4 Out Of 5 Ain’t Bad

12 February, 2023

Saturday Results Fourteenth Round

Three sides won their final round, one side had a narrow loss, however, they will all face up to finals next Saturday.  It will be a big day for the Rosanna Bowling Club and we will be hopeful of extending our finals appearances beyond next weekend.  Go-annas!

The Ones played Thornbury at home and could only manage one winning rink.  They covered the worst losing rink, whilst the other two went down by a combined 6 shots.  Rod Kerrison, Damian Jardine, Marcus Hadley and Ian Crawford, fared worst being 13 shots in arrears.  Ben Mantynen, Carl Fernandez, John Aldridge and Mark Files, went down by 4 shots.  Aaron Van Haaften, Margaret Hunt, Steve Kovac and Chris Ball went down by 2 shots.  Matty Ferguson, Robbie Boxshall John Head and Steve Kostov garnered 2 points for Rosanna, winning by 13 shots.  The first side finished in third place on the ladder, and will host Hurstbridge in a home final.

Rosanna 74, Thornbury 80.

The Twos went to Brunswick in what could have been a danger game, but one in which they had a comfortable win at the end of the day.  Whilst Rosanna struggled early to find their line and length, they eventually came out on top with three rinks up and 16 points, securing second spot on the ladder.  Damian Crea, Graham Bright, Simon Matthews and Robin Doherty, fell 2 shots short after a good early lead.  Jeff Cook, Don Casey, Colin Watson and Gwenda Bail, had a 6 shot win.  Jim Gregory, Graham Howard, Barry Grennan and Graeme Bravo, came home 8 to the fore.  New skipper in the twos, Kevin Meade, along with John Couling (promoted from the threes), and husband and wife pair, Veronika and Mil Crea, had an excellent 12 shot win to ensure Rosanna’s certainty of holding second spot on the ladder.  They will go to Ivanhoe next Saturday for a keenly anticipated shot at the final.

Rosanna 90, Brunswick 66.

The Threes went all the way out to Sunbury for a good win with three rinks up, one down.  Gary Veale, Bob Dunbar, Bob Langdon and Alan Phillips lost by the smallest of margins, 1 shot.  Glenn Lyons, Ralph Moulden, Eddie Sheean and Rob Barclay, won by 2 shots.  Jane Edgcumbe, Denis Swift, Bob Graham and Paul Bassett, had a win, getting up by 5 shots.  Leo Bosso, Kay Plain, Kevin Nelson and Jack Dunbar, finished 11 shots in front to seal the deal for Rosanna.  We finished in top spot and will host Epping next Saturday.

Rosanna 83, Club Sunbury 66.

The Fours were the story of the day winning by a sensational 74 shots, all rinks up against a hapless Eltham side.  Luke Roche and his ladies, Bec Merrick, Sally Quilliam and Lorraine Campbell, teased all and got home by 1 shot.  Brian Tipping, Gae Messina, Terrye Meade and Fotini Hughes, should be swabbed.  Fifteen down last week, to 17 up this week??  Warren Williams, Colin McDonald, Ray Prestney and Noel Broadhurst, maintained their good form and won by 23 shots.  The blinder was Bruce McDonald, Paul Gregory, Kale Files and Russell Hyde, who blitzed for a 33 shot win.  The Twos held second place on the ladder, and will travel to Mooroolbark to contest the semi.

Rosanna 126, Eltham 52.

The Fives had to give a walkover due to the lack of numbers to field a side.

Best winning rink goes to Bruce McDonald, Paul Gregory, Kale Files and Russell Hyde with 33 shots up.

Milestones this weekend were – Jack Dunbar, 350 Saturday games; Leo Bosso, 250 Saturday games; John Aldridge, 150 Saturday games; Aaron Van Haaften, 100 Saturday games; Emilio Crea, 50 Club games.  Well done indeed.

Big week next week, requires big focus.  Turn up to training Thursday night, work hard on your skills, and let’s make it big for Rosanna.

And before I go may I say – A golden opportunity usually goes around in overalls and looks like a problem.  That’s why so many people fail to recognise it.

We have that opportunity and the ability to recognise it.

Keep smilin’ and good bowling.

The Tout.


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