Big, Big Day For Rosanna

23 January, 2023

Saturday Results Eleventh Round

What a great day for the Rosanna Bowling Club on Saturday.  Five teams went out to play, and five teams won.  The President shouted the bar and a merry time was had by all.  With three rounds to go, four teams currently in the four, and one team  only five points out of it, we would be very hopeful of seeing the whole complement representing RBCI on the 18th February, and I think the Prez would love to shout the bar again before finals time.  You all up for it?

Side One hosted Hurstbridge and almost grabbed the 18 points.  Ben Mantynen, Carl Fernandez, Kevin (No back problems here mate) Meade and Gary Kelly, came out of the day with a tie, which is better than a loss, and grabbed one point for the club.  Rod Kerrison, Damian Jardine, Marcus Hadley and Ian Crawford, eked out two points with a four shot win.  Matty Ferguson, Steve Kostov, John Head and Mark Files, went two better with a six shot victory and a further two points, and Aaron Van Haaften, Margaret Hunt, Chris Ball and Steve Kovac, pushed the envelope for a nine shot win and two more points to give Rosanna 17 points for the match and a 19 shot advantage over the Bridgers.  Timely result which has eased Rosanna into second spot with 132 points, seven ahead of third placed Hurstbridge.

Rosanna 78, Hurstbridge 59.  Plus 19.

The Second side went to Richmond Union, awkward to get to, but most hospitable when you do get there.  Lewis Farman, John Aldridge, Veronika Crea and Peter Burke, had an up day, then a down day and fell into arreas by six shots.  Damian Crea, Graeme Bright, Simon Matthews and Mil Crea, tried something similar, and went down by five shots, whilst the other two rinks of Jim Gregory, Graham Howard, Barry Grennan and Graeme Bright, and Jeff Cook, Don Casey, Colin Watson and Gwenda Bail, each won by ten shots to give Rosanna a nine shot win and fourteen points.  This keeps them in fourth spot on the ladder, six points behind third placed Fitzroy-Victoria, and seventeen ahead of fifth placed Brunswick, whom they play in the last round.  It will be tight.

Rosanna 81, Richmond Union 72.  Plus 9.

The Third side also went away, but to Keilor.  Peter Bell, Jane Edgcumbe, Bob Graham and Paul Bassett, found the going a bit hard and fell short by ten shots.  Glenn Lyons, Ralph Moulden, Eddie Shhean and Rob Barclay, found it almost as tough and came up in arrears by six shots.  Gary Veale, John Couling, Bob Dunbar and Alan Phillips, reversed the trend and made up some of the deficit with an eight shot victory, and Leo Bosso, Kay Plain, Gerry Sheean and Jack Dunbar, were having none of it, ensuring a Rosanna win in getting home by a massive twenty-five shots, and grabbing another fourteen points, keeping them twelve ahead of second placed Club Sunbury.

Rosanna 102, Keilor 85.  Plus 17.

Side Four stayed at home and hosted the City of Heidelberg mob.  Well, not the whole City, but sixteen representatives.  They did it in style too, although Luke Roche, Bec Merrick, Sally Quilliam and Lorraine Campbell, caused a small blip going down by ten.  Bruce McDonald, Bob Langdon, Kale Files and Russell Hyde, started the reversal, getting up by one shot, then Brian Tipping and his ladies, Gae Messina, Terrye Meade and Fotini Hughes, improved the odds with a three shot win.  Next along came Warren Williams, James Inifer, Ray Prestney and Noel Broadhurst, to put the question beyond doubt with a gigantic twenty-five shot trouncing of their opponents, to seal the deal.  The sixteen points lifts the team into second spot with 129, only eleven behind leaders Mooroolbark.

Rosanna 89, Cof Heidelberg 70.  Plus 19. 

Our much loved Fifth side did a reversal of the fourths, and went to City of Heidelberg to do battle.  They performed exceptionally well, and although Tony Bassett, Marj Martyn, Tony Canty and Paul Gregory, were a bit stiff to tie their game, they set the mood for their compatriots.  Graeme Floody, Denis Swift, Mick Tilley and Kevin Nelson, grabbed the reins and went on to a nine shot win, then Bruce Lankford, Aileen Lundberg, Ray Lundberg and Ken Barr, did it one better in their win, giving the Go-annas fifteen points and a lift to 69 points in sixth spot on the ladder, but only five points behind fourth placed Eltham. 

Rosanna 68, C of Heidelberg 49.  Plus 19.

For those of you who love the numbers, the Ones, Fours and Fives all won by 19 shots.

There were two Best Winning Rinks on Saturday to add to the excitement.  Congratulations to Leo Bosso, Kay Plain, Gerry Sheean and Jack Dunbar from the third side and Warren Williams, James Inifer, Ray Prestney and Noel Broadhurst from the fourth side.  A very handy 25 shots up.

There were a number of Milestones this weekend and the Club congratulates:    Bruce Lankford 150 Club games;                  Bruce McDonald 150 Saturday games;        Graham Bright 200 Saturday games;           Jim Gregory 350 Club games;                        Don Casey 500 Saturday games;                   James Inifer 650 Club games.

Well done to you all and we hope there are many more games ahead for you.

So, it was a big, big week with a lot more to come, and by the way – I found a book called, “How To Solve 50% Of Your Problems”, so I bought two.

(I actually gave them to the Prez, but I don’t think he can read).

Keep smilin’ and good bowling.

The Tout.

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