Division One side moves to winning list

Two winning rinks and two losing rinks were enough to move the Port Pirie Bowling Club’s Division 1 Side into the winning list of the North Western Bowling Association Saturday Pennant Season on the weekend.
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A 24 shot margin over Gladstone on the Pirie Greens saw the Side rack up a handy 24 points for the day and a total count of 116 shots to just 92 to the visiting Gladstone Side was a satisfying result.

Pirie lead pretty much all day on the fast green and unusually chilly conditions but the conditions did not bother Wayne Smith Bill Robertson, Ken Connor and Stephen Lynch who were smoking hot against Gladstone’s Jeff Loveridge scoring multiple shots during the afternoon and enjoying a good 35/16 result.

The brothers Siviour and John Rafanelli ably assisted Peter Orvad against Graham Smith by extending their winning margin to sixteen shots by the end of play.

Des Laube although losing to the visiting Ted Coe fought back from 4/14 down winning eight of the remaining ends for a final result in Ted’s favour 29/19.

Mathew Traeger had Simon Harding on toast 23/9 after seventeen ends but could not hold off Simon’s impressive sixteen shot charge to the line to snatch the lead with a two on the last end 25/24.

Pirie’s Division 2 result was not so fruitful after their visit to Jamestown, two up and two down was not the result they were hoping for and had to make do with just four points.

Jamestown the victors here 95/82.

After some trepidation following the extensive storm damage last season and expecting a slow surface most of the visiting bowlers were quite impressed by the speed and reliability of the surface and although losing overall by thirteen shots enjoyed the afternoon on the Needle Punch surface.

Gordon Stringer, Cliff Lillyman, Jeff Blackwell and Brian Hancock certainly enjoyed their day defeating Denis Clark 29/16.

Brian mastered the cold conditions early and built onto a ten shot tea break lead during the second half to earn his thirteen shot winning margin.

Barry Atkins, Peter Huckwell, Ken Dohnt and Trevor Summers although playing well were continually thwarted by Jamestown Skipper Des McMahon who converted the head in his favour end after end.

A six shot end after tea lifted the Pirie Rink who fought hard over the concluding ends to snatch a two shot result 23/21.

After a good start John Jones was soon in trouble against Mick Butterick.

Mick’s strong thirteen to five shot second half sealed the deal with a 25/13 result for the Hosts.

Kevin Connor could not contain Ian Tiver and Ian romped home 33/17.

Pirie’s Div 3 hosted the Gladstone 3 Side on the Pirie Greens and were too good overall for the visitors who finished just five shots behind the Pirie rinks 65/70.

Jim Kasappis, Phil Introna, John Teaha and Peter Fiddaman were the big winners for Pirie leaving John Trzeciak well behind with a scintillating run home for a 30/22 result.

Bill Williams, John Smith, Bill Gorman and Paul Berry kept their composure over the last few ends to run out winners against Joan Stott 23/21.

Caleb Connor lost to Neil Fort 17/22.

Pirie Division 4 lost both rinks to Melrose 27/46

DIVISION ONE: Graham Pole in action for Port Germein during Division One (Boucher) bowls.

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