Christopher Owen 16 v John Slavich 20
Ron Hall 18 v Charles Slavich 23
Chris Carruthers 20 v Ryan Moyle 16
Luke Piper 7 v Kyle McIlroy 32
Doubleview came, they saw, they conquered and another 7 points goes into there kit bag. It was a pretty comfrotable day for the View on one rink in particular. Kyle McIlroy was never really put under much pressure, Gavin Faulkner in particular loving the conditions and his 25 shot win over Luke Piper ensured doubleview would escape with the 4 points. Outside of this rink, the remaining 3 games were closely fought contests. John Slavich by 4 over Chris Owen and Charlie Slavich having a great season sitting 2nd on the skippers table winning again by 5 over Ron Hall.
Chris Carruthers was the shining light for his side with a solid 4 shot win over Ryan Moyle. Carruthers up 17-6 at one stage before Moyle pegged back the gap, but he left his run too late, a point to Safety Bay.
Cambridge 81 (7) v Manning 65 (1)
Clive Adams 24 v Lewis Grigg 14
Blake Nairn 25 v Thomas Mitchell 16
Eric Johannes 17 v Daniel Trewhella 13
Sean Mawdsley 15 v Shane Knott 22
Cambridge have won the top of the table clash to go clear at the top and push Manning back to 4th. It was an epic encounter, Cambridge holding the aces all game and try as they Manning could not breach the gap
Two big winners really set the day up for Cambridge. Clive Adams started well to be 5-0 but then Lewis Grigg evened the scoe at 7 ends. Fromn here it was all Adams, Grigg trying his hardest to match but at times it was too much and Adams went on to win by 10. Both skippers having good games. The other star at Cambridge is the unbeaten rink skippered by Blake Nairn, and he continued on his winning ways over Tom Mitchell by 9. They also jumped the blocks 7-2 and then got to double digits and held that margin for hte day. The combination of Nairn and third David Opie is proving to be a match winning duo. The other rink for Cambridge to win was Eric Johannes by 4 over Daniel Trewhella. It was one of those frustrating days for Trewhella. The dominated the head early but Cambridge able to get that sole shot in there. The Cambridge rink then started to get bowls in the head, Cameron Harris again having a good day and not matter what Trewhella tried it seemed to go Cambridges way.
The point for Manning came from the Marathon man Shane Knott with his 7 shot win over Sean Mawdsley. It was tight early but half way through Knott pulled away. They were the last to finish, 3 ends to play with everyone else watching. The aggregate was safe so it was only the point on offer. Knott up by 3, picked up a single, and then a 2. 6 up to play 1 end, knott grabbed the last to secure a valuable point. Nathan Jones played well and Nicky Lewis in his 300th game for the club was a solid contributor.
Sorrento 85 (7) v Mosman Park 70 (1)
Dan Nicholls 19 v Mitchell Cranswick 23
Bruce Eagles 22 v Dale Marsland 16
Christopher Lander 20 v Alan Southern 19
Rhett Butler 24 v Cameron Hoffman 12
Sorrento continue their great early season form with a solid 7 points over fellow surprise packets Mosman Park and Sorrento now climb to 3rd on the ladder and can quite rightly start aiming for finals action. They are right in the mix. Mossies after their early season sparkling form have now dropped off a bit and need to find it again soon.
Another tight contest decided by 1 rink, this time it was the in form Rhett Butler with his 12 shot win over Cam Hoffman. 10-4 up early which they extended to 19-6. Hoffman closed the gap to eventually go down but it was this rink that really decided the aggregate. The remaining rinks were hard fought affairs. Chris Lander again with a win but the final score not a refelction of the game over Alan Southern. Lander up 15-5 and cruising. Southern bridged the gap to be 20-14 down and picked up a sweet 5 on the last end to lose by 1. Geoff Murray led well for Sorrento while the front 2 for Mosman Park were good all day. Bruce Eagles was a 6 shot winner over Dale Marsland in a great game of bowls. At the 10 ends it was 11 all and it was Eagles who won the lions share of ends in the home stretch to take the game. With the aggregate close and the last game to finish,Marsland tried to kill ends to grab the full points, succedding once but in the end was not able to get the result he wanted.
The win for Mosman Park came from Mitch Cranswick who bounced back from last weeks big loss with a solid 4 shot win over Dan Nicholls. Cranswick jumped out to be 15-6 including consecutive 4's before Nicholls found his range to narrow the gap to 5. From here the shots ebbed and flowed with Cranswick winning by 4
South Perth 122 (8) v North Beach 55 (0)
Justin Opie 30 v Michael Sweeney 15
Glenn Pauling 36 v Mark Douthie 14
Daniel Brown 31 v Geoffrey Devenish 8
Lee Such 25 v Joe McGinlay 18
Yikes this was a bit of a hiding, South Perth finding their mojo in a big way with a huge 67 shot win over North Beach. Danger signs for North Beach, if they are getting torn up like this away from home and losing home games, I fear for their existence in Premier League next season.
It was pretty much over after 5 ends. 22 shot winners to Glenn Pauling over Mark Douthie set up the day for the home side. Pauling and Tyrone Alberti dominated play set up well by the front end. Justin Opie and Troy Kinnane also on fire, front end battle was good but the back end for North Beach having no answer. The other big winner was Daniel Brown by 23 shots over Geoff Devenish. This was close early but Brown shifted gears and was outstanding in his conversions shots end after end.
The tight match of the day was the Lee Such and Joe McGinlay game. Never more than 3 shots all day until the end with fluctuating leads, chasing the point McGinlay tried to grab a number but instead moved the North Beach bowls to drop a 5 on the last end for the final 7 margin.
Kardinya 71 (1) v Osborne Park 83 (7)
David Rankin 19 v Ryan Brown 18
Steven Novak 20 v Shane Loftus 23
Tony Krajancic 23 v Neville Stevens 26
Slavko Perica 9 v Cody Packer 16
Not much news out of this game but Osborne Park are back and I think we'll see their climb up the ladder continue desite their tough draw coming up. They have won their last 2 games now and star player Cody Packer has won his past 3. The other teammates are now catching up to get their season on track.
Kardinya at home is a concern, they have not won at home yet this season and only won 4 rinks in 3 games at home. A good win away last week otherwise the start would be diabolical. As it is it's not much good, but plenty of time toi turn it around.