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Tough ask made even tougher
PLAYING second-placed West Lakes
on its home turf is one of the toughest
assignments in Premier League bowls,
but Gawler learned that playing the side
with one bowler down makes it close to
After much debate and a reshuffle of teams
and positions, experienced skipper Shane
Bevin and his crew took the hit and bowled
three against four during Gawler's 97-shot
belting on Saturday.
While all rinks struggled, it was Darren
Hunter's four that stayed in touch for most
of the day to do the best and finish nine shots
With a home game against Toorak Burnside
and 16 committed bowlers, a win is needed to
move on from this debacle.
Meanwhile, the division four team struggled
against visiting side Tranmere, eventually
succumbing by 25 shots.
Dave Turner's four had a solid win and Tim
Hatcher's boys fought hard for a draw to give
the team three points for the day.
This week sees the team on the road to take
on ladder-leader Para Hills -- with every
game vital to avoid relegation, even rink wins
assume greater significance.
It was also no joy for the division five side,
which couldn't match it with home team
Richard Fritz and his quartet gave the side
the only points of the day, with a six-shot
It doesn't get any easier this week, as the
side faces top of the table Modbury Red,
but at least while playing at home it's not
without a chance.
The division seven side flew the flag for the
club with a solid 17-shot win against Hope
Both John Simpson and John Hamilton's
fours posted impressive wins to earn the team
10 of the 12 points on offer, a feat which sees
Gawler maintain its position in the top four.
Further consolidation of that position is on
the cards this week, as the side fronts up
Meanwhile, Gawler's division one ladies
kept themselves in touch with the top four
with a thrilling away win against Modbury
Squeaking home by just two shots, Lorraine
Cram's four did the heavy lifting on the day
with a nine-shot win.
A good showing against top-four side West
Lakes this week is a must.
In the other ladies' match, the division four
side posted a solid 17-shot win away to Hope
Margie May and her charges had a day out
with an impressive 30-15 win.
The win leaves the team mid-table, but only
one shot from fourth spot -- a win this week
against Elizabeth White will see it further
press its claim.
On Wednesday, Gawler's division one mid-
week side made it five wins in a row when it
defeated visiting team Morphett Vale by 10
Although not a convincing win, it moves the
side into the top four.
The division ones will need to be at the
top of their game in the next few weeks
when they face ladder-leaders Henley and
Meanwhile, the division three team had a
disappointing 19-shot loss against lower-
ranked Salisbury, with Graham Gloede and
his charges the only winners for the day.
Still well in the race for a top-four spot,
the side will need to bounce back at home
against fellow contenders Modbury.
In the other mid-week match, the division
four side was outclassed to the tune of 41
shots by Hope Valley White.
And things don't get any easier this week
when the side faces top team Hope Valley
Premier League -- West Lakes 154 d Gawler 57: M. Haines 41
d S. Bevin 13; C. Mills 40 d D. Kubisch 15; S. Dennis 46 d L.
Roberts 11; J. Gregory 27 d D. Hunter 18.
Division Four North -- Gawler 59 | Tranmere: K. Evans 10 | T.
Geoﬀrey 27; D. Turner 20 d E. Bartram 14; T. Hatcher 17 drew
P. Fullarton 17; I. Dinham 12 | J. Daire 26.
Division Five North -- Clearview 98 d Gawler 60: D. Reid 25 d
B. Gillies 10; N. Davies 18 | R. Fritz 24; A. Sexton 28 d L. Cram
12; D. Stephenson 27 d G. Nussey 14.
Division Seven North -- Gawler 63 d Hope Valley White 46:
J. Simpson 23 d B. Ploenges 8; B. Barker 12 | F. Mullet 28; J.
Hamilton 28 d J. Gillespie 10.
Division One -- Modbury 60 | Gawler 62: J. Proctor 19 | L.
Cram 28; S. Weinert 19 drew D. Warland 19; C. Caruso 22 d
K. Moncrieﬀ 15.
Division Three -- Hope Valley White 55 | Gawler 72: J.
Marbrow 20 | M. Marshman 22; D. Crouch 20 d M. Selleck 20;
B. Thompson 15 | M. May 30.
Division One -- Gawler 103 d Morphet Vale 93: I. Greenshields
14 | T. Julyan 18; P. Marsden 26 d J. Munro 21; J. Bubner 19
Division Three -- Salisbury White 89 d Gawler 70: B. Cowburn
22 d G. Nussey 14; M. Golding 16 | G. Gloede 20; M. Sheehan
31 d K. Branson 19; P. Mathews 20 d B. Gillies 17.
Division Four -- Hope Valley White 90 d Gawler 49: I. Hall 25
d J. Hamilton 12; D. Pantano 36 d B. Barker 16; J. Caruana 29
d P. Rogers 21.
DIVISION FOUR NORTH P W L D PTS
DIVISION FIVE NORTH P W L D PTS
Hope Valley Red
Hope Valley White
Tanunda in top two
TANUNDA continues to charge
towards the pointy end of the
season, jumping into the top two
after a convincing 34-shot away
win over Freeling in round 13
of Barossa & Light division one
bowls on Saturday.
The visitors claimed all four rinks,
fronted by a 15-shot win by Bradley
Pech's charges over Lyall Ryan's
Nathan Marslen's quartet provided
the most resistance for Freeling,
narrowly losing to Tony Edwards'
group by three shots.
But the remaining rinks, skippered
by Tim Liersch and Ian Jaensch,
were won by at least five shots to
secure victory for Tanunda.
Meanwhile, reigning premier
Eudunda dropped down to third
place, despite recording an eight-shot
win over Lyndoch.
Both sides won two rinks each -- the
closest tussle was Glyn Ayres'
charges' two-shot victory over Peter
Darren Green's quartet and Chris
Jones' side each won by three
shots, for Lyndoch and Eudunda,
But it was Kym Schultz's four's 10-
shot win over John Scholes' group
that got the Roosters over the line.
Finally, Nuriootpa has shown its
vulnerability, scraping through with
a 10-shot win over Angaston.
The points were shared throughout
the day, as both sides won two rinks
Ash Schultz's side recorded the
biggest win of the afternoon, a 16-
shot victory over David Jaunay's
Adam Forbes' side won the tightest
match-up, a one-shot win over Ian
Cockroft's four, to keep Angaston's
But the remaining two rinks,
skippered by Liam Buckley and
Brian Bowden, were decided by less
than four shots to secure the Tigers'
Meanwhile, in division two, Tanunda
maintained top spot after recording
a convincing 43-shot belting over
In the other matches, Angaston
White beat Freeling by 23 shots,
Nuriootpa Gold claimed local
bragging rights after defeating
Nuriootpa Black by 12 shots, and
Eudunda thumped Kapunda by 22
Division One -- Angaston 85 | Nuriootpa 95: D.
Jaunay 14 | A. Schultz 30; L. Buckley 23 d W. Williams
19; B. Bowden 27 d S. Allen 24; I. Cockrof 21 | A.
Freeling 82 | Tanunda 116: S. Marslen 23 | I. Jaensch
28; N. Marslen 20 | T. Edwards 23; J. Brydson 20 | T.
Liersch 31; L. Ryan 19 | B. Pech 34.
Lyndoch 83 | Eudunda 91: D. Green 24 d G. Prior 21; M.
Coton 19 | C. Jones 22; G. Ayres 25 d P. Dickensen 23;
J. Scholes 15 | K. Schutz 25.
Division Two -- Angaston White 93 d Freeling 70: C.
Tabe 30 d L. Goedecke 20; M. Johnston 25 d K. Biter
23; J. Argent 38 d W. Ledsham 27.
Eudunda 81 d Kapunda 59: R. Hams 30 d B. Booth 17; T.
Schiller 24 d R. Scoot 19; M. Schutz 27 d R. Doecke 23.
Tanunda 91 d Lyndoch 48: B. Wallace 30 d T. Noble
17; D. Armstrong 30 d D. Turvey 15; D. Schiller 31 d
J. Allwood 16.
Nuriootpa Black 67 | Nuriootpa Gold 79: P. Collyer 25
| R. Matschoss 26; T. Elix 25 d S. Hyland 19; D. Baker
17 | P. Buckley 34.
Division Three -- Kapunda 69 d Lyndoch 44: A. Scoot
28 d B. Wilson 11; G. Campbell 26 d A. Turvey 11; A.
Thiele 15 | D. Hausler 22.
Nuriootpa Green 88 d Tanunda Black 36: M. Nolan 35
d D. Pech 6; A. Fyfe 27 d M. Schmidt 17; A. Masters 26
d M. Meertens 13.
Nuriootpa Black 44 | Freeling 73: J. Krause 11 | P.
Nelsen 25; K. Semmler 15 | D. Jamieson 28; M. Buckley
18 | P. Flowers 20.
Tanunda White 46 | Angaston 57: B. Hoklas 16 | A.
Brunton 20; D. Martn 20 d H. Schmied 17; W. Schutz
10 | Z. Horvath 20.
Eudunda White 15 d Nuriootpa Gold 0 (Forfeit).
Mid-week Orange -- Lyndoch Gold 54 d Angaston
Blue 41: J. Scholes 20 d F. Thomas 12; R. Idel 17 d I.
Cockrof 14; K. Boyle 17 d J. Standish 15.
Tanunda White 74 d Kapunda Red 52: T. Edwards 35 d
C. Hamper 8; R. Mewet 19 | R. Gill 20; D. Armstrong
20 | J. Trota 24.
Eudunda White 48 | Nuriootpa Gold 71: P. Dickensen
10 | B. Randall 27; R. Milde 17 | K. Bullock 23; G. Prior
21 drew T. Gerlach 21.
Freeling 48 | Nuriootpa Black 65: L. Ryan 19 | R.
Chapman 24; I. McFarlane 12 | R. Matschoss 23; S.
Marslen 17 | G. Langley 18.
Mid-week Purple -- Kapunda Black 86 d Eudunda
Red 34: K. Absolom 27 d G. Mitev 11; J. Colbey 20 d R.
Hams 17; W. Phillips 39 d M. Schutz 6.
Tanunda Black 72 d Nuriootpa Blue 60: D. Martn 22 |
A. Wilkinson 23; D. Heidenreich 23 d W. Williams 17; P.
Secker 27 d D. Marner 20.
Angaston White 48 | Lyndoch Blue 58: M. Campbell
10 | M. Coton 26; B. Teakle 17 drew B. Howell 17; L.
Buckley 21 d T. Noble 15.
DIVISIONONEPWLDBF A PTS
DIVISIONTWOPWLDBF A PTS
Nuriootpa Gold 13 9 3 0 1 961 720 151
Nuriootpa Black 13 7 4 0 2 834 727 124
Angaston White 13 7 5 0 1 881 853 116
AngastonBlue 13 4 7 0 2 696 792 77
DIVISIONTHREEPWLDBF A PTS
Nuriootpa Green 13 10 1 0 2 731 485 156
TanundaBlack 13 7 5 0 1 780 649 115
TanundaWhite 13 7 5 0 1 731 615 112
EudundaRed 136502611 54694
EudundaWhite 13 5 7 0 1 650 593 86
Nuriootpa Black 13 4 8 0 1 509 699 66
NuriootpaGold 13 2 9 0 1 459 635 48
Gawlerʼs Ron Rodgers checks out his shot during the
sideʼs division two clash with Tranmere.
PHOTOS: Stacey Lehmann
Lyndochʼs Ted Teague plays a steady
shot during his sideʼs division one loss
Lyndochʼs Darren Green follows his
shot down the green during his sideʼs
division one loss to Eudunda, on
Saturday. PHOTOS: Stacey Lehmann
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