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counted for Lindsay Day (BB) 28-17; Keith
McDonald (MB) defeated Colin Milton (BB)
32-20 and John Blacket (MB) had a narrow
26-24 win over Tony Jones (BB).
In the fnal match of the round, Mallala
Gold accounted for Balaklava Red by 18 shots
with 2 rinks up.
Rink winners for Mallala Gold were Graham
Forrest (MG), with a 34-14 win over Peter
McPharlin (BR), and Helen March (MG),
whose rink had a tight 25-21 results against
Nigel Olsen (BR).
Balaklava Red's rink points were gained by
Bob Barr (BR) in defeating Shirley Sanders
With two rounds left to play, Port Wakefeld
Blue sits top 5 points clear of Mallala Black.
Riverton White now sits third one point in
arrears. Seven points further back is Mallala
White while Mallala Gold lies 4 points behind
Balaklava Blue, Balaklava Red and Tarlee
White occupy the three remaining positions;
all with chances of making fnals now over.
RESULTS -- March 1: Mallala White 85 (10)
(G. Donlon 25, J. Curnow 36, J. Evans 24) def.
Riverton White 71 (2) (P. Koster 20, J. Glistak
25, G. Stone 26); Port Wakefeld Blue 96 (12)
(D. Thorpe 31, S. Reimers 29, T. Cluse 36) def.
Tarlee White 63 (0) (F. Gorey 25, R. Clarke 26,
D. Meyers 12); Mallala Black 86 (12) (M. Dunstan
28, K. McDonald 32, J. Blacket 26) def. Balaklava
Blue 61 (0) (L. Day 17, C. Milton 20, T. Jones 24);
Mallala Gold 83 (10) (G. Forrest 34, H. March
25, S. Sanders 24) def. Balaklava Red 65 (2) (P.
McPharlin 14, N. Olsen 21, B. Barr 30).
STANDINGS: Port Wakefeld Blue 152
(+286), Mallala Black 147 (+104), Riverton White
146 (+118), Mallala White 139 (+60), Mallala Gold
135 (+92), Balaklava Blue 108 (+16), Balaklava
Red 106 (+3), Tarlee White 105 (+11).
Plains Producer, Wednesday March 5, 2014
Owen favoured in
tight Div 1 clashWooroora Men’s Bowling
Section secretary, John
Glistak, counts down to
WITH only two rounds left to play before
fnals start, crucial matches are featured in each
of these two rounds.
This weekend, the feature match will see
Owen welcome Balaklava to its green.
Presently, Owen occupies second place on
120 points while Balaklava sits third with 119
points ensuring that whichever side wins this
match will sit second at the end of the day.
In previous matches this season, the record
is 1-1 with Balaklava winning the frst clash
by 11 shots while Owen won the return match
by 8 shots.
Both sides have a 10-4 record with Bal-
aklava's last loss being their previous match
against Owen. On the other hand, after an
indifferent 2-4 start to their season, Owen has
now amassed 8 wins in a row.
Based on this form, Owen will enter this
match as favourite; nevertheless, a tight clash
For Hamley Bridge to remain a potential
contender, a must win clash against Wasleys
awaits. In previous matches between these two
sides, Hamley Bridge has won both by 13 and
32 shots, respectively.
Season form points to Hamley Bridge secur-
ing the match points once again in this clash.
The fnal match will see Mallala face Riv-
erton at Mallala.
While Mallala cannot make the fnals, they
will endeavour to challenge Riverton in the
hope of causing an upset.
However, Riverton has previously recorded
victories against Mallala to the tune of 23 and
25 shots, respectively.
With the incentive of possibly regaining
second spot at the end of the minor round as their
lure, Riverton is favoured to record a win here.
Port Wakefeld has the bye for the penul-
FIXTURES – March 8: Hamley Bridge
vs Wasleys, Owen vs Balaklava, Mallala vs
Riverton, Port Wakefeld bye.
WAKEY BLUES REGAIN TOP SPOT
Following the results of last weekend's
matches, Port Wakefeld Blue regained top
spot after their sound win over Tarlee White
and Riverton White's loss to Mallala White.
A33 shot win with all rinks up was recorded
by Port Wakefeld Blue against Tarlee White.
David Thorpe (PWB) defeated Frank Gorey
(TW) 31-25; Steve Reimers (PWB) won 29-
26 against Ron Clarke (TW) and Terry Cluse
(PWB) accounted for Des Meyers (TW) 36-12.
After a promising start against Mallala
White, Riverton White was unable to adjust to
the changing conditions of the green to eventu-
ally succumb to Mallala White by 14 shots.
For Mallala White, Geoff Donlon (MW)
recorded a 25-20 win over Peter Koster (RW)
while John Curnow (MW) accounted for John
Glistak (RW) 36-25.
Riverton White's sole rink points were
gained by Greg Stone (RW) after a tight 26-24
tussle against Jim Evans (MW).
Mallala Black moved into second spot
following their 25 shot, all rinks up win over
WHICH MALLALA SIDE WILL MISS
Barring upset results over the two remaining
weeks, it is expected that both Port Wakefeld
Blue and Riverton White will feature in the
fnals.However, which two of Mallala Black,
Mallala White or Mallala Gold will join them?
This weekend's penultimate round will per-
haps help clarify the issue as ffth placed Mallala
Gold hosts second placed Mallala Black.
Back in Round 2, Mallala Black soundly
defeated Mallala Gold by 36 shots. Season
form slightly favours Mallala Back (11-4) as
against Mallala Gold's 10-5 record.
This match will be a highly competitive
one with a Mallala Black victory guaranteeing
a fnal spot whereas a Mallala Gold win will
keep their chances alive into the fnal week.
So which Mallala side will prevail at the end
of the day?
Port Wakefeld Blue visits Balaklava Blue
endeavouring to shore up frst place with an-
other win. Season form clearly favours Port
Wakefeld Blue even though Balaklava Blue
only lost narrowly to them, by 3 shots, earlier
in the season. Expect Port Wakefeld Blue to
record their 13th win for the season here.
Riverton White faces Balaklava Red at
Riverton this weekend. In their previous outing,
Balaklava Red inficted upon Riverton White
their heaviest defeat for the season to the tune
of 33 shots.
Since that match, Riverton White’s record
is 7-2 compared to Balaklava Red’s 4-5, sug-
gesting that Riverton White is favoured to take
the honours on this occasion.
The fnal match will see Tarlee White wel-
come Mallala White to its green. White Tarlee
White cannot make the fnals they can derail
Mallala White’s push for a fnal spot.
In their previous encounter, Mallala White
secured the match points by 11 shots despite
having only one rink up.
Overall, Mallala White’s season form is
superior; nevertheless, a tight contest is still
likely here. A Mallala White win here should
secure a fnal berth for the side.
FIXTURES -- March 8: Riverton White
vs Balaklava Red, Balaklava Blue vs Port
Wakefeld Blue, Tarlee White vs Mallala White,
Mallala Gold vs Mallala Black.
TOP FOUR BATTLE CONTINUES
The battle for a fnal four spot remains wide
open with perhaps Tarlee Red being the only
side, so far, likely to feature in the upcoming
fnals. Two rounds remain to confrm which
sides will take part in the fnals.
Despite having two rinks up, Tarlee Red
only defeated Wasleys by the solitary shot in
what proved to be the tightest result of the day.
John Perry (TR) recorded a 28-19 win over
John McDonnell (W), which was coinciden-
tally, the same score that Fritz Frankel (W) had
in his win against Kevin Stevens (TR).
The decisive rink belonged to Peter Dunn
(TR) which narrowly defeated Steve Wendland
(W) 28-27. Elsewhere, Balaklava White won
their match against Hamley White by 19 shots
with all rinks up.
Jim Bastian (BW) accounted for Brian
Wedding (HW) 28-15; Colin Stewart (BW)
narrowly defeated Marilyn Nichols (HW) 20-
18 while Ron Hillman (BW) defeated Trevor
Turner (HW) 21-17.
Despite having only one rink up, Riverton
Black kept their fnals’ chances alive by defeat-
ing Hamley Red by 19 shots. Cath O’Toole’s
(RB) 48-11 win over Tony McDonnell (HR)
easily compensated for John Parry’s (HR) 27-14
win over Ross Hannaford (RB) and Les Stott’s
(HR) 26-21 defeat of Des Lowry (RB).
The fnal match saw Port Wakefeld Gold
easily account for Owen by 30 shots with all
Ken Stone (PWG) defeated Ken Warnes (O)
31-13; Ken Anderson (PWG) accounted for
Les Hean (O) 33-17 while George Williamson
(PWG) won 26-20 against Peter Sullivan (O).
RESULTS -- March 1: Tarlee Red 75 (10) (K.
Stevens 19, P. Dunn 28, J. Perry 28) def. Wasleys 74
(2) (F. Frankel 28, S. Wendland 27, J. McDonnell 19);
Balaklava White 69 (12) (J. Bastian 28, C. Stewart 20,
R. Hillman 21) def. Hamley White 50 (0) (B. Wedding
15, Mar. Nichols 18, T. Turner 17); Riverton Black 83
(8) (R. Hannaford 14, D. Lowry 21, C. O’Toole 48)
def. Hamley Red 64 (4) (J. Parry 27, L. Stott 26, T.
McDonald 11); Port Wakefeld Gold 90 (12) (K. Stone
31, K. Anderson 33, G. Williamson 26) def. Owen 60
(0) (K. Warnes 13, L. Hean 27, P. Sullivan 20).
STANDINGS: Tarlee Red 118 (+42), Balaklava
White 112 (+31), Riverton Black 108 (-62), Port Wake-
feld Gold 108 (-65), Hamley White 104 (-45), Hamley
Red 96 (-118), Owen 89 (-146), Wasleys 53 (-337).
WHO WILL WIN IN THE
THIS weekend's round will be a spectators'
delight as every match is a crucial one for sides
still vying for fnals.
Owen still has an outside chance of making
the fnals it is able to win its last two matches
and other results go its way.
Its frst task is to record a win against Wasleys
this weekend. In their earlier encounter, Owen
won by 24 shots and with Wasleys having had
only one win for the season so far, Owen is
favoured to take the match points here.
Hamley Red also has an outside chance of
playing fnals if it is able to defeat its sister side
Hamley White on Saturday.
In more recent rounds, Hamley White has
had the more consistent record winning 5 of
its 7 matches whereas Hamley Red’s record
during the same time was 2-5.
Based on this form, Hamley White should
win here and eliminate Hamley Red from fnals’
Third versus fourth – Riverton Black vs Port
Wakefeld Gold – two sides on equal points and
separated by only 3 shots up.
This clash, to be played at Port Wakefeld, is
important for both sides as a win will virtually
guarantee a fnal spot for the winner.
When the two sides last met in Round 9,
Riverton Black had a narrow one shot win
over Port Wakefeld Gold. Since that Round,
both sides have had a 3-4 record suggesting
that another tight clash will present itself with
the winner perhaps not decided until the clos-
To conclude the Round, the top two Divi-
sion Three sides face each other with second
placed Balaklava White welcoming Tarlee Red
to its venue.
Despite Tarlee Red having the marginally
better season record of the two sides, Balak-
lava White has the edge over Tarlee Red with
a win earlier this season by 10 shots with only
one rink up.
This match is likely to be another close affair
with the spoils of top spot awaiting the winner
of this clash. So, which side will prevail at the
end of the day?
FIXTURES -- March 8: Wasleys vs Owen,
Hamley Red vs Hamley White, Balaklava
White vs Tarlee Red, Port Wakefeld Gold vs
VIEW from the green as Robert Bowman, Wasleys,
watches intently as his bowl approaches the head in
his game against Owen.
DICK May, Balaklava White, shows his
style in Division 3.
BRIAN Parker, Owen, rolls up in Division
1, watched by Brad McDougall and Alan
Northcott, of Wasleys.
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