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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – PAGE 9
Hills Bowling Association fixtures commenced
for 2018 last Saturday with a delayed start
following the annual holiday season break.
After scheduled Round 11 matches were heated out the
previous Saturday, Division 1 leader Lobethal continued its
winning ways in Round 12 with a comfortable 88-45 win at
home over Uraidla.
Wayne Zilm cruised to a 35-15 win over Dave Gleeson,
Neville Mansell easily downed an out of sorts David
Wuttke, and Anthony Treloar held off a determined Henry
Mt Barker slipped up on the road trip to Mt Pleasant when
it lost 75-68 .
Reluctant Mt Pleasant skipper Colin Fawcett stormed to
a 17-0 lead after seven ends against Jay Shepherd, and
kept Shepherd at bay for the rest of the match to win 32-16.
Andrew Gard and his Mt Barker rink were slowly away
against John Webb but took a 6-5 lead after five ends.
Webb regained the lead after 12 ends, but claiming seven
ends on the trot put Gard ahead 27-12, and he went on to
Mt Pleasant’s Bo Hambly led 10-2 after eight ends against
John Corner, however, Corner fought back to lead 21-18
with 20 ends completed.
With the overall result in the balance, Hambly took the
remaining five ends to win 27-21 and give Mt Pleasant its
fifth victory of the 2017-18 campaign.
Gumeracha took advantage of Mt Barker’s loss to assume
second spot through a 71-54 win against visiting Hahndorf.
David Bartholomaeus defeated Bob Edwards 25-16 and
Bernie Mullins proved too steady for Malcolm Keller and
However, Gumeracha’s sweep bid faltered as Neil Duckett
lost by the barest of margins in a 25-24 result against
Lenswood moved into the top four at the expense of
Oakbank after recording a 70-66 win in the clash of the two
teams at Lenswood.
Guy Stanley gave Oakbank a good start by downing David
Moate 29-19, but wins to Wayne Pittaway – 24-17 over
Daryl Howe – and Chris de Vries – 27-20 against Paul
Van de Water – enabled Lenswood to gain an important
In the battle of the two bottom ranked teams, Woodside
eclipsed visiting Meadows 76-56.
Steve Baker got off his ‘death bed’ to trounce Daryl
Stanton 25-16 and Peter Mangelsdorf won handsomely 31-
22 against Garth Saunders.
Heath Raymond ensured Meadows didn’t go home empty
handed as he defeated Shane ‘Tigerland’ Harris 23-19.
Division 2 competition got underway again for Round
12 after an extended Christmas break and the previous
Saturday’s abandoned round due to extreme weather
The top four teams consolidated their positions with wins
last Saturday and opened the gap between fourth place
and the remaining sides.
Hosting Lobethal (1) had a 79-49 win over Uraidla, with
Paul Maloney and Paul Arnup getting the result for Lobethal.
Maloney posted a 32-17 victory over David Horsnell and
Arnup accounted for Derek McNamee 30-12 .
Trevor Hunter collected two points for Uraidla with a close
20-17 win over Roger Jarman.
The 12 points picked up by Lobethal kept it comfortably at
the top of the Division 2 ladder.
Lobethal (2) also kept the flag flying high for the club with
an 82-38 triumph over Hahndorf.
Bill Mayes won 30-13 against Bill Robertson, Peter Oborn
downed Michelle Howe 30-14 and Shane Williams rounded
out the sweep for Lobethal with a 22-11 win over Ray
Mt Barker (2) moved up a couple of places into fifth
position on the ladder with a solid 71-55 win at home
Kevin Fort and Patricia de Ron set up the win for Mt Barker
with victories over Anthony Mik senior and Steve Knipe.
Fort won 29-21 while de Ron won by a similar margin, 22-
14, however, Don Nenke and Bob Hillier split the points in
their match with 20 shots each, leaving Mt Barker (2) with
13 points and Gumeracha one for the drawn rink.
Woodside consolidated fourth position with a 73-36 win at
home against Meadows.
The host team completed a clean sheet as Ron Parry
collected a 28-10 win over Bill Klaebsch, Annette Forbes
won 23-13 against Robert Edwards and Stephen Keough
defeated Jan Corbell 22-13.
After the heat of the previous week, Mt Barker (1) travelled
to Mt Pleasant through some heavy rain.
Following some light rain at the start of the clash, the sky
cleared to a pleasant afternoon which Mt Barker (1) took
advantage of to win 81-52.
John Grant had a 39-13 win over Jeff Henschke, and after
a tight contest for most of the afternoon, David Skelton got
away to finish ahead 28-17 over Tom Woolford.
Graeme Sloan gained two points for ‘the northerners’
through a 22-14 win over Joe de Ron.
Five teams still remain in contention for Division 3 finals
following Round 12 last Saturday – the first after an
Lobethal (2) remain at the head of affairs on 121 points
from Hahndorf (112), Lobethal (2) on 101 and Uraidla (1)
only three points astern, and Mt Barker a further point
behind on 97.
Gumeracha and Lenswood sit next on 82 and 81
respectively and both may need a few upsets before the
end of the season to feature in the finals.
Results of three matches this Saturday involving the two
Lobethal sides, Uraidla (1), Hahndorf and Mt Barker could
again reshape the premiership table.
Top side Lobethal (2) lost one rink in its 50-40 victory last
Saturday against Uraidla (2) in very windy conditions.
Graeme Kluske scored a 20-14 win over Ian Badenoch
after getting away to a flying start to lead 9-0 after five ends.
The Uraidla rink hit back strongly to trail by only two shots
at the 17th end, but Kluske steadied to win by six shots.
Malcolm Clarke had a terrific struggle with Les Johnson in
a low scoring game, with scores all tied up at the halfway
After 17 ends Clarke led narrowly 12-10, then held Uraidla
at bay to win the last four ends for a 16-10 victory.
Mary Matthews appeared to be cruising at the tea break
when she led the exuberant Ken Cobbledick 11-6.
However, Uraidla hit back strongly to draw level at the
17th end, and after winning seven of the last nine ends,
Cobbledick scored a thrilling 16-14 win.
On the adjacent grass green, Uraidla (1) were untroubled
to score a 67-49 result over Lobethal (1), picking up
maximum points in the process.
In a high-scoring encounter, Graham Rogers seemed
headed for a huge defeat at the 14th end when he trailed
Vic Willsmore by 11 shots.
The Lobethal rink then won five of the last seven ends to
narrowly be eclipsed 27-21.
Dave Turner was within two shots of Uraidla’s Stan Brooks
at the 13th end, but he won only three ends thereafter to
Geoff Dunsford had a ding-dong tussle with Toby
Badenoch before losing 20-12.
After 13 ends Lobethal had a five-shot buffer but then
came to a stand still while Badenoch’s Uraidla rink won the
closing four ends.
Hosting Lenswood won two rinks in its nail-biting 54-53
win over Woodside.
Mark Jericho proved too good in his 22-14 win over Trevor
Hollitt, while Di Green was untroubled to defeat Mick
Cummins 21-14 .
Trevor Kretschmer picked up two points for the visitors
with a comfortable 25-11 result over Paul Mason.
Hahndorf replaced Lobethal (1) in second place on the
premiership rankings with a hard fought 68-65 win at home
Tom Hennessey scored a 25-22 result over Marty Reeves
and Graham Evans scrambled home 22-21 over Ian Soden.
Tim Morley was the fly in the ointment for the hosts with a
last stride 22-21 win against Ron Bateman.
Under the Mann Street dome, Mt Barker registered the
biggest win of the round with an effortless 87-35 canter
over bottom placed Mt Pleasant.
Peter Stibbs belted Ron Parker 41-10 while John Downer
got home 26-14 over Kevin McKenny.
Skippering for the first time this season in Division 3 ranks,
Brian Penny was untroubled to eclipse John Schultz 20-11.
Last Wednesday marked the
resumption of Hills midweek
bowling with leading Division 1
duo Mt Barker (1) and Lobethal
extending their break on the
Mt Barker (1) travelled to meet third
placed Gumeracha and returned home
with maximum points from a 65-41 win.
Joe de Ron had Bernie Mullins in his
sights and soon established a 8-2 lead
after seven ends.
By the 14th end de Ron led 20-2 and
eventually registered a 26-9 victory.
John Corner had a low scoring match
against Roger Faehrmann in the early
stages before Corner broke the shackles
to lead 9-5 after 11 ends and he
maintained the advantage to win 17-12.
Graham Moyle led 8-0 after four ends
against Barry Rowe, who reduced the
margin to 10-8 with nine ends completed.
Moyle then won the following five ends
to lead 20-8 and managed to withstand
a late charge by Rowe to triumph 22-20.
Lobethal also gained maximum points
with an easy 89-49 win away to fourth
Joe Conte hammered David Gleeson 40-
20, Wayne Zilm took care of Geoff Deeble
24-14 and Kevin Schulz turned back the
clock to eclipse Lawrie Carter 25-15.
Oakbank closed in on fourth ranked
Uraidla with a 82-40 win at home over Mt
Bob Fiddes downed Luke West 21-13,
Kathy Miller raised the bar by downing
Bo Hambly 18-16, and Guy Stanley
completed the job with a 23-11 win over
Hahndorf kept its season alive with a 77-
40 success against visiting Mt Barker (2).
After being tied on four shots all after six
ends, Christine Keller then took control
against Andrew Gard to win 29-12.
Malcolm Keller overturned a five-shot
deficit against John Grant to record an
easy 29-9 win but Bob Edwards required
a shot on the last to draw level on 19-all
with Mt Barker’s Jay Shepherd.
The top two Division 2 teams clashed at
Lenswood with the home side defeating a
depleted Woodside opposition 82-32.
Chris de Vries overwhelmed Neil
Green 41-3, Dave Moate defeated Peter
Mangelsdorf 23-12 and Peter Colloff
outlasted Dave Norman to win 18-17 and
complete a home sweep.
Lobethal travelled to Uraidla and
registered a 73-52 victory.
Ian Gough virtually led throughout
against Stan Brooks and won 30-9 while
Ron Murphy only hit the front on the 20th
end against Tag Hunter.
However, Hunter shifted the jack on the
last bowl of the game to get two shots and
Uraidla’s Wayne Browning encountered
Colin Elsworthy and the skippers a ding-
dong tussle all afternoon.
Browning was in front going into last
end but Elsworthy moved the kitty with
his final bowl to record an exciting 22-21
Hahndorf boosted its finals hope with a
78-34 defeat of visiting Meadows, with
wins on all rinks.
Tom Hennessey downed Wayne Holliday
28-10, Ron Bateman eclipsed David
Percy 25-17 and Bill Robertson proved
too good for Colin Michelmore in winning
Gumeracha won 63-47 at home over
visiting Mt Barker.
Ian Schubert trailed John Downer 15-9
at tea but conceded only one further shot
to win 22-16.
Mike Smith wielded his experience to
defeat Peter Honson 22-10 but Vic Hatton
could not end Wendy Head’s winning
streak which she added to with a tight 21-
Wednesday night action returned to the
Adelaide Hills Petanque Club pistes with the
opening round of a new summer series.
After taking overall victory in the pre-Christmas
competition, Growners were again up and about for a
Reigning champions Heather and Pete Davies and
Brian Tuckfield scooped Round 1 honors with three
wins and a healthy return of 26 shot points.
Growners dominance has become such that some
opposing players are resorting to desperate measures.
Artful Dodgers team member Derek Smith even tried
hiding one of Tuckfield’s boules under a pile of gravel
in the hope of reducing the carnage that Tuckfield
regularly dishes out ... but all to no avail.
Gorbachevs and Hills Hoisters rounded out the top
three, both also remaining undefeated over three
Stalwart combinations Paradiso and Hit or Miss had
disappointing starts to the new season as each failed
to post a victory.
New players are always welcome to join the popular
Wednesday night frivolity at the club’s base on
Stonehenge Avenue in Stirling, commencing from 7pm.
Round 1 leaders: Growners, three wins, plus 26 shot
points; Gorbachevs, 3, +14; Hills Hoisters, 3, +7; Les
Pompier, 2, +18; Heavy Handed, 2, +15; Floaters, 2, +9.
Leaders retain form
Title in good
Roll up after delay
Mt Barker second Graham Moyle sets a release during Saturday’s Hills
Bowling Association Division 1 clash against a hosting Mt Pleasant
opposition which launched 2018 with an unexpected victory over the
Chad Vivian was part of a Mt Pleasant
combination which secured a 75-68 victory over
Mt Barker in Saturday’s Hills Division 1 bowls
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