A Tight Contest for our Saturday Div 2 Team
Hahndorf hosted Lobethal 2 with all rinks enjoying closely fought games in pleasant weather, albeit a little windy at times.
Con Harmer’s rink won the 1st end, but dropped 4 shots on the 4th end to be down 3-7. They subsequently got in front on the 10th end with a 3 and stayed in front until 24th, when they were down 19-20. A Hahndorf score of 1 on the last end levelled the match at 20-20. Con won 13 ends to Lobethal’s 12 and his rink’s biggest lead was 6 shots after 16 ends.
Graham Evans’ four won 11 of 25 ends, including a 6 on the 4th. Graham was never headed, but the Lobethal team fought back, levelling the score on the 23rd and then again on the final end to produce a draw.
In Bill Robertson’s rink the lead changed 3 times in the first 8 ends with scores level after 13 ends. Bill won 7 of first 13 ends, but increased this total to 15 after 25 ends.
Overall, this was a pleasing result, given our previous encounter with Lobethal 2 at Lobethal where Hahndorf was defeated by 13 shots. We gained 12 HBA competition points placing us just outside of the four in the premiership table.
Like many teams this close to Christmas, Lobethal and Hahndorf had new faces in their Div 2 ranks and/or bowlers undertaking different roles. Thank you to Pat, Adam, Di and Mathew for your contributions to a good afternoon of bowling.
On the first Saturday in the New Year Div 2 will travel to Gumeracha. (as supplied by Paul Williams)
Hahndorf defeated Meadows at Hahndorf 88 – 54
R Babidge, S Maddern, A Gluyas, L Lambert 45 – 6
R Edwards, R Mableson, R Rattray, R Crocker 27 – 17
P Nagel, C Rowe, M Wheal, T Anderson 16 – 31
Hahndorf defeated Lobethal #2 at Hahndorf 68 – 56
C Harmer, P Wakefield, A Proeve, D Turner 20 – 20
G Evans, T Button, M Armitage, B Engel 23 – 23
W Robertson, R Bateman, P Williams, B Buckingham 25 – 13
Hahndorf lost to Uraidla #2 at Uraidla 38 – 101
T Hennessey, M Trubee, D Thyer, D Davis 9 – 44
D Grego, P Grego, sub, J Benham 22 – 25
A Button, S Engel, sub, J Liebelt 7 – 32