a 92-57 win and with all rinks up, collected maximum Pennant points. Best of the winners with 31-11 was Keith Lewis (S), Kerry Lewis (3), Wally Noy (2) and Val Moore (L).
Despite the win, the Twos are still on the fifth rung of the ladder, more than a full round behind Berwick but only seven points ahead of Cranbourne. They will be at home again for the penultimate round against Glen Waverley (ninth).
Pakenham Three put up a spirited fight, with a win on one rink and a draw on a second, at Chelsea on Saturday but simply lacked the depth to upset their host’s top side – at the end of the day they went down 63-91. The only winning rink, with 23-19, was Reg (Wombat) Mattingly (S), (Razor) Ray Pigdon (3), Gian (Bear) Pianezzola (2) and John Coote (L). Terry O’toole, John Siekman, Kevin (Digger) Goonan and Sandra (Wildwoman)Wilde featured in a 17 all draw.
The Threes have, unfortunately, become accustomed to the bottom of the ladder. They will be at home to Cranbourne RSL (1), sixth, next round.
Pakenham Four (Div 6) were scheduled to play Mulgrave Country Club (9) but that team has withdrawn from the competition. Consequently they will be awarded average points and shots for the round (when available) which will ensure that they retain second spot on the ladder. They are away to Ferntree Gully (currently fifth) in round 17.
Pakenham Five (Div 7) collected 18 points from a bye; however they remain in seventh spot, now half a round clear of Carrum but more than a full round behind Berwick. They are at home to Cranbourne (second) next round.
We are currently experiencing one of the driest periods on record yet three of the Midweek games scheduled for last week were washed out – the only one which was completed was under the roof at Dandenong!
Pakenham One (Div 1) were to play Clayton at Pakenham. At fifth on the ladder, they missed out on the opportunity to pressure Clayton for fourth spot. They are away to Ferntree Gully (eighth) next round.
Pakenham Two (Div 2) were to host Keysborough. They are currently fifth, only six points behind Narre Warren in fourth. A win at Narre next round would get them into the final four.
Pakenham Three were doubly fortunate – they played under The Dandenong Club’s new roof and therefore avoided the rain and as the entire section was not declared a wash out, they kept the points from their win. However they dropped to second rung of the ladder behind Berwick which gained maximum points due to a forfeit. This game remained close all day on two rinks, with one going down by a single shot and the other finishing with a draw but a big win on the third rink gave the Lions clear overall victory. The big winners with 31-13 were Bill Bosch (S), John Tarr (3), Peter Wilson (2) and Lavinia Moss (L). The matter of which club should occupy top spot will be determined next round when Pakenham play Berwick at Pakenham.
The Six-A-Side Pakenham Four’s game against Churchill Waverley Golf was also washed out. They sit on the fourth rung of the ladder and cannot improve on that position. If they are to feature in the finals they must continue to win as Narre Warren is only seven points behind them in fifth. Although at home, their next game is a tough one against top of the ladder, Hampton Park.
As Bowls Victoria has not yet posted the Division 6 results there is no winner yet for the Hi-Lo.