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Sorrento 83 (7) v Kardinya 64 (1)
Christopher Lander 21 v David Rankin 17
Dan Nicholls 26 v Steven Novak 16
Rhett Butler 20 v Tony Krajancic 14
Bruce Eagles 16 v Daryl Radford 17


Sorrento continue on their winning ways with a resounding 19 shot win over Kardinya. The win keeps their spot in the 4 and 5.5 points clear of 5th placed Manning. Kardinya however remain in some strife sitting in 8th spot and a battle with Mosman Park to stave of demotion.
Dan Nicholls won the pots with his 10 shot win over Steve Novak. A 7 on the first end is a great way to start. Novak was able to bridge the gap back to 4 shots on the 15th end but Nicholls steadied, winning 4 of the next 6 ends to win the day. Rhett Butler with his 6 shot win over Tony Krajancic also contributing greatly to his clubs win. Butler is turning back the clock with his form this year. This was a tight affair, on 3 occasions the scores were all square, the last time at 11 all on the 14th end but Butler winning 7 of the last 8 ends finished the stronger to win. Our final Sorrento winning rink was that of Chris Lander with his 3 shot winning display over Dave Rankin. It was Rankin who started the stronger being 7-1 after 4 ends but Lander winning the next 6 ends hit the front and was never headed. It was a see saw affair but Lander holding the 4 shot nearly the whole way from the 10th end.
Kardinya's point came from Daryl Radford by the barest of margins over Bruce Eagles. Eagles flew out being 11-1 up after 6 ends but Radford then started the slow climb back into the game. Helped by a 4 on the 8th end, he hit the front on the 13th end. Eagles tied the game twice afterwards but wasn't able to hit the lead and Radford winning by 1.
Manning 79 (7) v Osborne Park 63 (1)
Blake Butler 13 v Cody Packer 21
Thomas Mitchell 18 v Neville Stevens 14
Shane Knott 21 v Ryan Brown 14
Daniel Trewhella 27 v Shane Loftus 14


Manning have kept their finals hopes alive with their 16 shot defeat of Osborne Park. Last years premiers arent out of touch with only 8 points separating them and finals action again but time is running out for them. Manning sitting equal 4th and poised nicely but their percentage is also 5th but more worring is their shots for sits at 7th. Defenisively they sit 3rd, but I feel bowls is a game of offence so they may need to pick up shots in the run home. Something also to note is the form of Cody Packer, after a 0-3 start he has won his past 8 games and sits 6th on the skippers table, the best at the Saints. Mannings leading skipper is Daniel Trewhella showing that any time out of the game is no barrier to winning form.
Mosman Park 57 (0.5) v Doubleview 98 (7.5)
Mitchell Cranswick 14 v Kyle McIlroy 18
Cameron Hoffman 14 v John Slavich 33
Dale Marsland 11 v Charles Slavich 29
Alan Southern 18 v Ryan Moyle 18


Mosman Park have hit a slump, they can't buy a win at the moment at home losing to Doubleview by a whopping 41 shots. The loss sees them slip to 9th and with only Kardinya in their immediate vicinity, the number of teams they can catch is slipping. Doubleview though are powering forward and we see them hit the front of the ladder, 2 points clear of Cambridge and importantly 10 clear of 4th. with 7 games to go ths gap might prove critical to them making the finals.
Safety Bay 79 (7) v North Beach 71 (1)
Zac Boddy 16 v Michael Sweeney 13
Ron Hall 18 v Chris Margin 19
Chris Carruthers 24 v Mark Douthie 22
Graeme Smith 21 v Joe McGinlay 17


I'm glad that Safety Bay have broken through for their maiden win for the year. they have shown some good recent form and it topped off on Saturday against North Beach with 7 points and a shots margin of 8 shots. For North Beach it's another away loss against a team that hadn't won a game all year. That away win against Sorrento I think will prove critical for their standing at the end of the year, unless they drop a home game. With Mosman Park no inb poor form and can;t win again may be a saving grace for north Beach. Special mention to Chris Margin. since taking skippering duties he is 5 from 5, his team his 4 from 5 during the same period. He has certainly been the catalyst for some good team form until this week.
Cambridge 63 (1) v South Perth 83 (7)
Clive Adams 14 v Daniel Brown 15
Blake Nairn 18 v Justin Opie 17
Eric Johannes 15 v Ross Bresland 30
Cameron Harris 16 v Glenn Pauling 21


Our match of the day turned in to a bit of a fizzer as South Perth flexed some of their muscle that we havent really seen at many stages this year. They have been so inconsistent that I will wait until they string some wins together. It does catapult them into 4th spot and the stage is theirs to make finals and have a crack at the flag. Not a good day for Cambridge but they remain in 2nd spot and we'll see if it is just a blip.
The highlight of the day was the battle between Daniel Brown and Clive Adams. only 29 shots across 21 ends showing off the closeness of the contest. And it was close all day, neck and neck and it was Brown in front at the end. The big winner was Ross Bresland over Eric Johannes. Bresland was the first out of the blocks to be 7-0 and he continued on with it all day, nothing Johannes and his rink could do to stop the momentun really, the Bresland rink all played far too good. Glenn Pauling rounding out the rout with his 5 shot win over Cameron Harris. In a similar story line, Pauling started well with Harris continuing to close the gap without really being in front. It all blew out in the 8th end with a 4 to Pauling and he was able to maintain that handful of shots to the end.
The winner for Cambridge came from Blake Nairn over Justin Opie. It was Nairn who was able to get away to an early lead and keep Cambridge in it but with other rinks bleeding, the aggregate was never going their way. Nairn was 8 up with 4 to go and didn't win another end, but the margin was enough to seal the point by 1 shot.
LADDER
PlayedWinsLossDrawRinksSFSA%Points
Doubleview1183026903768117.5858
Cambridge1174028869792109.7256
Sorrento1174025.5884813108.7353.5
South Perth1165024904802112.7248
Manning1164122814799101.8848
North Beach116502285786898.7346
Osborne Pk115602081885495.7840
Kardinya1146118.578784593.1436.5
Mosman Park1147019.580086093.0235.5
Safety Bay11110014.572796275.5718.5
SKIPPERS
PlayerWinsLossDrawShotsClub
Glenn Pauling92087South Perth
Blake Nairn92075Cambridge
Charlie Slavich92069Doubleview
Chris Lander92036Sorrento
Daniel Trewhella83053Manning
Cody Packer83034Osborne Pk
Clive Adams83025Cambridge
Alan Southern73126Mosman Park
Kyle McIlroy74055Doubleview
Rhett Butler64138Sorrento
Joe McGinlay65029North Beach
Dan Nicholls65014Sorrento
Eric Johannes650-10Cambridge
Dale Marsland650-15Mosman Park
Neville Stevens650-15Osborne Pk
Chris Margin50040North Beach
Shane Knott53218Manning
Daniel Brown54128South Perth
Ryan Moyle551-12Doubleview
David Rankin551-16Kardinya
Chris Carruthers551-28Safety Bay
Michael Sweeney560-2North Beach
Lewis Grigg440-28Manning
Tony Krajancic4522Kardinya
Mitchell Cranswick452-12Mosman Park
John Slavich45126Doubleview
Steven Novak470-15Kardinya
Bruce Eagles470-17Sorrento
Justin Opie470-22South Perth
Mark Douthie470-32North Beach
Cameron Harris31027Cambridge
Ross Bresland31019South Perth
Daryl Radford3109Kardinya
Shane Loftus350-17Osborne Pk
Ryan Brown380-22Osborne Pk
Zac Boddy2103Safety Bay
Ron Hall2408Safety Bay
Geoffrey Devenish240-46North Beach
Lee Such250-10South Perth
Sean Mawdsley250-40Cambridge
Luke Piper250-75Safety Bay
Thomas Mitchell270-26Manning
AJ Heal1103Manning
Graeme Smith121-6Safety Bay
Blake Butler120-2Manning
Chris Owen161-91Safety Bay
Sam Perica160-38Kardinya
Cameron Hoffman1100-59Mosman Park
Scott Walker0010South Perth
David Downey010-3Manning
Samuel Scott010-3Doubleview
Gary Caffell010-6Osborne Pk
Connor Biddle020-10Osborne Pk
Grant Taylor050-46Safety Bay