My thanks to the members who have stepped up and now providing write-ups for our teams on Saturdays. Fantastic. Still looking for Wednesday teams!!
Hahndorf visited top side Mt Barker on Saturday and had its chances during the day but finally went down 73 to 64.
The one rink up was Bob Edwards who with Roger Mableson, Ray Rattray and Richard Crocker defeated their opponents 25 to 24. Edwards got away to a slender lead of four shots at the tea break, only to lose the next four ends to trail by six shots. However they fought back to be down one shot coming into the last end, but were able to score 2 shots to come out winners.
Rick Babidge and his rink of Sue Maddern. Alby Gluyas and Leo Lambert had a close game but lost but just one shot 18 to 19. They only won two of the first ten ends but only lost one shot on each of the losing ends, to trail by six shots. They fought back to level the scores 17 all at the 23rd but could not quite get the victory.
Phil Nagel with Chris Button, Chris Rowe and Tim Anderson got away to a good start and were 6 shots up at the 12th end. Losing multiple shots on many ends thereafter saw the game turnaround with the final result down 21 to 30.
Div 2: Down under the Dome
It was always going to be a tough afternoon playing against the second placed side on the HBA Premiership Ladder. In our last encounter with Mt Barker on our home green the ‘roos won two of three rinks (63-76). Sadly on this occasion they almost doubled our score and as a result Hahndorf has slipped back to seventh place in the competition.
All rinks were holding their own ‘til the afternoon tea break after which momentum was lost and winning shots were hard to achieve.
Con Harmer’s four started well against that of Keith Bolto with the lead changing three times. Hahndorf was just one shot behind at the fourteenth, having won nine of the ends to that point. Such was the pressure asserted by the home team, Con’s hard-pressed band was only able win another two ends by game’s end.
Shelly Howe’s rink had the hardest battle, winning less than a third of the ends. Hahndorf was leading 6-2 after six ends at which time Judy Thomas’ four stole the show. An indication of opposition tenacity can be illustrated by one end where their lead’s first bowl finished less than 40cm from the jack: Hahndorf’s lead responded masterfully by displacing that bowl and holding the vital ground only for his opponent to then draw inside with her second bowl.
Graham Evans’ rink, playing against Murray Thomas, had the closest competition only to lose by ten shots by dropping eleven in the final five ends of the game. It was looking very promising with a one, six, five and one winning shot response to Mt Barker’s claim on the first three ends and Graham’s crew remained in front until the twenty-first. Again, an illustration of the Barker strength: Hahndorf went down by two shots on one end with our third delivering an impressive toucher which then stopped less than 4mm from the jack: two of the opposition’s bowls, however, remained in situ as resting touchers J.
Such is the intriguing game of (lawn) bowls. Next week Div 2 meets top-placed Lobethal 1 at Hahndorf.
Hahndorf played home against Mt Barker #2 on a very hot day where the new shade cloth backdrops were of immense benefit in keeping players cool and out of direct sun while not on the rink.
Tom Hennessey’s rink had a good win being ahead all day. A five on the 19th and a four on the 14th end, as well as three threes and numerous twos, sealed the fate of Mt Barker, who had more modest scores. At the break Tom was 18-6 and the final score was 33-11.
Dave Grego’s team also won, starting positively with a four on the first end and a three on the 8th. At the break they were 15-7 and looking comfortable. However, Janet’s scones and cream revitalised Mt Barker and on the 18th the scores were even at 18-18. Dave obviously thought Mt Barker had been given enough incentive and a three on the 19th and a two on the 20th gave Hahndorf the victory at 23-9.
Alan McMahon’s rink were in the game early, but Mt Barker started pegging them back. On the 11th end scores were 10-6 and at the break Hahndorf led 11-10. However, Mt Barker came out fighting, with a bit of luck on their side, and held Hahndorf to only one more shot for the rest of the game. Final score 12-18.
Well played in very hot conditions with points allocated 12-2 on the competition ladder.
Div 1: Hahndorf lost to Mt Barker at Mt Barker 64 – 73
R Babidge, S Maddern, A Gluyas, L Lambert 18 – 19
R Edwards, R Mableson, R Rattray, R Crocker 25 – 24
P Nagel, C Button, C Rowe, T Anderson 21 – 30
Div 2: Hahndorf lost to Mt Barker at Mt Barker 58 – 113
C Harmer, M Wheal, T Button, B Buckingham 16 – 35
M Howe, W Robertson, V Deeble, B Engel 16 – 42
G Evans, R Bateman, P Williams, D Bateman 26 – 36
Div 3: Hahndorf defeated Mt Barker #2 at Hahndorf 68 – 48
T Hennessey, J Thompson, D Turner, J Benham 33 – 11
D Grego, A Proeve, S Engel, J Liebelt 23 – 19
A McMahon, M Armitage, P Wakefield, C Thompson 12 – 18