Saturday Pennant Report : 8th February
Div 2 Section 6
Edithvale 67 (R Leitch 17-20, J Exton 24-21, G Bourne 7-24, A Cousens 19-20) lost to Dandenong Club 85
The first side hosted ‘top of the table’ Dandenong Club, and fought out the match valiantly before going down by 18 shots. Jason Exton’s four scored a 5, a 4 and two 3s to open up a 20-9 lead, but found the going tough in the run home and won by 3 shots. Alan Cousens’ crew found the scores all square on six occasions, before losing by a solitary shot. Robbie Leitch’s team scored 8 shots in three ends to open up a 12-8 lead at the halfway stage, but were overpowered by their opposition, while Greg Bourne’s four struggled to win the mat in their 17 shot loss. This leaves the first side sitting just inside the four.
Div 3 Section 8
Edithvale 78 (G Byers 17-14, A Benson 22-14, E Sellars 27-22, C Baskett 12-24) def Noble Park 74
gone either way. Andrew Benson’s four won 14 ends in a dominant display, and won by 8 shots, while Eric Sellars’ crew scored three 4s on their way to a 5 shot victory. Garry Byers’ team started slowly, but overran their opponents for a 3 shot win, while Claire Baskett’s four were struggling at 2-12 before the match evened out for a 12 shot loss.
Div 4 Section 8
Edithvale 54 (H Redpath 14-21, N Lewis 18-22, R Weston 9-31, R Smith 13-26) lost to Moorabbin 100
The third side have had a difficult year, and found top team Moorabbin a little strong in their 46 shot loss. Neil Lewis’ four raced out to a 13-0 lead, but that lead was short-lived and they lost by 4 shots. Heather Redpath’s team were travelling well at 9-11 and lost by 7 shots. Ray Smith’s crew led 8-6 early before losing by 13 shots, while Ray Weston’s four were out-bowled in their 22 shot loss.
Div 6 Section 8
Edithvale 73 (I Thomas 15-19, B Turnbull 13-30, J Kavanagh 26-6, I Trupke 19-12) def Noble Park 67
The fourth side also travelled to Noble Park, and this venue proved to be quite successful, as they won by 6 shots. Jimmy Kavanagh’s four conceded only 6 singles in their huge 20 shot win. This won the rink of Jenny van Neirop, John Lyons, Bob Baird and Jimmy the drinks for the best performed rink of the day. They were well supported by Irene Trupke’s team, who scored three 3s in their solid 7 shot win. Ian Thomas’ crew had a tight contest and lost by 4 shots, while Bernie Turnbull’s four recovered well from 2-15 to lose by 17 shots.