25 January, 2023
Midweek Results Eleventh Round
Well, it’s chocolates to boiled lollies. What can I say? After the Prez shouting the bar on Saturday with 5 out of 5, I’m told there were only 2 winning rinks out of the whole of yesterday’s performance, or dare I say, non-performance. Was all the energy dissapated on the greens on Saturday? The Ones still have a slight chance of making it, and winning their last three would help immeasurably. The Twos look to have an impossible task being 44 points out of contention. The Threes are 20 points off fourth spot with three to go, but they too would need to win the last three. It is not all doom and gloom by any stretch, however, it will need strong application and effort by all concerned, if we are to feature in any midweek finals. Let’s give it a red hot go-annas.
Number one side went lakeside to combat Preston-Reservoir, but fell well short on the day with only the rink of Warren Williams, John Head, Colin Watson and Robin Doherty putting up any resistance, and overcoming a bold showing by the opposition, to win by three shots. Don Casey, Jeff Cook, Chris Ball and Gwenda Bail, had a bad day, going down by 17, and Jim Gregory, John Aldridge, Graeme Bravo and Ian Crawford fared little better with a 15 shot deficit.
Rosanna 41, Preston-Reservoir 70. Minus 29. Sixth on ladder with 70 points, 16 behind fourth placed Ivanhoe.
Number Two side played at home against Whittlesea, but could not find a winner. James Inifer, Peter Bell, Rob Barclay and Alan Phillips fared best with a 10 shot deficit. Glenn Lyons, Ed Sheean, Kevin Meade and Kevin Nelson had an 11 shot deficit, and Leo Bosso, Kay Plain, Joan Webber and Jack Dunbar came in 14 shots down.
Rosanna 38, Whittlesea 73. Minus 35. Seventh on ladder with 57 points, forty-four away from fourth place.
Number Three side went to Montmorency where only the rink of Russell Hyde, Paul Bassett, Tony Canty and Ken Barr were victorious, getting home by four shots. Bob Graham, John Mydlar, Heather Manton and Noel Broadhurst fell short by 21 shots and Fotini Hughes, Gae Messina, Marj Martyn and Terrye Meade missed by thirteen.
Rosanna 48, Montmorency 78. Minus 38. Fifth on ladder with 82 points, twenty behind fourth placed Box Hill RSL.
Best winning rink went to Russell Hyde, Paul Bassett, Tony Canty and Kenn Barr with a four shot up win.
Milestone on the day was John Head amassing 400 club games. Well done indeed.
So, not the best day in Rosanna Bowling Club annals, but we will do better, and remember – some people are wise – some are otherwise
Keep smilin’ and good bowling.