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In my opinion...
THEY may not be much chance of snatching the
flag, but cellar-dwellers Lyndoch and Freeling have
once again produced a thrilling contest.
The sides could not be separated in round 12 of
Barossa & Light division one bowls on Saturday.
Darren Green and Nathan Marslen's quartets set the
pace in the tight match, fighting out a tough draw.
Freeling's Lyall Ryan and Jim Brydson's sides
managed to claim close wins over Glyn Ayres and
John Scholes' rinks, winning by eight and nine
But the advantage they carved out was negated
by Mike Cotton's fours, whose whopping 17-shot
victory over Shane Marlsen's charges forced the
Meanwhile, the powerhouse of the 2016/17 season,
Nuriootpa, had a spectacular start to the year with a
45-shot win over second-placed Kapunda.
Eight shots was the lowest margin on the day
throughout all four rinks -- unsurprising, given the
Tigers' final margin.
Nuri's most convincing win was a 17-shot victory
from Adam Forbes' rink over Russell Walker's
For Kapunda, David Heathfield's four gave Tiger
Wayne Williams' charges the most grief, as they
forced their opponents to grind out an eight-shot win.
The Tigers now lead the competition by an
incredible 65 points, with nine regular season
Finally, Tanunda has leap-frogged into the top
four after recording a convincing 27-shot win over
Tanunda won three of a possible four rinks, fronted
by a stellar 22-shot win from Tony Edwards' four
over Brian Bowden's side.
Liam Buckley's quartet provided some resistance
for Angaston, with a seven-shot win over Ian
But Tanunda won the remaining two rinks by at
least five shots to secure the victory.
Meanwhile, in division two, Tanunda moved into
top spot, despite losing to Angaston Blue by 16
In the other matches, Angaston White thumped
Eudunda by 42 shots, Nuriootpa Black recorded a
19-shot win over Lyndoch, and Kapunda had an
11-shot victory over Nuriootpa Gold.
Tanunda 87 d Angaston 60: B. Pech 21 d D. Jaunay 16; T. Edwards d B.
Bowden 8; I. Jaensch 15 | L. Buckley 22; T. Liersch 21 d I. Cockrof 14.
Kapunda 73 | Nuriootpa 118: G. Cruickshank 17 | A. Schultz 28; D. Heathfeld
21 | W. Williams 29; D. Mackereth 20 | S. Allen 29; R. Walker 15 | A. Forbes 32.
Lyndoch 80 drew Freeling 80: M. Coton 29 d S. Marslen 12; D. Green 20
drew N. Marslen 20; G. Ayres 13 | L. Ryan 21; J. Scholes | J. Brysdon 27.
Angaston Blue 78 d Tanunda 62: C. Buckley 28 d B. Wallace 20; L. Teakle 29 d
D. Armstrong 14; M. Silvestro 21 d D. Schiller 28.
Eudunda 52 | Angaston White 94: R. Hams 15 | J. Argent 32; M. Storton 21
| C. Tabe 23; M. Schutz 16; M. Johnston 39.
Lyndoch 57 | Nuriootpa Black 76: T. Noble 27 d D. Baker 17; D. Turvey 24 d P.
Collyer 15; A. Turvey 6 | T. Elix 44.
Nuriootpa Gold 62 | Kapunda 73: R. Matschoss 18 | B. Booth 19; S. Hyland
23 | R. Scoot 25; P. Buckley 21 | E. Allanson 29.
Nuriootpa Black 62 d Kapunda 41: M. Fuller 23 d A. Thiele 12; K. Semmler 19
d G. Campbell 17; J. Krause 20 d A. Scoot 12.
Angaston 34 | Tanunda Black 90: Z. Horvath 7 | M. Schmidt 31; H. Schmied
16 | D. Pech 23; A. Brunton 11 | M. Meertens 36.
Tanunda White 54 | Eudunda White 60: B. Hoklas 18 | M. Nietschke 22; D.
Martn 24 d B. Leditschke 16; W. Schutz 12 | G. Schutz 22.
Eudunda Red 15 d Lyndoch 0 (Forfeit).
Freeling drew Nuriootpa Gold (Match abandoned).
Lyndoch Gold 64 d Eudunda White 50: R. Idel 26 d G. Schutz 15; J. Scholes 18
| C. Jones 20; G. Ayres 20 d P. Dickensen 15.
Nuriootpa Gold 67 d Freeling 61: B. Randall 21 drew S. Marslen 21; T. Billing
19 | I. McFarlane 25; K. Bullock 27 d L. Ryan 15.
Angaston Blue | Tanunda White 65: F. Thomas 13 | T. Edwards 24; I. Cockrof
20 d R. Mewet 19; J. Standish 28 d D. Armstrong 22.
Kapunda Red 48 | Nuriootpa Black 62: C. Hamper 20 d R. Chapman 16; R. Gill
7 | R. Matschoss 24; J. Trota 21 | G. Langley 22.
Kapunda Black 79 d Tanunda Black 45: W. Phillips 27 d D. Heidenreich 13; G.
Cruickshank 24 d P. Secker 19; J. Colbey 28 d D. Martn 13.
Eudunda Red 51 | Nuriootpa Green 62: D. Pope 12 | R. Grope 25; R. Hams 22
Nuriootpa Blue 59 | Angaston White 69: A. Wilkinson 17 | D. Hofmann 20;
W. Williams 17 | L. Buckley 29; D. Marner 25 d B. Teakle 20.
2 1004 809 182
1 970 1046 117
2 910 940 115
2 932 917 111
1 1008 1015 110
2 812 627 138
Nuriootpa Gold 12 8 3 0
1 882 653 137
Nuriootpa Black 12 7 3 0
2 767 648 122
1 808 765 117
Angaston White 12 6 5 0
1 788 783 100
Nuriootpa Green 12 9 1 0
2 643 449 140
1 689 547 131
1 744 561 115
1 685 558 110
Nuriootpa Black 12 4 7 0
Nuriootpa Gold 12 2 8 0
THE scorching heat charged into Gawler at the weekend,
forcing some local sports to delay their returns.
Barossa & Light bowls was forced into an earlier timeslot
-- starting at 9am in the hope of completing matches before
the temperature reached the game-cancelling 38°C.
Meanwhile, Para District cricket was also abandoned after the
mercury soared beyond its heat policy's 40°C cut-off mark.
Both Gawler & Districts softball and Gawler Rangers
baseball decided it was too hot to play any matches over the
This occurrence happens all too often for the softballers, who
have even allocated a spare week at the end of the season to
allow for catch-up matches.
Barossa & Gawler tennis still went ahead, as the first four
matches of the new year were, fortunately, scheduled
for Friday nights, narrowly avoiding the maximum 36°C
Trinity Old Scholar's match against Goodwood continued
as planned at Waldeck Oval, as the forecast temperature was
still a degree cooler than the sizzling 42 degree cut-off for the
Adelaide Turf competition.
All Barossa & Light cricket matches were called off after the
forecast temperature for Nuriootpa surpassed the cancellation
cut-off point of 40°C, as per the association's heat policy.
Despite this, Nuriootpa only recorded a daily maximum of
39.2°C for the day.
SOME sports lovers are under the belief
that "sport should be played, come rain,
hail or shine".
But, when the mercury soars high enough
to fry an egg on the bonnet of your car,
should you really be out in the elements?
Two local cricket associations, the
Barossa & Light and Adelaide Turf
cricket associations, both have, arguably,
flawed policies in relation to heat
The Barossa & Light's heat policy
may seem reasonable from an outsider
looking in, but many playing in the
competition say it needs a revamp.
The association's heat policy was
changed last year, when the relevant
weather station was changed from
Elizabeth to Nuriootpa.
That meant the weekend's cricket would
be cancelled if the cut-off temperature of
40°C was forecast for Nuriootpa, rather
than for Elizabeth.
For a Barossa-based association, shifting
the focus to Nuriootpa seems to make a
lot of sense, especially as temperatures
are usually one or two degrees cooler
there than in Elizabeth.
However, 12 of the association's 18
teams, all up, play outside the Barossa, in
regions like Gawler, Light and locations
even further north.
Common sense prevailed and last week's
games were cancelled, even though the
thermometer in Nuriootpa didn't quite
reach its forecast maximum of 41°C
(it instead peaked at 39.2°C at 3.30pm,
below the association's heat policy cut-
However, if the heat policy was based
on actual temperatures rather than their
forecasts, the whole competition would
have played on, meaning A3 teams
Morgan and Light Pass would have
competed in 41-degree heat at Morgan
Oval -- that's scorching hot.
The Adelaide Turf Cricket Association's
heat policy is even more shocking, as the
top four teams, through A1 to B1, only
abandon the match after the temperature
surpasses a sweltering 42°C.
Trinity College, therefore, was required
to play its match against Goodwood at
Waldeck Oval, despite temperatures
surpassing 40°C in nearby Edinburgh
and 41°C at Roseworthy, by 12.30pm.
As much as some may say, "cricket's a
summer sport, what did you expect?",
exercising in extreme temperatures can
not only be uncomfortable, but also a
UV levels on a 40-degree-plus day
can also be dangerously high, posing
additional safety concerns.
With the serious risk of collapse or even
heatstroke present, while exercising in
such conditions, athletes need to listen to
their bodies and know their limits.
As we know, athletes often know their
limits, but refuse to acknowledge them
and push way beyond the safe threshold,
in order to play the sport they love.
I hate to be one of those people, but
health and well-being is much more
important than sport, particularly at this
AFTER THE SCORCHING HEAT THE REGION EXPERIENCED LAST WEEK, BUNYIP JOURNALIST STEPH
KONATAR SUGGESTED IT'S TIME TO UPDATE LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS' HOT WEATHER POLICIES.
Lyndoch’s David Linder follows through on
his bowl during the side’s B&L division one
draw with Freeling on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Tayla Lamb
Freeling’s Jason Stansborough keeps his
focus frmly on the bowl during his side’s B&L
division one draw with Lyndoch.
Lyndoch’s Sue Drummond plays a strong
bowl down the green during her side’s
draw with Freeling in the B&L division one
Freeling’s Trevor Mullins in action during his
side’s B&L division one draw with Lyndoch, on
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