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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – PAGE 7
Woodside retained top spot after Hills Division
1 bowling fixtures resumed on Saturday
following the traditional mid-season break.
The competition leader was stretched on occasions
before registering a hard fought 63-59 win over a hosting
Andrew Day downed David Gleeson 19-17, but the home
side hit back with Sam Wakefield a narrow 19-18 victor
over Brett Norman.
Despite wearing ‘brand new state of the art bowls shoes’,
Uraidla skipper David ‘Runt’ Wuttke fell short 26-23 against
Peter Mangelsdorf, enabling the visitors to avoid an upset
Mt Barker left it late but managed to sneak in 67-64 from
its visit to meet Gumeracha.
Little separated Mt Barker’s Jay Shepherd and Gumeracha
rival David Bartholomaeus for most of their rink battle, but
the latter held on to win 20-19.
Heath Raymond was slow out the blocks against
Gumeracha’s Craig Oborn and trailed 7-0 after three ends
but rallied to lead after nine ends.
It was all square on 17-all after 17 ends but Raymond
finished the better to score a decisive 28-20 victory.
Gumeracha’s ‘artful dodger’ Roger Faehrmann handed
Nick Shepherd his first defeat with a 24-20 win, having led
11-3 after seven ends.
Lobethal consolidated third place with a 76-57 win on the
road at Meadows.
Tony Treloar lost by a shot to Meadows opponent Daryl
Stanton, but wins to Neville Mansell – 24-13 against Ray
Woodside keep momentum
Trent – and Wayne Zilm’s 29-20 result over Greg Gage,
enabled Lobethal to safety get home.
Oakbank returned to the top four following a 78-64 away
win against Lenswood.
Paul van de Water downed Wayne Pittaway 29-19 and
Guy Stanley impressed many with a 28-17 defeat of Brian
Scown, however, Daryl Howe lost 28-21 to Chris de Vries.
Hahndorf slipped out of the leading quartet after an 81-77
loss at Mt Pleasant.
Hahndorf’s Christine Keller got the better of John Webb to
win 26-22, while husband Malcolm also won 32-25 against
However, Mt Pleasant’s Col Fawcett cut down Phil Nagel
to claim the overall honors for the home combination.
After hot weather forced the abandonment of the previous
week, Division 2 matches resumed on Saturday as Mt
Barker bounced back onto the winning list with a solid
victory against hosting Gumeracha, and Uraidla moved
one spot up the ladder with a home win against third
Uraidla posted an 89-59 win over Woodside and collected
all 14 premiership points.
Uraidla had a clean sweep as Mark ‘Wal’ Williams had
a 29-5 win over Ron Parry, Mike Guerin pipped Annette
Forbes 28-27, and Trevor Hunter won 32-17 against David
Mt Barker ventured to Gumeracha needing to win to stay
in touch with Lobethal.
In a close game, Mt Barker skipper Keith Bolto was able to
get away from Anthony Mik senior over the closing ends to
run out a 21-14 winner and Joe de Ron won 24-18 against
Harry Fels picked up a win for Gumeracha with a 25-19
result over Murray Thomas, however, Mt Barker were able
to grab an overall 64-57 victory to claim 12 points, while
Gumeracha pocketed two.
Meadows hosted Lobethal, with Lobethal taking the three
rinks for a massive 108-36 triumph, collecting 14 points
and maintaining top position on the ladder.
Kevin Schulz won 33-14 against Bill Klaebsch, Graham
Weyland triumphed 29-10 against Colin Michelmore and
Paul Maloney downed Lois Klaebsch 46-12.
Fifth placed Hahndorf were able to maintain pressure
on fourth ranked Gumeracha with a 73-64 win against
hosting Mt Pleasant.
Hahndorf’s Ray Ratray had a 28-19 win against Ray
Eglinton and Kevin Spalding eclipsed Jeff Hensche 25-17.
Noeline Birt grabbed two points for Mt Pleasant when she
outlasted Bill Robertson 28-20.
Lenswood may have had home advantage, but Oakbank
were able to register a 78-69 victory and collect 12 points.
Oakbank’s Neil Baker had a 27-25 win over Dianne Green
and Trevor Rosenbauer back up for the visitors with a 27-19
result against Warren Murdoch.
Bruce Nankervis picked up a win for Lenswood with a 25-
24 victory over Terry Holding.
Bottom placed Oakbank again had the ‘wood’ on Mt
Pleasant for the second time this season, recording a 12-
shot win at home last Saturday.
Oakbank also took victory on the neutral ground at
Woodside in the second round three months earlier.
Last Saturday, Duane Albino set up the overall 52-40 win
in downing Dave Sandland 24-8.
David Moate – a Division 3 skipper for the first time this
season – was just too good for Syd Starick, getting home
16-12. Ron Parker made certain the hosts didn’t come
away with the full 14 points and claimed a comfortable 20-
12 win over Bryan Fellows.
As expected, Uraidla (1) were much too strong for its
second side during a 86-39 win.
Stan Brooks was all over Les Johnson to win 28-10 and
Gordon Badenoch was untroubled to down Ron Arnold 28-
15. Vic Willsmore completed the clean sweep with a 30-14
win over Ken Cobbledick.
In another home team showdown, Mt Barker (1) got home
by 11 shots over Mt Barker (2).
Darren Ardlie’s 24-8 belting of Don Nenke was the major
contributor in the overall 60-49 win.
Making his debut this season as a skipper in Division 3,
John Bushell had to fight hard to eclipse David Skelton
Barb Crouch collected two points for Mt Barker (2) in her
24-16 result over Kevin Fort.
Gumeracha travelled to Hahndorf and endured a 66-44
Con Harmer was instrumental in the host’s win when
thrashing Valda Hanna 29-12, while Jim Howe proved too
good for Drew Wilkinson, winning 21-13.
However, the visitors didn’t return home empty handed
with Marty Reeves scoring a narrow 19-16 win over Val
Lobethal’s second and third Division 3 sides did battle
with Lobethal (2) getting home 75-56.
Betty Marriott was never in doubt against Geoff Dunsford
as she won 29-10.
Marriott was well in control after 11 ends with a 16-3 lead.
David Turner, who sits on top of the skippers’ ladder this
season, held on to defeat Mary Matthews 24-20.
Matthews only trailled by two shots after 18 ends, but five
shots on the next end set up the win for Turner, despite
Matthews picking up four on the final stanza.
In a boilover, Graeme Kluske rallied over final two ends to
down Neil Marriott 26-22.
Kluske got off to a flier to lead 14-5 after seven ends,
before Marriott then won seven of the next 10 ends to
square the ledger at 21-all.
However, Kluske came back to score five shots on the
closing four ends to get home and pick up two valuable
points for Lobethal (3), which remain in touch with the four.
Lobethal (1) dropped one rink before belting an under-
manned Woodside 85-51.
Bill Mayes had 15 shots on the board before Trevor Hollitt
troubled the scorers and the game was all over at the tea
break with Mayes leading 26-8.
Staring down the barrel early, Shane Williams had a
terrific struggle with Elaine Reynolds and the pair were
locked together on 14-all after 13 ends.
Williams then gained the upper hand and was untroubled
to pull away and win 26-18.
Mike Smith appeared almost certain of completing a
whitewash for the visitors when he led 20-14 after 17 ends
against Frank Dean.
However, 10 shots to only one was then enough for Dean
to turn the tables and score a thrilling 23-21 victory.
Some familiar faces were to the fore as the
Adelaide Hills Petanque Club launched its
second 2016-17 summer twilight series last
Having claimed a maiden overall victory in the pre-
Christmas series, the Gorbachevs trio comprising
Trevor Nielsen, Chris Lemm and Jeff Berry were again
on target with the boules at the Stirling pistes.
Continuing where they left off last season, Gorbachevs
remained undefeated for the evening, while also tallying
an unmatched 21 shot points.
Regular stalwarts Paradiso and Loose Balls also
recorded three wins to finish on the Round 1 podium.
A field of 16 teams were in attendance for the opening
round, with new teams or individuals most welcome to
attend the Stonehenge Avenue venue, with competition
commencing from 7pm.
Round 1 results: Gorbachevs, 3 wins, plus 21 points;
Paradiso, 3, +14; Loose Balls, 3, +14; Heavy Handed,
2, +27; Andy Capps, 2, +12; Hills Hoisters, 2, +5;
Galahs, 2, +3.
Mt Pleasant stalwart
appeared to be offering
a little extra guidance
toward his shot at
the head during an
end against visiting
Hahndorf in last
12 Hills Bowling
Association Division 1
After a delayed
resumption to the
season after the
Christmas break due to
Mt Pleasant launched
into 2017 with a
victory over the visitors.
releases from the
mat for Mt Pleasant
in Saturday’s Hills
Division 1 bowling
While the visitors
won two rinks,
Mt Pleasant were
able to secure overall
victory by 16 shots,
from the top four in
Hahndorf second Rick Babidge follows the path
of his release in last Saturday’s Round 12 Hills
Bowling Association Division 1 match against
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