Round Seven was definitely highlighted by the thrashing that the South Perth Millers dished out to the visiting Kalamunda Cougars, a whopping 34 shots at the finish. The Millers now safely ensconced on top of the ladder, still unbeaten, now 7 points in front of the chasing pack. .
The bottom of the table clash won by the Hilton Hawks, who beat the last placed Hollywood Subiaco boys, to keep them firmly at the rear of the field. The Freo Mariners in a bit of trouble now second from bottom, after a successful year in 2020/21.
South Perth 90 (7) v Kalamunda 56 (1)
Michael McRae 13 v Arthur Bartlett 23
Steve Kelly 20 v Dwayne Wooltorton 17
John Carter 34 v Ian Cornthwaite 4
Max Petrich 23 v William Brandsma 12
Game of the Round.
This game turned out to be a real fizzer, with the Millers dominating early to not give the Cougars any real chance to make a contest of this top of the table clash.
The Percival boys, Wardrop and skip John Carter took the Cornthwaite rink to the cleaners, winning by a massive 30 shots, match and aggregate really determined on this rink. John Carter proving a real revelation and would certainly walk into most Premier League sides.
Steve Kelly and Maxie Petrich gaining the other wins for the victorious home sixteen, Brandsma beaten once again, needs a lot more help I have been told, as he is still bowling well.
The only winner for the Cougars was the well performed Bartlett rink. The South Perth Millers showing that they are more than capable of gaining automation promotion to First White next year, a number of their players could earn promotion very soon I have heard reliably.
7 points and a big 34 shot margin at the finish of this non event.
Kardinya 1 84 (7) v Fremantle 77 (1)
Geoffrey White 24 v Mark Gill 16
Graeme Fewings 24 v Paul Clausen 18
Eddie Gollan 13 v Peter Wachmer 27
Ian Barrie 23 v Shaun McCormack 16
Well the Mariners made a mockery of my prediction of a bloodbath and nearly stole the show at the Kattery on Saturday last.
Only 8 shots at the finish of what was obviously a great contest on the day. My former teammate at Kardinya informed me that the home side shot out of the blocks immediately and by the halfway mark were dominating the aggregate. However the visitors staged a great rally to nearly steal the show, but the Kats1 sixteen had other ideas to win a tight one. Peter Wachmer, Mark Lindsay, Brian Wright young lead John Trigwell thrashed the Gollan combination by some 14 shots to nearly grab the aggregate for the Mariners. The other three rinks were all won by the Kats though to snuff out any chance of an upset. A good effort by the visitors, but not good enough quite.
Kardy1 keep their promotion chances well and truly alive.
Leeming 66 (1) v Manning 97 (7)
Karl Vandersluys 8 v Michael Carey 32
Gary Ford 14 v Wayne Heldt 23
Phil Dobie 23 v Murray Piggott 20
James Newton 21 v Blake Butler 22
Well a big upset here you could say, with the visiting Eagles well and truly letting the Lions know who is the best team, even on synthetic.
7 points and a 34 shot margin at the conclusion of a one sided contest at Leeming. The big winners for the Eagles being the star studded rink of Skip Mike Carey, Greg Hogg, Ken Jolly and the very reliable Nigel Rees, they beat the Vandersluys foursome by some 24 big ones. Phil Dobie to the fore as the only winner for the home side, Heldt and Butler winning close ones for the Eagles to help the cause. The Eagles still well and truly in the hunt for a top two finish, as for the Lions, who knows.
Hilton Park 88 (7) v Hollywood Subiaco 70 (1)
Craig Standley 29 v David Byrne 10
Tony Maxwell 27 v Daniel Byrne 17
Travis Simpson 19 v Glen Morey 18
Gary Dodd 13 v Robert Campbell 25
In the battle of the cellar dwellers, played at Hilton, the Hawks played with a lot more bang on Saturday, to pick up 7 valuable points, with a solid 18 shot win over Hollywood. Skip Craig Standley, very well supported by his Third in young Dan Newton, plus Brian Smith and “ The Saint “, thrashed the Dan Byrne rink by 19 shots to carry the aggregate for the relieved home side. The Hawks now above the Mariners at the rear of the table. Rob Campbell back in the winners circle with a very good 12 shot win over Gary Dodd.
Thornlie 74 (2) v Kardinya 2 91 (6)
Mark Separovich 21 v David Wood 16
Paul Pohe 13 v Dwain Regan 26
Jim Stean 29 v Robert Hunter 19
Doddy Innes 11 v Darryl Flintoff 30
The Kats2 outfit travelled over to Thornlie on Saturday determined to hunt down the noisy Ravens and they did just that with a solid 17 shot win. Dwain Regan one of the match winners for the Kats with a big 13 shot win over the Kiwi in Paul Pohe. But the four of Daryl Flintoff, the affable Les Philips, Kev McNamara and Rex Sweet knocked over the Innes rink by a whopping 19 shots, to be the real heroes for the Kats. Separovich and Jim Stean picking up a couple of handy points for the shattered home side.