All games in Round Fourteen went as I predicted, with a couple of real hidings and just one close one, with Kardy2 showing a lot of fight to nearly upset the ladder leaders in South Perth.
The Lions thrashing the Mariners, the Cougars demolishing the Hollywood boys at home. Manning Eagles giving up top spot on the ladder, losing at the Kattery and a great win to the Hawks over the Ravens, as befits there status in real life.

Kardinya 1 93 (7) v Manning 74 (1)
Ian Barrie 17 v Wayne Heldt 32
Graeme Fewings 23 v Graham O'Brien 14
Conn Vinci 32 v Larry Herbert 12
David Wood 21 v Michael Carey 16




The Kats too strong at home, to topple the ladder leaders in the Eagles by some nineteen shots, picking up seven valuable points.
This now sees them still fourth on the ladder, but gaining ground on the Eagles.
The match winning rink for the Kats was that very experienced rink of Terrell, Stower, Knapp and Conn Vinci, who thrashed new skip in Larry Herbert by a whopping twenty shots. The other winners for the home side were Kat Fewings and Woody, with Heldt giving the Eagles a solitary point by beating Ian Barrie and team by fifteen big ones.
The Eagles with some work to do, they will probably produce a rabbit out of a hat knowing them.
Leeming 93 (8) v Fremantle 56 (0)
James Newton 18 v Mark Gill 15
Gary Ford 27 v Paul Clausen 19
Karl Vandersluys 31 v John Smith 8
Phil Dobie 17 v Peter Wachmer 14




The Lions giving the visiting Mariners a good old thrashing by a massive thirty seven shots at home last Saturday.
Most of the damage was done on one rink, where skip Vandersluys, Boys, Johnson and very steady lead in Birrell gave Johnny Smith and team a good hiding by twenty three big ones.
Ford, Newton and Dobie grabbing the other wins to complete a clean sweep for the home side.
The Lions now consolidate fifth spot on the ladder, Freo still in sixth, but in danger of dropping further me thinks.
Kalamunda 102 (6.5) v Hollywood Subiaco 66 (1.5)
Gregory Trevaskis 16 v David Byrne 16
Ian Cornthwaite 19 v Daniel Byrne 22
Dwayne Wooltorton 31 v Anthony Byrne 16
William Brandsma 36 v Robert Campbell 12




The visitors surprisingly took a win and a draw off the Cougars, with Daniel Byrne beating Cornthwaite by three and David Byrne drawing with replacement skip Greg Trevaskis.
Billy Brandsma and his rink of Chalmers, Price and Pringle thrashing the well performed Campbell rink by some twenty four shots. Wooltorton and his rink carrying on with winning form, a big win over Anthony Byrne, in the back room Anthony.v The Cougars sneaking up on the top boys, Hollywood doomed for sure, but they are still fighting hard, well done.
South Perth 85 (6) v Kardinya 2 83 (2)
Michael McRae 26 v Dwain Regan 10
Max Petrich 12 v Robert Hunter 35
Steve Kelly 25 v Ron Jones 11
John Carter 22 v Silvio Vassallo 27




The Millers literally sneaking over the line in a titanic struggle on their home turf, two shots the difference at the finish of a tense last few ends across the board.
The reliable rink of the promising young Callum Alberti, Greg Reagan, Peter Holmes and Skip Mick McRae proving to be the match winners with a sixteen shot win over Dwain Regan and his team.
Steve Kelly was the only other winner for the Millers, beating Jones by fourteen.
Robbie Hunter continues to keep his team in the game, as he beat Maxie Petrich by a whopping twenty three big ones.
The only close game saw Vassallo topple John Carter by just five shots.
The Millers faltering a little, the Kats2 boys showing great fight I am informed.
Hilton Park 86 (8) v Thornlie 71 (0)
Craig Standley 24 v Robert Carruthers 16
Daniel Newton 23 v Eddie Gollan 22
Rodney Butler 21 v Jim Stean 16
David Newton 18 v Mark Separovich 17




The Hawks with a full complement of players were able to grab a valuable eight points from the visiting Ravens sixteen. The visitors put up a good fight on all four rinks my spies tell me and even led the aggregate at one stage, but alas they wilted at the end.
Craig Standley won by eight over Carruthers, which proved to be the match winner, maybe Pohe needs to skip again here.
Daniel Newton, Butler and David ( Dad ) Newton all skipping their rinks to very narrow but meritorious wins.
I believe the game between Dave Newton and Separovich was a cracker, going down to the last bowls to get a winner.
The Hawks now giving themselves some chance of avoiding the automatic relegation zone.
LADDER
PlayedWinsLossDrawRinksSFSA%Points
South Perth1392231.51005867115.9273.5
Manning13931291036829124.9769
Kalamunda1384131984848116.0467
Kardinya 11384128998949105.1664
Leeming1375126.5951907104.8558.5
Fremantle135712295095499.5846
Thornlie135712090399890.4844
Kardinya 21347217873100287.1339
Hilton Park1339120.588099188.836.5
Hollywood Subiaco13111114.5821105677.7522.5
SKIPPERS
PlayerWinsLossDrawShotsClub
Michael McRae91046South Perth
Dwayne Wooltorton92185Kalamunda
Gary Ford83157Leeming
Ian Cornthwaite83127Kalamunda
John Carter83090South Perth
Steve Kelly84024South Perth
Wayne Heldt71074Manning
Mark Separovich74136Thornlie
Graeme Fewings7411Kardinya 1
Arthur Bartlett74046Kalamunda
Ian Barrie74023Kardinya 1
Michael Carey75055Manning
Karl Vandersluys75037Leeming
Peter Wachmer65158Fremantle
Murray Piggott65057Manning
Graham O'Brien65023Manning
Craig Standley6509Hilton Park
Robert Campbell660-30Hollywood Subiaco
Phil Dobie660-39Leeming
Daryl Radford50145Kardinya 1
Paul Clausen53010Fremantle
Paul Pohe5503Thornlie
Bill Brandsma561-22Kalamunda
Robert Hunter56016Kardinya 2
James Newton570-11Leeming
Tony Maxwell450-33Hilton Park
Mark Gill4619Fremantle
Max Petrich471-34South Perth
Dwain Reagan470-41Kardinya 2
Jim Stean480-36Thornlie
Travis Simpson332-42Hilton Park
Geoff White330-20Kardinya 1
Shaun McCormack360-29Fremantle
Daniel Byrne390-82Hollywood Subiaco
Daniel Newton2004Hilton Park
Darryll Flintoff21223Kardinya 2
Eddie Gollan2217Thornlie
Matthew Allen22017Manning
Rodney Butler2304Hilton Park
David Wood230-16Karinya 1 & 2
Silvio Vassallo260-44Kardinya 2
David Byrne273-44Hollywood Subiaco
Glen Morey270-54Hollywood Subiaco
Conn Vinci10020Kardinya 1
Scott Walker10015South Perth
Darryl Flintoff1006Kardinya 1
Markus Starcevich1002Fremantle
Blake Butler1001Manning
John Wardrop110-3South Perth
Norm Ball120-5Kardinya 2
David Newton120-10Hilton Park
John Smith120-20Fremantle
Ross Knapp1301Kardinya 1
John Rochford130-16Kardinya 1
Dinko Bacich130-34Fremantle
Ron Jones130-36Kardinya 2
Clive Penaluna130-49Thornlie
Gary Dodd171-37Hilton Park
Greg Trevaskis0010Kalamunda
Wayne Bezant010-2Kardinya 1
Peter Stone010-6Hilton Park
Robert Carruthers010-8Thornlie
Eddie Gollan010-14Kardinya 1
Larry Herbert010-20Manning
Norman Holden010-21Thornlie
Stephen Back020-21Kardinya 2
Anthony Byrne030-25Hollywood Subiaco
Doddy Innes030-27Thornlie