5 from 5 including my roughie Doubleview to beat ladder leaders Yokine! Ladder positions are starting to sort themselves out with Mt Lawley flexing some home muscle against Manning to lift themselves to ladder leaders once more. Joondalup had a great win over North Beach who let a golden opportunity slip to secure a top 4 spot. Swan got the result they were looking for to start their second half run and Sorrento as I suspected handled the Morley greens well and had a very good away win. The performance of the round was definitely from The View who toppled the ladder leaders against the odds.
Joondalup 84 (7) v North Beach 81 (1)
Wesley Neilson 21 v Richard Aitken 19
Patrick Daley 12 v Lee Mitten 23
Ben Leggett 31 v John Carlsen 21
Jimmy Buchanan 20 v John Bartorillo 18
Joondalup are the sleepers for mine, I like their mix of youth and experience it works well for them. They are a side that enjoy playing for each other that is very evident, they have fun and that is a large part of the success. North Beach had a golden opportunity to secure a top four position and they had a real crack. Ben Leggett who is a very good young player was the difference in this game he secured a buffer against John Carlsen and never let it go. I see Ben as a future state player once the changing of the guard happens with our state side. Great win by Joondalup.
TIP: Joondalup 7-1
Result: Joondalup 7-1
Mt Lawley 126 (8) v Manning 2 44 (0)
Guy Herriot 28 v Allan Taylor 13
Corey Bessant 40 v Brian Jeppesen 6
Mark Masel 21 v Phil Gillespie 13
Andrew Jones 37 v Brett Adams 12
I said it was an opportunity for Mt Lawley to kick start their season with a big win and whilst I expected the whole pot of ag points on offer, I did not predict the score line. Mt Lawley winning this by 82 shots in total was quite the shock. Manning are better than that so they will bounce back, they are going to have to otherwise relegation will be on the cards. Dominant win by the Mounters with AJ and CB having a race to first to 40 it was the Bessant rink that won that contest and the Pots to boot. Great win.
Tip: Mt Lawley 8-0
Result: Mt Lawley 8-0
Doubleview 103 (8) v Yokine 61 (0)
Bradley Pearce 23 v Anthony Kay 10
Ben Willesee 30 v Bradley Morrison 15
Brian Watts 23 v Shane Shaw 21
Brandon Heta 27 v Trevor McGillivray 15
What the? again I tipped The View boys but again never expected it to be the whole bucket of aggregate points. What a win this was and what a tip by myself!! rapped for the Doubleview Lads as I like the look of this side, very similar to Joondalup a great mix of younger bowlers and experience. When you can get it to work there is nothing better than seeing it in action. Yokine would have expected to win this one and the result may be a wakeup call they need. Traditionally slow starters they will bounce back so no real issues with the loss they second spot on the ladder by 3 points over Joondalup.
Tip: Doubleview 6-2
Result: Doubleview 8-0
Swan 79 (7) v Mundaring 63 (1)
Alan Southern 22 v Rex Cox 17
Daniel Wood 15 v Geoffrey Bear 16
Paul Kelly 23 v John Doncon 14
Tony Natalotto 19 v Lindsay Pickles 16
Swan finally get another win and let’s hope it’s the one that awakes the sleeping giant, I have predicted they will finish strongly so this win was important. Again, whilst Mundaring competitive they just lack the knockout blows when on grass. I notice a slight swithy roo with Paul Kelly taking over a rink with immediate results. Southern was the other good winner for Swan. An expected win for Swan and Mundaring back home next week will be back on then winners list.
Tip: Swan 7-1
Result: Swan 7-1
Morley 82 (2) v Sorrento 91 (6)
Wayne Mitchell 14 v Ronald Rogers 29
Mark Callcott 21 v Rick Munt 24
Lindsay Sanders 21 v Lance Martin 19
Keith Nazareth 26 v Timothy Murray 19
Sorrento get a great away win at Morley thanks to the Ron Rodgers rink who carried the ag for his beloved Swans. Morley were tremendous in defeat but just had no answers when the questions were asked of them. Wind was not really a factor until late in the game so no excuses there. Morley now find themselves in some strife and are 1 of 5 sites that will finish between 6th and 10th so they will need to turn the L’s into W’s. Solid workman like win by The Swans.
Tip: Sorrento 6-2
Result: Sorrento 6-2