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Five sides book their spot in Division Two
THE penultimate round in
Division Two, before the competi-
tion splits into Division Two and
Division Three, continues to yield
its share of surprises.
Leaders Port Wakefeld Blue
faced fellow contender Mallala
Gold. The host side handled the
local conditions better on the day
to account for their visitors by 43
Terry Cluse (PWB) accounted
for Mick King (MG) 38-8 while
Steve Reimers (PWB) defeated
Helen March (MG) 37-7.
Mallala Gold's rink points
were gained by Shirley Sand-
ers' rink which defeated Kieran
Phelan’s (PWB) rink 31-15.
Second placed Riverton White
faced a challenging match against
sixth placed Tarlee White at
With two rinks up, Riverton
White narrowly won the match
by two shots. Greg Stone (RW)
defeated Frank Gorey (TW) 22-
18, John Glistak (RW) accounted
for Des Meyers (TW) 30-17 while
Ron Clarke (TW) gained his
side's rink points defeating Peter
Koster (RW) 32-17.
Third placed Mallala Black
travelled to Hamley Bridge to
take on Hamley White, only to see
the home side record a win by 20
shots with all rinks up.
Brian Wedding (HW) won
24-15 against Carol King (MB),
Marilyn Nichols (HW) accounted
for Malcolm Dunstan (MB) 27-21
while Trevor Turner (HW) com-
pleted the task with a 25-20 win
over Keith McDonald (MB).
Elsewhere, Mallala White
recorded a narrow fve-shot win
over Hamley Red. Geoff Donlon
(MW) defeated Tony McDonald
(HR) 30-24 while John Parry
(HR) recorded a narrow 25-24
win over John Curnow (MW).
The fnal rink between Jim Evans
(MW) and Les Stott (HR) fnished
One of the major movers up
the standings was Balaklava Blue
as it gained three positions fol-
lowing its 23-shot win over Port
Wakefeld Gold; a match played at
Lindsay Day (BB) defeated
Ken Anderson (PWG) 29-16 and
Colin Milton (BB) won 38-16
against Ken Stone (PWG). Port
Wakefeld Gold’s rink points came
courtesy of Lex Robertson’s 36-14
win against Tony Jones (BB).
Balaklava Red kept their Top 8
aspirations alive with a four-shot
win over Riverton Black despite
having only one rink up.
Bob Barr’s (BR) 28-15 win
over Ross Hannaford (RB) was
suffcient to cover for Chris
Cowan’s (BR) 21-25 loss to Des
Lowry (RB) and Peter McPhar-
lin’s (BR) 21-26 loss to Cath
Tarlee Red's upset loss to
Owen saw Tarlee Red slide out of
the Top 8. Rink wins by Les Hean
(O) – 27-23 – over John Perry
(TR) and Peter Sullivan (O) –
27-15 – against Peter Dunn (TR)
covered for Deane Branson’s (TR)
25-17 win against Ken Warnes
(O).The fnal match of the round
saw Balaklava White comfort-
ably account for Wasleys. Colin
Stewart (BW) defeated John Mc-
Donnell (W) 28-25; Ron Hillman
(BW) defeated John Williamson
(W) 29-15, and Jim Bastian (BW)
accounted for Fritz Frankel (W)
With the completion of round
14, fve sides have now reserved
their spots in the upcoming Divi-
sion Two competition. However,
only six points separate the next
four sides with only three spots in
the top eight available.
Further, another two sides,
only four points in arrears of this
group, potentially could still make
the top bracket. Whether they can
will hinge on this weekend’s fnal
round of matches.
Results – January 25:
Port Wakefeld Blue 89 (10)
(T. Cluse 38, S. Reimers 37, K.
Phelan 15) def. Mallala Gold 46
(2) (M. King 8, H. March 7, S.
Sanders 31); Balaklava Red 70
(8) (C. Cowan 21, B. Barr 28, P.
McPharlin 21) def. Riverton Black
66 (4) (D. Lowry 25, R. Hanna-
ford 15, C. O’Toole 26); Hamley
White 76 (12) (B. Wedding 24,
Mar. Nichols 27, T. Turner 25) def.
Mallala Black 56 (0) (C. King 15,
M. Dunstan 21, K. McDonald 20);
Balaklava Blue 81 (10) (T. Jones
14, L. Day 29, C. Milton 38) def.
Port Wakefeld Gold 68 (2) (L.
Robertson 36, K. Anderson 16, K.
Stone 16); Balaklava White 100
(12) (C. Stewart 28, R. Hillman
29, J. Bastian 43) def. Wasleys 51
(0) (J. McDonnell 25, J. William-
son 15, F. Frankel 11); Owen 71
(10) (L. Hean 27, P. Sullivan 27,
K. Warnes 17) def. Tarlee Red 63
(2) (J. Perry 23, P. Dunn 15, D.
Branson 25); Riverton White 69
(10) (P. Koster 17, G. Stone 22, J.
Glistak 30) def. Tarlee White 67
(2) (R. Clarke 32, F. Gorey 18, D.
Meyers 17); Mallala White 77 (9)
(G. Donlon 30, J. Curnow 24, J.
Evans 23) def. Hamley Red 72 (3)
(T. McDonald 24, J. Parry 25, L.
Port Wakefeld Blue 120
(+256), Riverton White 116
(+129), Mallala Black 105 (+63),
Mallala White 99 (+19), Mallala
Gold 97 (+52), Balaklava Blue
88 (+63), Tarlee White 87 (+70),
Balaklava Red 86 (+48), Tarlee
Red 82 (+37), Balaklava White
78 (+24), Port Wakefeld Gold
78 (-59), Hamley White 74 (-45),
Riverton Black 74 (-93), Owen
67 (-112), Hamley Red 62 (-135),
Wasleys 31 (-317).
DECISION DAY ARRIVES!
Round 15 has now arrived and
a number of positions within the
top eight are still to be resolved.
This weekend's round is the last
opportunity for sides to book their
spot in the new Division Two,
with the remainder of the sides
fnishing off the season in the new
Balaklava Red currently sits
eighth and is due to play a crucial
match against leaders Port Wake-
feld Blue at Balaklava. A win for
the home side will secure their
spot; a loss may regulate the side
to Division Three pending other
results on the day. Season form
favours a Port Wakefeld Blue win
Riverton White hosts Mal-
lala White with both sides safely
among the top eight sides. Recent
form suggests Riverton White
should win this clash.
Mallala Black welcomes
Riverton Black to Mallala keen to
put their loss last weekend behind
them. Expect Mallala Black to
win comfortably in this match.
Both Mallala Gold and Tarlee
Red suffered losses last weekend.
Tarlee Red's loss saw that side
slip out of the top eight. Nothing
less than a win for Tarlee Red will
do, if they wish to feature in the
new Division Two.
For Mallala Gold, a win will
consolidate their position among
the leading sides.
Balaklava Blue, sitting sixth,
can cement their position with
a win over 12th placed Hamley
White. With both sides having
had a 4-1 record over the last fve
matches, the result of this match
may be much closer than their
current positions would suggest.
Tarlee White's position in the
top eight could also be in jeop-
ardy should they lose to Owen
at Owen. Recent form, however,
favours a win for Tarlee White.
Hamley Red hosts Balaklava
White, a side with an outside
chance of making the cut if results
go their way on the day. Recent
form, though, does not point to a
clear winner here.
The only remaining side with
an outside chance of pushing
their way into the top eight is Port
Wakefeld Gold which is expected
to record a win over their host
So, a much awaited round will
fnalise which sides will feature
in Division Two next week and
which sides will compete in Divi-
Fixtures – February 1:
Owen vs Tarlee White, Riv-
erton White vs Mallala White,
Hamley Red vs Balaklava White,
Wasleys vs Port Wakefeld Gold,
Balaklava Blue vs Hamley White,
Mallala Black vs Riverton Black,
Mallala Gold vs Tarlee Red,
Balaklava Red vs Port Wakefeld
YOU’VE got this much room! Brian Hogben advises his Port
Wakefeld Blue teammate during the Division Two match against
Mallala Gold on Saturday.
PORT Wakefield Blue’s Terry Cluse congratulates
teammate Pam Durbridge on a great bowl.
BARRY Sowerby, Mallala Gold,
watches his bowl.
BARB Miller bowls for Mallala Gold in the
Division Two match at Port Wakefeld.
PHIL Goudie sends one down for Mallala Gold on Saturday.
PHOTOS: LISA REDPATH
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